Blancmange replaces Modern English at W-Festival 2023

Modern English will not be performing at W-Festival 2023 due to a ongoing immagration issue with one of the band members. This is the bands communication on the matter:

The band wants to play the W-Festival 2023, but as there is an unfortunate visa related issue affecting one of the founding members of the band, we sadly have to cancel. Sadly our government will not be able to solve the issue well in time for us to prepare our European trip!”

Modern English – set to play on August 27th in the Batcave Live stage – will be replaced by BLANCMANGE, one of our favorite UK bands of the 80s. Get ready for yet again a superb gig by Neil Arthur and his fellow bandmembers!

Read more about Blancmange here

Discover the full timetable

A full line-up also means you can finaly start planning your #WFEST23 itinerary with all your favorite acts! Find the official timetable at We can’t wait to share the W-vibe with you all in a few months!