Graspop Metal Meeting

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Graspop Metal Meeting
Graspop 2008.JPG
In Flames performs at Graspop 2008
Genre Rock, heavy metal, punk
Dates Usually last weekend in June
Location(s) Dessel, Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium
Years active 1996–present
Website
www.graspop.be

Graspop Metal Meeting is an annual metal festival in Dessel, Belgium that has taken place each year since 1996. Despite the small size of the festival grounds (upholding a perimeter of only ~4 km) the festival draws a large number of international spectators, with a total of 142,000 visitors in the course of the 2011 edition.[1]

History[edit]

Graspop was not originally a heavy metal festival; rather, it was conceived as a local family Rock festival, first organised in 1986. In 1995, the headliners billed were Joe Cocker and Simple Minds. However, due to the public being oversaturated with family festivals, the number of visitors had dropped to an all-time low.

Founder Peter Van Geel realized that mainstream rock music held insufficient appeal to festival visitors. Reflecting on the most memorable acts of the preceding years (Motörhead, Ramones, Paradise Lost, and so forth) and on his own musical preferences, he decided in favour of a drastic reorientation.

After discussions with Werchter festival promoter Herman Schueremans, Van Geel contacted Bob Schoenmaekers, the owner of the Biebob concert venue and metal club in nearby Vosselaar. A couple of years earlier, Schoenmaekers had set up his "Midsummer Metal Meeting" in Vosselaar and because of space limits, he was considering an open air festival. The initial contact soon led to close collaboration. The duo decided to launch a brand-new metal festival under the name of "Graspop Metal Meeting". The date of choice was to be the last weekend of June.

The new direction proved to be a successful one. The festival has seen a continually rising number of visitors over the years, and has been able to attract the most popular international bands in the genre. Since the festival's inception in 1996, Iron Maiden has been the most frequent headliner, with seven appearances. Other bands which have prominently been featured are Arch Enemy (6), Cradle Of Filth (6), My Dying Bride (8), Moonspell (7) and Saxon (8).

Location[edit]

Graspop Metal Meeting is located in Belgium
Graspop Metal Meeting
Map showing the location of Graspop Metal Meeting within Belgium.

The festival is located in Kastelsedijk, in Dessel and is situated about 60 km away from Antwerp, 99 km from Brussels and 35 km from Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Dessel is a municipality with 9103 inhabitants in the province of Antwerp in Belgium.[2] The 27.03 km ² comprehensive community lies in the Flemish Region, also known as Flanders, this is the officially Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. The distance to the neighboring country, the Netherlands, is less than 10 km. The largest part of the economy of Dessel is determined by different regions of the nuclear power industry. Dessel is the twin town of Hesse-Lichtenau.

Tickets[edit]

Combination tickets for the Graspop Metal Meeting include camping from Thursday to Monday, parking for a vehicle and entry to the festival site. Day tickets are available, and before 2013 they did not include camping; camping tickets could be purchased separately. Camping tickets allowed day ticket holders to spend the night on the camping site. A camping ticket was valid on the same day as the festival ticket. From 2013 onwards, a day ticket included admission to the campsite.

In 2009 Graspop Metal Meeting introduced a VIP ticket. The VIP package consists of: parking space in the VIP car park; which is nearer the festival ground, access to the VIP lounge, and separate entrances to the campsite and the festival arena.

Ticket Prices
Year Combi Ticket Day Ticket Camping Ticket

1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014


€50[3]
€65[4]
€90[5]
€105[6]
€108[7]
€125[8]
€130[9]
€135[10]
€145[11]
€146[12]
€150[13]
€160[14]
€165[15]


€40 (Sat)
€35 (Fri) €50 (Sat)
€35 (Sat) €50 (Sat & Sun)
€50 (Fri & Sat) €55 (Sun)
€50 (Fri& Sun) €60 (Sat)
€69
€69 (Fri & Sat) €75 (Sun)
€69
€75
€76
€80
€80
€85



€15 (First year)
€15
€15
€15
included in day ticket

Accommodation[edit]

Most people who stay at Graspop Metal Meeting will camp in a tent. Campsite accommodation is provided in the cost of a combi ticket but festival-goers must bring their own tents.

