|Graspop Metal Meeting
Graspop Metal Meeting is an annual event held in Dessel, Belgium, ever since 1996. Founder Peter Van Geel realized that the initial idea of it being a festival family would not work for long, hence he switched the direction and got in touch with Bob Schoenmaekers, the owner of the Biebob concert venue and metal club in nearby Vosselaar who already had his "Midsummer Metal Meeting" in Vosselaar. It turned out to be an inspired choice, thus by 2011, the festival managed to attract over 140.000 visitors.
Graspop Metal Meeting 2012 will be held in Dessel festival park over the weekend of Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June. With leading bands from just about every metal and rock subgenre and a lineup that spans several generations of heavy music, there’s loads of fun to be had for metalheads both young and not so young. Graspop Metal Meeting is synonymous for three days of music and fun, 70+ bands, four stages and lots of fringe events to boot, including signing sessions, an outdoor festival fair, an indoor metal market, etc. Moreover, the campsite is second to none with its Festival Express Shop, excellent sanitary facilities and much more. And if you’re going to have a few after the last band has left the stage but you’d still like to catch a few hours of comfortable sleep, then Metal Town is definitely the ticket! Metal Town is a veritable open air hotel with its proper sanitary facilities, breakfast tent, bar and reception desk. You can either spend the night in a festihut or you can book a pitch for your motorhome, caravan or tent.
Graspop Metal Meeting 2007
Graspop Metal Meeting 2009
Graspop Metal Meeting 2010