Ieperfest 2018 details: SHELTER, CONVERGE, DOOM, CONFLICT, COMEBACK KID & more announced!

Harley Flanagan at Ieperfest
Belgium’s Ieperfest has announced another round of bands confirmed for this year’s 26th edition on August 10/11/12. Opening theis year’s first lineup included CONVERGE, COMEBACK KID, HEXIS (see our recent interview HERE), DAMIEN DONE, DISCHARGE, DOOM, FOR THE GLORY, DEZERTER, BAD LUCK 13, MOSKWA, Greg Bennick, and more, and the newest round adds huge names like SHELTER (!), CARNIFEX, COCKNEY REJECTS, COUNTERPARTS, SWORN ENEMY, BROKEN TEETH, and more! See the full line-up below.

The early bird ticket sale is still going strong. There is only a limited amount of tickets available, so get them while you still can!

March 6th announcement:
  • BAD LUCK 13 Hard as nails, tuff as tuff ass US hardcore
  • BATTALION OF SAINTS  Legendary US hardcore/punk cult band. Legendary ànd cult? Hell yes!
  • CHRONIC DISEASE Belgian fastcore giants amping up for their first show since … 1991. Imagine that!
  • The CRYPTICS Straight ahead US hardcore/punk privileged to tour alongside BATTALION OF SAINTS
  • xDEVOURx Belgian chugga chugga hardcore putting the edge back on the map.
  • DEZERTER Polish cult hardcore/punk, around since the 80s. Having these guys on the bill is a dream come true!
  • DOYLE Mr Von Frankenstein coming to haunt ghosts in Flanders’ Fields. MISFITS any one?
  • HIEROPHANT Italy’s kings of blackened metalpunk with a strong Clevo hardcore nudge
  • OI POLLOI Are you punx or mice? Come out and prove it!
  • RAMALLAH Coming over for an exclusive 2018 European show. Come and sing along!
  • RATS IN THE WALL Snotty US punk by LEFTOVER CRACK dudes with shredding female vocals
  • UNCURED US metal on the rise, ready to conquer Europe with JASTA
  • WITCH TRAIL Belgian blackened post metal dink punk

Ieperfest 2018!

February 20th announcement:
  • AGATHOCLES Belgium’s mincecore godfathers, back for their 2nd performance
  • AGROTOXICO Brazil hardcore/punk band celebrating its 25 year anniversary
  • The ARSON PROJECT Swedish grinding death metal hitting the road together with HEXIS
  • BROKEN TEETH   Manchester hardcore that amazed many on this year’s Persistence tour
  • CARNIFEX US tech melodic death metal back in Flanders’ fields
  • COCKNEY REJECTS First time ever at Ieperfest for these UK oi/punk pioneers
  • COUNTERPARTS Melodic Canadian hardcore as seen on tour with ARCHITECTS just recently
  • CROWSVIEW Brand new H8000 metalcore act influenced by SLAYER, ARKANGEL and MORNING AGAIN
  • JASTA Jamey HATEBREED’s other band, first Ieperfest appearance
  • JUKAI Heavy ‘n metallic New Yorkers that remind of ACME, BLOODLET & INDECISION
  • LENG TCH’E Belgian razor edge grind metal for fans of NASUM and DYING FETUS
  • MALEVOLENCE  UK’s top band mixing the best of metalcore and doom metal
  • RAVAGE RITUAL H8000 sound all the way from Finland. Fans of INTEGRITY, CONGRESS and RINGWORM take note
  • ROTTEN SOUND All the way from Finland, finally at Ieperfest to celebrate 25 years of grindcore and chaos
  • SHELTER Headlining the fest on Friday, first time ever at Ieperfest! Just a handful EU shows in 2018.
  • SLANDER Upcoming Italian hardcore act; mean, fast & furious!
  • SWORN ENEMY  US metallic hardcore back on the map with a special 15 years “As Real As It Gets” set
  • UNION 13 Straight ahead Los Angeles singalong punkrock
  • VONNIS Gent based blackened power violence crust on Consouling records
  • WALK THE PLANK Washington DC melodic hardcore punk with a message

January 23rd announcement:

  • ACIDEZ Mexican streetpunk heroes
  • ALBEZ DUZ Berliner doom metal
  • COFFINS Japan’s masters om doom & gloom, back for the second time
  • COMEBACK KID Fast melodic hardcore, always a blast
  • CONFLICT UK political punk godfathers
  • CONVERGE No introduction needed, right?
  • CROSSFACE Putting H8000 hardcore on the map again
  • DAMIEN DONE Dark wave-ish rock by former hardcore scenestars
  • DISCHARGE Why Why Why? Another UK punk legend.
  • DOOM The gods of European crust dis-punk
  • DROWNING Upcoming US hardcore kids
  • FOR THE GLORY Portugal’s hardcore leaders
  • GET THE SHOT Canadian hardcore attack. Fabulous live band!
  • GREG BENNICK spoken word performance
  • HEADSHOT H8000 hardcore mosh
  • HEXIS Danish hardcore dynamite meets doomy black metal, yeah
  • JODIE FASTER From Lille (FR), faster than Jodie and her seatbelt!
  • LA JUNGLE Belgian math/kraut/trance-rock. Bring your dancing shoes!
  • LOTUS Belgian hardcore with attitude
  • MOSKWA Polish punk heroes back on the map
  • PAURA Brazil hardcore power, second time at Ieperfest
  • PROCESS OF GUILT Portugal’s sludge/math rockers
  • PSYCHO ENHANCER Stomping American moshaholics
  • SLOPE German hardcore/crossover kids back at it
  • The WEIRDOS First Los Angeles punk band, been around since late the 70s!
  • WISDOM IN CHAINS Fabulous American solid hardcore
  • ZOHASTRE Experimental ‘n psychedelic UK postrock

Up next: Ieperfest green policy cross-border cooperation (Demo/Interreg), start of early bird presale, website updates, etc.


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