Caravans and trailer tents are not allowed onto the camp site. However you can book a pitch in addition to the main ticket which allows access to Graspop Metal Town.

Graspop Metal Town[edit]

Graspop Metal Town is located at just 1 km from the festival site; and is a veritable open air hotel with its proper sanitary facilities, breakfast tent, bar and reception desk. You can either spend the night in a festihut or you can book a pitch for your motorhome, caravan or tent.

Festihuts[edit]

Introduced in 2008 the festihut is a wooden cottage equipped with beds or bunk beds and mattresses.

Festihut details:

  • Four people per festihut, equipped with (bunk) beds and mattresses
  • Dimensions: 3 m x 2.5 m (7.5 m²)
  • Lockable door and insulated roof
  • One window as a minimum
  • Wooden floor at least 10 cm above the ground
  • 1 rechargeable lantern per hut (to be charged at the reception desk)
  • All huts have electricity (max. 300W)
  • Guests must bring their own sheets
  • Smoking inside the festihut is prohibited
Festihut Prices
Year 1 Person 2 People 4 People 6 People

2012[16]
2013[17]

€525

€550
€550

€575
€600

€600

Pitches[edit]

Metal Town has space for 250 standard pitches and 50 XL pitches, for people who want to bring a caravan, mobile home, or tent.

Pitch details:

  • 1 pitch = max. 6 persons
  • Pitch standard: 8m x 4m / pitch XL: 12m x 4m
  • Every pitch has electricity (max. 300W). Electricity will be available but you still need to bring your own extension lead with you.
  • (Folding) caravan owners must return their car to the car park after leaving their caravan at the pitch.
  • Each pitch is rented for 4 nights.
  • Owners who leave their vehicle behind will be fined €500/vehicle.
  • Cars are not allowed to park next to your festihut or pitch. Guests must return their car to the car park after leaving their belongings in the festihut or at the pitch (except for mobile homes).
Pitch Prices
Year 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People
Standard/XL Standard/XL Standard/XL Standard/XL Standard/XL Standard/XL

2012[18]
2013[19]

€150

€175
€175/€225

€200

€225
€225/€275

€250

€275
€275/€320

Graspop Metal Meeting 1996[edit]

The first Graspop Metal Meeting was scheduled for 30 June 1996 and immediately the change of course proved to be roaring success. Over 10,000 people got to see fifteen bands on two stages with Iron Maiden and Type O Negative as headliners.[20]

Sunday June 30
Mainstage Marquee

Iron Maiden
Slayer
Life of Agony
Channel Zero
Sick of It All
Fear Factory
Tiamat
Skin
Gorefest

Type O Negative
Morbid Angel
Downset
Shelter
Drain
Manhole
Revoker

Graspop Metal Meeting 1997[edit]

In 1997, the event threatened to be a washout due to unseasonably bad weather. In spite of the deluge, the turn-out was even better than the year before. Now with three stages, and the introduction of the ‘skate stage’, and it was becoming increasingly obvious that the site at ‘De Witte Berg’ was not only too wet, but also too small.[21]

Sunday June 29
Mainstage Marquee Skate Stage

Megadeth
Alice Cooper
Biohazard
Saxon
Obituary
Grip Inc.
Samael
Entombed
Pist-on

My Dying Bride
Tiamat
Moonspell
Cradle of Filth
The Gathering
Dimmu Borgir

Madball
Lagwagon
Ryker's
Millencolin
Deviate
Handsome

Graspop Metal Meeting 1998[edit]

For the 1998 edition, the festival relocated to the much larger Boeretang site and Peter Van Geel and his team booked an even bigger act to conclude the festivities. Headliners Black Sabbath drew a crowd with the attendance at nearly 20,000.[22]

