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?