Korn, Deep Purple, Disturbed, Alter Bridge, Deftones and more

Just days after the announcement of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest as the first headliners for the four-day XL edition of Graspop Metal Meeting, we've dropped another bombshell with a clutch of confirmations for next summer. Deep Purple, Deftones, Disturbed, Korn, Mercyful Fate and The Offspring are just a few of the bands that will pull out all the stops from Thursday-Sunday 18-21 June on the festival’s five stages.

Graspop Metal Meeting is the Benelux’ premier hard rock and metal festival and the 2020 edition marks its 25th anniversary. To celebrate the occasion in style the organisers are billing a slew of famous and less well-known metal talent that will rock festival park De Stenehei in Dessel for four days straight. First headliners Iron Maiden and Judas Priest are now being joined by no fewer than 74 bands

Of course, these are just a few layers of the birthday cake because there’s much more to choose from in Dessel next summer: Airbourne, Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Amorphis, Anathema, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Babymetal, Battle Beast, Beyond The Black, Body Count Ft. Ice-T, Boston Manor, Bury Tomorrow, Chelsea Grin, Creeper, Deep Purple, Deez Nuts, Deftones, Dimmu Borgir, Disillusion, Disturbed, Dog Eat Dog, Dool, Down, Dream State, Dying Fetus, Enter Shikari, Exciter, Fields Of The Nephilim, Foreigner, Fu Manchu, Gaahls Wyrd, Good Riddance, Heathen, Heaven Shall Burn, High On Fire, In Extremo, Kadavar, Killing Joke, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Lagwagon, M.O.D., Mayhem, Me And That Man, Mercyful Fate, Mispyrming, Motionless In White, My Dying Bride, Naglfar, Obituary, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Our Survival Depends On Us, P.O.D., Paradise Lost, Powerflo, Powerwolf, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Shvpes, Silverstein, Slapshot, Soen, Steel Panther, The Great Old Ones, The Offspring, The Vintage Caravan, Thunder, Tribulation, Vltimas, Wayward Sons et Wednesday 13. Many more acts are still to be confirmed. All in all more than 120 bands will play GMM2020.

To make festival-goers as comfortable as possible Graspop Metal Meeting is offering its usual wide variety of accommodations at and near the festival grounds. Full details are available here.

Tickets to Graspop Metal Meeting 2020 go on sale at 10 am on Friday 15 November via ticketmaster.be and proximusgoformusic.be.