Joachim Liebens is a songwriter from Hasselt, and his The Haunted Youth is one of our country’s biggest revelations in recent years. Debut single ‘Teen Rebel’ turned out to be a smash hit, and was played intensely on radio stations here and abroad, helped by winning Studio Brussel’s De Nieuwe Lichting. The band’s immersive psych pop reminds us of the best of MGMT, DIIV, Slowdive, and The Cure, and brings an impressive emotional depth. Songs about doubt, hope, and what it feels like to be a misfit, sound grandiose, dreamy and international.
With a massive European tour, whose Belgian dates are all selling out rapidly, The Haunted Youth has been warming up for their first real festival summer. They’re one of the most talked about Belgian acts of the summer already. Don’t miss them!