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Groezrock Festival Stage Times Update

The organisers behind the Groezrock Festival have announced changes to the stage times for this years festival. The changes see the Impericon Stage and the Etnies Stage now running simultaneously, whilst times for the MacBeth Stage have been changed too.

A message from the organisers stated:

"OK. It’s not that easy with such an “incredible line up” to make every one of you 100% happy. You know, life is full of difficult choices. Sometimes you like them, sometimes you don’t.

But… there are a few changes in our line up. Hope you like them, and stay focused on 8/4/2014.”

Groezrock Festival takes place on May 2nd & 3rd in Meerhout, Belgium.

Friday May 2nd

Monster Main Stage
Astpai 12:00 - 12:35
Atlas Losing Grip 13:00 - 13:35
Gameface 14:00 - 14:40
Bodyjar 15:05 - 15:45
The Menzingers 16:10 - 16:55
The Lawrence Arms 17:20 - 18:05
Ignite 18:30 - 19:20
Alkaline Trio 19:45 - 20:35
Descendents 21:05 - 22:05
Brand New 22:35 - 23:35
NOFX 00:05 - 01:20

Impericon Stage
Devil In Me 12:35 - 13:10
Wisdom In Chains 13:35 - 14:10
Bayside 14:35 - 15:15
The Wonder Years 15:40 - 16:20
Saves The Day 16:45 - 17:30
Terror 17:55 - 18:40
Madball 19:05 - 19:55
BoySetsFire 20:20 - 21:10
Taking Back Sunday 21:35 - 22:35
Quicksand 23:05 - 00:05

Etnies Stage
Restorations 13:35 - 14:10
PUP 14:00 - 14:40
Red City Radio 14:35 - 15:15
Deez Nuts 15:40 - 16:20
I Am The Avalanche 16:45 - 17:30
Iron Chic - 17:55 - 18:40
La Dispute 19:05 - 19:55
Paint It Black 20:20 - 21:10
H2O - 21:35 - 22:35

MacBeth Stage
The Tramps 12:00 - 12:30
Still Bust 13:00 - 13:30
Fathoms 15:05 - 15:35
My Extraordinary 16:10 - 16:45
Kids Insane 16:45 - 17:20
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! 17:20 - 17:55
INVSN 18:30 - 19:10
Tim Barry 19:45 - 20:35
Larry and His Flask 21:05 - 22:00
Everlast 22:35 - 23:35

Saturday May 3rd

Monster Main Stage
Get Dead 12:00 - 12:35
Elway 13:00 - 13:35
The Smith Street Band 14:00 - 14:40
The Casualties 15:05 - 15:45
Funeral Fress 16:10 - 16:55
Snuff 17:20 - 18:05
All 18:30 - 19:20
Screeching Weasel 19:45 - 20:35
New Found Glory 21:05 - 22:05
The Hives 22:35 - 23:35
The Offspring 00:05 - 01:20

Impericon Stage
The Charm The Fury 12:35 - 13:10
Drug Church 13:35 - 14:10
Apologies, I Have None 14:35 - 15:15
I Killed The Prom Queen - 15:40 - 16:20
Doomriders 16:45 - 17:30
Norma Jean 17:55 - 18:40
The Ghost Inside 19:05 - 19:55
The Devil Wears Prada 20:20 - 21:10
Caliban 21:35 - 22:35
Falling In Reverse 23:05 - 00:05

Etnies Stage
The Priceduifkes 12:35 - 13:10
Fabulous Disaster 13:35 - 14:10
Done Dying 14:35 - 15:15
The Setup 15:40 - 16:20
Liferuiner 16:45 - 17:30
Touche Amore - 17:55 - 18:40
Cro-Mags 19:05 - 19:55
Modern Life Is War 20:20 - 21:10
Judge 21:35 - 22:35

MacBeth Stage
The Ignored 12:00 - 12:30
Moments 13:00 - 13:30
River Jumpers 14:00 - 14:30
Shell Beach 15:05 - 15:35
Edward In Venice 16:10 - 16:45
Blitz Kids 17:20 - 17:55
Bury Tomorrow 18:30 - 19:10
Bim Skala Bim 19:45 - 20:35
Crazy Arm 21:05 - 22:00
The Toasters 22:35 - 23:35

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Groezrock Festival Stage Times Confirmed

The organisers behind the Groezrock Festival have confirmed the set times for next months festival.

