KLOOT PER W GROUP

  • 04 February 2020

KLOOT PER W GROUP is the brand new band from, indeed, the iconic Kloot Per W (once born as Claude Perwez). Introducing him in a few lines is not evident. Without Kloot Per W, the book "The History of Belpop" would at least be a few chapters lighter, that much is certain. As a solo artist or as a driving force with bands such as The Misters, The Employees ("Pick-it Up"), Polyphonic Size and De Lama's (“De Ideale Penis") - just to name a few. The list of musical adventures is long, the number of releases even longer.

Visage 1980X2020 anniversary concert at W-festival, 22/05/2020

  • 03 February 2020

Midge Ure and Rusty Egan performed Visage songs on the 1980 Visage Vienna tour. Midge starts again with Tiny Magnetic Pets in the UK. Rusty Egan, Chris Payne, Zaine Griff and guests will perform the music of Visage. Steve Strange performed the music of Visage for many years. The music is 40 yrs old on November 2nd.

Thomas Dolby at W-Fest!

  • 02 February 2020

The list of breakthrough innovations in Thomas Dolby's 35 year career is continuous. As an early MTV icon he blazed a trail for electronic music with his imaginative videos. The same year as his own record reached the top of the pop/dance charts, he cowrote and produced the first ever platinum selling rap 12” single Magic’s Wand by Whodini. His synth playing and production have graced the recordings of Foreigner, Def Lepperd, George Clinton and Joni Mitchell, earning five Grammy(TM) nominations. He appeared live with Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock, with David Bowie at Live Aid, and with Roger Wa-ters at The Wall in Berlin. And his self penned She Blinded Me With Science became a Top 5 Billboard hit, going on to become an evergreen geek anthem of the 1980s that still pops up in Grand Theft Auto, The Big Bang Theory and Breaking Bad.

Great English Electric – 40 years of OMD

  • 28 January 2020

Andy McCluskey is pushed to pick his highlights from the 40 years of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD): there have been so many. There’s the time he first held their debut single, Electricity, on Factory Records. There was the first of their staggering 29 Top Of The Pops appearances, when the Wirral electronic giants-to-be were initially so surprised to find themselves on the telly alongside Elton John and Bonnie Langford he mouthed “What are we doing here?!” at synth-playing OMD partner Paul Humphreys. Then there was signing his ever autograph at Liverpool Eric’s; being paid by the venue for the first time (with half a crate of beer), or standing on stage at the Rewind festival in 2018 with “35,000 people going wild”.

W-FESTIVAL has the honor to present Visage’s concert logo

  • 20 January 2020

The W-fest performance of this mythic band on May 22nd will celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Founding member Rusty Egan and FADE TO GREY (& Gary Numan Keyboardist) Chris Payne have joined forces to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Midge Ure and Rusty Egan deliberated for months on who could take on guitar and lead vocals in a 4 man line up, not a lead singer band line up but a performance of the music of early Visage.

Op vrijdag 13 december 2019 live in De Kleine Hedonist, Antwerpen

  • 11 December 2019

New wave uit Noeveren (Boom)! Hun korte self titled debuut “De Delvers”, vol korte, gebalde, flitsende Nederlandstalige new wave en postpunk songs verscheen vorig jaar (2018). Op 13 december spelen De Delvers hun laatste concert van dit jaar (2019) in de Kleine Hedonist, Sint-Jacobsmarkt 34, 2000 in Antwerpen! Ter ere daarvan en ook ter ere van hun nieuwe single "Poolnacht", een nummer waarin een beetje new waver een knipoog ontwaart naar “Eisbär” van Grauzone, dit interview.

El Garage de Frank: Interview with The Telescopes

  • 04 December 2019

In the current The Telescopes, there is not much left of the band that became famous in the early nineties. Stephen Lawrie’s project has been changing steadily since its reactivation in 2002, searching for new paths for the electric guitar. They will be flooding the W-Fest with distortion on the 21st of May. At the end of the interview, you can find the new video of The Telescopes, Strange Waves, also the name of the new limited 12″ that has just been published.

El Garage de Frank: Interview A Slice of Life

  • 04 November 2019

A Slice of Life is a Belgian post-punk band with a 80s vibe, authors of Restless, one of the albums of 2018 that you should have listened to. With them, we are starting our series of interviews to the artists that are going to play at W-Fest 2020. In their concert in the Belgian festival on the 24th of May, they will give as a piece of their experiences, a piece of their souls… a slice of life.