Legendary Belgian punk rock festival Groezrock has added 34 more acts to it's already impressive lineup. Now, they are just ten names away from the full lineup, and we can't be more exited. Scroll down to see who will join previously announced acts like Jawbreaker, Dropkick Murphys, Millencolin, Comeback Kid, Coheed and Cambria, Stick To Your Guns, Bowling For Soup, Neck Deep, Amenra and more.
If you were hoping for more moshpit-action: Deez Nuts are doing a ‘Stay True’ anniversary set. LA’s hardcore pride Trash Talk will probably talk the talk as well as walk the walk. With shred-happy, D-beating Candy, NYHC outfit King Nine and Philadelphia’s metallic hardcore outfit Jesus Piece also bringing the heat. If you were hoping for some more punk rock, well … they got you covered with the finest acts one can find on this planet. Enter San Francisco punks Get Dead and Fat Wreck Chords labelmates Bad Cop/Bad Cop. Hard touring Canadian act The Penske File is a true live sensation. And Pkew Pkew Pkew will celebrate the release of their new record ‘Optimal Lifestyles’ on a spectacular tour with the equally spectacular Spanish Love Songs. Rounding out the punk rock list is Beach Slang, who will release a highly anticipated new EP next month.
If you were hoping the festival would support the local scene a little more: they booked a bunch of awesome Belgian bands. Brutus will be back to support their new album ‘Nest.’ Shoegaze-sensation Slow Crush will make you feel dreamy. And melodic gruff punks Rich Widows will make you feel drunk on beer and misery. The local riffage, chugging, aggression and moshpit action will be provided by H8000 metalcore aficionados Stab, local experimental metalcore heroes Access Unlocked angry as f**k D-beat blazers Raw Peace and the gloomy post-metal all-star band Hæster. Can we call The Netherlands local? Either way, Groezrock also booked local talent in the form of Tusky, the Dutch rockers who worship big riffs and even bigger choruses.
But that’s still not all. Welsh post-hardcore band Dream State will definitely be one of the weekend’s biggest surprises. As will Aussie indie-rockers Press Club. The German quintet of The Tidal Sleep call themselves “post everything.” Pop punks Bearings are as Canadian as Bryan Adams. Landmvrks will help you find out how French metalcore sounds. And there are three more American bands: Texas metalcore act Fit For A King, singer-songwriter Koji (backed by Such Gold) and bluegrass/folk threesome The Devil Makes Three.
The festival also had a few huge announcements to make:
First of all: there will be a "very special mainstage guest" on Saturday, with only festival people knowing what that means. Second of all, there will be a free warm-up show, hosted by De Vlessenhoeve. On stage: poppunks Fever Days, local hard-hitting hardcore act Sounds Like Deceit, punkrockers You Nervous?, mathcore beasts Bear and the The All-Star Weddingband. Third of all, there will be more free shows on Friday and Saturday.
Check the lineup below.