Graspop new names
NEW KILLER NAMES
MÖTLEY CRÜE - SLIPKNOT - MARILYN MANSON
DREAM THEATER - DOWN - HATEBREED - KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
LACUNA COIL - MASTODON - GOJIRA - BUCKCHERRY - EXODUS
PESTILENCE - THE GATHERING - JON OLIVA'S PAIN - BLACK STONE CHERRY
AUGUST BURNS RED
Not only does the lineup for the 14th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting offer tons of variation, quite a few bands will be making their Graspop debut this year! Yet another reason not to miss the metal festival of the year!
Rumours had been flying for some time and now it’s official: MÖTLEY CRÜE is coming to Dessel on Friday 26 June in the original lineup to present their new album ‘Saints from Los Angeles’! Hailed by many critics as the album of the year, the new disc is a collection of swinging and pounding glam/hardrock songs with prominent drums (courtesy of Tommy Lee), bluesy guitars and clean vocals. A mouth-watering prospect for thousands of music lovers!
Also, the boys are bringing their own CRUE FEST lineup: HEAVEN AND HELL and PAPA ROACH had already been announced and then there’s BUCKCHERRY and two other bands that are yet to be confirmed.
SLIPKNOT, the formidable Iowa metal machine, has been slotted as our headliner for Saturday 27 June. GMM2005 was the last time the boys donned their overalls and masks in Dessel. This year’s headlining appearance comes hot on the heels of a highly successful and sold-out European tour in promotion of their excellent new release ‘All Hope Is Gone’. Moreover, this summer marks the band’s tenth anniversary! Watch out for a great party with lots of old and new hits.
We proudly present yet another killer act with ‘Antichrist Superstar’ MARILYN MANSON. With ‘The High End of Low’, the American shock rocker has just released a worthy successor to his 2007 studio effort ‘Eat Me, Drink Me’. Marilyn will personally direct the video for the first single ‘I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies’, so you can just guess what the clip will look like! Marilyn Manson will wrap up this year’s festivities on Sunday 28 June.
We received a large number of e-mails begging us to bring DREAM THEATER to the Graspop Metal Meeting and what do you know… we did it! It’ll be Dream Theater’s first concert on Belgian soil since the release of their last album ‘Systematic Chaos’. They are also hard at work on a new studio album scheduled for a summer release. Who knows, they may even premiere a couple of new tracks at GMM! Dream Theater will be playing on Friday 26 June.
On Saturday 27 June, American metalcore heroes KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are stopping off at the biggest metalfest of the year. Be sure to check out this class act! Right now they are still working on their as yet untitled fourth album, which should be released this summer (say around 26 June). This is also the first time the band has decided to work with an outside producer and the guy doing the honours is none other than Brandon O’Brien, known from his work for leading bands such as AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots.
Extreme music lovers will be pleased to read the following three names: GOJIRA, EXODUS and PESTILENCE. Starting out as a thrash band, Pestilence became the standard bearer of the Dutch death metal scene in the early nineties!
The following names have also been added to the bill: DOWN, HATEBREED, THE GATHERING, LACUNA COIL, MASTODON, BLACK STONE CHERRY, JON OLIVA’S PAIN and AUGUST BURNS RED.
More bands to be announced soon. So far the following bands have been confirmed:
Friday 26th June:
Mötley Crüe, Heaven & Hell, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Dream Theater, Down, Blind Guardian, W.A.S.P., Exodus, Pestilence, Laaz Rockit, The Gathering, Samael, John Oliva's Pain, Firewind, Taake
Saturday 27th June:
Slipknot, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil, Volbeat, Mastodon, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Legion Of The Damned, Black Stone Cherry, Kataklysm, Wolves In The Throne Room, Dagoba, Negura Bunget, Keep Of Kalessin
Sunday 28th June:
Marilyn Manson, Disturbed, Trivium, Anthrax, Epica, Devil Driver, Sacred Reich, Eths, God Forbid, Scar Symmetry, August Burns Red
COMBI tickets cost 135 euros (service fee not included). This ticket includes access to the festival grounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, access to the campsite & parking area, shuttle service from Mol station to the festival grounds and back between Thursday 25 June (10am) and Monday 29 June. Also included: one outward journey and one return journey, second class, from any Belgian train station to Mol station between Thursday 25 June (10am) and Monday 29 June.
Day tickets cost 69 euros (service fee not included). This ticket includes access to the festival grounds on Friday, Saturday or Sunday depending on the day ticket you’ve purchased; shuttle service from Mol station to the festival grounds and back between Thursday 25 June (10am) and Monday 29 June. Also included: one outward journey and one return journey, second class, from any Belgian train station to Mol station between Thursday 25 June (10am) and Monday 29 June. Access to the campsite and parking area are NOT included. Day ticket holders must buy a one-day camp ticket (€15 p.p.) to enter the campsite. One-day camping tickets will not be available in presale and will only be sold at the box office of the camping site itself!
Boozebags are 50 euros/pc and contain 24 drink tokens. If you know that cold beers and soft drinks cost 2.25 on the festival grounds, this means you get 2 free drink tokens per boozebag. But that’s not all! When you hand in your empty cups at the recycling stand, you will be rewarded with yet another free drink token. This means you can earn up to 3 free drink tokens per boozebag. Moreover, the boozebag also contains lots of exclusive goodies such as the GMM programme, as well as other fun gadgets! The boozebags are only available in presale in the form of vouchers. Printed on every voucher is a unique bar code that will be scanned on the festival grounds or at the campsite when you pick up your boozebag. You can order your boozebag as of 18 February via www.teleticketservice.com
USEFUL TIP: ordering your boozebag and your festival ticket or VIP ticket simultaneously will avoid extra service costs for the boozebag.
PRESALE TO START ON WEDNESDAY 18th FEBRUARY
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SMS: Combi ticket: sms code GPD (combi) to 3060
Friday ticket: sms code GPA (friday) to 3060
Saturday ticket: sms code GPB (samedi) to 3060
Sunday ticket: sms code GPC (dimanche) to 3060
This sms-service is only available if the user is registrated with Proximus Go For Music. (€0,50/sent-received sms)
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Presale outlets: As from March 2th, festival tickets will be available via Free Record Shop, in Metalzone (Antwerpen, Aalst, Baal, Brugge, Hasselt, Leuven and Namen), LDD (Dessel) and Park Music (Arlon)
Germany: www.graspop.be/tickets or www.metaltix.com
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UK: www.graspop.be/tickets or www.argonevents.com
Ireland: www.graspop.be/tickets or www.sentinelrecords.com
Other countries: www.graspop.be/tickets
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