A few days back we brought you the sad news that a few bands had to cancel their European tours and therefore won’t be performing at Ieperfest this year. We went to great lengths to find four new acts that were at least equally great. Today, we are happy to announce the following additions to the line-up:
- CROWN OF THORNZ (US) // Critically acclaimed NYHC act formed 18 years ago by a.o. Lord Ezec. The band disbanded in 1998 and is now playing an exclusive European festival show at Ieperfest! Oooooow fuck!
- HERE COMES THE KRAKEN (MX) // Formed 5 years ago in Aguascalientes, Mexico they started out as 100% ferocious deathcore, but are now adding more melody to their sound. First ever Mexican band to appear at Ieperfest in 20 years, sweet!
- NASUM (SE) // Formed 20 years ago in Örebro, Sweden with the idea to create true grindcore in the vein of old NAPALM DEATH. The band called it a day in 2004 after the tragic death of lead singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk in the tsunami in Thailand. Totally psyched to have them on the IF stage during their final farewell tour!
- YOUR DEMISE (UK) // UK hardcore act that will present its recently released fourth album during their third IF performance. Great band, great music, great guys with big hearts!
We think these additions make the line-up even stronger than it originally was. Check out the schedule tab to see which dates these bands are playing. A more detailed timetable will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!
We’ve also updated the “Food” & “MTM” sections. Have a look to see which delicious meals Ferm&Fameus will be cooking for you this year. All delicious, all fresh, all vegan! On the “More Than Music” page you will find a bunch of interesting topics that will be dealt with this year. A more detailed program will follow soon though, so stay tuned!
Up next: Thursday 9/8’s prefest bands, schedule, lodging update, etc. so stay tuned!