Ieper Hardcore Fest | 5, 6 & 7 JULY 2019


New bands confirmed + day splits announced. Have a look at the flyer!

  • GRAY STATE Finnish metalcore mayhem ARKANGEL meets H8000 meets MORNING AGAIN
  • KILL FOR PEACE Stomping French hardcore
  • RAW PEACE Belgium’s answer to incredible Japanese bands like BASTARD, DEATHSIDE, LIPCREAM etc.
  • SOUL GRIP Evil ‘n dark black metal influenced hardcore
  • UNIFORM Vicious post-industrial dystopian cyber-punks praying for all of our sacred bones!

Thanks for supporting us and buying pre-sale tickets. Yes, we still have some left so don’t hesitate and get yours now!!

We have 2 cool Ieperfest benefits coming up.

6 April @ Vort’n Vis: HEADSHOT + KILL FOR PEACE (FR) + xVICIOUSx + MINDWAR + SUNDAYS + MINDED FURY + LOW ESTATES. More info on the Facebook event.

20 April @ JOC Ieper: Ieper spaghetti fest. More info on the Facebook event.

Every one welcome at those events. Bring your friends!!

How about those crowdfunding rewards? They are in the making. We haven’t forgotten about them, no worries. We keep you posted.


Ieperfest 2019 concept, more bands confirmed and early bird presale started.
Speaking of a bad-ass update, woow!

Thanks and thanks again to all of you who supported us through the very successful crowdfunding campaign we ran. It made us realise that Ieperfest still has a means of existence after all. 2019 will be a decisive year for us. There really is no better way than being present at the holy Ieperfest grounds on 5-6-7 July in order to show us the fest matters. We promise you it will be worth it. Early bird presale just started. There will be a limited amount of tickets available for a short period. Don’t sleep on it if you want one.

Here’s some more confirmed bands for you:

  • CANDY gonna die … One of the most hyped hardcore bands of recent years
  • DIE MY DEMON Belgian hardcore pride presenting their brand new album
  • HANGMAN Upcoming US hardcore act
  • HANGMAN'S CHAIR French wicked stoner/post-metal
  • HIGHER POWER UK’s melodic hardcore heroes
  • HOLD THE CROWN H8000 hardcore, mean and highly moshable
  • PIJN Manchester progressive post-metal/post-rock
  • POISON IDEA Legendary US hardcore punk act, their last ever tour?!
  • REGULATE Makers of the best hardcore record of 2018!
  • SLOW CRUSH Belgian post-hardcore indie rockers
  • TRAIL OF LIES Syracuse old school straight-edge hardcore
  • TURNSTILE Makers of the best hardcore record of 2018! 😊

40 bands - 3 days - 2 music stages
The fest will kick off on Friday 5 July late afternoon.  6 bands, just 1 stage.
On Saturday and Sunday we plan 18 and 16 more bands, 2 stages each day.
Still DIY as fuck, still legendary after-parties on Friday and Saturday night. No worries on that.

More news coming soon. Stay tuned!


Thanks so so much to all of you who supported us via the crowdfunding campaign we launched a while ago. Our aim is to collect 15.000 euro and if possible, even a bit more. So have another look at our crowdfunding page and feel free to support us!!

As we told you already, the 27th summer edition of Ieperfest will happen on 5-6-7 July 2019. Here’s the moment many of you have been waiting for: the first list of bands that will be performing. Here we go!

  • AMENRA The Gods of the Church of RA movement celebrating their 20 year anniversary
  • BITTER END Powerful US hardcore, just 4 European shows this year
  • GOUGE AWAY Florida post-hardcore noise-rock hype
  • GUILT TRIP Manchester hardcore unit
  • HARM'S WAY Metallic US hardcore
  • IN CLOVER H8000 beatdown moshaholics
  • JUST ICE Canadian hardcore newcomers, wicked stuff!
  • LEIAH Sweden's masters of emo rock back on the map
  • LENGTH OF TIME Brussels metalcore godfathers
  • MADBALL New York hardcore, always a party!
  • NINEBAR London hardcore moshers back for a 2nd performance
  • OPTIMIST German raw hardcore meets old school death metal, ex-END OF DAYS
  • REDEMPTION DENIED Belgian straight ahead hardcore back for a 2nd performance
  • SECT Raleigh, Portland & Toronto hardcore. Vegan. SXE. Old.
  • WIEGEDOOD Church of RA black metal
  • WISDOM IN CHAINS Popular Pennsylvanian solid hardcore

That’s it for now. More news coming soon, stay tuned.