Sunday June 28
Mainstage Marquee I Marquee II

Black Sabbath
Dream Theater
Deftones
Soulfly
Savatage
Coal Chamber
Obituary
Spiritual Beggars

Paradise Lost
Moonspell
Dimmu Borgir
In Flames
Within Temptation

Primus
Madball
Pro-Pain
The Misfits
Congress

Graspop Metal Meeting 1999[edit]

The bill for the 1999 edition may have been slightly less impressive with closers Manowar, Danzig and Cradle Of Filth, but by now the Graspop Metal Meeting had built a solid fan base and the festival was also starting to make a name for itself abroad.[23]

Sunday June 27 [24]
Main Stage Marquee I Marque II

Manowar
Sepultura
Motörhead
Stormtroopers of Death
The Gathering
Kreator
Primal Fear
Darkane
Ancient Rites

Cradle of Filth
Mercyful Fate
Immortal
Anathema
Children of Bodom
Hypocrisy

Danzig
Slapshot
Ryker's
Pitchshifter
Ignite
Out

Graspop Metal Meeting 2000[edit]

The 2000 edition marked the triumphant return of Iron Maiden and together with the likes of Machine Head, Cro-Mags and My Dying Bride.[25]

Saturday June 24
Mainstage Marque I Marque II

Iron Maiden
Machine Head
Rollins Band
Saxon
Testament
Gamma Ray
Entombed
Dirty Deeds

My Dying Bride
Anathema
Tristania
Samael
Apocalyptica
Cannibal Corpse
God Dethroned
Oceans of Sadness

Cro-mags
Madball
Skarhead
No Fun at All
59 Times the Pain
Liberator
Bombshell Rocks
Voice of a Generation

Graspop Metal Meeting 2001[edit]

In the meantime, the free campsite was also becoming extremely popular. In 2001, GMM decided to organise a campingfest with Rose Tattoo and Nevermore as headliners. The following day, Judas Priest, Marduk and Suicidal Tendencies shook Dessel to its foundations. Attendance easily broke the 20,000 barrier that year, making the Graspop Metal Meeting one of the larger festivals of Belgium.[26]

Friday June 22 [27]
Marquee 1/Campfest

Action in DC
Nevermore
Rose Tattoo
Destruction
Devin Townsend
Ancient Rites
Metalium

Saturday June 23
Main Stage Marquee 1 Marquee 2

Judas Priest
Cradle of Filth
Megadeth
Motörhead
Savatage
Primal Fear
Farmer Boys
Kill II This
Pist-on

Marduk
Within Temptation
Six Feet Under
Macabre
The Haunted
Orphanage
Unleashed

Suicidal Tendencies
Dropkick Murphys
Sick of It All
Shelter
Backfire
Awkward Thought

Graspop Metal Meeting 2002[edit]

The campingfest had been so successful that, on the Friday two stages warmed up our festivalgoers; with Saxon and Agnostic Front headlining.[28]

Friday July 5 [29]
Marquee I Marquee II

Saxon
Anathema
Kreator
Moonspell
Doro
Rage
Manic Movement

Agnostic Front
After Forever
Less Than Jake
In Extremo
Massif
Skarhead
Xeah

Saturday July 6
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II

Slayer
Dream Theater
Machine Head
Bruce Dickinson
Halford
Tristania
Edguy
Calibre
Evergrey

My Dying Bride
Immortal
Cannibal Corpse
Hypocrisy
Arch Enemy
Dismember

Biohazard
Slapshot
The Vandals
D.R.I.
Deviate
Subzero

Graspop Metal Meeting 2003[edit]

Meanwhile GMM had developed into a genuine two-day event and in 2003 some 50,000 people made their way to the festival grounds. Graspop was fast becoming a household name right across Europe. Bands that played this year were; Type O Negative, Sepultura, Stratovarius, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Ministry and Stonesour.[30]

