Featuringthe final shows from THE SWELLERS and BANE!, reunion appearance of REFUSED, live shows from AGNOSTIC FRONT, TRASH TALK, SOCIAL DISTORTION, LAGWAGON, DEFEATER, TITLE FIGHT, ATREYU, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, and a lot lot more, the upcoming edition of Groezrock will definitely mark of the craziest festivals on Earth next year. See the details below and grab your tickets here.
Watch this videos below just to get an idea or feel for this amazing gathering.
Here’s the official announcement:
Hold on, don’t cream your pants yet. Think about dead puppies… There’s more, ehm, coming…
Punk isn’t all about headliners, really. It’s about supporting your local scene. So we booked some amazing Belgian bands: the crossover thrashers TOXIC SHOCK, the bluesy, sludgy stoners of YOUR HIGHNESS, melodic metalcore act SET THINGS RIGHT and the noisy punky rockers PSYCHO 44.
They’ll be joined by THE DWARVES, who apparently invented rock ‘n roll, and AGAINST ME!, whose excellent “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” is probably the most talked about record of the past year.
We also invited our Aussie friends in FRENZAL RHOMB and THE SMITH STREET BAND to come and play some tunes.
In case you missed their reunion shows, we made sure you can catch BASEMENT in Meerhout. Their countrymen in GNARWOLVES and WHILE SHE SLEEPS and TURBOWOLF will also be crossing the Channel.
Stoked? Or are you waiting for something more hardcore? Well… In the category ‘heavy as fuck’ we have for you the deathcore stylings of SUICIDE SILENCE, EMMURE, WHITECHAPEL and CARNIFEX.
If that isn’t loud enough yet, then how about ATREYU? Or UNEARTH? Or CANCER BATS? Or IRON REAGAN, featuring members of Municipal Waste and Darkest Hour? That’s a lot of loud if you put them all together.
We also have some fine bands that will be playing our festival for the first time ever, such as TIMESHARES, DIRECT HIT!, TRANSIT, TURNSTILE, SET IT OFF, new Hellcat Records sensation THE INTERRUPTERS and THE HOLY MESS.
On the other hand, bands like MAKE DO AND MEND, BANNER PILOT, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, THE GHOST INSIDE and SUCH GOLD will be back for a second round of Groezrock. Guess they all want a shot at the TITLE FIGHT. Get it?
And just when you thought we’re almost done, we’re gonna dive feet first into some extremely amazing hardcore bands, like COMEBACK KID, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, TRASH TALK, DEFEATER, REIGN SUPREME and NYHC legends AGNOSTIC FRONT.
Last but certainly not least, we will offer you the chance to come say goodbye to the amazing BANE and THE SWELLERS. Or come say “hello again” to old acquaintances at the reunion shows of the legendary AS FRIENDS RUST and the iconic AMERICAN NIGHTMARE who will play on the ETNIES stage.
BREAKING NEWS a FIFTH STAGE?
Bone-breaking, that is… We have added a FIFTH STAGE! And not just a random huge tent with barriers and security people. No sir-ee Bob.
Because of the epic success of the Etnies Stage, there will be a second smaller stage, open for plenty of stage-diving fun and shenanigans.
We’re thinking about calling it the High Five Stage. Because, duh, stage dives and high fives go hand in hand. Or the Diving Board. Or the Joyce Manor stage. What? We suck? Well, if you have any better suggestions, send ’em to us ([email protected]) and you might win a free ticket. Or not.
Anyway, we really hope you’ll like the extra dose of ADRENALIN. Just watch out for the band’s equipment on the stage. And be careful of where you jump and on whom.
Okay, now you can cream your pants.