Dour Festival 2023
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Dour Festival presents the line-up of the Rockamadour stage

Dour Festival presents the complete line-up of the Rockamadour stage – a little intimate oasis hidden right at the centre of the festival!


For many, it is the best stage of the festival: some festivalgoers pass by there for a drink at the beginning of the day seeking some shade and calm, others end their wildest evenings there. At the Rockamadour, in this intimate place, surrounded by sand and camouflaged with sea containers, local and emerging artists and leading figures of the alternative electronic scene will pass through each day at #dour2023.


The Rockamadour will see its daily line-up closed in turn by the Moroccan DJ OJOO GYAL and her dembow, grime and dub rhythms, the DJ and star of the Brussels electronic scene and member of the collective Psst Mlle Soumaya Phéline, the broken beats of the Belgian-Vietnamese artist Emily Jeanne and the baile funk and the Chicago House of the Brazilian BADSISTA.


A collaborative line-up


To make up the Rockamadour’s eclectic line-up, Dour Festival has teamed up with collectives, labels and promoters who, each in their own genre, are committed to clearing the way, pushing the limits and breaking the codes of contemporary dancefloor.


The Brussels-based collective Brikabrak will present Baltimore club, future beats or global bass sets by Fahad Seriki, o’simmie and Yooth, while Daytimers, a London-based collective that represents and defends the sounds and creative communities of South Asia, will immerse us in UK bass, footwork and techno aesthetics, spinning at full speed, alongside REA, Thempress, Mahnoor and SHIR.IN in B2B mode.


Once again, festival-goers eager for rave and hard techno aesthetics will not be left out. The queer collective Gay Haze invites EMILIJA to perform her progressive house, trance and its breaks alongside Fais Le Beau and Vieira, founders of the collective and generators of euphoric moments on dancefloors. La Darude, the Parisian collective that surfs the wave of Eurodance revival and Y2K trance better than anyone, is also going to be there and offering the ghettotech of Canelle Doublekick, the electrokryptonic waves of the blue-skinned DJ Esteban Desigual, the hardcore and makina of Future Is Offline and the supercharged sets of its founders, Die Klar and DJ Kwamē.


For dancers and fans, the Montreal-based Afrocentric collective Moonshine arrives alongside Ghent’s Golden Zebora and her baile funk, the lover boy sapper and founder of the collective, Pierre Kwenders and San Farafina, along with her afro-house and future bass. It will be hot, hot, hot at the Rockamadour and the French collective Perreo Supremo, made up of the reggaeton DJ Anaco, the choreographer Carla Naté and the Perreo Dancers, won’t be bringing down the temperature.


The scenographer duo touche-touche and the Molenbeek-based artistic experimentation site Decoratelier join forces to offer us a scenographic experience and a romantic version of clubbing, combining electronic music, dancehall, hyperpop, jersey club and techno. On the line-up, there’s a B2B2B2B between Gem&I, NMSS, Jujulove and HornFlute. In the same colourful hemisphere of electronic music and clubbing, the German label Toy Tonics promises to bring us to the disco sounds of the Antwerp-based Bibi Seck and to the funky house of the Venezuelan DJ Gee Lane, and the Italo-disco of Sam Ruffilo.


Finally, every day, the Belgian label Safe Ground will open the Rockamadour by inviting artists to deliver live and introspective performances of experimental, electroacoustic and ambient music. It’s an opportunity to discover the French violinist Roxane Métayer, the Lithuanian producer Marija Rasa, the Thai sound artist Liew Niyomkarn or the founder of the label, LB Marszalek.