Couleur Café has announced another 11 acts – from Belgian rap to Afrobeats and Latin music – for this summer's 2023 edition, due to take place from 23 June to 26 June 2023 at the Parc d'Osseghem in Brussels, just by the Atomium.
Local heroes ISHA, one of the kingpins of Belgian rap, and Jazz Brak, who is now going solo after smashing it at almost every Belgian festival with his rap group STIKSTOF, will fly the flag for Belgium. On Friday, Roméo Elvis and his baritone voice will be back at Couleur Café for a fourth time, while fresh talent Flohio – the latest female rapper to make her name on the British rap scene –will play on Sunday.
For some sunny afrobeat tunes, Fireboy DML and Innoss'B will perform on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Fireboy DML is one of the hottest Nigerian artists of the moment, who masterfully blends R&B with afrobeats. While the latter, Innoss'B, is a Congolese prodigy known for his energetic live shows.
Dominican artist Yendry and her mix of pop, R&B and Latin music, is tipped to become of one this year's biggest discoveries and promising talents, and will play on Sunday. The Californian band SOJA will be back to enchant crowds with the refreshing and timeless sounds of roots reggae, as they already did at Couleur Café 2011 and 2015. To keep the vibe going, Jamaican artist Mortimer is set to steal hearts at this year's festival with his romantic reggae.
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Finally, Couleur Café will also welcome on Saturday the British sound system legends Iration Steppas, who will be blasting the crowds with their trademark techno-dub. Neue Grafik Ensemble, a sublime cross-over between jazz, house and hip-hop, all marked by African influences, will soothe sore heads on Sunday and get the crowds moving.
Unfortunately, Tiwa Savage has announced she has pulled out of her performance on Saturday 25 June. More artists will follow soon.
Line up so far:
Friday 23 June: Roméo Elvis - Fireboy DML - SOJA - Thundercat - Ayra Starr - Naza - Karpe: Omar Sherif - Sofia Gabanna - Kanka
Saturday 24 June: TAYC - Mortimer - Innoss'B - BNXN - Orchestra Baobab - Jazz Brak - Joe Yorke & Eeyun Purkins - Iration Steppas
Sunday 25 June: Joey Bada$ - Tash Sultana - Black Sherif - Kabaka Pyramid - EARTHGANG - ISHA - Yendry - Flohio - Neue Grafik Ensemble - La Jungle
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