maandag 8 augustus 2022 t.e.m. woensdag 10 augustus 2022
Okay people, let's not beat around the bush… getting the line-up completed for Sjock 45 was a long ride on a bumpy road with many setbacks. But after nearly three years since we confirmed the first band, we believe to be ready to present you the final billing of our little festival in Gierle Sjockcity.
Let's tell you first about some more bitter pills we had to swallow these past weeks: unfortunately The Blasters are cancelling their European summer shows, here's a short notice from the band:
“The Blasters are sorry to have to announce that due to concerns for the health of Phil Alvin, the 2022 european tour has been cancelled. The band hopes to return in 2023.”
Also Neighborhood Brats pull out of their planned euro-tour, for very personal reasons…
Now over to some better news from The Sadies front; the band decided to continue their touring plans after the sad passing of their bandmate Dallas Good. So we're looking forward to warmly welcome them again on our stage!
Let's get on with the final eight bands we kept from you for so long:
This Means War (punk from the Lowlands)
Sons (r'n'r/garage/punk & more from the Wazeland)
Cosmic Psychos (bulldozer punk from Wallaroo-land & Sjock besties – back for few select shows)
Les Négresses Vertes (punk/folk/jazz/raï/world from Paris)
Harvesters (heavy blues/garage/surf/noise/roots/americana/psych/what's in a name? from Ghent city)
Decent Criminal (punk/powerpop from California)
Teenage Bottlerocket (1-2-3-4 rock'n'roll from Wyoming – only European show in 2022!)
Reigning Sound (Reigning -Greg Cartwright- Sound from all over the place in the US)
?That's 45 bands for your amusement only. On top of this we offer you in times of increasing cost of living and despair our Belgian premium beers and soft drinks at a democratic price of 2.50 Euros each and free restroom visits! Free hugs and kisses with friends and long-time-no-see pals from all over Europe and even farther. Smelling bad in the morning but better after sipping that Sjocktail… God, what did we miss all this!
We're back, let's do this!