Line-up Gent Jazz complete

With the addition of 11 stunning names, the line-up for Gent Jazz is complete. This year’s festival is welcoming no fewer than 89 artists who promise an unforgettable 23rd edition of the event from 5 to 20 July.

A great deal of Belgian talent will be gracing the Garden Stage, with additions such as Alpacas Collective, SUWI, Cesar Quinn, Orson Claeys, Don Kapot, Johannes is Zijn Naam, De Snoepfabriek, Sonic Hug, Oriana Ikomo and Susobrino. Italian musicians Supermarket and the previously announced Uniri and Omasta from the Polish jazz label 'Astigmatic Records’ will also perform.

11 new names and a total of no fewer than 89 names to discover

With the addition of Italian jazz trio Supermarket, Dutch-language electro-project from Johannes Verschaeve (The Van Jets) 'Johannes Is Zijn Naam’ and pianist Orson Claeys, the line-up for 10 July is now complete. Belgian/Bolivian producer Susobrino rounds off the line-up on 14 July, which is otherwise full of Latin-American influences. A day later, the trio SUWI will provide 'viby music' on the Garden Stage.


On 17 July, it is the turn of the Leuven-based Alpacas Collective and, on 19 July, Cesar Quinn will offer an intriguing blend of psychedelic post-punk, space jazz and trip-hop at the Bijlokesite. On 20 July, the Garden Stage will bloom thanks to Don Kapot - a Brussels trio which blends free jazz, afrobeat and krautpunk - and the eccentric sounds of improv band De Snoepfabriek. Sonic Hug - the quartet from Dutch bassist Louise van den Heuvel with Hendrik Lasure and others - and Brussels pianist and singer Oriana Ikomo will enchant the audience on the last day of the festival.


All of the headliners had already been announced. We are welcoming Diana Krall (last tickets) on 5 July, Anohni and the Johnsons (last tickets) on 6 July, French superstar pianist Sofiane Pamart on 10 July, singer and pianist Jamie Cullum on 8 July, the virtuoso quartet Potter / Mehldau / Patitucci / Blake and Joshua Redman Group ft Gabrielle Cavassa on 11 July, André 3000 with New Blue Sun Live and Alfa Mist on 12 July, Icelandic revelation Laufey and global celebrity Birdy on 13 July, Rodrigo y Gabriela on 14 July, the legend that is Nile Rodgers & CHIC on 15 July, and French icon Patrick Bruel and Luz Casal on 17 July. Tickets for the festival days with headliners Air and DJ Shadow on 18 and 19 July are already sold-out. On 20 July, headliners Melanie De Biasio and The Cinematic Orchestra will close the 23rd edition.