Presenting the first acts for 2017

We are ready to start revealing the first additions to this year’s line-up and are excited to already be able to announce two acts that will be performing at moers festival 2017: Julien Baker and The Bad Plus.

Julien Baker is the new darling of the international indie scene, a singer-songwriter celebrated the world over for her haunting and intimate concerts. The 21-year-old doesn’t only manage to touch her audiences with her exquisite voice and profound songwriting, she also has something to say politically. Julien Baker comes from the Southern USA – she’s queer and at the same time a self-professed Christian, a conflict-laden and fascinating mixture for sure. 

For seventeen productive years now, The Bad Plus have been using piano, bass and drums to forge a rare hybrid:  intelligent music for the masses. Drawing on influences from Stravinsky to Ornette Coleman, the trio from Minneapolis has created their own avant-garde style situated somewhere between jazz, blues, pop and rock. Rhythmically intricate, at times intellectual, at times romantic, they are also known for playing idiosyncratic adaptations of well-known tunes from bands and artists such as Nirvana, Aphex Twin or Radiohead.

So, anyone who was still on the fence about coming out to moers festival 2017 now has two very good reasons to look forward to Whitsuntide weekend in Moers...and there are still a limited number of early bird tickets left too!

Music from Julien Baker: 

Music from The Bad Plus: