Summer's just around the corner with these 9 new talents!

In just under seven weeks, Couleur Café will reopen its gates. Excitement is in the air as the festival reveals nine new acts set to liven up this 33rd edition. 

Straight from the Matongé, Friday will see the arrival of Kabola, a new generation of Brussels-Congolese musicians, masters of modern rumba and sebene. Following them, Jamaican artist Jesse Royal will seduce the audience with his hopeful, soul-infused lyrics, paying homage to roots reggae. Then, it's Blaqbonez's turn, a promising young talent on the Nigerian music scene, whose lyrical charm with afrobeats and hip-hop sounds will set the crowd on fire. The party will continue with Buruntuma, one of the standout talents in Lisbon's Afro-house scene. Finally, Julian Marley will bring the curtain down on this first day of the festival with his Latin and reggae rhythms. 

No new acts for Saturday for now, but this day was already packed with bangers like Ferre Gola, Busy Signal, Action Bronson, Cristale and Odumodublvck.

On Sunday, Niveau4 will mark a new chapter. Since its inception in 2016, this hip-hop platform has been breeding ground for discoveries in the Belgian rap scene. After five impactful editions, the concept is taking a new turn by spotlighting emerging artists from the region, many already internationally recognized, aiming to raise their notoriety in Brussels and beyond. Hulk Van JMF, Tawsen, MAVEE, Geeeko, Miss Angel, Yung Mavu, and Ekany will thus be the seven powerful stars of this new edition. 

In another vein, the O.B.F collective, alongside dub pioneers Iration Steppas, will offer a turbo-charged blend of techno-dub and reggae. In the same breath, French electro-dub prodigy JAEL emerges as a must-discover figure, following closely in the footstep of the acclaimed Biga*Ranx, who’s already been announced for Saturday. To conclude this new announcement on a high note, we're switching gears with the talented Chilean DJ Paula Tape and her electrifying turntable mixes.