GRASPOP METAL MEETING 2018 - Announce 26 New Names

A new year and a new list of names for Graspop Metal Meeting 2018. The 23rd edition is going to be a vintage year. The addition of these 26 bands more or less completes the bill. New to the GMM18 line-up:

Accept, Arch Enemy, Baroness, Batushka, Carach Angren, Corrosion Of Conformity, Culture Abuse, Dead Cross, Diablo Blvd, Dool, Ego Kill Talent, Eisbrecher, Ghost, Hollywood Undead, Jonathan Davis, L7, Mantar, Neurosis, Perturbator, Septicflesh, Shinedown, Skillet, Skindred, The Vintage Caravan, Tremonti, Wolves In The Throne Room.

The 2018 edition of Graspop Metal Meeting is going to be a special one. The festival will be one day longer for this year only, and will take place from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 June in Dessel. Musically it's also going to be a big year, with headliners Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Volbeat and Ozzy Osbourne. Dessel is also very excited about the appearance of Ghost. Papa Emeritus Zero and his Swedish Nameless Ghouls present their new live album on Thursday. Proving that he can handle himself solo, Jonathan Davis (frontman of KoRn) will also play on the first festival day. Arch Enemy played a sold-out show in Trix yesterday and are keen to do the same again on Saturday's Main Stage. Brothers-in-arms Mike Patton & Dave Lombardo are reunited in Dead Cross, the hardcore punk supergroup whose debut album blew away all comers last year. The band is set to perform on Sunday.

Tickets for Graspop Metal Meeting are for sale via and VIP combi tickets for three and four days are sold out. VIP day tickets are still available but are close to running out. Other festival tickets, GMM tokens and accommodations are all still available but selling fast. Metal Park and Metal Town can already hang up the 'no vacancy' sign, while the last few Boneyard Tents for hire are available now. All ticket information is available via

Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 takes place from 21-24 June. For the 23rd time, the Stenehei festival venue in Dessel, Belgium will rock to its foundations! In keeping with a proud tradition, GMM2018 will bill the crème de la crème of a variety of heavy music genres ranging from hard rock to death metal, from black metal to punk, from metalcore to thrash and many more. Tens of thousands of metalheads from across the globe will once again flock to Dessel for a high mass of epic guitar violence, high-octane blast beats and gut-wrenching screams.