One of the best festivals to kick off the season with, Groezrock in Belgium, is looming on the horizon and we couldn’t be more excited! As ever, there are a plethora of classic hardcore and punk bands on the bill, alongside some of the hottest new punk and metal talent from across the globe. Aside from the cherry beer, cava delights and hopefully some stellar weather, we are looking forward to seeing the following sure-to-be-damn-fine music over the weekend in Meerhout. Winegums brings you her Top 10 to look out for.
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
Well won’t this just be one massive party of a set? We can’t wait to rock out with Speedo et al in the most apt of surroundings.
Fresh off the back of the release of highly lauded new album ‘True North’, kings of punk BR will be bringing their signature brilliance to the stage and we have no doubt that everyone will be rapt.
Undoubtedly one of the guiltier pleasures on this rundown, The Ataris will none the less provide some excellent nostalgic fare.
TEXAS IS THE REASON
We’re not sure it’s possible to be any more excited about a set. Having checked out frontman Garrett’s spine-tingling acoustic set at the festival last year, we are rippling with anticipation.
BRING ME THE HORIZON
Always good for a raucous rock and roll time, BMTH’s new sound / line-up / whatever will merely serve the purpose of propelling the band to an astoundingly brilliant performance as per bloody usual.
WHILE SHE SLEEPS
Metallic Sheffield upstarts WSS will be bringing their heavy onslaught to the Belgian field and there’s no doubt they’ll be bringing it hard. If ever there were ones to watch.
On an anniversary turn that will see them play Turn It Around in its entirety with original vocalist Scott Wade, you can bet a bit of ‘You said, you said, you said…’ will get a look in too.
Punk rock at its finest, Kid Dynamite’s set is sure to be a continual barrage of stage diving madness, in the finest Groezrock tradition.
POLAR BEAR CLUB
Endearing new punks provide a welcome addition to the line-up and the opportunity for many a heartfelt fist in the air.
Thursday frontman turned acoustic troubadour, Rickley will no doubt be pulling out the classics, but we’re also expecting to hear something a bit different in the way of new material and perhaps the odd cover or two. Well worth checking out.
Oh and there’s this too. How could we forget?!