Let's talk a little bit more about this US thingy we're doing now. Maybe you didn't notice yet but we are dead serious about it. Our goal is nothing less than setting up a memorable event from the start. And of course an amazing line-up is an important part of creating a unique experience. And we're pretty good on our way to have that covered. We're very excited to add these 5 excellent bands to the bill and we're not even done yet. One more announcement coming up!

Junius from Boston, MA released their new album Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light in March this year and has been called 'an absolute record of the year contender already', 'their most diverse and best effort to this day' from 'one of post-metal’s most important bands' and received 10/10... three times! At least as far as their website mentions. So we're stoked to be able to see all of this live again! The memory of their show at dunk!festival 2011 is still fresh in our mind.

Junius at dunk!festival 2011 by Rémy Ogez

Junius at dunk!festival 2011 by Rémy Ogez

Emma Ruth Rundle was already on the line-up for dunk!festival 2017 in Belgium but unfortunately had to cancel. We couldn't wait another year to ask her back so here she is on another dunk!stage just a few months later. You may know Emma from Red Sparowes or Marriages but in this solo projects there is even more space for her magical voice. With just a few ingredients added, this results in wonderful music. This time she promised to bring her band.

The Eye of Time is the solo project of French musician Marc Euvrie. He uses piano, cello, guitar and electronic sounds to create haunting compositions in which he translates his reflections of our complex world. And it doesn't sound like a bright world. We asked him to do that on our Belgian stage in 2011 and in 2015.

The Eye Of Time at dunk!festival 2015 by Davy De Pauw

The Eye Of Time at dunk!festival 2015 by Davy De Pauw

Atlanta, Georgia quintet Of the Vine’s music prevails in an expansive world of sound far more delicate and graceful than our own. Like the far-flung shores of remote lands not represented on maps, or even the pastoral woodlands thriving just outside the fringes here in America, their richly-layered beauty is one that is given room to grow and develop, offering rewards that can only be earned through restraint, serenity and a harmonious kinship with the world around us.

KYOTY from Dover, New Hampshire convinced us a long time ago with their 'Undiscovered Country of Old Death and Strange Years in the Frightful Past' album, released in 2012 and have been on our wishlist ever since. Now that we are setting up our stage not too far away we couldn't let this opportunity slip away so we invited them to bring their atmospheric sludge to dunk!USA 2017.

Already announced:

PELICAN • COASTLANDS • PRAY FOR SOUND • SET AND SETTING • THIS PATCH OF SKY • TIDES OF MAN • RANGES • ARMS AND SLEEPERS • THE END OF THE OCEAN • THISQUIETARMY •AU REVOIR • APPALACHES


Fun fact: the world's tallest filing cabinet is located in Burlington, Vermont.