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Graspop Festival 2023, 15 to 18 June in Belgium. Best rock events


WHERE: Dessel, Belgium
WHEN: from 15 to 18 June 2023

Reference point of heavy metal and hard rock, the Graspop Meeting Metal (GMM) offers a rich music program, since 1996.
Particularly loved by spectators, it has come to welcome more than 160,000 visitors in its latest edition.
Many international stars who walked the stage. Above all, the Iron Maiden, protagonists of 8 editions and, by now, at home in these parts … so much so as to guarantee their presence also for this year.

The Graspop takes place in June, in Dessel, a small Belgian town in the province of Antwerp.
Excellent lineup, and almost perfect organization, were the fundamental reasons that made the festival successful.

Four dates, for 4 different musical paths, divided into as many areas. The two Main Stages welcome the most important international stars. At the Marquee tent, death metal, trash and black metal bands perform. Metal dome, gathers bands in a more intimate atmosphere. Finally, Jupiler Stage is a small area dedicated to metalcore and hardcore music.

A festival for all tastes. An extraordinary musical event to listen to your favorite artists. One of the most important hard rock events of the musical summer 2023, ready to celebrate the 26th anniversary this year!

Graspop Metal Festival

Photo, Thibault Trillet



The small town of Dessel is located about 60 kilometers from Antwerp. The nearest train station is Mol, from which a FREE SHUTTLE leaves for the Graspop.
Starting from June, sncb offers a special ticket that allows you to make a return trip to Mol. Whatever your city of origin (as long as it is in Belgium).
This ticket is only on sale from June 2023.

For medium / long-range distances, the plane is the preferable solution. Brussels international airport is located about 100 kilometers away, well connected with direct flights to the main European destinations. Once you reach the center of Brussels, you can travel by train to Mol.


The 2023 edition includes leading names from the Hard Rock and Metal scene from around the world. Above all, the legendary Guns N’ Roses, illustrious guests of the first evening.. Here are the headliners and co-headliners of Graspop Meeting Metal 2023:

  • Thursday 15. Guns N’ Roses. Ghost. Altre Bridge. Tom Morello. Papa Roach. Arch Enemy.
  • Friday 16. Machine Head. Disturbed. Gojira. Amon Amarth. Behemoth. Hatebreed. Meshuggah.
  • Saturday 17. Slipknot. Parkway Drive. Pantera. Rancid. Architects. InFlames. Halestrom.
  • Sunday 18. Def Leppard. Motley Crue. Hollywood Vampire. Generation Sex. Three Days Grace. Kreator.


The ticket to attend a single day of Graspop 2023 costs €119 per person. Includes access to the festival for the selected day, free parking, entrance to Boneyard campsite and free access to the shuttle to / from Mol station.
The ticket in the VIP version for a single day costs just under double per person. It offers access to exclusive areas, including a. Free privileged parking. Limited availability.

The Combi Festival Ticket costs €299 and offers access for the duration of the festival. Includes the benefits of a single day ticket. The subscription is also available in the VIP TICKET COMBI version at the price of €499.

Tickets are non-refundable. Always buy them through the official channels.

Please note that inside, drinks, products and items are paid for in tokens, which can be purchased at the entrance. You can choose between two different packages: the €60 one for 20 tokens, and the €120 one for 40 tokens and an official GMM 2023 gadget.


Throughout the day, and the weekend, the Graspop never sleeps. Almost.
In case of hunger or thirst attack, you can take a trip to the Food Truck. If you want to meet your favorite band, perhaps for an autograph, be sure to go to the Signing Session.
And, again, a fair and a market to buy items including vinyls, and a real boulevard… metal


Boneyard is the campsite in the immediate vicinity of the arena, where you can pitch your tent. Or, rent one directly on the spot.
Alternatively, you can opt for Skullotel and Metal Town, a few chumoletri walk from the festival. The latter are solutions whose availability runs out in a short time.


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