In Dessel is today Graspop Metal Meeting started. The 23rd edition is for the first four days of the. The opening day attracts 50,000 visitors to the hardrockfestival. Highlight is the concert of Guns N’ Roses.
The edition 2018 has come up with a double scoop. For the first time takes the festival from three to four days. That has everything to do with the organisers, seven months ago, Guns N’ Roses could bows. The American band around frontman Axl Rose, were yesterday spotted at a concert in Antwerp, is the headliner of the opening day. The concert of Guns N’ Roses start at 22 hours and lasts up to 1.30 hours. “The extension with one day of the festival is a one-time exception”, say the organisers.
Second scoop is that the festival before all was sold out. All of the 200,000 tickets since last week to the man. The strong poster with next to Guns N’ Roses boastful names like Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest and Limp Bizkit is not foreign to that. Last year became only the first day sold out and that had everything to do with the arrival of the German topband Rammstein.
On the first day signs 22 groups for 24 concerts spread over 5 stages. In the near of the festival are three campgrounds prepared. Over three thousand festival-goers opted for a luxurious stay in a bungalow in Sunparks Kempense meren in the neighbouring municipality of Mol. The fifteen kilometres further situated holiday property was for the occasion, renamed to Metal Park.