We are 110% convinced with the provisionally announced line-up but did not actually expect so many positive reactions to those first names. This is just great but we are not done yet and still have some nice surprises in our magic hat. No juicy white rabbit, but a dozen bands of which we can already announce five.
Three of them played the Alcatraz stage before where Saxon and Testament were on the same bill in 2009 (still our best edition in the Brielpoort). If you were there than you’ll remember Saxon started a late set and they gave us a dazzling show. The local residents are still talking about it to the major in Deinze. The British metal institute celebrates its forty years anniversary and this will be powered through an extensive world tour that will lead them also to Alcatraz. Testament has become a mainstay on Alcatraz and that for the simple reason we are true fans ourselves from the uncrowned kings of thrash, with Gene Hoglan as our favorite drummer ever.
Life Of Agony was once our guest in 2014. Mina Caputo was then presented to the Belgian public that immediately accepted her and joined the band in arms. Mina felt excellent and was very pleased with the reactions from the audience. Life Of Agony did not forgot and pushed themselves to return to Courtrai, and this time with a new album.
For Paradise Lost and Obituary (finally we got them!) it will be the first time on Alcatraz. Paradise Lost will bring a ‘best of’ from its rich repertoire and Obituary will present their new album which is a stunner we can already tell you.
So far the following bands have confirmed: AMON AMARTH, SAXON, TESTAMENT, DORO, ICED EARTH, DEATH ANGEL, LIFE OF AGONY, SACRED REICH, UFO, OBITUARY, PARADISE LOST, RAVEN, RAGE, DIRKSCHNEIDER, HELL, KROKUS, MORBID ANGEL, ENSLAVED, MOONSPELL, ASPHYX, BRANT BJORK, KING HISS, MONKEY 3, DR. LIVING DEAD, EVIL INVADERS, CARNATION.
Soon there will be added 9 new bands.
TICKETS: Combi (VIP) tickets and camping tickets are available via: www.alcatraz.be
Day tickets? Besides many compliments on the line-up we have received lots of questions if there will be day tickets available and when. Yes they will be there as soon as we can communicate the correct daily programming. We prefer to offer you a fair ticket price which is not possible yet, but we will be back soon on this. Please note Friday is a free day for everyone who is in possession of a combo ticket and not for those who simply wants to walk in for free!! For people who are only interested in our Friday night ‘Heavy Metal Night’, don’t worry, there will be day tickets for Friday as well. As soon as we can announce the fifth band, day tickets will be offered…. Hard combi tickets available @ Popcenter (kortrijk-Belgium)