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Sjock Festival Preview

Starting in 1976 with a line-up of around eight acts, Belgian festival Sjock has grown in scope so that its 42nd iteration, now lasting three days, features around 40 acts including such internationally recognised stars as Bad Religion, Zeke, King Salami & The Cumberland 3 (Eric Baconstrip of which turned us on to the event's existence here), The Vice Barons, The Queers, Nashville Pussy, MFC Chicken and New Bomb Turks.

This year's Sunday show will feature the return of Norway's mighty Hellacopters, who've reformed only a handful of times in recent years and are sure to be a massive crowd pleaser at Sjock.

The event takes place over July 7-9 a few miles outside of the town of Lille (in the district of Antwerp, NOT the city in Northern France) and a weekend pass will set you back a mere 67 euros in advance. Full details regarding where to stay, how to get there, timings and ticket purchasing etc. can be found on the event's website here.

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