Groezrock Festival takes place on May 2nd & 3rd in Meerhout, Belgium.

Friday May 2nd

Monster Main Stage
Astpai 12:00 - 12:35
Atlas Losing Grip 13:00 - 13:35
Gameface 14:00 - 14:40
Bodyjar 15:05 - 15:45
The Menzingers 16:10 - 16:55
The Lawrence Arms 17:20 - 18:05
Ignite 18:30 - 19:20
Alkaline Trio 19:45 - 20:35
Descendents 21:05 - 22:05
Brand New 22:35 - 23:35
NOFX 00:05 - 01:20

Impericon Stage
Devil In Me 12:35 - 13:10
Wisdom In Chains 13:35 - 14:10
Bayside 14:35 - 15:15
The Wonder Years 15:40 - 16:20
Saves The Day 16:45 - 17:30
Terror 17:55 - 18:40
Madball 19:05 - 19:55
BoySetsFire 20:20 - 21:10
Taking Back Sunday 21:35 - 22:35
Quicksand 23:05 - 00:05

Etnies Stage
Restorations 13:00 - 13:30
PUP 14:00 - 14:40
Red City Radio 15:05 - 15:45
Deez Nuts 16:10 - 16:55
I Am The Avalanche 17:20 - 18:05
Iron Chic - 18:30 - 19:20
La Dispute 19:45 - 20:35
Paint It Black 21:05 - 22:05
H2O - 22:35 - 23:35

MacBeth Stage
The Tramps 12:35 - 13:05
Still Bust 13:35 - 14:05
Fathoms 14:35 - 15:05
My Extraordinary 15:40 - 16:10
Kids Insane 16:45 - 17:20
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! 17:55 - 18:30
INVSN 19:05 - 19:45
Tim Barry 20:20 - 21:00
Larry and His Flask 21:35 - 22:25
Everlast 23:05 - 00:05

Saturday May 3rd

Monster Main Stage
Get Dead 12:00 - 12:35
Elway 13:00 - 13:35
The Smith Street Band 14:00 - 14:40
The Casualties 15:05 - 15:45
Funeral Fress 16:10 - 16:55
Snuff 17:20 - 18:05
All 18:30 - 19:20
Screeching Weasel 19:45 - 20:35
New Found Glory 21:05 - 22:05
The Hives 22:35 - 23:35
The Offspring 00:05 - 01:20

Impericon Stage
The Charm The Fury 12:35 - 13:10
Drug Church 13:35 - 14:10
Apologies, I Have None 14:35 - 15:15
I Killed The Prom Queen - 15:40 - 16:20
Doomriders 16:45 - 17:30
Norma Jean 17:55 - 18:40
The Ghost Inside 19:05 - 19:55
The Devil Wears Prada 20:20 - 21:10
Caliban 21:35 - 22:35
Falling In Reverse 23:05 - 00:05

Etnies Stage
The Priceduifkes 13:00 - 13:35
Fabulous Disaster 14:00 - 14:40
Done Dying 15:05 - 15:45
The Setup 16:10 - 16:55
Liferuiner 17:20 - 18:05
Touche Amore - 18:30 - 19:20
Cro-Mags 19:45 - 20:35
Modern Life Is War 21:05 - 22:05
Judge 22:35 - 23:35

MacBeth Stage
The Ignored 12:35 - 13:05
Moments 13:34 - 14:05
River Jumpers 14:35 - 15:05
Shell Beach 15:40 - 16:10
Edward In Venice 16:45 - 17:20
Blitz Kids 17:55 - 18:30
Bury Tomorrow 19:05 - 19:45
Crazy Arm 20:20 - 21:00
Bim Skala Bim 21:35 - 22:25
The Toasters 23:05 - 00:05

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Groezrock 2014 Stage Splits Confirmed

The stage splits for this years Groezrock festival have been announced. However stage times are yet to be confirmed.