Friday July 4 [31]
Marquee I Marquee II

Type O Negative
Sepultura
Opeth
Samael
Mastodon
Oceans of Sadness

Stratovarius
Apocalyptica
Overkill
Masterplan
Atreyu
Aborted

Saturday July 5
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II

Iron Maiden
Alice Cooper
Within Temptation
Anthrax
Murderdolls
Arch Enemy
Doro
Pro-Pain
Killer

Ministry
Lacuna Coil
Six Feet Under
Finntroll
The Haunted
Deströyer 666

Stone Sour
Sick of It All
Hatebreed
Prong
Youth of Today
Convict

Graspop Metal Meeting 2004[edit]

In 2004, Graspop Metal Meeting spanned into a three-day event. The campingfest opened the proceedings on Friday, while full programmes on three separate stages were scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday. Attendance climbed to 75,000, putting paid to those critics who had long claimed metal to be a fringe phenomenon in Belgium. Iced Earth and Exodus were top of the bill on Friday, while Alice Cooper, Cradle Of Filth and Agnostic Front closed on Saturday. On Sunday, Judas Priest celebrated the return of Rob Halford.[32]

Friday June 25 [33]
Main Stage Marquee I

Iced Earth
Anathema
In Extremo
Circle II Circle
Action in DC
Cowboys and Aliens

Exodus
Hypocrisy
After Forever
Suffocation
Dillinger Escape Plan
Epica

Saturday June 26
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II

Alice Cooper
Slipknot
Motörhead
Soulfly
Queensrÿche
Pleymo
Brides of Destruction
Evergrey

Cradle of Filth
My Dying Bride
Anthrax
Morbid Angel
Oomph!
Scarve

Agnostic Front
Terror
Blood for Blood
Discipline
Backfire
Do or Die

Sunday June 27
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II

Judas Priest
Life of Agony
Fear Factory
Saxon
Testament
Destruction
Seven Witches

Dimmu Borgir
Children of Bodom
Therion
Death Angel
Dying Fetus
Malevolent Creation

Hatebreed
Ill Niño
Ignite
Chimaira
Killswitch Engage
Shadows Fall

Graspop Metal Meeting 2005[edit]

The 2005 edition marked the tenth anniversary of the Graspop Metal Meeting and an amazing 80,000 metal fans thanked the organisers for ten long years of unremitting effort. The campingfest became a thing of the past as GMM now scheduled three full festival days on four stages that welcomed over 60 bands. After top acts like Slipknot, System Of A Down and Slayer had set the festival grounds ablaze, headliners Iron Maiden wrapped up the three-day anniversary party in style with a vintage ‘early days’ set.[34][35]

Friday June 24
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

System of a Down
Within Temptation
Papa Roach
Helmet
Alter Bridge
The Ga*Ga*s

Nevermore
Megadeth
Metal Church
Grave Digger
Enslaved
Immolation

Kreator
Dillinger Escape Plan
Madball
H2O
Caliban
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster

In-Quest
Autumn
Axamenta
Judasville
Cowboys and Aliens
Chimaera
Sengir

Saturday June 25
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II

Slipknot
Slayer
Accept
Hatebreed
Kamelot
Epica
Soilwork
Skitsoy

In Flames
Sirenia
Samael
Amon Amarth
Gorefest
Behemoth

Anthrax
Sick of It All
Mastodon
Rose Tattoo
Pro-Pain
Peter Pan Speedrock

Sunday June 26
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II

Iron Maiden
Dream Theater
Dio
Yngwie Malmsteen
Primal Fear
Axel Rudi Pell
DragonForce

Lacuna Coil
Dark Tranquillity
Nuclear Assault
Aborted
Oceans of Sadness

Terror
Amen
Walls of Jericho
Murphy's Law
Hatesphere

Graspop Metal Meeting 2006[edit]

