10 artists you can’t miss at Dour festival 2023

Dour Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Dour, Belgium. The festival features a diverse range of music genres including rock, hip-hop, electronic, and more. The event lasts for five days and attracts a large crowd of music fans from all over Europe. Some of the biggest names in the music industry have performed at the festival, including The Chemical Brothers, Wu-Tang Clan, and Arctic Monkeys. This year the festival takes place from the 12th of July until the 16th which gives us 5 days of pure madness and music.

Let us present to you the 10 artists you don’t want to miss during these 5 days!


Salut c’est cool is a French electronic music band. You might not know their name but if we tell you “Techno toujours pareil” it might bring you back some old memories. The band is famous for their unique blend of humor, catchy beats, and wild live performances with their electro-punk style. Their shows are known to be energetic, chaotic, and downright fun.

The band members often dress up in outrageous costumes and use a range of instruments and gadgets to create their music. They also interact with the crowd, encouraging them to participate and join in the fun.

If you’re a fan of electronic music and are looking for a unique and unforgettable live experience, Salut c’est cool is a must-see. Their shows are a perfect blend of music and entertainment that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. So, don’t miss the chance to catch them live and be a part of the party!

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Damso is THE Belgian rapper everyone knows. He started to be known in 2016 with his album “Batterie Faible“. He then released the single Macarena, which quickly became a household name and boosted his popularity. Damso performance in Dour will most probably be a highlight of the festival. He already came to Belgium in December at Palais12 and delivered two amazing nights to present his last album QALF that was released in 2020.


He is back in Belgium after two sold out shows in Palais12 in February.
Lomepal has become a prominent figure in the French music scene. Lomepal’s lyrics often touch on personal and relatable themes, such as mental health and personal growth which is making him an artist that many people can connect with on a personal level.

Lomepal‘s live performances are known for being captivating and energetic. He has a stage presence and an ability to make each show a unique and unforgettable experience. Fans of emotionally resonant music should definitely check out Lomepal’s live performances.


Orelsan is a French rapper, singer, and songwriter who rose to fame in the mid-2000s with his distinctive style of rap music. He is now well know by the French-speaking community. Orelsan’s live performances are a must-see for any fan of French rap. He has an incredible stage presence and his energy never fails to get the crowd moving. His live performances also offer a unique opportunity to experience his music in a different way, with live instrumentation and special effects that enhance the overall experience as we experienced in November 2022 at the Palais 12.

If you want to discover his world and his amazing music don’t miss his show at Dour festival!


Biig Piig is a rising star in the music industry, known for her unique sound and captivating live performances. The Irish singer-songwriter blends elements of jazz, soul, and hip-hop to create music that matches her energy.

Her music is characterized by introspective lyrics. With tracks like “Don’t Turn Around” and “Feels Right,” Biig Piig has won a loyal fan base that appreciates her honesty and vulnerability.

Her performances are intimate and emotionally charged, drawing the audience in with her raw, soulful vocals and magnetic stage presence. Whether she’s performing in a small club or on a festival stage, Biig Piig has a way of connecting with her audience that is truly special.

We had the chance to watch her perform in Belgium at the Botanique on the 17th of March this year and the show was full of emotions.

Biig Piig @ Botanique – 17 March 2023 // FreakMike Photography for CtrlAltMusic


Lorenzo, has gained fame in recent years with his unique style of music. With his irreverent lyrics and catchy beats, he has become one of the most popular rappers in France and beyond.

What sets Lorenzo apart is his ability to blend humor and satire into his music. His live performances are a true reflection of his larger-than-life persona, featuring high-energy performances and over-the-top stage antics.

Lorenzo‘s music resonates with a young and diverse audience, speaking to the struggles and triumphs of everyday life. His lyrics are relatable and speak to a generation that is seeking to break free from societal norms and expectations.

If you’re looking for a night of fun and entertainment, Lorenzo is your man. He reveled his last album in 2022 called Légende Vivante which will be the last album of the singer, so don’t miss the chance to see him live before he stops (or come back under another name, which we all secretly hope)


Lous and the Yakuza is a rising star in the music industry, known for her unique style and powerful vocals.

Lous and the Yakuza‘s music is a fusion of different genres, including pop, rap, and R&B. Her lyrics are raw and honest. Her music has resonated with audiences around the world, she was the support act of Coldplay during their tour in Brussels.

Her energy and stage presence are incredible, she has a unique ability to connect with her audience on a deep and personal level.

Her music will touch your soul and leave you feeling inspired and empowered. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to see this rising star in action – get your tickets today and experience Lous and the Yakuza live at Dour!

Lebanon Hanover is a band that has been making waves in the music industry for some time now. Their music is associated to a Dark Wave style. The plays between Larissa’s voice and the instruments seems minimalists but bring so much intensity in their music.

If you are looking for a live music experience that is unlike anything you have ever heard before, then Lebanon Hanover is a band that you should definitely check out.

Watching Lebanon Hanover perform live is an experience that you won’t forget. So if you are a fan of music that pushes boundaries and breaks down barriers, then you definitely don’t want to miss Lebanon Hanover live in concert.

Copyright : Lebanon Hanover


L’Impératrice is a French indie-pop band that has gained popularity these last years. The band’s popularity has been on the rise since their debut album, “Matahari,” was released in 2018.

Their live performances are known for their energy, with the band members playing a range of instruments, including saxophone, keyboard, and guitar.

Watching L’Impératrice perform live is a moment to live, as their music is designed to get people dancing and having a good time. Their infectious tunes and charismatic stage presence will leave audiences feeling euphoric and wanting more.


Paul Kalkbrenner is a German electronic music producer and DJ, his music genre is a blend of techno and house. He has been on the electronic scene since the 1990s, and has released numerous albums and singles since he started.

Kalkbrenner is also renowned for his high-energy live performances. making him a popular choice for festivals and club nights around the world.

If you’re a fan of electronic music or simply looking for a memorable night out, seeing Paul Kalkbrenner perform live is a must.

The festival has a very diverse line-up with many different styles and equally talented names. Our list is not objective as we have chosen the artists according to our taste, but we would love to know your top 10 artists not to miss at Dour! Please let us know via our social networks we will be happy to hear your thoughts!

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