Ieperfest crew have just issued the following statement:
Hey there! As this is our first update of 2012, we would like to wish you all a happy new year. 2012 promises to be an exciting year for Ieperfest, as we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary in August. Although it’s still early in the year, we can already say this will be a party to be remembered for a looooooong time!
But first, let us focus on the fourth edition of Ieper Hardcore Winterfest. The flyers and posters have been spread a while ago already, and now our website also had a facelift! The Ieperfest 2011 killer whales have been replaced by the Ieper Hardcore Winterfest 2012 wolf, the Winterfest schedule is online and you can find extra information on all the bands performing on Saturday 18 February in the “bands” section.
Spaces are limited in the new venue, and ticket sales are going well, so don’t hesitate to pick up your ticket! The fastest, easiest and cheapest way to get a ticket is buying it online: www.ieperfest.com or www.facebook.com/ieperfest . You can also go to your nearest Fnac or Free Record Shop.
Meanwhile, we are working hard on finalizing the first list of bands that will be announced to play the 20th anniversary edition of Ieperfest on 10, 11 and 12 August 2012. This announcement will be preceded by a crossword puzzle that will be posted on our Facebook page soon. If you have not done so already, go to www.facebook.com/ieperfest, like us and keep an eye out for the puzzle.
[December 18] More band have been added to Ieperfest 212 Winter Edition.
DOOM (UK) // Legendary punk/hardcore/crust act formed way back in 1987. Originating in Birmingham, England, they were pivotal for the rise of crust and punk. After several splits (due to reasons of all nature) and just as many reformations, DOOM is now back as strong as ever before. We are glad to welcome these legends on our Winterfest
NO TURNING BACK (NL) // In this day and age where hardcore bands come and go with the speed of light NO TURNING BACK are holding true to what they originally set out to do and they’re not planning on giving up, ever. Those who remember their set on last year’s Ieperfest won’t want to miss out on this!
xVICIOUSx (BE) // Representing Belgium on the 2012 Winterfest will be young and upcoming straight-edge West-Flemish beatdown pounders xVICIOUSx. They earned their spot on the bill by being energetic, working hard and playing shitloads of shows over the past year. It’s time to get VICIOUS!
DEAFHEAVEN (US) // A dizzying hybrid of shoegaze shimmer, hardcore punk passion, emo vulnerability and black metal intensity. Based in San Francisco, signed to Deathwish Inc., influenced by bands like MORBID ANGEL, The SMITHS, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, ORCHID and MY BLOODY VALENTINE.
HIEROPHANT (IT) // HIEROPHANT is a ferocious crust/punk metal band based in the north of Italy. They played over 100 shows since their late 2009 debut. Their 2010 self-titled release on Demons Run Amok rcs features a guest appearance by Dwid Hellion of INTEGRITY. On tour with DEAFHEAVEN.
INTEGRITY (US) // Legendary Clevo hardcore act that has been around since 1988 already, long before some of you were even born. No introduction needed. Go hard or go home!
xKINGDOMx (US) // Philadelphia’s hardest yet most loveable vegan straight-edge hardcore act is back in Ieper after their memorable performance on Ieperfest 2009. Welcome back!
ROT IN HELL (UK) // Hard as nails UK hardcore act with a hint of Belgian hardcore history, as they were recently joined by Hans Verbeke of LIAR fame on vocals. Signed to Deathwish Inc., on tour with INTEGRITY.
VANNA (US) // Yet another high quality act hailing from the city of Boston, Massachusetts! VANNA only recently visited Europe as opener on the Never Say Die tour, attracting large numbers all over! For fans of FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS, ARCHITECTS, PARKWAY DRIVE etc.
WRONG ANSWER (US) // Philadelphia based hardcore act, playing music somewhat reminiscent of “System Overload” era INTEGRITY. On tour with xKINGDOMx.
Ticket prices are the same as they have always been for Winterfest: pre-sale tickets cost 14 Euro and can be bought online (www.ieperfest.com or www.facebook.com/ieperfest) or in your local Free Record Shop or Fnac! Space is a little more limited at the new venue, so get your ticket before it’s too late!
Ieperfest Crew is also working on the regular fest line-up:
We also want to inform you that we are working really hard on the bill for the 20th anniversary edition of Ieperfest, taking place on 10, 11 and 12 August 2012. We will be able to announce a first list of bands soon, so stay tuned!
PUBLISHED on December 18, 2012.
UPDATED on January 27, 2012.