Ieper Hardcore Fest | 10, 11 & 12 AUG 2018

IEPERFEST NEWS UPDATE 5 JUNE 2018

Welcome to our brand new website! Not all sections are ready yet, but we couldn’t wait any longer to get it out to you. Hope you like it.

Last bands confirmed. Ieperfest 2018 line-up now complete.

We added 3 more bands, all of them talented Belgian newcomers.

  • ALL WE EXPECTED H8000 post rock ffo MOGWAI, RUSSIAN CIRCLES and PELICAN
  • HIGHKICK WIZZARD Verse Vis 2018 contest winners. Expect thrashing crossover hardcore by a bunch of energetic H8000 youngsters.
  • MINDWAR Straight ahead hardcore ffo TERROR and TRAPPED UNDER ICE

That’s it for now. Thanks again for your continued support!

IEPERFEST NEWS UPDATE 24 MAY 2018

As promised last week, here are the day splits for this year’s summer edition.

Small band update:

We added xWASTEx from Sweden to the line-up. Expect shredding female fronted fast forward straight-edge hardcore.
Due to various reasons, RATS IN THE WALL and WEIRDOS had to cancel their performance.

This Saturday 26 May!
“Verse Vis” contest in cooperation with De Zwerver. 8 bands will give the best of themselves. The winner will hit the Ieperfest stage on 11 August. More info on who’s playing here.

If all goes according to plan, our brand new website will be launched next week. Can’t wait!!

IEPERFEST NEWS UPDATE 15 MAY 2018

Hey there,

We know, it’s been a while. No worries, we haven’t forgotten about you!

Band update

6 bands in:

  • CELESTE French rock ‘n roll sludge gods with an exclusive Belgian summer performance
  • CLIMATE OF FEAR Hitting the road with MERAUDER this summer, ex-DESOLATED.
  • DARKSIDE NYC Holy shite!! New York cult band we thought we’d never see again. Exclusive European show for 2018!
  • DEEZ NUTS MLB to NYC, ready to get all of you swing hard again during their next Ieperfest performance
  • MERAUDER First time ever at Ieperfest for these US master killers, the true titans of dark ‘n mean metallic hardcore.
  • RATOS DE PORAO Brazil’s hardcore/punk veterans coming over for just 3 European summer shows. Only their 2nd time ever at Ieperfest.

1 band out: FOR THE GLORY have called it quits. Too bad, would have loved to see Ricardo and crew again. Good luck with your future projects guys.
So just 2 more open spots left.

Our friends at De Zwerver had the great idea to organise the “Verse Vis” contest. No less than 191 bands participated. 8 were selected to play live at the final on 26 May. The winner will hit the Ieperfest stage on 11 August. More info on who’s playing here.

What’s more?

We have a brand new website coming up pretty soon!

Day splits will be available by the next update.

Presale is still going strong. Haven’t bought your tickets yet? Go!

IEPERFEST NEWS UPDATE 20 MARCH 2018

We have 11 more bands for you today, here we go:

  • DAYS OF RAGE First Euro tour for these Canadian hardcore punks with a message
  • DEATH THREAT Legendary US hardcore act with their highly anticipated Ieperfest debut. Exclusive European 20 year anniversary show!
  • HIGH ON FIRE Another US top act that will entertain us in Flanders’ fields for the very first time. Woow! Exclusive Belgian show in 2018.
  • HIRAX American thrash metal outfit that has been around for almost 35 years
  • LOST BARON H8000 dark rockers mixing sludge, stoner and metal
  • MAUDLIN H8000 doomy psychedelic progrockers finally back at the fest to present their new album
  • SPIRIT CRUSHER Upcoming German hardcore act “inspired by NYHC, the 90s and the straight-edge”
  • SPIRITS Melodic straight ahead US hardcore
  • TAKE OFFENSE American crossover hardcore for the win. Back at the fest for the second time.
  • TEMPEST Eco warriors of various countries teaming up. Ex-UNDYING.
  • TURBOWARRIOR OF STEEL H8000 heavy metal heroes, always a party, always a blast!

Presale? Thanks for your support!!

IEPERFEST NEWS UPDATE 13 MARCH 2018

As you may know, Ieperfest is involved in the DEMO project.

DEMO - Durability and ecology in the Music business and its Organisers.

The project focuses on promoting sustainable development across Belgium and France. The project is run by 11 French and Belgian partners being: 

3 festivals:

  • Dour Festival (in samenwerking met 3D ASBL), Dour, Belgium
  • Le Cabaret Vert (georganiseerd door Flap), Charleville-Mézières, France
  • Ieperfest, Ieper, Belgium

5 cultural organisations:

  • Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France
  • Les 4Ecluses, Duinkerke, France
  • Wilde Westen (FKA De Kreun), Kortrijk, Belgium
  • 4AD, Diksmuide, Belgium
  • Le centre culturel René Magritte, Lessines, Belgium

3 partners focussing on sustainable development:

  • Extracité, Rijsel, France
  • IDEA, Bergen, Belgium
  • IMOG, Harelbeke, Belgium

Together we set course to offer initiatives, solutions and knowhow to answer ecological, social, economic and cultural questions.

  • Ecologically this goes from LED over electrical transport, recycling, biological products, collecting points, solar energy, heating, water handling etc
  • Socially we take actions to improve accessibility for disabled people, education of volunteers, people in financial trouble, prevention of hearing damage etc
  • Economically we look out to encourage people to behave a responsibly, to share, to buy fair and locally. This involves materials, services, tourism, ecologic toilets, trash cans. 
  • Culturally we organise workshops and reach out to schools to share skills and knowhow or discuss the possibilities for the future.

INFO:  www.demo-europe.eu // www.facebook.com/DEMO20162020 // morethanmusic@ieperfest.com

Partners

Ieper Hardcore Food
Genet Records
Bulik
Provincie West-Vlaanderen
Primus
Stad Ieper
Vort'n Vis
Interreg
DEMO