Just like all previous editions, GMM 2006 was a roaring success. On Saturday, bands and fans had to suffer in the blistering heat, but the following day torrential rains swept across the Dessel festival grounds. The cloudburst just before the Helloween gig was particularly spectacular. Korn were forced to cancel their set just days before the festival, so there wasn’t enough time to find a suitable replacement. Fortunately GMM could count on Soulfly, Opeth, My Dying Bride and Alice In Chains to play a slightly longer set. Saturday’s headliners Guns N' Roses ran late, so no surprises there. Mr Axl Rose saw fit to let his fans soak for 80 minutes before taking the stage.[36]

Friday June 23 [37]
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Whitesnake
Lacuna Coil
Michael Schenker Group
Edguy
Trivium
Y&T
Anvil

Satyricon
Moonspell
The Gathering
Stream of Passion
Leaves' Eyes
Sengir

Die Krupps
Evergrey
Soilwork
36 Crazy Fists
Gojira
Darkane

Axamenta
Leng Tch'e
Callenish Circle
Panchrysia
Iconoclasm
Battalion
The Maple Room

Saturday June 24
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Guns N' Roses
Soulfly
Alice in Chains
Stone Sour
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet for My Valentine
Bloodsimple

Opeth
My Dying Bride
Nile
Obituary
Ancient Rites
Akercocke

Death Angel
Ill Niño
Jon Oliva's 'Pain'
The New York Dolls
The Datsuns
Caliban

Action in Dc
Up the Irons
Ozzy Oz
Purple Strangers
Nutellica

Sunday June 25
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II

Motörhead
Saxon
Helloween
In Flames
Armored Saint
DragonForce
Machine Men

Cradle of Filth
After Forever
Exodus
Enthroned
Ensiferum
In-Quest

Arch Enemy
Agnostic Front
Ignite
Devil Driver
Beyond Fear
As I Lay Dying

The field of graspop just before the 2008 festival

Graspop Metal Meeting 2007[edit]

Attendance breached the 100,000 barrier this year. This year’s edition also saw the introduction of the all-in festival ticket, giving metal fans access to free public transport to the festival site.[38]

Friday June 22 [39]
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Aerosmith
Chris Cornell
Within Temptation
Static X
Thin Lizzy
Fastway

Blind Guardian
Joe Satriani
Pain of Salvation
Grave Digger
Epica
Sabaton

Therion
Type O Negative
Celtic Frost
Amorphis
Vader
1349

Volbeat
Belphegor
Textures
Crimson Falls
TAB

Saturday June 23
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Iron Maiden
Korn
Heaven & Hell
Life of Agony
Stone Sour
Lamb of God
Lauren Harris

Dimmu Borgir
Tiamat
Cannibal Corpse
Atheist
Sirenia
Brutal Truth

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Drowning Pool
Less Than Jake
Legion of the Damned
Rose Hill Drive
Spiralarms

Bloodsimple
Scarve
Thurisaz
Suhrim
Spoiler NYC

Sunday June 24
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Ozzy Osbourne
Slayer
Children of Bodom
Papa Roach
HammerFall
Black Label Society
Chimaira
Devil Driver

Amon Amarth
Finntroll
Korpiklaani
Moonsorrow
Turisas
Eluveitie

Mastodon
As I Lay Dying
Unearth
Cynic
Mercenary
In This Moment

Stormrider
Oceans Of Sadness
El Guapo Stuntteam
Spoil Engine
Asrai
Welkin

Graspop Metal Meeting 2008[edit]

Volbeat and Opeth’s late cancellations were the only hiccup. GMM 2008 was unique in more ways than one. At The Gates and Forbidden reformed whereas Ministry were on their farewell tour. Finally, GMM 2008 will be remembered as the year we introduced the Festihuts.[40]

Friday June 27
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Judas Priest
Whitesnake
Def Leppard
Saxon
Yngwie Malmsteen
Tesla

Ministry
Testament
Symphony X
MoonSpell
Black Stone Cherry

Morbid Angel
Nile
Obituary
Deathstars
Behemoth

Firewind
Damn Your Idols
The Lucifer Principle
Steak Number Eight
Dedicted

Saturday June 28
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Kiss
Cavalera Conspiracy
Iced Earth
Sonata Arctica
Forbidden
Sabaton

