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
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!