The hallowed grounds of Graspop Metal Meeting are situated on the Stenehei in Dessel (Belgium). The best way to get there is by bicycle or public transport. As of Wednesday 15 June the area surrounding the festival site will be closed to all motorised traffic. Only pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles with a special permit will be allowed to pass.
Our festivalgoers will not be hindered by the national union action on 20 June 2022. Trains will run as scheduled.
Going by train to the festival? Good thinking! NMBS/SNCB provides additional capacity. The nearest station is Mol. From there, our free shuttle bus will take you to the festival site. Attention: Your festivalticket is not valid as a train ticket.
NEW: return journey at half price
Go to sncb.be/graspop and buy your Graspop Metal Meeting Train ticket by using the NMBS/SNCB code on your festival ticket. This train ticket is only available online as from 18/05/2022 – 10 am and is valid for 1 outward and 1 homeward journey in 2nd class at half price between any Belgian station and the station of MOL. If you're staying at Devil’s Lake, then take the train to LOMMEL station.
You can choose the date of the outward journey and the date of the homeward journey in the period of Wednesday 15th until Monday 20nd of June 2022 included. You can find the timetable of all trains on sncb.be or in the SNCB app.
If you’re departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem station, you still have to buy 2 Diabolo fee tickets: one for your outward journey and one for your homeward journey. Travellers from abroad can combine their GMM Train ticket with a transport ticket that is valid until the Belgian border. From there, the train ticket is valid to Mol or Lommel station.
All info and conditions: sncb.be/graspop.
Thalys – Eurostar
If you're travelling by Thalys or Eurostar, you should get off in Antwerpen-Centraal or Bruxelles-Midi. From there you can take the train to the station of Mol or Lommel with the GMM Train ticket. Attention: The GMM Train ticket is not valid on Thalys nor Eurostar.
Free shuttle buses
During the festival free shuttle buses will whisk the metal hordes to and from the festival site from the bus stop at Mol station.
- Wednesday: 1:30 pm – 10:30 pm
- Thursday: 7:30 am – 2:30 am
- FRI/SA/SUN: 8:00 am – 2:30 am
- Monday: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Is the nearest train station miles away or do you hate long train journeys? Not to worry! These comfortable coaches will take you to the festival in true VIP style. There are 3 types of paying shuttles:
Airport shuttles for people arriving by plane in Eindhoven Airport, Brussel Airport & Brussels South Airport (Charleroi) on 15 and 16 June. The shuttle will take you right up to the entrance of the festival.
Camping Shuttles take you from 13 locations to Graspop Metal Meeting. You can also buy a separate ticket on Monday to return home.
Book your shuttle tickets here:
Festival shuttles will pick you up at 33 locations throughout Belgium. These shuttle tickets ensure that you are already rocking at GMM at 11:30 am and will take you back home at 2:00 am afterwards. Ticket prices (round trip) start from 20 EUR. So let yourself be driven to GMM without any worries.
- Book your festival shuttle tickets here (round trip).
Are you organising your own coach?
Then be sure to notify GMM HERE in advance. Your coach will be directed along a specific route to a separate coach parking area near the festival entrance.
Looking to avoid tailbacks en route to GMM? Then dust off your saddle and hop on your bicycle instead. Parking is free in our guarded bicycle parking lot near the main festival entrance. Convenient, ecological, healthy... and you get an ecocoin to boot! Attention: bicycles that are parked illegally will be taken to the bicycle parking lot. Navigate here to the bicycle parking lot.
Park & Bike
You don’t live nearby but you’d still like to avoid the tailbacks? Park & Bike is the perfect solution. Load your bike into/onto your vehicle and park in one of two free Park & Ride car parks. Then hop on your bike and cover the remaining distance via an enjoyable route. You can leave your iron steed in the bicycle parking lot near the main entrance. Navigate here to the bicycle parking lot.
- Park & Bike - WEST: Duineneind, Kasterlee (KSK Kasterlee). 8 km. Navigate here.
- Park & Bike - EAST: Meiplein, Witgoor (Dessel). 7 km. Navigate here.
If you’re coming by car or motorbike please remember to switch off your GPS system as soon as you come across the first FESTIVAL sign. Depending on the direction you’re coming from you will be directed to the nearest and most accessible GMM parking. Graspop Metal Meeting is easily accessible via the E34 and E313 motorways.
From the KISS & RIDE zone it’s a 2 km walk to the festival arena. This is also where the official taxi rank of the festival is located.
As of this year all GMM car parks are paying. They are situated within walking distance from the festival site. There is no separate parking for motorbikes and scooters. Parking next to your tent at camping Boneyard is prohibited for both cars and motorbikes. If you leave your car by the side of the road you may be towed. Festival goers are not allowed to spend the night in the car park. Camping is free at camping Boneyard. Motorhome owners can rent a pitch in Metal Town. One final tip: remove all valuables from your car.
If you have an accommodation ticket for a pitch at Camping Metal Town, a festihut at Camping Inferno or a VIP ticket then you already had the opportunity to reserve a free parking ticket when you purchased your festival tickets.
- Advance sales online as of 18/05/2022: €15 per car. BUY YOUR PARKING TICKET HERE.
- On the day (only bank and credit cards, NO cash): €20 per car
- Attention: if you leave the car park then you will once again be charged €20 upon your return
Opening hours car parks:
- On Wednesday at 2 pm only the car parks for Combi Plus ticket holders will be accessible.
- On all other days all car parks open at 8 am.
Car park Inferno:
This car park is only accessible for festival-goers with a valid Inferno parking ticket who booked a festihut or rental tent.
Per festihut one vehicle can park free of charge in the Inferno car park. Request your parking voucher when booking your festihut. All vouchers are emailed in the run-up to the festival.
If you’ve booked a rental tent you can purchase a parking voucher: €15 per car in advance sale, or €20 per car on the day.
Opening hours car park Inferno:
- Wednesday noon only for Combi Plus ticket holders with a rental tent
- On all other days all car parks open at 8 am.
Car park INTER (people with a disability):
The parking is fully booked.
Car park Inferno is nearest the main entrance and includes a dedicated disabled section. Access to this section must be requested beforehand via the application form. The number of parking spaces is limited so be sure to submit your application on time. This year all car parks are paying and that includes disabled parking spaces. When we receive your application we will let you know how to purchase these tickets. Volunteer staff from Inter will be on hand at this car park to assist you and, if necessary, escort you to the main festival entrance or the Inter campsite.
VIP car park:
You request your VIP parking ticket when purchasing your VIP festival ticket.
If you have a VIP festival ticket and you’re staying at Campsite Boneyard then do NOT use the VIP car park. Instead please leave your car in one of the regular car parks, which are closer to Campsite Boneyard. Conversely, VIP parking tickets are valid in all car parks.
Opening hours VIP Parking:
- Closed on Wednesday!
- On all other days, the car park is open from 10 am.
Several airports in Belgium and the Netherlands are located at a reasonable distance from Dessel:
- Brussels Airport - Zaventem (BRU), op 95 km
- Brussels South Airport – Charleroi (CRL), op 160 km
- Eindhoven Airport (EIN), op 45 km
- Amsterdam Airport – Schiphol (AMS), op 160 km
From the Belgian airports you can board a train for Mol station, where free shuttle buses are waiting to take you to the festival site. The train station at Brussels Airport (BRU) is located at level -1 of the airport terminal. At Brussels South Airport (CRL) take bus line A to the train station of Charleroi-Sud. Go to sncb.be/graspop for the timetable and full details on the online sales of the GMM Train tickets.
From the UK
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