Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting announces 130 performers for 2023

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Pantera are among the performers

Organizers of the Graspop Metal Meeting have announced that 130 bands will perform during the event’s 26th edition taking place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Ghost will be headlining Thursday, June 15th, Gojira on Friday, June 16th, Slipknot and Parkway Drive on Saturday, June 17th with Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe’s The World Tour closing out the four day event on Sunday, June 18th.

Additional performers include the newly reformed Pantera (which has added its 22nd tour stop for 2023), Halestorm, Rancid, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Hatebreed, Hollywood Vampires, Disturbed, Behemoth, and more.

No fewer than 40 bands will be making their GMM debut next year.

Tickets to Graspop Metal Meeting 2023 go on sale on Saturday, November 26th at 10 am local venue time via Ticketmaster.

In 2023 Graspop Metal Meeting will once again open the floodgates of metal heaven for four days straight with an all-star line-up. For the 26th time, the Stenehei festival venue in Dessel will rock to its foundations! True to form, the line-up will burst at the seams with the best of a variety of metal genres: from hardcore to hard rock, from black metal to thrash, from punk to metalcore and tons more. Graspop Metal Meeting 2023 is the metal high mass of the year no metalhead can afford to miss.

Buddy Iahn
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