Branko, Gente de Zona, blackwave: Couleur Café festival announces nine more acts

Branko, Gente de Zona, blackwave: Couleur Café festival announces nine more acts
The first day of the Couleur Cafe music festival in Brussels, Friday 24 June 2022. Credit: Belga/Hatim Kaghat

Couleur Café festival, taking place under the Atomium in Osseghem Park in seven weeks, has revealed the names of nine more artists due to perform at this year's edition of the well-loved Brussels festival.

Taking place from 23 to 25 June, the organisation on Wednesday announced nine new acts, completing the line-up of the Red Stage, Green Stage, Dub Stage and the brand new The Fox stage.

On Friday 23 June, Brussels four-piece ECHT! will be performing, bringing a unique blend of electro, hip-hop, trap, funk and futuristic jazz sounds. Antwerp duo blackwave will also unleash their seamless blend of pop and hip-hop, boosted by a dazzling live performance.

The festival will welcome afrobeat icons Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 with their powerful rhythms, impressive melodies and infectious energy on Saturday 24 June. Additionally, DJ Vega will go all in on mixing up the new wave of the Belgian rap scene during the new Niveau4 edition with Bonnet Sumo, Spacebabymadcha, Absolem, Low G, Bex, Gutti and Myk.

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On Sunday 25 June, DJ Vega will be back with his finest records to close the Black Stage. Earlier that day, revellers will be able to dance to the thunderous set of Portuguese underground electro by Branko and enjoy the unique sound of Nigerian band The Cavemen.

Five-member Kin'gongolo Kiniata and their DIY instruments will be landing in Brussels from Kinshasa with their unbridled energy and irresistible sound.

Lovers of Latin American music can turn up the heat with Cuban duo Gente de Zona and their reggaeton rhythms.

The final names and timetable for the Black Stage will be announced soon.

A Couleur Café day ticket costs €54, a 3-day combi ticket costs €110, while a combi-ticket with camping access costs €125. For people who prefer a camping car/van over a tent, a Camping Car ticket costs €20 per vehicle. More info and tickets can be found on the festival website.

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