12, 13, 14 August 2011
Open air at the crossroads of Poperingseweg & Hazewindestraat, Ieper, Belgium
Ieperfest is an independent 3-day Hardcore festival taking place in the Flemish city Ieper. Not only is it the longest running European outdoor underground festival, but it is also an established name across the world. The festival offers a stage to an international variety of underground groups, without the help of major budgets or sponsors. This helps us safeguard our true D.I.Y spirit, and allows us to attract a wide variety of bands, concentrating on what keeps us together rather than what separates us. This year, the variety of bands is even wider… Just like on last year's edition, we will have two stages! Over the next three days, you’ll be able to check out and support 61 bands, divided between our regular Outdoor stage, and our indoor Marquee stage!
Ieperfest is organised by 2 Belgian, not-for-profit D.I.Y. collectives sharing the same geographical & ideological roots: Republyk Vort’n Vis & Genet records. They represent over 18 years of experience of organising & promoting underground events. By joining hands, they manage to make the mother of all European underground hardcore festivals the big success it has always been. Profits are split up between both collectives who re-invest it in their future projects. Check www.vortnvis.net & www.genetrecords.com to learn more about the organisers.
In 2011 we are having the 19th edition, already, of what started as a small scale festival but slowly has grown to an annual event with about 5000+ visitors from all over the world. Over the years we have welcomed many legendary acts like 100 DEMONS, ABHINANDA, ABORTED, ACME, AGATHOCLES, ALL OUT WAR, AMENRA, ANGEL CREW, ANOTHER BREATH, AS FRIENDS RUST, BATHTUB SHITTER, BLACK FRIDAY ’29, BORN/DEAD, BORN FROM PAIN, CALIBAN, CAREER SUICIDE, CATARACT, CATHARSIS, the CHARIOT, CHILDREN OF FALL, CHIMAERA, CHOKEHOLD, CONFRONTO, CONGRESS, DARKEST HOUR, DEADLOCK, DEADSOIL, DEAD STOP, DESPAIR, DISCARGA, DO OR DIE, EARTHMOVER, ENSIGN, FABULOUS DISASTER, FACEDOWNINSHIT, FEAR OF GOD, FUCKED UP, the GET UP KIDS, GOOD CLEAN FUN, GRADE, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, HIMSA, HORSE THE BAND, HOODS, HOT WATER MUSIC, INTEGRITY, INTENSITY, I SHOT CYRUS, JR EWING, KNUCKLEDUST, KNUT, LEIAH, LENG TCH'E, LET IT BURN, LIAR, the LOCUST, MADBALL, MAINSTRIKE, MAJORITY RULE, MAROON, MAXIMUM PENALTY, MDC, MENTAL, METROSCHIFTER, MISERY INDEX, MÖRSER, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD, NEAERA, NEW MEXICAN DISASTER SQUAD, NINE, das OATH, the OCEAN, PAINT IT BLACK, PANTHERS, PARKWAY DRIVE, POINT OF NO RETURN, PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, PURIFICATION, RATOS DE PORAO, REFLUX, REFUSED, REIZIGER, REJUVENATE, REMEMBERING NEVER, RESTLESS YOUTH, REQUIEM, RISE & FALL, the RITES, SATANIC SURFERS, SEEIN’ RED, SEPARATION, SERENE, SETTLE THE SCORE, the SETUP, SHAI HULUD, SOME GIRLS, the SPECTACLE, SIX FT DITCH, STARKWEATHER, STIGMATA, STRENGTH APPROACH, SWING KIDS, SWITCHBLADE, SWORN ENEMY, TEXTURES, 25 TA LIFE, VANILLA, VERSE, VITAMIN X, VOORHEES, WITH LOVE, YEAR FUTURE, ZERO MENTALITY …The list is endless!! On top of that we will be adding a whole load of names to this already impressive list with this 2008 edition of the festival!
Ieper is situated in the Flemish speaking part of Belgium, in the so-called H8000 area (legendary among HC kids worldwide) and just 15 km away from the French border. The closest bigger cities are Kortrijk (B) & Lille (Fr). Ieper is a cosy town with just 25000 inhabitants, internationally known as one of the war fields during both the first & second World Wars. Check here for more info on the area.
To make the accessibility of our festival as easy as possible for everyone, we made some special efforts for disabled persons. We realised these efforts with the support of the National Lottery and the organisation Intro.
For disabled persons we took the following measures:
This way, we hope that everyone can enjoy a pleasant festival.