Sampa the Great

Sampa the Great is a a poet, singer-songwriter, and global artistic visionary in the truest sense of the term, dedicated to catalyzing positive change and empowerment. Hailing from Zambia but raised in Botswana, she seamlessly blends abstract hip-hop beats with African influences, neo-soul, and R&B. Her delivery oscillates between assertive, confident rap and smooth soul-jazz vocals intertwined with poetic and introspective reflections. Following the acclaim of her debut album 'Birds and The BEE9' in 2017 and its successor 'The Return' in 2019, she now presents 'As Above, So Below' (2022). With an album so heartfelt and punchy, she proves she really is Sampa, the Great.


MEROL

MEROL makes Dutch pop combined with 80’s disco influences. With her ruthless lyrics, she is a unique voice within the music scene by addressing topics as body positivity, sex and feminism. Put iconic costumes, interactive moments with the audience and self-mockery together and you have the thunderous live sensation called MEROL: an energetic powerhouse influenced by artists like Kylie Minogue, Donna Summer and Roísin Murphy. 


Meltheads

Meltheads is a young band originating from Antwerp, with loads of talent and as much drive and swagger. Propelled by the metronomically tight rhythm section of Tim Penseart (bass) and Simon de Geus (drum), and fueled by the sharp and virtuoso guitar of Yunas de Proost. With frontman Sietse Willems as the glowing center, who resembles the incarnate bastard of Jim Morrison's charisma, Robert Plant's sex appeal and Iggy Pop's fury. No wonder the band storms every stage and plays every show like it's their last. Meltheads brings you infectious garage, smart post-punk and (cold) wave indebted to The Chats, Amyl and the Sniffers, Gang of Four and Wire.


SPRINTS

After releasing two acclaimed EPs and building a fearsome live reputation, SPRINTS’ debut album ‘Letter To Self’ is out there and not to be missed. Inspired by Savages, their sound matured into energetic and abrasive garage-punk, synthesising influences ranging from early Pixies, Bauhaus, Siouxsie Sioux, IDLES and LCD Soundsystem. The album is exhibiting their most vulnerable moments and imbuing their visceral garage-punk with a palpable sense of catharsis that we can all benefit from. As singer, guitarist and lead-songwriter Karla Chubb tackles her inner turmoil head-on, and uses her platform to address inequality and issues close to her heart. Women’s ongoing fight for bodily autonomy, struggles with self acceptance, identity, mental health struggles, sexuality and catholic guilt for example.


Bumble B. Boy

Bumble B. Boy is a fast-emerging art-punk artist and failed children's entertainer, pushing boundaries and pulling in shocked, awe-struck crowds with his unique blend of theatrics, storytelling and electric punk energy. If you’re looking for a musical rollercoaster ride to flip you on your head, take some surprising turns and bring you back safely to earth, then make sure you don’t miss this.


The Vices

The Vices deliver a contrasting mix of Britpop and surf rock. Imagine the love child of The Strokes and Cage the Elephant with a live energy reminiscent of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. These are great names, but above all, The Vices are uniquely themselves. With childlike fun and deadly serious ambitions, they can play tight and explosive just as easily as they are playful and danceable.


Zimmer90

Enter Zimmer90, a place of warmth and softness. Under a hefty layer of synths, bass, and electronic drums, the German electro-indie popduo creates light-hearted and optimistic music in which they combine their love for art, music, and architecture. “Sometimes we like to think of songs as spaces. Spaces created by music, that carry out countless possibilities.” If you haven’t heard of them yet from the viral TikTok hit ‘What Love is,’ you’re bound to soon because the band is gaining popularity at lightning speed. Fans of Tame Impala, Beach House, or Men I Trust: make sure to add Zimmer90 to your list.


Brintex Collective

Rotterdam-based jazz collective Brintex Collective began as a trio and has since grown into a six-piece formation. Their sound is inspired by jazz music with influences from hip-hop and electronic music, such as Alfa Mist and Robert Glasper. In 2023 they released their self-titled debut EP and have performed at Metropolis Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and Into The Great Wide Open, among others.


Somebody's Child

Fan of Arctic Monkeys or Foster The People? Give Somebody’s Child a listen, the alias of Cian Godfrey. A groundbreaking voice in the Dublin music scene, Somebody’s Child hast fast become one of the hottest prospects in Ireland. His early singles and snappy and energetic live show has been creating a word-of-mouth buzz, and resulted in sold-out headline shows in the UK, a support slot for Kaiser Chiefs and an appearance on The Late Show. The songwriting often reflects on difficult mental health experiences, as well as the endearing happenings of a youngster growing up in Dublin. 


The Royston Club

As often happens with great guitar bands, the members of The Royston Club met at school and ended up making music together. Now, the four-piece indie band has assembled millions of streams with their singles 'Mrs Narcissistic' and 'Cold Sweats', sold out their UK tours, and played a support slot for Miles Kane. A fan of The Wombats, The Strokes, Car Seat Headrest, or Franz Ferdinand? Make sure you don't miss this show!