Graspop adds 12 new bands to their 25th edition!

The organisers of Graspop Metal Meeting are toiling like mad to complete the line-up for the 25th XL edition. Today organisers had the pleasure of adding 12 new bands to the roster: A DAY TO REMEMBER, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and MEGADETH are just a few of the bands that will rock your socks off from Thursday 17 through Sunday 20 June 2021 at the hallowed festival grounds in Dessel.

With nearly all music events cancelled this year, the bands are champing at the bit to hit the road and the fans can’t wait to see their favourite artists in concert again. Graspop Metal Meeting is very much aware of this and they are doing literally everything in their power to organise a safe and memorable anniversary edition of the festival in 2021.

AMARANTHE, CREEPER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have been confirmed for Thursday but the most striking name is probably BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. Meanwhile it’s been more than twenty years since the Welsh alternative / thrash metal band started its unstoppable climb to the top echelons of heavy music. During that time the energetic quartet has released six studio albums and was elected Best British Band on three separate occasions. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are currently holed up in the studio crafting their seventh long player.

On Friday PERTURBATOR and THE PRETTY RECKLESS are joining the party and organisers are also adding more prominent names to the Saturday line-up with IHSAHN, MONSTER MAGNET and the very successful A DAY TO REMEMBER. The Florida natives always manage to impress with their unusual but thrilling mix of punk rock and metalcore. ‘You’re Welcome’ is the title of their latest effort that was scheduled for a 2020 release until Covid-19 decided otherwise. The guys themselves have promised another spine-breaking effort and we’ll take their word for it!

New on Sunday are MEGADETH, a prominent member of the Big Four and always in for a blistering thrash party. For the better part of four decades, master composer and band leader Dave Mustaine has thrilled metal audiences worldwide with stellar compositions and extraordinary riffs. But there’s more fun to be had on the closing day of the 25th edition of Graspop Metal Meeting. The Americans from SPIRITBOX are dropping by and Belgian war machine BÜTCHER has vowed to raze the festival grounds.

Following the returns period a number of tickets have become available for the upcoming 25th edition. Get ready to pounce if you don’t have your ticket(s) yet. Presales start again as of 10 am next Monday 26 October 2020. More details on

114 bands confirmed so far:

Amaranthe • Baroness • Black Star Riders • Bullet For My Valentine • Creeper • Death To All • Deez Nuts • Dropkick Murphys • Fleddy Melculy • Gojira • In Extremo • John Garcia & The Band Of Gold • Mastodon • Mercyful Fate • Misthyrming  • My Dying Bride • P.O.D. • Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons plays Motörhead • Slapshot  • Stake • Suicidal Tendencies • Vltimas • Volbeat • Wardruna • While She Sleeps.

Alestorm • Amenra • Battle Beast • Crystal Lake • Dool • Faith No More • Fields Of The Nephilim • Gaahls Wyrd • Heaven Shall Burn • High On Fire • Jinjer • Killing Joke • M.O.D. • Northlane • Our Survival Depends On Us • Paradise Lost • Perturbator • Powerwolf • Rival Sons • Sacred Reich • Steel Panther • Stick To Your Guns • Tempt • The Black Dahlia Murder • The Hu • The Pretty Reckless • Twin Temple • Wage War.

A Day To Remember • Alcest • Beyond the black • Blues Pills • Boston Manor • Cemetery Sun • Devin Townsend • Disillusion • Down • Dying Fetus • Foreigner • Good Riddance • Ihsahn • Joyous Wolf • Judas Priest • Kontrust • Korn • Lagwagon • Levara • Majestica • Michael Schenker • Monster Magnet • Obituary • Of Mice & Men • Opeth • Powerflo • Saxon • Sloper • Soen • Tribulation.

Aerosmith • Amorphis • Black Veil Brides • Bury Tomorrow • Bütcher • Crossfaith • Deep Purple • Deftones • Diamante • Dimmu Borgir • Dog Eat Dog • Enthroned • Fire From The Gods • Fu Manchu • Kadavar • Killswitch Engage • L7 • Me And That Man • Megadeth • Naglfar • Sepultura • Skillet • Spiritbox • Suicide Silence • The Dead Daisies  • The Great Old Ones • The Offspring • The Vintage Caravan • Thunder • Tiamat • Wayward Sons.