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Rock Werchter

One of the biggest European rock festivals.

Other festivals: Pinkpop(nl), Pukkelpop(be), lowlands(nl), Glastonbury(uk) and Roskilde (dk).

Rockbands just skipped Belgium. Fans had to go to the Netherlands, UK or France to see their idols.

In '76, two guys got the crazy idea to organize a festival in their small village. It grew to a 2-day-2-locations event. In '98 the Torhout -location was dropped to save money.

Sold out in '01 to a multinational (SFX). SFX is now part of Clear Channel.

I made a list of all who played on Werchter.

# 10000 maniacs (us,88) - 2 Many DJs (be,02 see dewaele bros, soulwax) - 16 horsepower (97,01)

A ABN (be,98) - Bryan Adams (ca,88,92,99) - aerosmith (us,94) - the afghan whigs (us,96,split) - afro celt sound system (99,01) - allez allez (be,82,split) - Air (fr,02) - Jan Akkerman (be,77) - the alarm (uk,84,split) - Tori Amos (us,98) - Horace Andy (uk,00) - anouk (nl,99,01,03) - arid (be,02,00,99) - arno (be,02,03) - ash (uk,01) - asian dub foundation (uk,00) - Audio Bullys (03) Kevin Ayers (uk,80)

B Erykah Badu (02) - basement jaxx (uk,99,01) - beastie boys (us,98) - the beat farmers (us,86) - beck (us,97,01) - belly (us,95,split) - bjork (is,96,98,03) - bjorn again (se,99) - the black crowes (us,93,01) - black rebel motorcycle club (us,02) - Luka Bloom (ie,92) - the blues band (uk,80) - blur (uk,99) - the bintangs (nl,77,79) - body count (us,95) - bomfunk mc's (fi,00) - David Bowie (uk,96,97) - brainpower (02) - jackson browne (us,82) - Jeff Buckley+ (us,95) - buffalo tom (us,94) - grant lee buffalo (us,94,96) - Buscemi (be,01,03) - bush (uk,00,02) - David Byrne (uk/us,97)

C Joe Cocker (uk,85) - John Cale (uk,83) - Nick Cave (au,89,98) - the Cardigans (03) - Carmel (us,88) - calexico (02,03) - .calibre (be,02) - Manu Chao (fr,01) - channel zero (be,95,97) - the chemical brothers (uk,97,99,02) - clawfinger (se,94) - Lloyd Cole & the commotions (uk,85,86) - Ry Cooder (us,90) - Julian Cope (uk,86) - Elvis Costello (uk,81,86,89) - Kevin Coyne (uk,79) - the counting crows (us,00,03) - Carl Cox (02) - Coldplay (02,03) - Cornelius (jp,02) - the cranberries (ie,95) - Robert Cray (us,85,89) - Cree Summer (us,99) - Sheryl Crow (us,97) - crowded house (nz,92,split) - the cure (uk,81,90,95,00) - Cypress hill (03)

D DAAU (be,01) - daft punk (fr,97) - dandy warhols (us,01) - Danko Jones (03) - das pop (be,01,03) - the datsuns (03) - de la soul (us,90,03) - dead man ray (be,00) - death in vegas (us,00) - deee-lite (us,91) - deftones (us,01) - depeche mode (uk,85) - dEUS (be,95,97,02) - Mink Deville (us,80,82) - Sandy Dillon (us,00) - dire straits (uk,79,81) - discobar galaxie (be,02) - dog eat dog (us,96) - dr feelgood (uk,77,78) - dropkick Murphys (02) - Bob Dylan (us,90)

E eagle eye cherry (se,98) - echo & the bunnymen (uk,87) - eels (us,00) - el tattoo del tigre (be,00) - Elliott Smith (us,00) - eurythmics (uk,83,87,00) - everlast (us,99,01) - evil superstars (be,98) - extreme (us,92)

F faith no more (us,93,split) - faithless (uk,99,01,02) - fatboy slim (uk,99) - feeder (uk,01,03) - fisher-z (uk,81) - the flaming lips (us,00) - flying dewaele bros. (be,99) - ben folds five (us,98) - foo fighters (us,96) - fun lovin' criminals (us,96,97,01) - Nelly Furtado (us, 02)

G Peter Gabriel (uk,83,87,94) - Gahan Dave (03) - garbage (uk,98) - Laurent Garnier (fr,00,01) - Rory Gallagher+(ie,79) - goldfrapp (de,01) - gorki (be,00) - gomez (uk,00) - Good Charlotte (03) - gotan project (03) - grandaddy (us,01,03) - David Gray (uk,01) - Macy Gray (us,00) - green velvet (us,99) - groove armada (uk,00) - gruppo sportivo (nl,78,split) - gus gus (is,99)

H happy mondays (uk,91) - Ed Harcourt (02) - Ben Harper (us,98,01) - pj Harvey (uk,95,01,polly jean) - hawksley workman and the wolves (02) - Jeff Healey (us,90) - de heideroosjes (nl,00) - helmet (us,94,split) - Nona Hendryx (us,84) - Ozark Henry (be,02,03,05) - Ozomatly (02) - John Hiatt (uk,84,88) - HIM (fi,00) - t hof van commerce (03) - hoobastank (02) - hooverphonic (be,98,01) - house of pain (us,96) - the housemartins (uk,86)

I iggy pop (us,86,91) - incubus (01) - Interpol (03) - INXS (+Hutchence,au,88)

J jaga jazzist (03) - jamiroquai (97) - janez detd (03) - joe jackson (uk,84,89) - jj 72 (01) - David Johansen (us,84) - junkie XL (nl,98)

