It’s here ! The 30th edition of the Nuits Botanique starts today on the Botanique site! On the program this year, more than 50 concerts, 120 bands and 17 album releases. Rap, rock, sludge, pop, hyperpop and many other styles! We have chosen for you the 10 concerts we are looking forward to see during this edition.
Last month, we had the chance to see Biig Piig, one of the members of the London collective NiNE8, perform an incredible concert at the Botanique. For the Nuits Botanique, the collective will be present for a concert that promises to be just as amazing! The young musicians, rappers, and other creators will give a performance that mixes pop, R&B, and hip hop sounds, resulting in catchy, danceable music!
Songs you should listen to: Pusha, Luv U Do,Take Off
RORI – Rive – Coline Blf
We already had the opportunity to see RORI last year at the Nuits Botanique as the opening act for Saskia or during the sold-out concert of Charles at the Ancienne Belgique. This year, RORI is back at the Orangerie as the main artist of the evening and will be joined by other emerging artists from the Belgian scene: Rive and Coline Blf. She will present her EP “Ma saison en enfer,” where she invited us into a work that mixes different colors, highlighting her eclecticism and love for pop culture.
Songs you should listen to: Docteur, Ma Place, Soleil
Lewis Lazar, Julia Johansen, and Christopher Willatt are the three musicians behind Oracle Sisters, united by their love of travel, folk and Paris. With two EPs, “Paris I” and “Paris II,” the three dandies create a soothing sound with dreamy harmonies. Their music is a folk and rhythmic universe with numerous textures. Influenced by Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, and the ’60s, the band will come to perform their psych-pop folk at La Rotonde.
Songs you should listen to: The Dandelion, Asc. Scorpio, I Don’t Wanna Move
Predatory Void – HIPPOTRAKTOR – Death Engine
If you love Sludge, Post-Hardcore, and Post-Metal, then this concert is for you! The Botanique has a treat for you with the best of the Belgian scene and the main attraction is the new supergroup, Predatory Void. This new band is formed by members of Amenra, Oathbreaker, Doodseskader&Cobra The Impaler… That’s quite a lineup! But before that, the other Belgian band of the evening, Hippotraktor, will make your ears vibrate with their progressive post-metal, and the French band Death Engine will have the heavy task of opening the night. It’s going to be a huge evening for fans of heavy music.
Songs you should listen to: Grovel, Endless Return to the Kingdom of Sleep
The Haunted Youth – Ada Oda – Soror
The current indie sensation from Belgium, The Haunted Youth, will also be present at the Botanique this spring. With a clever mix of dream pop and shoegaze, Joachim Liebens’ band will come back to present their album “Dawn of the Freak” to the Brussels audience after a huge concert last fall at the Ancienne Belgique. During this unique evening, they will be accompanied by two other rising Belgian bands: Ada Oda and S O R O R.
Songs you should listen to: Teen Rebel, Broken, Coming Home
Lo Bailly – Mia Lena
Adept of spoken word and heir to the Beat Generation poets, Lo Bailly first followed in the footsteps of artists like Veence Hanao or Scylla by winning, like them, the Du F. dans le Texte contest. In the meantime, the singer reveals the shine of “Parades”. Between electronic rhythms, French song and urban poetry, Lo Bailly’s flow embraces piano notes, delicately brushed with his fingertips. For its part, Mia Lena was attracted to soul music. Initially influenced by Anglophone singers such as Alicia Keys, Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse, the young artist now writes and composes about her daily life in French, openly and without taboos. Come and discover her world on stage.
Lo Bailly Songs you should listen to: Palabres, Amsterdam, HS
Mia Lena Songs you should listen to: …Questions, Dancing on My Own, Lonely
When one thinks of the new wave of the post-hardcore scene of the mid-2000s, one immediately thinks of Defeater, Touché Amoré and, of course, La Dispute. These last ones will come and share their post-hardcore tinged with jazz, screamo, prog-rock and spoken word at the Botanique for a concert that promises to be rich in emotions. They will be joined by the math-rock band Pool Kids and the New York multi-instrumentalist Oceanator.
Songs you should listen to: Such Small Hands, King Park, Woman (In Mirror)
At only 22 years old, the young Brussels artist Meyy is already making a name for herself on the international scene with her spellbinding performances combining dance and brilliant R&B productions. The young singer, who will soon embark on her first European headlining tour, will stop by the Nuits Botanique for a live performance that promises to be spectacular.
Songs you should listen to: Do It, Rain, Angelic Lies
Worthy heiress of FKA Twigs and Grimes, Debby Friday, released her first album, “Good Luck” a few weeks ago, mixing on one side an arty-cyber-punk universe and on the other side the sweetness of neo soul. She will be on stage at La Rotonde, to take us on a journey through her universe.
Songs you should listen to: SO HARD TO TELL, GOOD LUCK, STAY UP
New York trio Imperial Triumphant, started in 2005 as a neo-classical black metal band, has over the years evolved and released several projects. Their innovative musical style now transcends conventional genre labels and skillfully combines elements of jazz and black metal to create a forward-thinking sound. Definitely a must-see concert!
Songs you should listen to: Rotted Futures, Merkurius Gilded, Atomic Age
This list represents only a small part of the concerts of this edition of the Nuits Botanique. You can find all the concerts on the website of the venue. Drop a comment on our Facebook or Instagram about the show you wanna see in May – from this list or not!