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IEPER HARDCORE FEST Summer 2020: line-up & updates!

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Here’s the moment all of us Ieperfest supporters have been waiting for: the first list of confirmed bands for the 28th summer edition. This one will happen on 3-4-5 July 2020. As always, the crew tries to book a wide variety of bands, old and new, hard and soft, hype and unknown. You name it, you get it. Early bird tickets are available as of now as well. There’s a limited amount available, so if you want, here’s your chance!

New additions, December 18th:

  • ANIMAL CLUB Fuzzy Belgian youthcrew mosh, xVICIOUSx side-project
  • DEAFHEAVEN American post-metallers ready to take the Ieperfest stage by storm. Our Sunday headliner.
  • FIRST BLOOD Long going US hardcore band back for another performance in Flanders’ Fields
  • QUESTIONS Hard-working Brasil hardcore act. Come see their never disappointing live show!
  • USE KNIFE Upcoming Belgian post-wave band, KISS THE ANUS OF A BLACK CAT side-project


  • The CURSE OF MILLHAVEN H8000 riffmasters back at the fest with a bunch of new dark ‘n brutal deathcore tunes.
  • FLUSH First ever South Korean band to play Ieperfest. Youthcrew hardcore mosh to the max!
  • FRONTIERER Scottish mathcore madness blending in deathcore, grind and industrial influences. Wicked shit!!
  • GET THE SHOT Québec “unpretentious spirited hardcore tinged with the desperation of a cold and disaffected youth.”
  • OLD MAN GLOOM American hard as nails all-star band featuring CONVERGE, ISIS and CAVE IN members
  • COLDSTARE Amazing Antwerp hardcore band, combining the best of NY hardcore with Clevo influences.
  • GATECREEPER Upcoming US death metal act, mixing the 80s Florida vibe with the 90s Swedish sound.
  • KNOCKED LOOSE Much hyped US hardcore act. Headlining the fest on Saturday.
  • MAINSTRIKE Dutch scene veterans putting their unique youth crew hardcore sound back on the map!
  • MARK MY WAY H8000 hardcore with a new approach. Releasing their debut full-length in 2020.
  • WOLFPACK Straight forward metallic Paris hardcore. Let the mosh prevail!!
  • ADDITIONAL TIME German promising hardcore band, on the road with SUBZERO in summer 2020
  • ALL OUT WAR Around for 3 decades, these Americans have set the standards for mean metalcore as we know it
  • DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR Happy to have these guys back, solid US singalong hardcore
  • HER FAULT Blackened H8000 hardcore, ex-a bunch of local bands
  • JINJER Female-fronted vegan metal from Ukraine. Believe the hype!
  • LOUD LOVE Hardcore rock ‘n roll post-punk featuring ex-members of The SETUP, CIRCLE, CAST-DOWN, etc.
  • MARTYRDÖD Amazing Swedish metalcrust back for a second Ieperfest take-over, can’t wait!
  • RENOUNCED Leading UK metalcore act, incredible live performance
  • SUBZERO So happy to welcome these US hardcore veterans for their very first Ieperfest performance!
  • WISDOM IN CHAINS Our Friday headliners, back after having to cancel last year’s edition
  • WOLVENNEST Michel Kirby (LENGTH OF TIME, ARKANGEL, etc) & co on a dark, blackened, psychedelic, electronic trip

Ieperfest Deafheaven


IEPERFEST 2020 poster

The Ieperfest crew commented:

This year’s concept proved to work out really well: slightly smaller and cosier, fewer bands, etc. The festival setup also seemed to be the best one we’ve ever had. We stick to all of that for 2020!

Ieperfest 2020 lineup-min

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