Simply Red, Porcupine Tree, Zucchero and more to Bospop 2023

Simply Red, Porcupine Tree, Zucchero and more to Bospop 2023
Simply Red, Porcupine Tree, Zucchero and more to Bospop 2023

The first names for Bospop 2023 are a fact. This year Bospop has three festival days with a full program on several stages.

The headliners of Bospop 2023 are none other than Simply Red, Porcupine Tree and Zucchero. In addition, Rag’n’Bone Man, +LIVE+, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Joe Bonamassa will also take the stage in Weert.

The 41st edition of the festival will take place on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2023 at Evenemententerrein A2 Weert Noord. Tickets go on sale on Saturday 10 December at 10 am via and

Simply Red

Since its formation in 1985, British soul and pop band Simply Red has become one of the UK’s most successful live acts. No wonder, because the band has been touring the world for decades with countless hits such as ‘Holding Back The Years’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, ‘Fairground’ and ‘Sunrise’. Their latest studio album was released in 2019: ‘Blue Eyed Soul’. “I’m looking forward to playing it live because it’s real”, said frontman Mick Hucknall at the time. We can’t wait to welcome the band to Bospop.

Porcupine Tree

Fans of prog rock can collectively indulge themselves: Porcupine Tree is back in action! The renowned trio Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison got back together after a break of 11 years, with a great album as a result: ‘Closure/Continuation’. The bombastic guitar and keyboard parts, penetrating guitar solos and beautiful polyphonic vocals in combination with psychedelic rock, ambient soundscapes, experimental pop and its own propulsive metal sound once again emphasize that Porcupine Tree fortunately still has a lot to say.


Singer and guitarist Zucchero is the symbol of Italian rock. This living legend has produced numerous hits in his career spanning more than 50 years, including ‘Senza Una Donna’, ‘Baila Morena’ and ‘Il Volo’, and has collaborated with great artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Sinéad O’Connor, Paul Young and Sting. English or Italian, ballad or uptempo: Zucchero is at home in many markets and thus steals the hearts of rock and blues lovers from all over the world.

Confirmed so far

  • Friday: Simply Red, Rag’n’Bone Man, The Analogues, Clouseau, Young Gun Silver Fox, BZB.
  • Saturday: Porcupine Tree, +Live+, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Rowwen Hèze, The White Buffalo, Stahlzeit, ISE.
  • Sunday: Zucchero, Joe Bonamassa, DI-RECT, Son Mieux, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, The Bosshoss, King King, Leif de Leeuw Band, Boaz.

Dozens of international artists perform at Bospop, spread over several stages: the main stage and a tent stage. In addition, there is a third stage with a separate program, check the website for that line-up. There is also a cozy campsite with the necessary facilities, a 24-hour tent and an atmospheric festival market.

The website contains all available information about the festival, the artists and accommodation options.


  • Dates: Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2023;
  • Location: Event area A2 Weert Noord;
  • Day tickets: € 87.50 (excl. €5 service costs);
  • Weekend tickets (Fri, Sat, Sun): €197.50 (excl. €5 service charge).

Bospop is made possible in part by Radio Veronica. More information about Bospop can be found at: Ticket sales start on Saturday 10 December at 10:00 am via: and

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