Groezrock Festival takes place on May 2nd & 3rd in Meerhout, Belgium.

MAY 02, 2014

MONSTER MAIN STAGE
NoFx
Brand New
Descendents
Alkaline Trio
Ignite
The Lawrence Arms
The Menzingers
Bodyjar
Gameface
Atlas Losing Grip
Astpai

IMPERICON STAGE
Quicksand
Taking Back Sunday
BoySetsFire
Madball
Terror
Saves The Day
The Wonder Years
Bayside
Wisdom in Chains
Devil in Me

ETNIES STAGE
H2o
Paint It Black
La Dispute
Iron Chic
I Am The Avalanche
Deez Nuts
Red City Radio
PUP
Restorations

MACBETH STAGE
Everlast
Larry And His Flask
Tim Barry
INVSN
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Kids Insane
My Extraordinary
Fathoms
Still Bust
The Tramps

MAY 03, 2014

MONSTER MAIN STAGE
The Offspring
The Hives
New Found Glory
Screeching Weasel
All
Snuff
Funeral Dress
The Casualties
The Smith Street Band
Elway
Get Dead

IMPERICON STAGE
Falling In Reverse
Caliban
The Devil Wears Prada
The Ghost Inside
Norma Jean
Doomriders
I Killed The Prom Queen
Apologies, I Have None
Drug Church
The Charm The Fury

ETNIES STAGE
Judge
Modern Life Is War
Cro-Mags
Touché Amoré
Rotting Out
The Setup
Done Dying
Fabulous Disaster
The Priceduifkes

MACBETH STAGE
The Toasters
Bim Skala Bim
Crazy Arm
Bury Tomorrow
Blitz Kids
Edward in Venice
Shell Beach
River Jumpers
Moments
The Ignored

Falling In Reverse Confirmed as Final Groezrock Band

Falling In Reverse have been confirmed as the final band for this years Groezrock Festival.

They will headline the Impericon Stage on Saturday May 3rd, the closing night of the two-day festival.

Groezrock Festival takes place on May 2nd & 3rd in Meerhout, Belgium.

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Grozerock Macbeth Stage Competition Finalist Announced

The final 10 bands from Macbeth Footwear and Blackstar Amps' Groezrock competition has been announced.

The final ten includes four UK bands; River Jumpers, Still Bust, My Extraordinary and Fathoms.

All ten bands will play the Macbeth stage at Groezrock 2014, which takes place on May 2nd & 3rd in Meerhout, Belgium.

The final 10 bands are:

Edward In Venice (Italy)
The Tramps (Belgium)
Shell Beach (Hungary)
Moments (Belgium)
The Ignored (Belgium)
Kids Insane (Israel)
River Jumpers (UK)
Still Bust (UK)
My Extraordinary (UK)
Fathoms (UK)

Descendents, ALL, Drug Church and INVSN Added to Groezrock 2014

Descendents, ALL, Drug Church, and INVSN (Refused’s Dennis Lyxzén) are the latest four bands to added to this years Groezrock Festival.

Groezrock Festival takes place on May 2nd & 3rd in Meerhout, Belgium.

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Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Touché Amoré and More Added to Groezrock

The latest additions to Groezrock 2014 have been announced with Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Touché Amoré and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! joining the bill.

On top of that The Setup, PUP, Blitz Kids and Gameface will also be playing the Meerhout, Belgium festival.

In additional news the line up for the Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting has been confirmed.

The Smith Street Band (AUS)
The Dutch Rudders (BE)
Tragical History Tour (SCO) (Derrick from UNIFORMS)
Trash Candy (SLO)
Evening Call (BE)
Radio 911 (BE)
ScrXtch (NL)
James Choice (AT)
Xenofon Razis (GR)
Dirty Leaves (UK)
Icons Down! (FR)
Greg Rekus (CAN)
Sweet Empire (NL)
Ducking Punches (UK)
Jonathan Marriott (UK)
+ many more TBA

Groezrock Festival takes place on May 2nd & 3rd in Meerhout, Belgium.

