Today we’re adding 117 bands to the line-up of our 25th XL edition. With 121 confirmations the line-up is nearly complete. A total of 130 bands will lay siege to Dessel from 16-19 June 2022.

Previously we announced four headliners for GMM2022:

  • Iron Maiden (Thursday 16 June 2022);
  • Avenged Sevenfold (Friday 17 June 2022);
  • Judas Priest (Saturday 18 June 2022);
  • Aerosmith (Sunday 19 June 2022).

The new additions to the...

With Avenged Sevenfold GMM is adding a fourth headliner to the roster for its 25th XL edition. The American top act will end proceedings on Main Stage 1 on Friday. GMM 2022 takes place from Thursday 16 through Sunday 19 June 2022 and already it’s shaping up to be a memorable anniversary edition.

Despite two consecutive cancellations throwing in the towel was never an option for Graspop Metal Meeting. Following...

Your prayers have been answered! On Thursday 16 June 2022 GMM favourites Iron Maiden will return to Dessel. They will close out the first festival day of our 25th anniversary edition!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Iron Maiden had rescheduled their ‘Legacy of the Beast Tour 2020’ for June-July 2021. The British heavy metal legends were supposed to headline at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp on Sunday 27 June 2021 but...

These are unprecedented times. In just a short while, the world has completely changed. Social life has, for the most part, been put on hold. There have never been public measures like this. Summer will soon be on the way and that means festival season. We have consulted experts, talked to artists. Today, the National Security Council decided that large gatherings are banned in Belgium until the end of August....

Thursday the 26th of June, the guys from the Kortrijk-based metalband Dyscordia take off to Dessel, where they will open the Belgian evening and inaugurate the brand new Jupiler Open Air Stage.

Dyscordia plays progressive metal. Their first EP ‘Reveries’ was very well received by reviewers and fans both local and abroad. Early 2013, the band released their first full album ‘Twin Symbiosis’ and participated in the European Metal Battle...