Ieper Hardcore Fest | 2, 3 & 4 JULY 2021

Ieperfest winter edition 2022 Band announcement

Date: Saturday 5 March
Place to be: JOC, Ieper
Bands:

  • ARKANGEL The masters of the Belgian metalcore sound still around
  • CROWSVIEW H8000 metalcore heroes on the rise
  • CRUCIFIED H8000 stomping hardcore/punk
  • DIVINE HATRED Brutal UK metal/deathcore
  • GRAY STATE All the way from Finland, ready to conquer all of our hearts
  • MALEVOLENCE The hottest & most interesting hard/metalcore band to come from the UK in ages!
  • WORKS OF THE FLESH Antwerp death metal with lots of crust influences
  • WORST DOUBT Paris hardcore on Beatdown Hardware records

Presale starts on Friday 15 October at 18h00.

If you bought a ticket for the ARKANGEL show that was initially planned for October 2020, you can use it for this show.

Thanks for your support!!

Ieperfest 2021 postponed

Dear Ieperfest-supporters,

We guess you already know what’s coming… The fucking corona-pandemic again forces us to cancel the Ieperfest edition 2021… We hoped last year’s cancellation would be a one-time thing, but it seems we cannot control this virus enough to gather on a festival site as we did before 2020…

With the start of the vaccinations in 2021, we were really hopeful that we would be able to organize another insane Ieperfest in July. But reality hits us hard when we see the actual situation in Belgium and many other (European) countries. It is obvious that a normal festival, where we can meet our friends and go nuts in a moshpit will not be possible yet.
As we already stated last year, we refuse to organize a festival with special testing and regulations beyond our capacities. We refuse to organize a festival where people have to keep their distance from each other, where people have to walk in small groups, where people have to sit down to enjoy our music style… Can you imagine this? Can you imagine a hardcore show without a pit? Can you imagine an after-party without a party…?       
This would not be Ieperfest…

It truly sucks and as an organization, we are filled with disappointment but of course, the safety of everyone has to prevail. We managed to take many bands from the 2020 line-up to 2021 and we hope to do the same for the edition of 2022.

It is not possible for us to pick a new date later this year, so we have to postpone the 28th edition to 1-2-3 July 2022 and will work very hard to present you with another massive line-up!

If you already bought a ticket, you will be able to transfer it to the 2022 edition. If you do not want to transfer the ticket, you will get a refund. We are working closely together with our ticketing partner and they will be in touch very soon. We can only hope that many people transfer their ticket to next year…

However, we depend on your support. You can help us to get through these difficult times by saving your ticket for the 2022 edition and secure the future of Ieperfest. We are a non-profit organization and we had a few setbacks the last few years, so we need every euro to keep Ieperfest alive! We thank you for your support and understanding.

Depending on the possibilities given by the government, we might organize a smaller show, don’t know how and when yet, but we keep you posted!

May we also get some attention on De Vort’n Vis pub in Ieper, the founding youth club of Ieperfest. Pubs and bars are closed for a long time now, and believe it or not, because we all work with volunteers, our non-profit organization didn’t get ANY financial help from ANY government! So yes, we are struggling! When we can open again, please pay us a visit when you’re around and support us if you can!

At last, we want to express our gratitude and respect to all health care workers/volunteers and everybody else who is helping out the needed ones! Much respect! They are still the true heroes in these dark times.

Stay healthy and take care of each other! Hope to see you soon.

Ieperfest Crew

"Nothing, just nothing
Nothing will wipe this heart out
And no one, just no one will break this frontline
We are, we are, we are the fighting ones
We are, we are the, we are the final resistance"

Endzeit - HEAVEN SHALL BURN

IEPERFEST NEWS UPDATE 28 SEPTEMBER 2020

Hello, all of you,

We hope that you and your beloved ones are still doing fine in these weird times. We do also hope that this COVID craze will come to an end one day. In the meantime we’ve (re)booked a few bands for Ieperfest #28, now taking place on 2-3-4 July 2021. We will add about 10 more later on. Still waiting for some bands/bookers to get back to us.

We hope you like the design. If you ask us, it’s pretty badass!!

Tickets are for sale. Get yours now. You know it’s money well-spent!

IEPERFEST NEWS UPDATE 14 MAY 2020

Dearest Ieperfest supporters,

Thank you so much for your continued support for our festival and the underground music community. You had the chance to claim back your money for the tickets you bought for this year’s canceled Ieperfest. We understand that some of you need this money, so no problem. Thanks also however to the ones that decided to keep their ticket until the 2021 edition!! We’re sure you won’t regret it.

Some of you that hadn’t bought a ticket yet, expressed the idea to buy one for 2021 already. That kind of support is extremely welcome. In the meantime, the presale for 2021 has started. Feel free to get your ticket now if you can afford it!

We’re also launching a small shop with a bunch of exclusive merch that we are offering as a benefit to raise some extra money. Please note that this is a pre-order thing so we won’t be able to ship until June. We’ve never offered windbreakers or tank tops before … So here’s your chance to get one if you want so. Have a look!

All the best,

Team Ieperfest

Ieperfest 2020 postponed

With utter sadness we have to announce that Ieperfest 2020 is not going to happen.
Yesterday the Belgian authorities prohibited of all larger events for summer.

The last few weeks we kept our faith and investigated all options to have a legendary fest and hoped it would not be cancelled. But in the end, the risk of spreading this damned Corona-virus is just too large when people gather. This crisis affects us all, so we need to put the health of visitors/bands/shitworkers in the first place. We strongly believed in this year's line-up as one of our coolest ever and we hoped to party with all of you this summer, so this cancellation feels like a punch in our face ...

As we all are volunteers and we work with many dedicated partners (suppliers, technicians, stage crews, ...). It is not possible for us to pick a new date later this year, so we have to postpone the 28th edition to 2-3-4 July 2021 and will work very hard to present you another massive line-up!

If you already bought a ticket, you will be able to transfer it to the 2021 edition. If you do not want to transfer the ticket, you will get a refund. We are working closely together with our ticketing partner and they will be in touch very soon.

However, we depend on your support. You can help us to get through these difficult times by saving your ticket for the 2021 edition and secure the future of Ieperfest. We are a non-profit organization and we had a few setbacks the last few years, so we need every euro to keep Ieperfest alive! We thank you for your support and understanding.

To ease the pain a little bit, and if the circumstances are safe, we will organise some club shows in fall/winter 2020. We will look for a new date for the MIAVA/CARNEIA/ASTODAN show, and on 26 October we have the mighty ARKANGEL at De Vort'n Vis. We hope to see you on one of these shows!

At last, we want to express our gratitude and respect to all health care workers/volunteers and everybody else who is helping out the needed ones! Much respect! They indeed are the true heroes in these historic times.

Stay healthy and take care of each other! Hope to see you soon.

Ieperfest Crew

"Nothing, just nothing
Nothing will wipe this heart out
And no one, just no one will break this frontline
We are, we are, we are the fighting ones
We are, we are the, we are the final resistance"

Endzeit - HEAVEN SHALL BURN

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Bulik
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Primus
Stad Ieper
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Interreg
DEMO
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