BOOCH! is a freely accessible music festival on two squares in the centre of Heerlen. The sixteenth Booch! festival in the city of Heerlen will again have an adventurous and international line-up. Saturday August 10th and Sunday August 11th you can enjoy a variety of popmusic styles, dubstep next to hardcore, indie next to world music. Especially for the international hiphop/dance festival The Notorious IBE, which takes place in the same weekend in Heerlen, BOOCH! 2013 focuses on ‘music to dance to’!
Over twenty international and Dutch acts can be seen and heard on De Bongerd and Pancratiuplein Zuid, at the combined BOOCH!/IBE stage. Festival headliners on Saturday August 10th are well known Dutch acts like Baskerville (electro), Black Sun Empire (drum & bass) and a special (dance) show by RGGD DJ’s. On Sunday, the festival program starts at 14h00 and includes big names like !!! (chk chk chk) and XXYYXX besides lots of new bands in variable musical styles, ranging from Ethiopian Jazz by Suisse band Imperial Tiger Orchestra to the brutal hardcore of British Brutality Will Prevail. Lots to discover and dance to!
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Program by day: (in random order)
Saturday August 10th, 20:00 h.: Baskerville, Black Sun Empire, Boscha Nova, Guerilla Speakerz, Re:Freshed Orchestra, RGGD Dj’s, Turboweekend (DK) and The Real Youth.
Sunday August 11th, 14:00 h.: !!! (USA), Anna Nita & The Shakers, Boef & de Gelogeerde Aap, Brutality Will Prevail (UK), From Earth, Honig (DE), Imperial Tiger Orchestra (SUI), Mønsterbird, The Don’t Touch My Croque-Monsieurs, The Elementary Penguins, The People, en XXYYXX (USA).
The fifteenth Booch! festival in the city of Heerlen will again have an adventurous and international line-up. Saturday August 11th and Sunday August 12th you can enjoy a variety of popmusic styles, dubstep next to hardcore, indie next to world music. Acts are flying in from Sweden and the United States or on raft from Rotterdam and by foot from Heerlen.
The freely accessible Booch! festival in Heerlen certainly has an international line-up in 2012. Acts are coming from Sweden (rock-hit Royal Republic), the United States (indie hipsters Oberhofer from New York), France (Balkan party La Caravane Passe) and several acts from the UK (a.o. dubstep-dj Swindle, hardcore band Your Demise and indie-dance by Middleman) and Belgium (the beautiful SX and funky keyboardmastermind Pomrad).
The students in Heerlen chose Yellow Claw as one of their favorite acts to play Booch! This Dutch act has a huge Youtube hit with the song Krokobil (ft. Mr. Polska), almost two million views in one month since its release. Yellow Claw’s sound can best be described as an uppercut of House, Electro, Hiphop and Dubstep. Rotterdam Wave-act Rats On Rafts and pop fivesome Only Seven Left have received airplay on national radio as 3FM Serious Talents and are also on the festival line-up.
The festival focus for this year is also on the own region of South-Limburg with lots of talented acts developing and gaining fame through competitions. Mary Shade (finalist Nu Of Nooit), Småland (finalist Kunstbende and Popsport) and Stone Magnet (winner Exit Live prijs) will play shows. The line-up is still under development and new names will be announced the coming days.
The first fourteen names on Booch! 2012 are:
Saturday August 11th: Yellow Claw (Golden tip “Boochschappenlijst”, NL), Swindle ft. G Double (UK), Middleman (UK), Pomrad (BE), Mary Shade (NL), Småland (NL)
Sunday August 12th: Royal Republic (SWE), Oberhofer (USA), Your Demise (UK), La Caravane Passe (FR), Only Seven Left (NL), SX(BE), Rats On Rafts (NL), Stone Magnet (NL)
Pre-listen on Spotify:
Royal Republic – Tommy-Gun
Oberhofer – Away Frm U
SX – Black Video
Yellow Claw – Krokobil