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Rock Werchter announced its second cancellation of its 2018 edition, after Dotan had previously cancelled and was replaced by Milionaire. This time, it’s The Struts who are pulling out, and will be replaced by SONS.

The Struts are one of the best rock band live, with a great stage presence. It won’t surprise you to know that they pulled out of Rock Werchter because Foo Fighters asked them to join them again for the second leg of their American tour. This is the statement by the Belgian festival:

The Struts are currently touring the US with Foo Fighters. The band is now invited to support them during the second leg of the US tour as well. Consequently The Struts are pulling out of Rock Werchter“.

SONS, the replacement, are the winners of Studio Brussel’s De Nieuwe Lichting 2018. The garage-punk band from Antwerp will be opening the main stage on Saturday 7 July.

Rock Werchter 2018

In 1974, Rock Werchter started as a one-day festival. With almost 90,000 visitors each day and around 80 bands for its four-day lineup, it is now one of the biggest festivals in Europe. Through its 44 years, it has hosted a variety of music genres and artists. From Metallica and Iron Maiden to David Bowie and Paul McCartney, all have performed at the Belgian festival.

  • Location: Werchter, Belgium.
  • Date: 5-8 July.
  • Tickets: on sale from €238 (four days), or €102 (one day, Saturday and Sunday sold out).
  • For more information, visit our festival page or the official website.