Dour Festival 2023

Orelsan, Tiakola, 070 Shake, Caribou, Cera Khin, Trym, La Femme…

J-222 before Dour Festival 2023! First 15 names announced and a line up that promises to be super-hot, with Lomepal, Orelsan, Phoenix, Rezz, Tiakola, 070 Shake, Cera Khin, Trym, La Femme and many others.


J-222: the first 15 names have been announced for the 2023 edition of Dour Festival to be held from 12 to 16 July! Last summer’s reunion allowed us to relive the special energy of the Dour Festival with a unique community of festival-goers. The festival teams are now fully recharged and ready for next summer. Here’s a recap for you of the week’s announcements (and we should still say that 95% of the programme is still to be announced🤯🤧). Made with ❤️ in Dour, Belgium


Review of the first artists to be revealed, with the early names coming from the hip-hop side of things. In Dour, 2023 will sound out with the exclusive Belgian return of the unmissable French-rap playwright Lomepal to present his brand new album Mauvais Ordre and the icon Orelsan, star kid of rap par excellence, author of 4 albums and subject of a documentary series. This will be a first appearance at Dour for Tiakola, the new revelation of French rap who is making the tickers go wild by dropping singles and features by the minute! You’ll get a dose of emo-rap with the outsider US hip-hop of the future aka 070 Shake and the Swedish rapper Yung Lean, who rocks Gen Z with his mixtapes and various collaborations. 


On the motorway to the buzz, take the 5th exit then straight ahead to DOUR! Focus on the electronic scene with the return of Rezz, favourite producer of the big names in EDM, who will deliver bass music as cold as it is brilliant. Trym, whose set was one of the best moments of the 2022 edition, will be back for the next Dour. Our hearts are still beating to the rhythm of his hardtrance, techno and acid tunes. We booked the Deutsche qualität duo Brutalismus 3000 making gabber meets with post-punk as well as the brilliant Hudson Mohawke, Warp’s flagship DJ, who is making a triumphant return this year with his new album Cry Sugar, which will rock us with kicks and arpeggiators. Don’t forget to fasten your seatbelts before going straight to the sets of Tunisian queen Cera Khin and Sweden’s SPFDJ, both experts in hardcore and hard trance techno.

Finally, Dour 2023 will see the reunion of Phoenix, icons of a whole generation, who will present his collection of hits as well as his new album Alpha Zulu! Inflated with gazpacho, La Femme will come back to dazzle us with Teatro Lúcido, an album sung in Spanish where the psyche-rock meets flamenco, paso doble and traditional guitar. Also appearing will be Caribou, whose music is as beautiful, majestic and rare as the deer from which he takes his name Rock, UK garage, disco, trap, pop, indie, unclassifiable. Everything we love!