My Dying Bride
Immortal
Korpiklaani
Dying Fetus
Hollenthon
Novembers Doom

Helmet
Bring Me the Horizon
36 Crazy Fists
Agent Steel
Bleeding Through
Throwdown

Delain
Valient Thorr
Alestorm
Die Mannequin
Hacride

Sunday June 29
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Iron Maiden
In Flames
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet for My Valentine
Apocalyptica
Rose Tattoo
Lauren Harris

At the Gates
Primordial
Soilwork
Alchemist
Rotting Christ

Arch Enemy
Madball
Converge
Comeback Kid
Disfear

Action in DC
Shai Hulud
The Seventh
Witchsmeller Pursuivant
After All
Black Tide

Graspop Metal Meeting 2009[edit]

GMM 2009 marked the 14th edition of our prestigious festival and once again the key word was innovation: some 130,000 people inaugurated the new festival grounds "Stenehei" and the new 24 hour zone created a corridor between the campsite and the actual festival arena. This year also saw the introduction of the boozebags and the new Graspop token now pays for both food and drink. Our thoughts go out to Killswitch Engage, who were forced to cancel their show due to a death in the family. The Belgian band In-Quest were able to replace Killswitch Engage. Five Finger Death Punch cancelled, and were replaced by Delain.[41]

Friday June 26 [42]
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Mötley Crüe
Heaven & Hell
Soulfly
Papa Roach
DragonForce
Buckcherry

Dream Theater
Blind Guardian
W.A.S.P.
Jon Oliva's Pain
Firewind

Down
Static-X
Exodus
Pestilence
Lääz Rockit

The Gathering
Samael
Taake
Lauren Harris

Saturday June 27
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Slipknot
Korn
Journey
Hatebreed
Mastodon
Black Stone Cherry
In-Quest

Lacuna Coil
Death Angel
Gojira
Legion of the Damned
Kataklysm
Keep of Kalessin

Volbeat
Monster Magnet
Duff Mc Kagan's Loaded
Parkway Drive
No Use for a Name
All Shall Perish

Wolves in the Throne Room
Dagoba
Delain
Negura Bunget
Manic Movement

Sunday June 28
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Marilyn Manson
Nightwish
Disturbed
Chickenfoot
Trivium
Lamb of God
UFO

Children of Bodom
Epica
Sacred Reich
Candlemass
Scar Symmetry
Warbringer

Sick of It All
Anthrax
Devil Driver
Suicidal Tendencies
God Forbid
Flyleaf

Karma to Burn
All That Remains
Eths
August Burns Red
The Reckoning

Graspop Metal Meeting 2010[edit]

This year Graspop Metal Meeting introduced the token machines; so people didn't have to queue at manned counters. Also a new plastic floor was placed in front of the main stage to stop dust clouds. Another first was GMM TV; a total of 15 screens gave an overview of what was going on all across the festival grounds. Visitors could watch the shows on the various stages, follow the action at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, read the latest news or take the GMM quiz.[43]

Friday June 25 [44]
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Aerosmith
Motörhead
Stone Temple Pilots
Slayer
Billy Talent
ReVamp

My Dying Bride
Tarja
Therion
Anathema
Krypteria
Ghost Brigade

Saxon
Doro
U.D.O.
The Poodles
Anvil
Raven

Nile
Sepultura
Devin Townsend Project
The Devil's Blood
Bleeding Through
Oceans of Sadness

Saturday June 26
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Soulfly
Channel Zero
Slash
Carcass
Bullet For My Valentine
Sabaton
Killing Machine

Immortal
Paradise Lost
Obituary
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Funeral
Hail of Bullets

