Graspop announces next wave of bands

Just days after the announcement of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest as the first headliners for the Graspop‘s 25th anniversary edition, the festival organizers have dropped another wave of 74 bands.

The biggest eye-catchers include Korn, Deep Purple, Deftones, Body Count, The Offspring and Opeth.

The full list of bands that they just announced: Airbourne, Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Amorphis, Anathema, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Babymetal, Battle Beast, Beyond the black, Body Count Ft. Ice-T, Boston Manor, Bury Tomorrow, Chelsea Grin, Creeper, Deep Purple, Deez Nuts, Deftones, Dimmu Borgir, Disillusion, Disturbed, Dog Eat Dog, Dool, Down, Dream State, Dying Fetus, Enter Shikari, Exciter, Fields Of The Nephilim, Foreigner, Fu Manchu, Gaahls Wyrd, Good Riddance, Heathen, Heaven Shall Burn, High On Fire, In Extremo, Kadavar, Killing Joke, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Lagwagon, M.O.D., Mayhem, Me And That Man, Mercyful Fate, Mispyrming, Motionless in White, My Dying Bride, Naglfar, Obituary, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Our Survival Depends On Us, P.O.D., Paradise Lost, Powerflo, Powerwolf, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Shvpes, Silverstein, Slapshot, Soen, Steel Panther, The Great Old Ones, The Offspring, The Vintage Caravan, Thunder, Tribulation, Vltimas, Wayward Sons en Wednesday 13.

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Judas Priest headlines Graspop 2020

Right before heading into the weekend, Judas Priest announced that they would be headlining Graspop Metal Meeting to celebrate their 50 years anniversary.

The band will be headlining Saturday 20th of June, tickets will go on sale on Friday 15th of November.

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Iron Maiden announce European tour (including Graspop)

Iron Maiden will continue taking the ‘Legacy of the Beast’ around the globe in 2020. The iconic band just announced three months worth of tour dates, bringing them back to Europe next summer.

During this run, the Iron Maiden will play in Dessel as the first headliner for Graspop‘s XL 25th anniversary.

June 2020
05 – 07  Tampere, FINLAND – Rockfest ^
09  Bremen, GERMANY – Buergerweide (Disturbed & Airbourne)
10  Cologne, GERMANY – Rhein-Energie-Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
13  Donington, UK – Download Festival ^
15  Belfast, UK – Belsonic Festival ^
18  Dessel, BELGIUM – Graspop Festival ^
20  Copenhagen, DENMARK – Copenhell Festival ^
23  Berlin, GERMANY – Waldbuehne (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
25  Oslo, NORWAY – Tons of Rock Festival ^
27  Gothenburg, SWEDEN – Ullevi Stadium (Alter Bridge & Airbourne)
30  St Petersburg, RUSSIA – Ice Palace (Airbourne)

July 2020
02  Moscow, RUSSIA – VTB Arena – Dynamo Central Stadium (Airbourne)
05  Warsaw, POLAND – PGE Narodowy (Within Temptation & Lord of the Lost)
07  Prague, Czech Republic – Sinobo Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
09  Weert, HOLLAND –  Evenemententerrein (Alter Bridge & Airbourne)
11  Paris, FRANCE – Paris La Defense Arena (Airbourne & Avatar)
16  Wiener, AUSTRIA – Neustadt Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
18  Stuttgart, GERMANY – Mercedes-Benz Arena (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
20  Bologna, ITALY – Sonic Park (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
23  Lisbon, PORTUGAL – Estadio Nacional (Within Temptation & Airbourne)
25  Barcelona, SPAIN – Olympic Stadium (Within Temptation & Airbourne)

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Slayer plays their final BeNeLux show at Graspop

Graspop Metal Meeting has added Slayer, Slash, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Cradle of Filth, Death Angel and Skalmold to the line-up.

In their press release, Graspop Metal Meeting confirms it will be slayer their last BeNeLux show: “On offer, the last performance of American thrash metal heroes, Slayer, on the Benelux leg of their ‘Final World Tour’. “

KISS headlines Graspop Metal Meeting 2019

KISS will headline Graspop Metal Meeting on Saturday 23 June!

The band completes the list of headiners on Main Stage 1. Other headliners are Within Temptation on Friday 21 June and Slipknot on Saturday 22 June.