Punkrock & Hardcore festival
Every last weekend in April (early May), there’s a small earthquake in a small village called Meerhout (Kempen Area). It’s time for the annual GROEZROCK fest. During the past years this festival grew from a small venue (cap. 400 visitors) to an international punkrock/hardcore/skapunk festival with 20.000 visitors from Belgium, Netherlands, England, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Italy, USA, Canada, ...
Due to work/family and other reasons, in 2017 we scaled down the festival back to a 10.000 cap max.
Due to internal re-organisation, in 2018 we did a smaller indoor edition (SOLD OUT)
2019: BACK IN FULL FORCE
GROEZROCK, by tradition the festival season opener in Belgium, offers the best punkrock, hardcore, metalcore, skapunk, or simply exceptional music of today and tomorrow. GROEZROCK has become one of the largest punkrocking festivals in the BeNeLux.
Every year we do our very best to book all of your favorite punk and hardcore bands. But sometimes we have to think outside the box, because we are not billionaires who can book you-know-who. And other times we just book/say stuff to piss you off. Because it's the punkest thing to do. Anyhow, we always support our choices for 200 %.
In the early years the festival took place on a pasture near the GRASHEUVEL (a street in Meerhout–Gestel: Grasshill). The region’s dialect for GRASS is GROEZ
Hence the name GROEZROCK
Access Unlocked (Tessenderlo)
For I Am (lokaal, Geel, Mol, Antwerpen, Lier)
Fever Days (Retie, Lille, Dessel)
Sounds like Deceit (Retie, Dessel)
Andere Belgische Bands : Fleddy Melculy, Amenra, Brutus, Stab, Haester, Slow Crush, Rich Widows, Raw Peace, This Means War, NØFX (NoFx cover/tribute band), Bulls On Parade (Rage Against The Machine cover/tribute band),
Internationale Bands : Jawbreaker, Dropkick Murphys, Millencolin, Bowling For Soup, Coheed & Cambria, Stick To Your Guns, Dog Eat Dog, ....
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