Airbourne
Sick of It All
Fear Factory
Walls of Jericho
Death by Stereo
Sylosis

Eluveitie
Tankard
3 Inches of Blood
Spoil Engine
Dear Superstar
Iron Mask

Sunday June 27
Main Stage Marquee 1 Marquee 1 Metal Dome

Kiss
Hatebreed
Killswitch Engage
Jon Oliva's Pain
Exodus
Evergrey
Atreyu

Amon Amarth
Bloodbath
Behemoth
Alestorm
Katatonia
Necrophobic

Devil Driver
Unearth
A Day to Remember
As I Lay Dying
Mucky Pup
Job for a Cowboy

Finntroll
Korpiklaani
36 Crazyfists
The Faceless
Deadlock
Between the Buried and Me

Graspop Metal Meeting 2011[edit]

The 16th edition of Graspop Metal Meeting kicked off on Thursday when three Belgian bands, The Minority Print, Evilenko and Warbeast, faced off in the Red Bull Bedroom Jam. Later that evening thousands of people let their hair down and moshed the night away at the video top 100 bash. On Saturday Channel Zero replaced Ozzy Osbourne following Ozzy Osbourne's cancellation (due to a severe laryngitis), Judas Priest took on headlining duties.[45]

Friday June 24
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Scorpions
Volbeat
Korn
Journey
Foreigner
Dio Disciples
FM

Iced Earth
Epica
Watain
Corrosion Of Conformity
The Black Dahlia Murder
Arkona

Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
The Dwarves
Protest The Hero

Duff McKagan's Loaded
Angel Witch
The Rods
Sweet Savage
Endless Dark
Revoker

Saturday June 25
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Judas Priest
Whitesnake
Channel Zero
Black Label Society
Firewind
Lacuna Coil
Diablo Blvd

Cradle of Filth
Arch Enemy
Moonspell
Triptykon
Suicide Silence
Kvelertak

Bullet For My Valentine
Monster Magnet
Times of Grace
Bleed from Within
Kylesa
Adept

Pain
Electric Wizard
Spiritual Beggars
Ghost
Black Spiders
After the Burial

Sunday June 26
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Slipknot
Rob Zombie
Avenged Sevenfold
Mastodon
Kreator
Anvil
Pagan's Mind

Cavalera Conspiracy
Opeth
Legion of the Damned
Moonsorrow
Amorphis
Baptized in Blood

Bring Me The Horizon
Dublin Death Patrol
Terror
Pro pain
D.R.I.
Rise to Remain

Soilwork
Escape The Fate
Architects
Gwar
While She Sleeps
Steak Number Eight [46]

Graspop Metal Meeting 2012[edit]

Black Veil Brides and Winds of Plague were confirmed for the Metal Dome on Sunday but they cancelled.

Friday June 22 [47]
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Ozzy and Friends
Slayer
Sabaton
Slash
Black Label Society
Godsmack
Tracer

Lamb of God
Amon Amarth
Paradise Lost
Sacred Reich
Ensiferum
Skeletonwitch

Kyuss Lives!
Sick Of It All
Devil Driver
August Burns Red
Unearth
I Killed the Prom Queen

Cannibal Corpse
Obituary
Aborted
Possessed
Winterfylleth
Saille

Saturday June 23
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Limp Bizkit
Twisted Sister
Megadeth
Trivium
Thin Lizzy
Primal Fear
Adrenaline Mob
Powerwolf

Dimmu Borgir
My Dying Bride
Exodus
Eluveitie
Death Angel
Alestorm

Pennywise
Fear Factory
Comeback Kid
All Shall Perish
The Spudmonsters
While She Sleeps

Ihsahn & Leprous
Nasum
Brutal Truth
Suicidal Angels
Dear Superstar
Heidevolk
Kobra and the Lotus

Sunday June 24
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Guns N' Roses
Motörhead
Machine Head
Killswitch Engage
Europe
Sebastian Bach
Six Hour Sundown

Children Of Bodom
Behemoth
Jon Oliva's Pain
Gotthard
Ugly Kid Joe
MaYaN

Hatebreed
Gojira
AxeWound
H20
Emmure
Cancer Bats

Texas in July
Betraying the Martyrs
Rival Sons
Spoil Engine
Black Spiders
The Treatment

