We are sure everyone is impatiently waiting for some new names for the line-up and we’re of course happy to announce another nice collection of bands for the upcoming edition. In this announcement we have some very interesting music of which most of it is leaning more towards the experimental side of the post-rock scene. But let us look into them one by one before we jump into conclusions here.

Picture by Dominiek Claeys

Picture by Dominiek Claeys

Jean D.L. & Karen Willems should ring a bell if you’re not new to the festival. Karen Willems performed for the dunk!audience a few times before and we thought this 15th edition definitely needed this experimental touch. Their new album was recorded in a church where they played with the sound of the space making the album sound mystical. Sounds like the perfect forest show!

Osorezan from Chile is part of the LeRockPsicophonique family who offers the best post-rock from Chile. Dunk!festival will be their first European incursion and they want to make it memorable not just for themselves, but also for all of the attendees that day. They have prepared some darkness that doesn’t suit the faint of heart. Mind your head and ears, these guys will probably crush them if you walk in unaware.

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FVNERALS from Belgium will move us even deeper into darkness and the beautiful, haunting vocals of Tiffany Strom will make you want to stay there. After moving from Scotland to Germany to Belgium and taking some time off to write new music they are now back on the road and our forest stage will be a perfect stop to let their doomy, shoegazing post-rock out. Make sure to check their (for now latest) album Wounds.

Jardín de la Croix from Spain has been on our list for quite some time. Not only because they are represented by the excellent Aloud Music label but also because they blew us away at ArcTanGent a little while ago with their heavy progressive post-math-rock. Amazing live band, full of energy which we really need to see on our main stage with a tiny bit of overkill in the tech department.

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving at dunk!festival 2015 by Davy De Pauw

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving at dunk!festival 2015 by Davy De Pauw

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving (Australia) is coming back to dunk!festival, following previous visits in 2013 and 2015. They released their third full length album, No Tether, in 2018 in collaboration with Bird's Robe Records and dunk!records. No Tether is an intriguing mix of post-metal, doom-jazz and prog - and this tour will be the very first time it is played for audiences outside Australia. Don't miss this intriguing, beguiling and heavy-hitting show!

Artwork by Error! Design

Artwork by Error! Design