The 2nd day on Rock Werchter 2019.
Due traffic jam on the road, we arrived late on the festival site but fortunately we still could see the end of Tom Misch in Klub C. The funky pieces and sax will especially be remembered.. An ideal start to our Rock Werchter adventure. As warming up for The Cure on the main stage, we pointed out Years & Years on our planning. The hit ‘Shine’ came early in the setlist and a bit later followed by ‘Desire’ with a tremendously enthusiastic atmosphere and a completely “dancing” The Barn. On the tunes of that other big hit ‘King’ we decided to head towards main stage for the arrival of the Gods from the New Wave music genre. From the start, The Cure, never shunned electronics in their music, meaning that our attention on Friday was almost completely dedicated to them. This was in terms of a live act, just superior and exceeded all expectations. The Cure is a iron-strong live band that eagerly spoiled everyone with hits such as High, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Just Like Heaven, A Forest, Boys Don’t Cry, Caterpillar, Friday I’m In Love (which was perfect on this wonderful Friday at Rock Werchter), Close To Me and of course Lullaby. There were all sing-alongs and in short words this was a legendary performance of the Cure thanks to the trippy keys, typical guitars and the spooky voice of Robert Smith.
Quickly to The Barn for the very last song by Kylie Minogue or ‘Spinning Around’. What a joyful moment in The Barn.
Unfortunately Club C was already closed, so following Robyn on the big screen right next to the tent was the only option.
If you noticed the joy, enthusiasm and dancing people with every dance and/or electronic music act, we think it is time for Rock Werchter to provide an extra stage that is totally dedicated to electronic music. Undoubtedly an added value for the biggest rock festival in Belgium.
Electronic Music Magazine Belgium is back on Sunday for New Order and Underworld. (JL)