With the addition of Soulfly, The Monolith Deathcult, Crucified Barbara and Thy Art Is Murder, the lineup for GMM2013 is finally complete. It looks like it’s going to be another vintage edition of Belgium’s premier metal festival!
The 18th edition of Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up to be a memorable celebration of heavy music with the likes of Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Slipknot, King Diamond, Korn, In Flames, Helloween, Saxon, Bullet for My Valentine, Mayhem, Testament, Down, W.A.S.P and many, many more.
You can check the stage times here.
Apart from the usual top acts and other household names, our lineup also includes a bunch of new names as no fewer than 34 bands are making their GMM debut this year. Graspop is so much more than just great music: cold beer(s), loads of side animation, signing sessions, the outdoor festival fair and the indoor metal market all contribute to the unique GMM atmosphere. And if you’re still on your feet after a full day of metal mayhem then our Metal Dome Afterparties will certainly drain the last of your energy with metal hits old and new, spectacular visuals, a sparkling light show and unique video footage! We have no doubt GMM2013 will be etched on the memory of thousands of metalheads, so let the final countdown begin!
The actual festival doesn’t start until Friday 28 June but the gates to metal paradise will swing open at 2 pm the day before, Thursday 27 June, for a metal bash that will rock the Metal Plaza until the wee hours of the morning.
Two talented new metal bands, the winners of the 2013 Red Bull Bedroom Jam, will kick off the festivities. You can help decide the winners by attending the final of the 2013 Bedroom Jam on Sunday 5 May at Trix, Antwerp. On that day, our 10 finalists will face off in a balls-to-the-wall effort to win one of the coveted slots at this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting. We’re counting on a massive turnout so come and scream your favourite band to your favourite metal festival on 5 May. Admission is free so there’s no excuse not to show up! (more info: http://www.redbullbedroomjam.be)
We’re also continuing our tradition of organising a Best of the Best metal bash on the eve of the main event. On Thursday 27 June, the top 50 metal bands of all time will whip the Metal Dome into a frenzy. As always, you can help decide which bands deserve to make into the top 50 by sending in your personal top 5 before 13 May 2013 Just click on the following link: http://www.graspop.be/top50 . Respondents can also win free Graspop tokens that may come in handy to keep your vocal chords lubricated!