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Music Friday 3 to Sunday 5 July

Visit Rock a field

This year’s three-day festival put on by den Atelier features an eclectic line-up, with a couple of stand out names.

Visit Rock a field

Expanded to three days, the Rock a Field festival has come a long way since it launched in 2006 as a one-day event. It is now something of an institution--attendance that seems to be de rigeur for large swathes of Luxembourg’s youth as an initiation into the world of music festivals.

This year’s bill is a disarray of tried and trusted crowd pleasers, breakthrough artists and a smattering of local acts.

Friday’s bill features German new wave band Kraftklub and British popsters Bastille as the main draws alongside Berlin DJ Boys Noize and Belgian indie band Balthazar.

Saturday’s programme is perhaps the most interesting, with a first visit to the Grand Duchy for the infamous hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan and Chicago based hardcore band Rise Against. Saturday also sees a welcome return to Luxembourg for Eagles Of Death Metal and the brilliant Kate Tempest (photo), one of the stars of last autumn’s Sonic Visions festival. Also on Saturday’s bill are Slovenian DJ Grammatik and German hip-hop artist Kontra K and three local bands--The Disliked, Ice In My Eyes and The Tame & The Wild.

Sunday’s headliners are probably the biggest bands at the festival--pomp rock preeners Muse and student bedsit innovators Alt J. French band Skip The Use and American newcomers Echosmith are lower down the bill on Sunday, but Luxembourg’s Mutiny On The Bounty are well worth catching, and Belgian outfit BRNS will also draw a healthy crowd.

Tickets are still available for all three days.

Herschfeld festival site, Roeser

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