GRASPOP METAL MEETING 2016 - More new names

From 17 through 19 June, the Dessel plains will once again form the backdrop for three days of metal mania. VOLBEAT join previously confirmed headliners BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN and will close proceedings on Saturday 18 June. Five albums into a stellar career Volbeat are at the top of their game. Inspired by Johnny Cash, their music has taken them to the world’s biggest stages and next summer the Danish quartet will take Dessel by storm!

It also gives us great pleasure to announce the legendary KING DIAMOND. The Danish heavy metal outfit around the eponymous eccentric frontman is releasing a long-awaited new album next year. Brace yourself for pure and unadulterated heavy metal horror, vocal acrobatics and a satanic experience of the highest order. King Diamond is co-headlining with Black Sabbath on Friday 17 June.

Also confirmed for this 21st edition is TWISTED SISTER! After more than four decades, the American heavy metal band around the flamboyant Dee Snider is bowing out with a blistering farewell tour: ‘Forty and Fuck It’! Twisted Sister will close the 21st edition of Graspop Metal Meeting on Sunday 19 June on Mainstage 2.

The line-up is shaping up nicely with another 28 household names! Confirmed acts in alphabetical order: Abbath, Amon Amarth, Arcturus, August Burns Red, Black Sabbath, Borknagar, Bullet For My Valentine, Bury Tomorrow, Dirkschneider, Dark Funeral, Delain, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Grand Magus, Iron Maiden, King diamond, La Muerte, Legion of the Damned, Loudness, Monuments, Moonspell, Myrkur, Oomph!, Overkill, Sacred Reich, Satyricon, Slaves, Testament, The Algorithm, The Midnight Ghost Train, Trivium, Twisted sister, Virgin Steele, Volbeat