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...

Fronted by the illustrious Steven Tyler/Joe Perry tandem, the American band celebrated their 50th anniversary last year. Unfortunately the Covid-19 pandemic thwarted their plans for a world tour but not to worry! On Sunday 19 June 2022 Aerosmith will rock your socks off in Dessel and close out GMM2022 with an exclusive Benelux show.

In 2022 the legacy continues as Aerosmith celebrate the 50th anniversary of their formation by playing...

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...

The organisers of Graspop Metal Meeting are toiling like mad to complete the line-up for the 25th XL edition. Today we have the pleasure of adding 12 new bands to the roster: A Day to Remember, Bullet for My Valentine and Megadeth are just a few of the bands that will rock your socks off from Thursday 17 through Sunday 20 June 2021 at the hallowed festival grounds in Dessel....

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....

With the addition of 3 Doors Down, Mastodon, Rival Sons, Skillet and a clutch of others, the XL line-up for Graspop Metal Meeting 2020, which takes place from Thursday-Sunday 18-20 June 2020, is shaping up nicely. Meanwhile tickets to #GMM2020 are selling like hot cakes! Several festival formulas, including the Combi PLUS and festival tickets for Sunday, have meanwhile sold out. There’s no time to waste so snatch up your...

“There’s something unreal about the number”, reckons Klaus Meine. The video for “Wind Of Change” has been viewed more than 108 million times on YouTube to date. VEVO meticulously recorded the view requests and certified them. With this, the Scorpions are the first German band cracking the 100 million click mark. Once again, the Scorpions have written a piece of music history.

The number is not only impressive, it also...