K kane (nl,02) - kayak (77) - kaz lux & bien servi (77) - kelis (us,00) - the kinks (us,80) - kosheen (uk,01) - Lenny Kravitz (us,90,93,99) - de kreuners (be,81,lier;)) - krezip (nl,00,01,03)

L laïs (be,00,01) - lamb (99,00,02) - lambchop (02) - Thé Lau (nl,02, the scene)- Jo Lemaire (be,80) - Lemon (03) - levellers (uk,93) - David Lindley (us,90) - live (us,97,99,00) - los lobos (us,88,03) - Nick Lowe (us,78)

M Timo Maas (03) - madrugada (02) - Ziggy Marley (us,88) - mano negra (fr,90) - massive attack (uk,96,03) - Dave Matthews band (us,98) - aimee mann (us,01) - Marlyn Manson (us,99) - mauro (be,01) - Tom McRae (uk,01,03) - the members (82) - de mens (be,99,01) - mercury rev (99,02) - metal molly (be,96,00) - metallica (us,93,99,03) - moby (uk,96,98,00,03) - moloko (uk,96) - monza (be,01) - money mark (us,98) - monster magnet (us,99) - morcheeba (uk,98,02) - Morgan Heritage (03) - Alanis Morissette (us,96) - muse (uk,00,01) - midnight oil (au,90) - Steve Miller band (us,82) - Millionaire (be,02,03) - Van Morisson (ie,83) - moloko (ie,03) - morphine (+Sandman,us,95)

N Me'shell Ndegeoshello (96) - neeka (be, 02) - noordkaap (be,99) - nine inch nails (us,00) - Notwist, the (02) - Heather Nova (us,99,02) - novastar (be,01)

O oasis (uk,00) - Sinnead o'Connor (ie,90) - offspring (us,95) - osdorp posse (nl,97)

P Robert Palmer (uk,81) - pavement (uk,99) - pearl jam (us,00) - a perfect circle (us,00) - Philit Catherine (77) - An Pierle (be,00,02) - the pixies (us,89,91) - placebo (uk,97,99,01) - the polyphonic spree (03) - praga khan (be,99,00,02) - the pretenders (uk,87) - the presidents o/t USA (us,96) - the prodigy (uk,96,97) - pulp (uk,96,98) -

Q queens o/t stoneage (us,01,02,03)

R radiohead (uk,96,97,03) - rage against the machine (us,94,96) - Bonnie Raitt (us,91) - the ramones (us,85) - rammstein (de,02) - Chris Rea (uk,84) - the red hot chili peppers (us,92,96,02) - Lou Reed (us,84,89,92) - reef (uk,97) - R.E.M. (us,85,89,95,99,03) - reprazent (uk,98,01) - rival schools (02) - Tom Robinson (uk,79) - Röyksopp (03) - rollins band (us,97) - the roots (99,03) roxy music (uk,01) the runaways (us,78,split)

S Saian Supa Crew (03) - Roger Sanchez (us,01,02) - the scabs (be,83,92) - the scene (nl,91) - sepultura (br,94,96) - senser (uk,95) - sigur ros (is,01) - simply red (uk,85) - Talvin Singh (uk,01) - Skin (03) - skunk anansie (uk,96,97,99) - Luke Slater (uk,00,02) - something corporate (03) - the specials (uk,80) - john spencer blues explosion (us,98) - spin doctors (us,94) - spearhead (us,95,97,02) - st. germain (fr,01) - steelpulse (uk,80) - stereo mc's (uk,01) - stereophonics (uk,99,01,03) - Dave Steward (uk,91) - The Streets (uk,03) - silverchair (96) - Paul Simon (us,91) - the simple minds (uk,83,84,86) - the smashing pumpkins (us,92,97) - sting (uk,88,91,01) - stone sour (03) sonic youth (93,98,02) - soulwax (be,99,00) - starsailor (02) - the style council (uk,85) - suede (uk,97) - sugar (93) - supergrass (uk,97,03) - Susheela Raman (03)

T talking heads (us,78,79,82,split) - talk talk (uk,86) - tc matic (be,81,split) - texas (uk,89,99,00) - therapy? (ie,94,95,96,98) - George Thorogood (us,01) - Tanita Tikaram (us,89) - Yann Tiersen (02) - tin star (uk,99) - Tindersticks (uk,98) - tom tom club (us,82) - tool (us,01) - toots & the maytalls (us,81) - the tragically hip (us,93) - travis (uk,00) - the triffids (+McComb,au,87) - trish & kash (be,99) tricky (uk,03)

U U2 (ie,82,83,85) - UB40 (uk,86) - the undertones (ie,81) - underworld (uk,96,98,03) - urban dance squad (nl,92)

V Jan v Biesen (be,99,00) - Raymond v/h Groenewoud (be,78,79) - Suzanne Vega (us,99,00,01) - venus (00) - the verve (uk,98,split)

W weezer (us,01) - Paul Weller (uk,97,00) - wendy & lisa (us,90) - wheat (us,00) - wheatus (us,01) - white stripes, the (02) - whitin temptation (nl,02) - wilco (us,99) - Robbie Williams (uk,99,sob) - the waterboys (uk,86,split)

XXzibit (02)

Y Paul Young (uk,85) Neil Young (us,93,96)

Z zap mama (be,97) - Warren Zevon (us,83) - Zornik (be,02) - zita swoon (be,96,99,01,moondog jr) Zuco 103 (03) -

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