Ieper Hardcore Fest | 3, 4 & 5 JULY 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"



Hardcore hardcore hardcore!! We are happy to add 3 more bands to the Ieperfest 2020 line-up.

  • ANTAGONIZE Here's what ex-BANE singer Aaron is up to these days. Expect straightforward, crunchy Boston hardcore.
  • ANXIOUS Pretty new Connecticut jangly emo/screamo band that will appeal to fans of JAWBREAKER, TOUCHE AMORE, TITLE FIGHT, etc.
  • ONE STEP CLOSER Upcoming, very promising US melodic hardcore band. Fans of HAVE HEART, TURNING POINT & TURNSTILE take note.

We have another 3 bands to announce and then we’re done for 2020. Stay tuned, please!!


3 more bands have been confirmed:

  • BYSTANDER Four friends from all over the US, for the love of hardcore, the straight-edge, ideas, and stage dives.
  • ECOSTRIKE South Florida (US) vegan straight-edge hardcore, for fans of EARTH CRISIS, UNBROKEN and SNAPCASE
  • MAGNITUDE North Carolina (US) chugging 90s style hardcore, for fans of CHOKEHOLD, TRIAL and STRIFE

We’re almost there, just a few more will be added. Stay tuned!!


Today we have 2 more bands to announce for Ieperfest #28:

  • STREET SOLDIER UK rising stars coming over to entertain us with their heavy, mean ‘n lean tuff hardcore
  • WHATEVER IT TAKES H8000 vs N9000 tuffcore moshers celebrating their 15th anniversary with a bang!

More band updates coming soon. In the meantime, get your tickets now!

Ieperfest will also be organising a few cosy club shows at our beloved Vort’n Vis venue:

9 May: MIAVA, ASTODAN + more

24 October: ARKANGEL, CROWSVIEW + more

Presale tickets will be available soon.


Ieper Hardcore Food
Genet Records
Provincie West-Vlaanderen
Stad Ieper
Vort'n Vis