From Bristol with love! The St. Pierre Snake Invasion is one of the bands currently climbing to the pinnacle of English hardcore rock/punk, alongside their mates IDLES. After smashing the Bristolian scene, St. Pierre brought their riffs to well-known alternative festivals in the UK, such as ArcTanGent or 2000Trees, and across Europe. It’s now time for them to take over Brussels and blow-up the first day of the Ways Around Festival! Are you ready for the moshpit?


The THOT collective is one of the spearheads of post-industrial rock in Belgium. After their 3rd album « FLEUVE », released in 2017, THOT, led by musician Grégoire Fray, travelled all over Europe in 2018 and 2019, even going to South Korea. The collective has notably seen its tracks remixed by Ben Chisholm, bassist and producer for Chelsea Wolfe.

THOT started 2022 with « Méandres », an Ep in which the French language is the core of 3 wild titles. The song “Bateleur” is certainly the track that best crystallises all the vocal and instrumental power of the collective.


Coming from Toulouse, MADAM will be the band opening the second edition of the Ways Around Festival. And the least we can say is that Gabbie, Anaïs and Marine will deliver a feverish performance that will set the tone of the first day of the festival.

For sure, this all-female power band goes musically straight to the point. Inspired by bands such as Queens of the Stone Age or The Runaways, MADAM has one mission: to play with their guts and make sure the audience is blown up.

After an impressive debut in 2018 thanks to their first EP (simply called « EP I ») and dates in famous French festivals (Les Inrocks Labs, Transmusicales, etc.), MADAM returned in 2022 with “EP II”. We really cannot wait for the first album!


Le Lac is one of those underground gems Brussels has to offer. Independently managed the venue offers a variety of cultural events. From concerts to poetry or exhibitions, Le Lac is a cauldron of culture in which everyone is welcome to add ingredients.

The venue has become one of the main spots for music lovers in search of upcoming bands. It’s no surprise that several artists that played at Le Lac, then played on bigger stages either in Brussels or in Europe.