“We’ve all known for some time that West Flanders produces so many high-quality, successful musical fruits,” says festival director Paavo Vanden Broek. “At Festival Dranouter 2022, we are paying tribute to talent with our all-star project ‘The Best of the West’. We will be putting Flip Kowlier, Brihang, Wannes Cappelle (Het Zesde Metaal) and De Dolfijntjes’ Wim Opbrouck & Wim Willaert together on stage on Saturday evening. August 6. With just a few special guests in the Flemish West, it will be a headline address that is unprecedented in prestige.”
The seed of the musical project was planned during Summer XL sessions in 2021. “The audience became furious when Philip Collier and Zesde Metal Vance Capel mixed up like Welgemende and I hate you,” says Paavo. . “Wannes is amazed at rapping on ‘Zeg ne ki oe Laat ist?’. Brihang made a cameo and picked up a music clip. Spectators couldn’t get enough. Wannes, Flip and Brihang’s formula was dubbed the Holy Trinity on social media and the press” . The festival is now expanding on that with “the best of T Westin.” The three musicians will be boosted last year by two De Dolfijntjes members: Wim Opbrouck and Wim Willaert. “Anyone who’s seen De Dolfijntjes at Festival Dranouter before knows the roof is going to explode. The allure of the songs, pure West Flemish absurdity and pure fun are what make Dolphin’s party a firework. 2022 is a special year for De Dolphinjes: 30 years together on Stage and new album Verre Rien”. Brihang Dranouter will only visit this summer. The artist is currently taking time off to work on his latest recordings. However, he will be abroad for a while for the project “The Best of the West”.
Other new bands of the year are Yevgueni, Kalascima, Lenny & De Wespen, Startijenn, Douglas Firs and Dries Bongaerts & Toasaves. Previously announced: Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Intergalactic Lovers, SX Unplugged, Go_A, ZAZ, Tourist LeMC, Guido Belcanto, Tindersticks, Daði Freyr, Portland, Madou, Sylvie Kreusch, Young Yello. All information via www.festivaldranouter.be†
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