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Rock Werchter

One of the biggest [Europe]an 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 (band)|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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