Sjock Festival 2018

At the beginning of summer, a small Belgium town in the ‘Stille Kempen‘ is not so quit any longer. Hordes of raging Rockabilly fans, Punks, Metalheads and many more music loves have found the path to this three day celebration of all things rocking in the lovely town of Gierle.

Kicking off the 43st edition of Sjock festival, this years edition is packed with legendary bands, up and coming talent and of course the overall chill vibes that Sjock festival has become known for.

On Friday the 6th of July Sjock festival commences the celebrations with more of a welcoming evening programme to get the weekend started. A diverse line-up focused featuring artists such as Rev. Horton Heat and The Bronx may set the pace for the days to follow.

On Saturday a full on festival day begins and will have the visitors of Sjock running from left to right to catch all the great acts on the roster. A few of the must see’s that day include Californian proto punks Dead Kennedy‘s and the Scandinavian dragqueens from hell Turbonegro that will get Gierle rockin’ and rolling all night long.

But the piece de resistance must be the Sunday line-up with a few bands that the punk kids can eat their heart out too. At least four long lasting punk outfits will destroy the Sjock stage on Sunday ranging from the most handsome vocalist in punk, Blag Dahlia from The Dwarves to the smartest punk around, Milo of Descendents and let us not forget the epic sing a long that Pennywise never travels without or what about some Swedish cool from No Fun At All.

A diverse line-up featuring all kinds of rock’n roll in a stunning scenery accompanied by Belgian beer and hopefully sweet summer weather. What more could you wish for to start your summer?

Ascending Dawn – Opposites

Fronted by Eurovision Song Contest contestant Marlain Angelides, Ascending Dawn is a powerful prog-metal act that will grab your attention and keep it, too. With members from all over the world, various styles and influences can be heard blending in this masterpiece.

2nd Strike – Night Walk

Danish alt-rock band 2nd Strike have released a video for their song “Night Walk”. The hard hitting, dark yet poppy song brings comparisons of Muse (music) and New Politics (vocals/saturation). Overall, this is a band to keep an eye on – “Night Walk” is just the start.

deelanZ – Authenticity

deelanZ submitted their song “Authenticity” for our listening pleasure. The song is a nice ’90s throwback, blending various elements. You could almost imagine the singer of Dirty Heads singing over an Everlast riff at certain times. There’s also a great RHCP shoutout around the 1:30 mark.

Signaal/Ruis: – 20180504

You can now listen to Signaal/Ruis, a Belgian music show on Radio Scorpio, their show from last friday 4 May. The tracklist includes: Wall Streets, Freak Heat Waves, Routine Death, Whimm, Blessed and more.


Astodan – “Ameretat”

You can now stream all the songs from Belgian post-rock band Astodan their “Ameretat” album.

Signaal/Ruis – 20180427

You can now listen to Signaal/Ruis, a Belgian music show on Radio Scorpio, their show from last friday 27 April. The tracklist includes: Nest Egg, Howrah, Melkbelly, Ganser, Wooden Shjips and more.