• Main Stage
    Thursday 18•July•2024
    22:00•23:30

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    Friday 19•July•2024
    22:00•23:30

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On 16 January 1998, Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoït Dunckel catapulted themselves to the top of the musical universe of electronic music. That day, they launched their iconic 'Moon Safari’ album as AIR. The record had a huge impact on the music scene, spawning hits such as 'Sexy Boy’, 'All I Need’ and 'Kelly Watch The Stars’, which enabled the French duo to themselves claim their rightful place among the stars for good. When, in 2023, the twosome announced they would be playing the album live in its entirety for the first time ever at a select number of venues across Europe, tickets sold like the proverbial hot cakes. In Belgium they sold out De Roma in Antwerp in no time. Now fans are getting a new chance to catch them live at Gent Jazz 2024!

 

With Moon Safari out in the public domain, everything changed for AIR. As good as every single album that followed turned out to be a rip-roaring success. The hits kept coming - 'Cherry Blossom Girl’! 'Playground Love’! - and live, Dunckel and Godin are simply unrivalled. On stage, they expand their dreamy songs into little improvised works of art, often incorporating references to artists such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Pink Floyd and Serge Gainsbourg. Yet, they too have exerted an unmistakable influence: the likes of David Bowie, Madonna and Beck owe a debt of gratitude to the French duo. They went on to work with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jarvis Cocker and The Divine Comedy to name just a few. The creativity of the two friends who met at college is unbounded, which explains why they do not think twice about spreading their wings to explore other art disciplines. A case in point being the soundtrack for 'The Virgin Suicides’ AIR put out in 1999. The award-winning debut of film director Sofia Coppola - with whom they went on to work again a few years later - turned out to be the perfect atmosphere-laden match. Their latest album - the 'Music For Museum’ soundtrack which they were commissioned to write - dates back to 2014 and they last toured in 2016 but perhaps this trip down memory lane could inspire the duo to come up with new music. First things first though ...  'Moon Safari’, played live, in full, in the delightful setting of the Bijloke site.

Tickets from 55 euros