Team Ieperfest

Ieperfest 2018 - crowdfunding campaign

In 1992 our precious Ieperfest started out as a 2-day fest in the old Vort'n Vis pub. A few enthusiastic fanatics, driven by ideals, wanted to offer young underground bands a chance to share their music with a larger likeminded audience. It seemed cool to bring all those hardcore/punk kids together in a great atmosphere with bands spreading their positive message.

Anno 2018, we're still standing. Never could we have imagined that 26 years later we would be the world's longest running underground hardcore festival. Even so, we still embrace the same ideals and enthusiasm as in the early days. This organisation, run by volunteers only, is still going strong on the path of DIY-hardcore. We’re so proud of it!

In 1992 we offered our first plate of vegan food, and so are we still doing, uncompromised. No matter at which location we organised our beloved festival, the ecological spirit was always there. We increased our efforts towards our green policy drastically over the years, inspiring many other events and winning several Green Awards.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the continuing support of all volunteers, or 'shitworkers', countless bands and visitors from all over the globe! We thank and applaud you all.

Today, the world of festivals has changed ... a lot! Bands require more cash, costs for logistics increase rapidly and we find ourselves confronted with a competition between many other, often well sponsored, mainstream festivals.

As a small underground festival we have always tried to squeeze every penny for its value. Big financial sponsors were never our thing and we have always re-invested every dime earned, back into the festival. Being the small entity that we are, we find ourselves now confronted with the dark side of economics.

The latest edition of our festival didn't attract the amount of spectators we hoped for and left us with a huge financial hangover. But this is Ieperfest, giving up doesn't appear in our dictionary. The lifelong friendships, sharing music and commitment. We refuse to let this go!

So we call upon you to help us out. Support us by donating with only one goal in mind: keep this unique festival alive and ensure the organisation of future editions of our and your precious Ieperfest!

Ieperfest has always been a family and now we turn towards you for help with a much appreciated donation.

Obviously you will get exclusive stuff in return for your well-earned cash.

Great items, all of them exclusive designs, even the food! ;-)

  • 5 € a well-deserved thanks!
  • 20 € sticker
  • 50 € sticker + T-shirt
  • 50 € 3 hot meals from Ieper Hardcore Food at the 2019 edition
  • 75 € sticker + crewneck sweat shirt
  • 100 € sticker + crewneck sweat shirt + screenprint poster
  • 150 € sticker + T-shirt + crewneck sweat shirt + screenprint poster
  • 175 € Ieperfest 2019 weekend ticket + 3 hot meals from Ieper Hardcore Food
  • 250 € sticker + Ieperfest 2019 weekend ticket + crewneck sweat shirt + T-shirt + screenprint poster
  • 500 € sticker + free entrance to Ieperfest Summer Edition for the next 10 years (500€/person)

You can sign up for any or multiple of these items through the crowdfunding page on Kiss Kiss Bank Bank.

We really want to collect 15.000 euro. More would be better, waaay better. We are working hard to make edition #27 (and many more afterwards) happen. Thank you for your support. You deserve it. We make it work!!

Ieperfest ... over 26 years of hardcore/punk/metal underground

100% DIY – volunteers only
100% ecological – vegan food only
100% hardcore – cause it's in our blood

Ieperfest needs you
Keep this unique tradition alive
Donate and help us out
Support your scene, your bands
So we can keep on giving them a stage
And have many hardcore parties in future

Team Ieperfest


Big news!! Ieperfest #27, save the date!!

The magic dates are 5-6-7 July. Correct, Ieperfest will happen in July for the very first time ever. 

On top of that, we are also working on a different concept. More about that in one of our next updates.

Exciting, isn’t it?!

In the meantime, please save the date: 5-6-7 July 2019!!


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