Ieper Hardcore Fest | 5, 6 & 7 JULY 2019


Due to reasons beyond our control, COMEBACK KID will be rescheduled to Sunday 7 July. We’re currently looking into booking an extra band for Friday. People that bought tickets for that day and want to have them switched, get in touch. Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.


We are really happy with the – mostly – positive feedback on this year’s Ieperfest line-up!

We have 3 more bands to announce:

  • CHAIN REACTION Positive hardcore vibes by ex-members of RISE AND FALL, CONGRESS and SPIRIT OF YOUTH
  • COMEBACK KID One of the best melodic hardcore bands around these days helping us out with the crowdfunding
  • DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT German blackened metal, back for their 2nd Ieperfest performance

The line-up is complete now.

Crowdfunding rewards are still in the making. We’ll make an extra announcement on that soon!

Keep on buying presale tickets. Maybe buy one more and bring an extra friend? Thanks for your support!!


We’re almost there, folks! Here’s 5 more confirmed bands for you.

  • BATTERY 90s American old school hardcore. “Only The Diehard Remain” 25th anniversary tour. First time at Ieperfest.
  • DRUG CHURCH New York fast-paced, aggressive hardcore/punk ready to take Ieperfest by storm
  • H2O New York melodic hardcore legend coming over to celebrate their 25th anniversary
  • SPIRIT CRUSHER One of the best hardcore bands to come from Germany in ages presenting their debut album
  • The SETUP Belgian veteran hardcore act saying goodbye with a blast at Ieperfest after a career of 15+ years

Thanks to all bands and visitors that created such a heart-warming atmosphere at the benefit show at Vort’n Vis last weekend. The place was really crowded. It was a blast!

Up next: Ieper spaghetti fest. 20 April @ JOC Ieper. Another benefit to raise extra funds. More info on the Facebook event. Welcome. Bring your friends!!

Don’t forget: there’s no better way to support us than to buy presale tickets. Don’t sleep on it, get yours now!!


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!


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