In 1996, GRASPOP debuted in the town of Dessel in Belgium with only 16 bands on their bill, featuring big names like Iron Maiden, Slayer, and Type O Negative among others.

After a run of 20 years, GRASPOP METAL MEETING will feature around 110 bands from all around the world and an expected 150,000 attendees, to give one of the most memorable experiences that you can have during a music festival.

This year’s edition will feature legendary bands such as: IRON MAIDEN, BLACK SABBATH, VOLBEAT, MEGADETH, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, KING DIAMOND, NIGHTWISH, TWISTED SISTER, AMON AMARTH, GHOST, TRIVIUM, GOJIRA, among many many others (see full list below).

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“The reality is that our world has changed recently. As a society, we must learn to deal with the threat of terrorist attacks.” With that said, Graspop Metal Meeting, along with other festivals, has taken serious precautionary measurements in advance, based on consultations with the authorities, and will inform festival goers about directives and guidelines to ensure a safe metal weekend.

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The festival site opens its doors every festival day (Friday 17 June, Saturday 18 June, and Sunday 19 June) on 10 AM and closes after the last performance at around 01.30 AM.

The Metal Plaza is the zone wedged in between the campsite and the actual festival site. This zone is sealed off between 5 and 8 AM each morning to make the necessary preparations for the next festival day. The festival starts on Friday, but the Metal Plaza opens its doors at 2 PM on Thursday. The Metal Plaza closes on Monday morning at 5 AM.

And what’s better than a secluded VIP lounge, which is an oasis of relaxation amidst the hustle and bustle of our festival. The VIP lounge offers a perfect view of the two main stages and a broad selection of beverages.

Of course, the best part for a metal head is the Merch section.


Ever since 1996, Orange Artist Promotion has organized its Metal Market and Festival Fair on the festival grounds. The indoor METAL MARKET is a trade fair for every type of audio and video recording, merchandise, etc.

Graspop Metal meeting offers various types of facilities (lockers, Wifi and phone charging spots, First Aid zone, Car park, etc.) and it went an extra mile to make it even accessible for disabled people as well so that everyone can enjoy and have a great weekend.

The festival will take place from June 16 till June 19, 2016, and you can buy your ticket from the following link:


GRASPOP Full Line-up 2016


Abbath, Amaranthe, Amon Amarth, Anthrax, Anti-Flag, Apocalyptica, Architects, Arcturus, Atreyu, August Burns Red


Back to the System [System of A Down tribute], Bad Religion, Bark, Beartooth, Behemoth, Black Sabbath, Bliksem, Bloodbound, Bullet for My Valentine, Bulls on Parade [RATM tribute], Bury Tomorrow


Carach Angren, Collibus, Crobot


Dark Funeral, Delain, Dirkschneider, Disturbed, Dropkick Murphys


Eisbrecher, Enthroned, Eurostars Wrestling


Firewind, Fleddy Melculy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Foreigner


Ghost, God Dethroned,Goe Vur In Den Otto, Gojira, Grand Magus


Halestorm, Heaven Shall Burn


In the Woods, Iron Maiden


Jean Beauvoir


Kadavar, Killer, Killswitch Engage, King Diamond, Knives To A Gunfight


La Muerte, Legion of the Damned,Little Devil Allstars, Loudness


Megadeth, Monuments, Monster Truck, Moonsorrow, Moonspell,Motörblast [Motörhead Tribute], Municipal Waste, Myrkur


Nightglow [Manowar Tribute Band], Nightwish, Norma Jean


Obituary, Oomph!, Overkill


Palisades, Paradise Lost,Parris [Thin Lizzy tribute], Pennywise, Powerwolf, Primal Fear


Raven, Reject The Sickness, Rival Sons


Sacred Reich, Satyricon, Saxon, Secrets Of The Moon, Shinedown, Shining (SE), SikTh, Sixx:A.M., Skillet, Skindred, Slaves, Slayer, Soilwork, Spoil Engine, Steak Number Eight, System Pilot


Tesseract, Testament, The Algorithm, The Amity Affliction, The Hickey Underworld, The Midnight Ghost Train, The Raven Age, The Shrine, The Wild Lies, The Winery Dogs, Thy Art Is Murder, Tremonti, Trivium, Turnstile, Twisted Sister


Van Hagar ([Van Halen tribute], Virgin Steele, Volbeat


We Came As Romans


Your Highness


Zakk Wylde

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