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What to do and see at the Graspop Festival, from the 21 to the 23 June 2019 in Belgium

DATA: 21 - 23 June 2019
PLACE: Dessel, Belgium

A reference point for heavy metal and hard rock, the Graspop Meeting Metal offers a rich program of music, from the 1996.
Particularly loved by the spectators, it has come to welcome more than 160000 visitors in its latest edition.
Many international stars have taken the stage. On all, the Iron Maiden, protagonists of well 8 editions and, now, at home in these parts.

The Graspop takes place on the last weekend of June, in Dessel, a small Belgian town in the province of Antwerp.
Excellent lineup, and almost perfect organization, were the fundamental reasons that have made the festival successful.

Three dates, for 4 different musical paths, divided into as many areas. The two Main Stages welcome the most important international stars. At the Marquee tent, death metal, trash and black metal bands perform. Metal dome, collects bands in a more intimate atmosphere. Finally, Jupiler Stage is a small area dedicated to metalcore and hardcore music.

A festival for all tastes. An extraordinary musical event to listen to your favorite artists. Among the most important hard rock events of the 2019 musical summer.



Graspop Metal Festival

Photo, Thibault Trillet

The small town of Dessel is located about 60 kilometers from Antwerp. The nearest train station is Mol, from which one departs FREE SHUTTLE for the Graspop.
Starting from the 5 June 2019, sncb offers a special ticket that, at the cost of 10 €, allows you to make a round trip to Mol. Whatever your city of origin (as long as in Belgium).
This ticket is for sale only after the 05 / 06 / 2019.

For medium to long range distances, the aircraft is the preferred solution. Brussels International Airport, it is about 100 kilometers, well connected with direct flights to the main European destinations. Reached the center of Brussels, you can move by train to Mol.


Here are the protagonists of the 2019 edition of Graspop Meeting Metal.

  • Friday. The Within Temptation will close the first evening of the Festival. Slayer, Death Angel, Eagles Of Death Metal, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stone Temple Pilots will be on stage.
  • Saturday. Disturbed; King Diamond; Godsmack; Kennedy Slash & Miles. Headliner will be the expected Sipknot.
  • Sunday. For the final evening, Cradle Of Filth, Def Leppard, In Flames, Rob Zombie. Final with the legendary Kiss.


The ticket to attend one single day of the 2019 Graspop costs 99 € per person. Includes access to the festival for the selected day, free parking, entrance to the Boneyard campsite and free access to the shuttle to / from Mol station.
The ticket in the version VIP for the single day, it costs € 175 per person instead. Offers access to exclusive areas, including a. Free privileged parking. Limited availability.

Il Festival Ticket Combi, costs 210 €, and offers access for the duration of the festival. Includes the benefits of a single day ticket. The subscription is also available in the version VIP TICKET COMBI at the price of 335 €.

Tickets are not refundable. Always buy them through the official channels.


Throughout the day, and the weekend, the Graspop never sleeps. Almost.
In case of hunger or thirst, you can take a trip to the Food Truck. If you want to meet your favorite band, maybe for an autograph, do not forget to go to the Signing Session.
And, again, a fair and a market to buy items including vinyls, and a real boulevard ... metal


Boneyard is the campsite in the immediate vicinity of the arena, where you can pitch your tent. Or rent one directly on the spot.
Alternatively, you can opt for Skullotel and Metal Town, just a few feet from the festival. The latter are solutions whose availability is exhausted in a short time.

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