Let’s move forward with this already exciting line-up and let it grow to something even more special. Also this time we have bands from all over the world with (not so) old friends and new friends joining us for dunk!festival 2019.

Zhaoze from China is definitely a name you should remember. They performed at last years edition on the main stage and stayed here afterwards to record their album in dunk!studios. After a few days of trying things out in the studio they decided to move the studio equipment to the forest for more inspiration. So it makes a lot of sense to have them present their new album to you at the exact same location it was recorded. This is how the recording process looked:

Have a listen to the album (Belgian birds included) over here.

Baulta from Finland will bring their post-rock / post-metal tunes to the festival for the first time. They started out in 2008-2009 and in the meantime they were already nominated multiple times for album of the year by specialized media. A short listening session (or better: a long listening session) to their recorded work will tell you that this is going to be a wonderful experience delivering nice post-rock build ups exploding into post-metal climaxes. Can’t go wrong!

Coastlands from Oregon, USA was there at dunk!USA in Vermont in 2017 and, as expected, they made an impression! After releasing To Be Found on dunk!records early 2017 they also released The Further Still on double colored vinyl through dunk!records in November 2018 which already sold out. Their loud and intense ‘instrumental sad-rock’ will definitely translate well onto our main stage.

aCoastlands at dunk!USA 2017 by Lenscapes

aCoastlands at dunk!USA 2017 by Lenscapes

This Patch of Sky is also from Oregon, also played dunk!USA 2017 and will also be there at dunk!festival 2019. So far the similarities to the previous band. Their latest album These Small Spaces on dunk!records was released on dunk!records (EU) in September 2017 (wait, that’s another thing they have in common). After dunk!USA we kept listening to this album with its enchanting cello parts and we couldn’t be happier to finally have them on the line-up for dunk!festival. We know for sure this is going to be one of those moments of this years edition.

WANHEDA from Belgium will open the forest stage on day 2. “This is a classic Dunk! band who have a bunch of excellent tunes as business cards." — Merchants of Air. We didn’t realize we were already a genre tag but nevertheless we trust this quote and booked these guys for our 15th edition. Oh, and their tunes are definitely worth checking out. Preferably live, at the end of May in the area of East Flanders, if possible in a forest.

Artwork by Error! Design

Artwork by Error! Design

Line-up so far

ALCEST • BOSSK • THIS PATCH OF SKY • TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING • GIFTS FROM ENOLA • JOZEF VAN WISSEM • SILENT WHALE BECOMES A DREAM • COASTLANDS • ZHAOZE • JARDÍN DE LA CROIX • SHY, LOW • A SWARM OF THE SUN • MALÄMMAR • HÆSTER • FVNERALS • OSOREZAN • SISTEMAS INESTABLES • JEAN D.L. & KAREN WILLEMS • BAULTA • GO MARCH • PAINT THE SKY RED • WANHEDA • AND MANY MORE…