Jamie Lidell & The Royal Pharaohs
Thursday 10 August / Mainstage
21:55 – 22:55
After his fantastic comeback album ‘Building a beginning’ (2016) and seeing him perform in the AB concert hall last year, we just had to book him for the Lokerse Feesten this year. He’ll be playing on our urban night on Thursday 10 August. For a white man he sure sounds as if he were raised in an African-American community in the US. Rattling funk, gospel and the occasional splash of soul characterize his music and his mission is to make you dance, dance, dance. Think James Brown, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder or the complete Stax Records back catalogue for that matter, brought to you by an excellent backing band (The Royal Pharaohs) and the deep and warm voice of Lidell. Feel free to shout for hits like ‘Another day’ or ‘Little bit of feel good’, while we enjoy new songs like ‘Building a beginning’, ‘Julian’, ‘I live to make you smile’ or ‘Walk right back’. We’re sure that afterwards we will all be going home with a broad smile on our faces.