For the first edition back in 1989, a mere five bands performed here, while today over a quarter of a million festival-goers arrive to listen to 200 bands performing at 6 different stages. Not quite Glastonbury, but the same spirit, with acts like Mark Ronson, De La Soul, Snoop Dogg and Damon Albarn.
Dour is love...
The 30th edition of the festival will offer an eclectic list of artists - stars, gems, up and rising musicians and singers, traditional ones. From rap to drum N bass, electro to reggae and hip-hop, there will be something for everyone.
To name a few of the 200 Belgian and international artists joining the event: Action Bronson, alt-J, Girls in Hawaii, Hugo TSR, Joey Bada$$, Mogwai, Modeselektor, The Chemical Brothers, Tyler, the Creator, DJ Premier, Selah Sue, Booba, Nekfeu...
Summer is festival time in Belgium: the Dour one has been putting us in a dancing mood for over 30 years!