Rock Werchter 2020 announces new wave of artists, new names for Melt 2020: the best news of week 5

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Photo: Mathilda van Toor / Festileaks (Rock Werchter 2018)

Sometimes it is hard to stay up to date with so many announcements by artists and festivals. Festileaks looks back at the best news of week 5 of the new year to catch up while drinking your Sunday coffee. Today, let’s take a look at Colours of Ostrava, All Points East, Rock Werchter, Melt and more.

1. Rock Werchter 2020 confirms new wave of artists

New week, old habits: 4 pm Belgian time is “Rock Werchter time”. Yesterday the Belgian festival confirmed Placebo, Big Thief, Michael Kiwanuka, HAIM, Liam Gallagher, Cigarettes After Sex and many more.

2. All Points East 2020 announces Massive Attack and more

UK festival All Points East revealed the lineup for Sunday 24th May: Massive Attack will headline that day. Other artists who will perform are Nils Frahm, Young Fathers, Neneh Cherry, SEVDALIZA, Fatoumata Diawara, TNGHT, GAIKA, Skinny Pelembe, Hotel Lux and Mad Professor. There is a special guest to be announced for this day, along with other acts.

3. Melt Festival adds new names, including FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs, Peggy Gou, DJ Koze and more are added to this already great line-up. Melt isn’t just about the music: last year they won the Festileaks award for best location and looks.

4. Colours of Ostrava confirms Sleaford Mods, The Killers, Hiromi and more

Big announcements this week for the Czech festival. British electro-punk duo Sleaford Mods has been added to the line-up alongside a bunch of artists. But the main news is that The Killers will headline the festival.

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Best of week 5 including Rock Werchter

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Photo: Ben Houdijk (Rock Werchter 2019)

The festival announcement season is on. Every week the new confirmations and other festival news come flooding in. Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with the rapid stream of information, so Festileaks comes to your rescue. On Sunday we present an overview of the most important news of this week. If you want to be the first one to know these updates, follow Festileaks on Facebook.