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IEPERFEST NEWS UPDATE 31 JULY 2014

White smoke! The dice has finally been cast. The past few weeks we received a couple of blows to the head when band after band cancelled their tours, for a number of reasons beyond our control. No less than 10 bands decided not to come over to Europe and Ieperfest after all. However, we got back on our feet, dusted ourselves off and sought ànd found 10 more than adequate acts to re-complete the Ieperfest 2014 line-up. The following bands have regretfully cancelled their Ieperfest appearance: ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS, BLACKLISTED, GORGUTS, INFEST, MURPHY’S LAW, POISON IDEA, PYREXIA, RAMALLAH, STRIFE and SUBZERO.

We are aware of the fact that some of these bands have cancelled a while ago already, and apologise that it has taken us so long to come with this official statement. It is, and has always been our policy to communicate cancelling bands when, and only when, we have found proper replacements. Normally, this goes...

IEPERFEST NEWS UPDATE 26 JULY 2014

We are getting many requests concerning the final schedule. At this moment we simply cannot communicate it. As you may have heard, a few bands have cancelled their show/tour. For a wide variety of reasons. We do wonder what certain bands and bookers are upto though. What the fuck. We have been working sooooo hard to book a killer bill and now it feels like starting all over again. Ieperfest is a 100% volunteer-run festival. It's soooo demotivating to see months of hard work going up in thin air just like that. Dear bands, may we urge you to think twice before confirming a tour/show? May we kindly ask not to claim higher fees once a deal was made? Need we go on? I guess not.

HOWEVER: no worries at all. We are kicking it hard in order to re-finish the bill and hope to have a final schedule soon. Some bands are irreplaceable, but in the end Ieperfest 2014 will prove to be a total killer edition, better than any we had to date. Thanks for your support, we love you all!! Haters...

IEPERFEST NEWS UPDATE 26 JUNE 2014

Hello there. It’s been almost two months since we gave you an insight of what’s going on at Ieperfest HQ. The one we bring you now will be good news for some of you, and bad news for others. That’s right, we are about to announce some bands that cancelled their appearance at Ieperfest 2014… But we’ll also announce the bands that will be replacing them!

Unfortunately, The GENERATORS, GUTTERMOUTH, MONUMENTS, STEEL NATION, THICK AS BLOOD and ZERO BOYS will no longer be playing Ieperfest this summer, due to various reasons beyond our control. We realize some of you have been looking forward to seeing one or more of these bands, and would like to apologize for their absence on their behalf.

We do however feel that the following acts will be doing just as well, if not better. Ready? Here goes:

  • ADOLESCENTS (US) // Legendary punk band formed in 1980 in California. Broke up and reformed several times over the...

IEPERFEST NEWS UPDATE 2 MAY 2014

2 May, at last! We have been waiting for this moment for a few weeks now, but today we can finally announce the complete Ieperfest 2014 line-up!

First of all, we are sad to announce that NOTHING TO REGRET have pulled out the NO ZODIAC tour and will no longer be playing Ieperfest. We wish them all the best and hope to have them on our stage in future. ABLAZE will be replacing them.

And now, without further ado, we are proud to present the final additions to our bill, bringing us to a total of 84 bands. Ready? Here goes:

  • ABLAZE (DE) // Mean Darmstadt metal/hardcore band replacing NOTHING TO REGRET in the NO ZODIAC tour package. For fans of brutal breakdowns and moshable beats.
  • BACKTRACK (US) // Definitely one of thé upcoming hardcore bands that is working their way to the top at relentless speed. After a highly successful spring tour they will be back in summer to...

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