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Grozerock Macbeth Stage Shortlist Announced featuring Straight Lines, Boy Jumps Ship, I Divide and More

Macbeth Footwear and Blackstar Amps have revealed a shortlist of 30 bands for their their Groezrock 2014 competition.

Amongst the list are UK bands such as Straight Lines, Boy Jumps Ship, I Divide, Out For Tomorrow, and Fathoms.

Voting for the contest begins on February 10th with the 10 most voted bands winning the opportunity to play the Macbeth stage at Groezrock 2014.

The full list of bands are:

Boy Jumps Ship (United Kingdom)
Brain’s All Gone (Poland)
Call It Off (The Netherlands)
Crown Cardinals (France)
Edward In Venice (Italy)
Fathoms (United Kingdom)
Golden Tanks (United Kingdom)
I Divide United Kingdom)
Kids Insane (Israel)
King of Pigs HC (United Kingdom)
Moments (Belgium)
Monday Kills (Sweden)
My Extraordinary (United Kingdom)
Out For Tomorrow (United Kingdom)
Pray For Locust (Sweden)
Promethee (Switzerland)
Radion Havanna (Germany)
River Jumpers (United Kingdom)
Saint[the]Sinner (United Kingdom)
Seventribe (Sweden)
Shell Beach (Hungary)
Straight Lines (United Kingdom)
The Bottom Line (United Kingdom)
The Ignored (Belgium)
The Ladykillers (United Kingdom)
The Lowest Standard (The Netherlands)
The Tramps (Belgium)
Two Glass Eyes (United Kingdom)
Wasted Bullet (The Netherlands)
Watch Out Stampede (Germany)

Further details can be found here.

Saves The Day, Red City Radio, Terror, Apologies I Have None and More Added to Groezrock 2014

The next round of bands for Groezrock 2014 have been announced with Saves The Day, Red City Radio, Terror, Ignite, The Toasters, The Casualties, Crazy Arm, Apologies I Have None, The Charm the Fury and Priceduifkes joining the lineup.

Groezrock Festival takes place on May 2nd & 3rd in Meerhout, Belgium.

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Macbeth Footwear & Blackstar Amps Launch Groezrock 2014 Competition

Macbeth Footwear and Blackstar have launched their Groezrock 2014 competition offering bands across Europe to play the Macbeth stage for the early May festival.

Bands are urged to sign up at macbeth.eu/groezrock before January 19th.

A panel of music industry experts will choose and announced 30 possible bands on February 3rd. This will be followed by a public vote which will close on February 18th with the 10 most voted for bands qualifying for a spot on the Macbeth stage.

Two bands will receive a golden ticket and make it straight to the Macbeth stage.

Bury Tomorrow will be headlining the stage on Saturday May 2nd with the Friday night headliner yet to be confirmed.

- Submissions need to be entered before Jan 19th.
- The first selection of 30 bands will be announced Feb 3rd through macbeth.eu/groezrock.
- The voting period starts Feb. 10th and closes Feb 17th at midnight.
- The bands that get offered a spot will be notified on Feb 18th.
- The winning bands will also be announced by Groezrock and will be added on all the promo material and official time schedule.
- Groezrock day tickets are included for the artists only.
- The Backline will be provided by Blackstar amplification, it is not possible for bands to use their own backline.
- Stage size 12m x15m!!!
- We will not cover any expenses.
- The 10 bands invited to play have no say in day or time.
- Any questions- feel free to reach out to groezrock@macbeth.com.

Groezrock Festival takes place on May 2nd & 3rd in Meerhout, Belgium.

Groezrock Adds Brand New, The Lawrence Arms, IKTPQ, and More

The organisers behind Belgium’s Groezrock Festival have made their third announcement for next years festival with Brand New, The Lawrence Arms, I Killed The Prom Queen, Larry and His Flask, Iron Chic, The Ghost Inside, and Everlast joining the bill.

