Ladies and gentlemen, you have been waiting a long time for this and so did we. But today the stars are perfectly aligned (and most of all, the line-up pieces are now starting to fit together) to announce the first names for #dnk18. So let's get to it and present the first 5 bands that will appear on the 14th edition of our festival.

Design by Error! Design

Design by Error! Design

EF from Sweden is coming back! And they told us they won't come back for a while after this so make sure to be there and witness their greatness. These guys always put up an amazing show. Their first time at the festival was back in 2008 and they came back in 2011 and 2014. They wrote history with us being the first band to crowdsurf on the audience that was finally dense enough to lower the risk of injury. This is how that looked:

EF at dunk!festival 2011

EF at dunk!festival 2011

Thot from Belgium is not new to the festival audience either. Their post industrial rock has been heard on our stage before. More precisely on the exact same stage as shown in the picture above. Their new album Fleuve was released just a few weeks ago and we are ready to experience that industrial energy!

Ranges from Montana, USA showed us how it should be done at dunk!USA. They traveled across the US to Vermont to present their new album The Ascensionist, released on vinyl through dunk!records and A Thousand Arms (already sold out at dunk!USA) and now they are planning to cross the Atlantic to present their ascending post-rock to a European audience for the first time ever. To celebrate that we already have their album repressed :-).

Ranges at dunk!USA by L U X I N V I C T U S

Ranges at dunk!USA by L U X I N V I C T U S

Worriedaboutsatan from the UK is excited to come back already. Their set last year in the forest was magical so we're doing that again. Simple as that. Their ambient post-techno (not sure if that's a thing?) will be the perfect ingredient to spice up our line-up. Be there and get carried away by their mysterious sounds.

'Cranial was formed 2014 by Michael M. (Ex-Omega Massif).' is everything their biography mentions but we knew enough to have this German post-metal band booked for the next edition. Of course we also had a listen to those heavy riffs, pounding drums, shredding guitars and screams reaching for the soul. This should even get the least flexible post-rockers headbanging.

Alright, that's it for now! Stay tuned for more.