||*The following names have been added to our increasingly impressive bill :*
SLIPKNOT, ICED EARTH, DIMMU BORGIR, MORBID ANGEL,
HYPOCRISY, PLEYMO, ILL NINO, CHIMAIRA, SEVEN WITCHES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, EPICA
The programme for the various days is now as follows :
Friday 25 June : a.o. ANATHEMA, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, EPICA, EXODUS, HYPOCRISY, ICED EARTH, IN EXTREMO and WHITE LION.
Saturday 26 June : a.o. AGNOSTIC FRONT, ALICE COOPER, ANTHRAX, BACKFIRE, BLOOD FOR BLOOD, CRADLE OF FILTH, DISIPLINE, EVERGREY, MORBID ANGEL, MOTÖRHEAD, MY DYING BRIDE, , PLEYMO, SLAPSHOT, SLIPKNOT and QUEENSRYCHE.
Sunday 27 June : a.o. CHIMAIRA, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DEATH ANGEL, DIMMU BORGIR, DYING FETUS, , HATEBREED, ILL NINO, JUDAS PRIEST, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MALEVOLENT CREATION, LIFE OF AGONY, SAXON, SEVEN WITCHES, TESTAMENT and THERION
*BIG GRASPOP CLASH*
Year after year, scores of metalheads wonder why hardly any homegrown bands make it onto the otherwise excellent Graspop bill
Yes, well, we can't get around the fact that there are legions of international acts out there and most of them have been around the block a few times more than our Belgian bands. For a minute there, it looked as if no Belgian bands at all were going to grace this year's three-day festival, but of course we couldn't let that happen. We joined forces with Rock Tribune to look for a satisfactory solution. After all, who do you choose when every Belgian band feels called to? Then we thought: why not organise a genuine BATLLE OF BANDS and guess what? The people behind the Graspop festival also liked the idea. The place to be is Biebob, Vosselaar (or what did you expect?). A prestigious event calls for a prestigious location, so Belgium's permier metal temple was the logical choice.
This is the plan: on 22 May, five Belgian bands will thrash it out on stage in the crunching final of the Big Graspop Clash. The winner obviously gets to play Graspop, that goes without saying, but there's more... Thanks to musical instrument shop KEY MUSIC, the band that comes out on top will also win A BACKLINE WORTH NO LESS THAN € 3,000 (!!). And still we at Rock Tribune felt it wasn't enough. A track by the winning band or artist will be included on the CD that will accompany the July/August issue of our magazine.
So what do you do if you have your own band? Go for it, of course!! Get a move on and send a CD with your material to
ROCK TRIBUNE GRASPOP CONCOURS -
GROTE STEENWEG ZUID 11 - 9052 GENT
and don't forget to include a short (!) bio with your contact information (e-mail address, telephone number(s)), ...
Rock Tribune's key editorial staff - veritable sons of bitches that make the jury for Eurovision look like angels - will pass harsh but fair judgment on all entries and select the best five bands fairly.
The gladiators will face off in BIEBOB on 22 May. Enough said, because that very same night we will know the name of the flag-bearer for Belgian metal at this year's edition of the GMM.
By the way, all those present on 22 May can cast their vote. Your vote and that of our professional jury consisting of the Rock Tribune and Graspop people will decide the winner of our Big Graspop Clash. You will also be able to vote via the Graspop and Rock Tribune sites, so keep your eyes peeled.
Tickets for the three days are 90 euros (all-in ticket: festival, camping and parking). A day ticket will cost 35 euros on Friday and 50 euros on Saturday and Sunday.
TICKETS - BELGIE
GOFORMUSIC : telefonisch 0900 2 60 60 (€ 0,45/min) - SMS 3060 (€ 0,50/min) en online via WWW.GOFORMUSIC.BE en via Fnac.
Tickets tevens te koop in enkele bekende voorverkoopadressen. Meer info op www.graspop.be
TICKETS - BELGIQUE
GOFORMUSC: par téléphone au numéro 0900 2 60 60 (0,45 €/min) - par SMS 3060 (0,50 €/min) ou en ligne via WWW.GOFORMUSIC.BE et dans les Fnac.
Tickets également à vendre chez les points de vente connus. Vous trouverez plus d'infos à www.graspop.com
TICKETS - NEDERLAND
Ticket Service (150 grote postkantoren, GWK-stationskantoren en de 11 grotere VVV-kantoren of telefonisch 0900-300.1250 ( 0,45 €/min) of via www.ticketservice.nl
TICKETS - FRANCE
chez FNAC et CARREFOUR
* Fnac France Billet 0803 020 040 + Internet : www.fnac.fr
* Réservation Minitel 3615 BILLETEL
TICKETS - DUITSLAND
* Tickets-per-post +49-(0)69 944.36.60 + www.tickets-per-post.de
* Sowie bei allen bekannten CTS Vorverkaufsstellen
* www.METALTIX.com - the Heavy Metal Ticket Hotline".
TICKETS - UK
Argon Events +44-1942 869868 + www.argon-direct.com
TICKETS - International
Online via www.graspop.com
Visit our Graspop website for more info on the Graspop Metal Meeting : www.graspop.com.