8,000 visitors and more attended the third edition of Sinner’s Day on Oct-30 in Hasselt, Belgium. Organizers are thrilled with the outcome of their efforts to promote a neat and classy event. Things were kept to their utmost by the book, but unfortunately not everything is under the organizers’ or fans’ control; therefore the show by John Foxx & The Maths was postponed– but do not worry; an additional concert will be scheduled on Feb-25 next year in Aarschot; Sinner’s Day visitors can use their Sinner’s Day 2011 ticket in order to get in. Also, Psychedelic Furs were replaced by Gene Loves Jezebel – a fine choice and one that really made up for the inconvenience.
Punk, new wave, industrial and gothic music were the key elements of the day and night of Oct-30 in Ethias Arena from Hasselt. The 1980’s with their huge cultural heritage stepped in and major landmarks of the decade were present in the event. Front 242, The Cult, Patti Smith, Diamanda Galas – people without whom music would not have turned out to be what it is today were among the acclaimed acts of Sinner’s Day 2011.
With the huge impact it made with its 2011 edition, Sinner’s Day proved it is here to stay as a firm year calendar date for festival goers. Details regarding the 2012 edition and John Foxx’s Aarschot date will be posted soon on www.sinnersday.com and on the organizers’s Facebook page, so stay in touch if you do not want to be the last to know the good news!