Given that the Glastonbury Festival started two days ago, I’m even more excited for my vacation to come up. After a few days relaxing in Den Haag, I’ll go to the Rock Werchter Festival for the second consecutive year. The lineup is awesome. Here are the acts I’m going to see on thursday:
Palma Violets – They will open the second stage called the barn. I already saw them in Oxford this year. The perfect start of a big festival.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – One of my favourite bands of all time. One of my highlights this year. I saw them on their tour in London and Berlin,…great!
Vampire Weekend – A great band. Perfect for a festival. I saw them two years ago at the Hurricane Festival. With their new album they added some nice songs to their setlist.
Biffy Clyro – It will be the first time I see them. The new album is great, I’m really looking foward to it.
Bloc Party – Also the first time for me. This will be the perfect closer for the first day. “Banquet”, “Helicopter”, “Flux”,…wow!
Some music to get in the right mood
Without any further talking, my top 5 songs of the past 7 days. Here we go:
1. Giving Up The Gun – Vampire Weekend
Always gets me in a good mood. Great song from their second album “Contra” and a fantastic video. Jake Gyllenhaal, priceless!
2. A Ton Of Love – Editors
Can’t wait to see Tom perform this song live. “I lit a match in Vienna tonight, it caused a fire in New York!”
3. Start Of Something Big – Miles Kane
I wrote it in my post yesterday. At his gig in Berlin, Miles told the audience “This is for the gentlemen I met outside”. In this case “the gentlemen” were my friends and I.
4. The Universal – Blur
Every now and then I have to watch the epic Hydepark concert of 2009. What a song, what a band and what a crowd.
5. Tonight – Miles Kane
Another Miles Kane song here. I had to prepare for his gig, so I think it’s excusable. Unfortunately he didn’t play it, but for me it’s one of the best songs of “Don’t Forget Who You Are”.