The Rock Werchter festival in Werchter, Belgium has announced its 2020 lineup featuring Pearl Jam, System of a Down and Twenty One Pilots, who will be performing in Festivalpark from July 2 to July 5. Tickets for the upcoming event go on sale this Friday December 6. More artists are expected to join the lineup in the future.
In the past the festival has entertained its attendees with high profile acts such as Rammstein, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arcade Fire, Depeche Mode, Blur and The Cure. The festival has been running for several decades, first opening its doors in 1974 where it served a mostly Flemish speaking population, until the festival went more international during the 1990s.
Pearl Jam recently unveiled their “The 12 Days of Pearl Jam,” series which will feature the release of one holiday song every day for the following 12 days on the band’s Spotify. The group’s very first holiday song, “Let Me Sleep (Christmas Time),” debuted back in 1991.
System of a Down will be joining the star studded Hellfest lineup in Clisson, France next year, which will feature the likes of Faith No More and Korn. The band’s drummer drummer John Dolmayan however, provided some feedback regarding the band’s live performances during an interview with Avenged Sevenfold bassist Johnny Christ‘s ‘Drinks With Johnny‘ show.
“I’m gonna be honest with you — we played a couple of shows that I was not proud of recently, because we didn’t put in the practice, and we had, like, a skeleton crew,” Dolyman explained.
UPDATE (12/10): Rock Werchter has announced a new round of artists to its 2020 lineup. The Pixies and Wilco will be playing on Thursday July 2, The Streets will play on Saturday July 4. Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri will be performing as Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes on Sunday, July 5. Rounding out the new additions is Yungblood, playing on Sunday July 5. Also performing at the festival is Kendrick Lamar, who’ll be playing on Saturday July 4.
UPDATE (12/13): Rock Werchter has added a new big name artist to its 2020 lineup. Faith No More will join the festival as a part of their summer 2020 European tour.
UPDATE (1/23): Rock Werchter is continuing to trickle out its 2020 lineup. They’ve now announced that New York City rock band The Strokes will be playing the festival.
UPDATE (1/28): Rock Werchter has added another round of artists to its already-stacked 2020 bill. The additions include recent Grammy Award winner Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, The Lumineers, Beck, Keane, Volbeat, Sum 41, The Pretty Reckless, Meute, Dermot Kennedy, Lewis Capaldi, Black Pumas and Rag’n’Bone Man. There still appears to be no flyer for the festival yet, which is too bad because it’d be impressive to see all of these names on one list.
UPDATE (2/6): Rock Werchter is continuing its slow trickle of lineup announcements. This time the festival has added 16 names that include Michael Kiwanuka, Haim, Jorja Smith, Liam Gallagher, Brittany Howard, Bicep Live, Cigarettes After Sex, Jimmy Eat World, Kacey Musgraves, Placebo, Disclosure, The Big Moon, Archive, Tones and I and Joost.
UPDATE (2/20): Rock Werchter has made two new additions to its 2020 lineup. The first includes names like Banks, Agnes Obel, Pheobe Bridgers, Jehnny Beth, LP, Richard Hawley, Rex Orange County, Miles Kane, Alec Benjamin, Loyle Carner, Jake Bugg, Parcels, girl in red, Fontaines D.C., Cavetown and GoGo Penguin. The second update includes Apparat, PUP, Tierra Whack, City and Colour, Alex Cameron, Oh Wonder, Tyler Childers, Sampa The Great, Whitney, Gang of Youths, Lianne La Havas, Mabel, The Dead South, Eefje de Visser, The Last Internationale, Inhaler, Marc Rebillet, Brass Against, Easy Life, JC Stewart, Bombay Bicycle Club, Worakls Orchestra, Emma Bale, Joep Beving, The Marcus King Band, Glints, Oscar Jerome and Ego Kill Talent. Watch the lineup addition videos below:
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