Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 tickets are sure to be in short supply after it was announced that Brit Metal giantsIron Maiden are to headline. Tickets are available now as part of a travel package from the UK organised by the UK’s premier European Festival Tour Operator and Official Graspop Travel Partner, Argon Events.

Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 will be the eighteenth edition of Belgium’s largest and one of Europe’s best organised true Metal Festivals. Held every year on the last weekend in June, the Festival has grown from a one day Event back in 1996, hosting just 10,000 visitors, to a full three day extravaganza for over 130,000 Metal Mad fans.

It is not just the fans that enjoy it, Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 will see Iron Maiden headline for the seventh time and Maiden’s Steve Harris says “We’re especially happy to be coming back to headline Graspop, as it is a real metal festival and a place we always really love to play.”

Widely considered one of the most important and influential rock acts of all time, IRON MAIDENhave sold almost 90 million albums worldwide, played over 2000 live performances across 58 countries around the globe, and released 15 studio albums including the most recent, The Final Frontier, their biggest ever album chart success attaining No.1 positions in over 28 countries.

The Band’s appearance at Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 is part of the MAIDEN ENGLAND TOUR which marks the third chapter in the History of Iron Maiden, a journey which began in 2004 with The Early Days DVD and subsequent 2005 Early Days Tour. Part Two followed in 2008 with the Live After Death DVD and the band embarking on their ground-breaking Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008/9, which saw them play to over two million fans in almost 40 countries.

Now MAIDEN ENGLAND sees the band recreate the stage show of the 1988’s Seventh Son Tour and playing many songs from that legendary tour and the 1989 concert VHS video titled “Maiden England”, which lends its name to this tour. The Band will be bringing  the full production used on tour in North America earlier this year and as Harris says, “Thanks to modern technology, we’ve been able to update and improve on the original 1988 production for Maiden England. We will be bringing with us a huge new lightshow, stage set, various incarnations of Eddie, plenty of pyro and all kinds of other exciting stuff for the fans.

Joining Iron Maiden at Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 will be (amongst many more):-

Mayhem Fine purveyors of Norwegian Black metal, are inextricably tied up with murder, suicide, substance abuse and violence!! Dark metal fans will be happy to hear Dark Funeral, Winterfylleth,Aura Noir, God Seed and Absu.

With seven GMM appearances to their credit, Barnsley’s own, Saxon, like
Iron Maiden enjoy a regular trip to Belgium last week in June. Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 will be witness to the boys’ full Eagle Show.

In Flames The Melodic Death metal Band from Gothenburg are currently riding high off the back of their most recent album ‘Sounds of a Playground Fading’ released in 2011 to great acclaim.

Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 marks Epica’s 6th appearance at the Festival? The band offers a blend of symphonic metal, death metal and gothic metal so there’s something for everyone here. Worth watching for Simone Simons alone!!

Kreator have been shattering eardrums for over thirty years now and like wine, Kreator’s music just seems to get better with age. Look forward to a mix of tracks from 2012’s ‘Phantom Antichrist’ album and thrash classics like ‘Flag of Hate’ and ‘Pleasure to Kill’.

Also confirmed for Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 so far are;-

Stone Sour, Parkway Drive, Coal Chamber, The Devil Wears Prada, Every Time I Die, Lock Up,After The Burial, Dunderbeist, Between The Buried And Me, Bullet, Heaven’s Basement, Hacktivist.

Keep up to date with the latest list of confirmed acts for Graspop Metal Meeting 2013, either on our website at Argon Events or go to the official Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 website. Festival tickets may be purchased as part of coach travel packages with either camping or hotel accommodation from more than 70 UK departure towns. For those who prefer to make their own travel arrangements to Belgium, an hotel and ticket package with daily festival transfers may be preferable. For people who already have their Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 tickets but haven’t made arrangements to travel, all our travel and hotel packages are available to book without having to purchase festival tickets. To check out all the available packages go to the Argon Events website.