Hit The City 2024 Opening Night: The Haunted Youth + Ão

The Hit The City opening show is in Belgian hands this year. The popular psych pop band The Haunted Youth around Joachim Liebens, was already an up-and-coming talent at Hit The City two years ago. Since then, he has played at all major festivals such as Pinkpop, Lowlands, Werchter, Sziget, Pukkelpop and Best Kept Secret. His Dutch club tour in 2023 was completely sold out. The night will be opened by support act Ão. This Belgian quartet mixes Portuguese saudade with indie rock and subtle electronica.

Info & details

Hit The City Opening Night
Line-up: The Haunted Youth + Ão
Date: 29 August 2024
Location: Effenaar Grote Zaal
Doors: 19:30 / 7.30 P.M
Free entrance, no ticket or registration needed

The Haunted Youth

The Haunted Youth, the band of 29-year-old Joachim Liebens, has become a Belgian indie sensation in no time. The songs, often about the struggle of life coated in gloriously dreamy guitars and synths, are therapy to Liebens and strike a chord with indie lovers all over Europe and even the US. Every single is a hit and debut album Dawn Of The Freak is enthusiastically received by the critics and adored by the fans. With a red-hot live reputation to boot, The Haunted Youth are here to stay.

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Ão is a young and exciting Belgian four-piece blending saudade, indie and subtle electronica, topped off with the phenomenal voice of frontwoman Brenda Corijn. Drawing on her Mozambican-Portuguese roots, Corijn sings in Portuguese and English, her lyrics entwining with Siebe Chau’s southern guitar, the ambient sounds and production of Jolan Decaestecker and the eclectic percussion of Bert Peyffers. Their intoxicating sound is now evolving into something deeper and danceable, much like FKA Twigs, Lhasa de Sela, Arooj Aftab, Çeu and James Blake. Expect nothing short of a mind-blowing, unique and exhilarating live-experience.

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