Graspop Metal Meeting 2013[edit]

Friday June 28 [48]
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Twisted Sister
Korn
Coal Chamber
Papa Roach
Helloween
Grave Digger
Heathen
Crucified Barbara

Kreator
Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Korpiklaani
Unleashed
Varg

Soulfly
Heaven Shall Burn
Prong
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya

Katatonia
Rotting Christ
Entombed
Love and Death
Bliksem
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill

Saturday June 29 [49]
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Slipknot
Saxon
Within Temptation
Bullet for my Valentine
The Devil Wears Prada
Rockstar
Brainstorm
Vanderbuyst

Iced Earth
Hypocrisy
U.D.O.
Steak Number Eight
Tankard
Amaranthe

P.O.D
Down
Agnostic Front
Caliban
Thy Art Is Murder
After The Burial

Absu
Lock Up
Aura Noir
Dunderbeist
Between The Buried And Me
Sylosis
Hacktivist

Sunday June 30 [50]
Main Stage Marquee I Marquee II Metal Dome

Iron Maiden
In Flames
Stone Sour
Parkway Drive
Hellyeah
Pretty Maids
Voodoo Six

King Diamond
Epica
Ghost
God Seed
Moonspell
Winterfylleth

Testament
Newsted
Unearth
The Ghost Inside
Deez Nuts
Every Time I Die

The Sword
Karma to Burn
Red Fang
Bullet
Heaven's Basement
King Hiss

Graspop Metal Meeting 2014[edit]

Thursday June 26 [51]
Jupiler Stage Metal Dome

Diablo Blvd
Evil Invaders
Ostrogoth
Dyscordia

Knives To A Gunfight
Temptations For The Weak
Atmospheres

Friday June 27 [52]
Main Stage 01 Main Stage 02 Marquee Metal Dome Jupiler Stage

Avenged Sevenfold
Slayer
Steel Panther
Ghost
Seether
Jeff Scott Soto

Sabaton
Behemoth
Sepultura
Doro
Annihilator
Lynch Mob
Alestorm

Opeth
Watain
Triptykon
Candlemass
Napalm Death
Solstafir
Novembers Doom

Graveyard
Unida
Orange Goblin
Walking Papers
Of Mice & Men
Miss May I
Suicidal Angels
The Treatment
High Voltage

Emmure
Buckcherry
Blessthefall
Huntress
Battlecross

Saturday June 28
Main Stage 01 Main Stage 02 Marquee Metal Dome Jupiler Stage

Volbeat
Alter Bridge
Mastodon
Gamma Ray
Skillet
Prime Circle
Civil War

Limp Bizkit
Trivium
WASP
Gojira
Powerwolf
Dagoba

Carcass
Neurosis
Satyricon
Eluveitie
Legion Of The Damned
Nile
Necrophobic
In Solitude

Dark Tranquility
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Cult of Luna
Amplifier
Enslaved
Amenra
Nails
Carach Angren
Stahlzeit

Kylesa
Pro Pain
Walls of Jericho
Protest the Hero
Skyharbor

Sunday June 29
Main Stage 01 Main Stage 02 Marquee Metal Dome Jupiler Stage

Black Sabbath
Soundgarden
Alice In Chains
Anthrax
Black Label Society
The Black Dahlia Murder

"Diablo Radio" (covers by Diablo Blvd)
Rob Zombie
Hatebreed
Bring Me The Horizon
Suicide Silence
Comeback Kid
Powerman 5000

Meshuggah
Paradise Lost
Death: DTA
Tiamat
The Church Of Pungent Stench
Cynic
Glorior Belli

Metal Church
Sebastian Bach
Vandenberg's Moonkings
Rhapsody of Fire
Gloryhammer
Scorpion Child
Collibus

Architects
We Came As Romans
Thy Art Is Murder
letlive
Crossfaith

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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