04|12-2009

Graspop - Bands & tickets

FIRST BATCH OF CONFIRMED ACTS FOR GMM 2010!

The first truckload of names for Graspop Metal Meeting 2010 has been confirmed!
The format is still the same: GMM tries to put together a varied lineup to cater to a wide spectrum of metal tastes. Still, since 2010 marks the festival’s 15th anniversary, you can better believe we’re pulling out all the stops!

Rumours have been flying for weeks and we feel we’ve made you sweat long enough so let your hair down, warm up those neck muscles and pull your lederhosen from the back of your closet because here are the first twenty-odd names for Graspop Metal Meeting 2010:

KISS - IMMORTAL - MY DYING BRIDE - TARJA TURUNEN - RATT - BEHEMOTH - IGNITE - KORPIKLAANI - SEPULTURA - ANVIL - JON OLIVA’S PAIN - WALLS OF JERICHO - TANKARD - BLEEDING THROUGH - ALESTORM - ALL SHALL PERISH - DEADLOCK - THE FACELESS - NECROPHOBIC


Glam rockers KISS are embarking on a new world tour next year in support of their latest studio effort ‘Sonic Boom’. Just two years after their triumphant gig at GMM2008, this seminal glamour band is back for more with a new show featuring special effects, confetti cannons, a huge luminous KISS logo and, last but not least, the inevitable glitter costumes and make-up.

TARJA TURUNEN, our Finnish soprano with the heavenly voice, will showcase her new album, ‘What Lies Beneath’. Since her departure from Nightwish in 2005, Tarja has been focusing on her solo career and her new full-length effort is certainly another step in the right direction. Set for an early 2010 release, the new CD promises to be much more personal than her solo debut.

Also back from the eighties are the popular hard rockers from RATT. Their new studio album ‘Infestation’ is scheduled for a March 2010 release and the accompanying tour includes a stop in Dessel.

This first batch of names also includes quite a bit of heavier stuff: IMMORTAL, BEHEMOTH, NECROPHOBIC, THE FACELESS and TANKARD. The latter thrash-metal band is making its GMM debut this year. With song titles such as The Beauty and the Beer, Beast of Bourbon, B-Day and Kings of Beer it’s pretty obvious where their inspiration comes from. After all, Tankard are the self-proclaimed inventors of ‘alcoholic metal’.

We’re also proud to confirm the following acts: MY DYING BRIDE - IGNITE - KORPIKLAANI - SEPULTURA - ANVIL - JON OLIVA’S PAIN - WALLS OF JERICHO - BLEEDING THROUGH - ALESTORM - ALL SHALL PERISH and DEADLOCK.

Mind you, this is just the beginning. We’ll be back soon with more promising names!


TICKET INFO
Combi tickets *SPECIAL OFFER* are 135 euros (service fee excl.) – Offer valid until 15 January 2010 or while stocks last.
Combi tickets include access to the festival arena on 25, 26 and 27 June 2010 as well as access to the campsite and free use of our car park.
Each ordinary admission ticket is also valid for one outward journey and one return journey by train from any Belgian station (*) to MOL and for the final outward and return lap with buses from DE LIJN from the MOL station to the festival site. ((*) Travellers who have Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven as departure or destination station have to pay the Diabolo fee.)
Attention: the e-festival ticket is NOT valid for travelling by train and bus but entitles you to one free nominative e-train ticket for an outward and return journey to MOL (including final stretch with buses De Lijn).
Foreigners can travel for free with an e-train ticket or ordinary admission ticket until the first Belgian station after the border. They also need to have a transport ticket until and from the first Belgian station.
IMPORTANT: do consult www.sncb.be/graspop for the terms of use and validity of all the types of festival tickets and for ordering your e-train ticket.

Day and VIP tickets will be sold as of 15 January and depending on the lineup, combi ticket prices may be adjusted at this time. Those of you who have already booked their ticket will be able to upgrade to a VP ticket as of 15 January. More details to follow soon.

Boozebags: 50 euros (service fee excl.)
Boozebags are 50€/pc (service fee excluded) and contain 24 drink vouchers. Please note that our boozebags are only available in presales and not during the festival proper! Every voucher is stamped with a unique bar code that will be scanned at the box office.

HOW TO ORDER?
Online: www.proximusgoformusic.be/en/fest/graspop

Free Record Shop België: you will find here a list with all the shops

Useful tips: avoid an additional service fee by ordering your boozebag online together with your festival ticket! You can then collect your wristband together with your boozebag at the entrance to the festival arena. Could it be any easier?
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