In keeping with their long-established formula, Saturday’s program at Ronquières Festival was geared towards diversity, quality, discovery and international headliners.
There were also groups from Brussels and Wallonia.
Ronquières Festival is held at the near idyllic Plan Incliné in Ronquières. There are two stages, which alternately hosted Belgian artists who gave rich and convivial performances to the thousands of festival-goers who arrived on Saturday afternoon.
After the opening by pop act Tripode, it was the turn of another Belgian artist, urban-pop outfit RUN Sofa, to perform. The audience at the port-side stage were excited to see Parisian electro-pop duo Royaume perform their new track Miho Beach. They promised a lot more to come over the coming months as they are preparing their first album. After that came sunshine and soul with the Congolese sound of Témé Tan: the temperature at the Festival got even hotter.
The sun continued to shine with Fugu Mango (who performed at 15:50), hip-hop artist Cabarello (16:50) and Israeli folk-rock singer Asaf Avidan (17:50). The headliners for Saturday evening were Loïc Nottet, Passenger, MC Solaar, Etienne Daho and Henry PFR.