Groezrock 2014 takes place on May 2nd and 3rd 2014. Full details can be found here.

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The Wonder Years, Bayside, The Devil Wears Prada and More Announced For Groezrock 2014

The latest additions to next year’s Groezrock Festival have been announced with the likes of The Wonder Years, Bayside, I Am The Avalanche and The Devil Wears Prada joining the bill for the Belgium festival..

The full list of the latest additions are:

The Wonder Years
Bayside
Paint It Black
I Am The Avalanche
The Smith Street Band
Atlas Losing Grip
Madball
Cro Mags
Judge
The Devil Wears Prada
Caliban
All Pigs Must Die
Deez Ruts
Wisdom In Chains
Rotting Out
Devil In Me
Done Dying
Get Dead
Tim Barry
Restorations
Elway
Fabulous Disaster

Groezrock 2014 takes place on May 2nd and 3rd 2014. Full details can be found here.

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The Offspring, The Hives, NOFX and Many More Announced for Groezrock 2014

The first set of bands for Groezrock 2014 has been announced with The Offspring and The Hives being confirmed as headliners.

Joining them will be NOFX, Alkaline Trio, BoySetsFire, Screeching Weasel, Snuff, H2O, Modern Life Is War, The Menzingers, Doomriders, Norma Jean, La Dispute, Bodyjar, Funeral Dress and Astpai.

Groezrock 2014 takes place on May 2nd and 3rd 2014.

Full details can be found here.

Live Review: Groezrock 2013 - Meerhout, Belgium - Sunday (28/04/2013)

As the sun rises and the second day of Groezrock 2013 begins, many make their way with the early morning hangover to the Etnies stage. Being the first band of the day, indie acoustic dance punks The Front Bottoms have a lot to prove to get this crowd into the festival mood for another day. And they prove this wonderfully, with their catchy vibes and witty songwriting. It is clear why this band have caused such a commotion in the punk community; once their fourth full length ‘Talon of the Hawk’ drops in June, this commotion can only go one way upwards. (3.5/5)

No festival in the morning is without the early morning clash, as San Franciscan punks Nothington take to the stage. Whiskey soaked vocals and massive choruses allow the band to be well suited on the Monster stage for a band of their size. Based on the cues of approval from the crowd, Nothington are pulling it off profoundly. It wouldn’t be surprising if the band were to become headliners on future Groezrocks to come as they have the songs for it and the gravitational power to pull many heart strings. (4/5)

When the big hand of the clock face hits 11, many walk briskly to the front of the Impericon stage to witness one of the most underrated bands UK hardcore punk has birthed. Welsh quartet Bastions are as eerie as they are cathartic which allows for a chilling and curious set from the band. Wearing pure honesty on their sleeves, Bastions successfully keep their audience in orbit as they plough through tales of demons, in the body and out. The quality of this set is measured once frontman Jamie Burne leaves the stage, calls the loyal fans to the barrier and composes a unified shout filled rendition of fan favourite ‘Augury’. Overall, a rare accomplished feat for such a small British band. (4/5)

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Live Review: Groezrock 2013 - Meerhout, Belgium - Saturday (27/04/2013)

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For over the past 20 years, at the end of April, in the small village of Meerhout, Belgium, punks and hardcore kids of different nationalities gather for a festival specifically catered for them. From it’s small beginnings as a pop and rock festival, Groezrock has grown into one of the most well renowned punk and hardcore festivals in the world. Now in its 21st year, we at Already Heard venture to Belgium, to marvel at the bands, sights, and sounds. 

The first band to kick start off this adventure for Already Heard at Groezrock 2013 is the rock ‘n roll punk stylings of Texan lot The Riverboat Gamblers. Ecstatic and full of energy, the band provides the perfect dose of warming entertainment for this afternoon’s crowd. Every member of the band delivers a tightly wound performance, breathing life into every note they wield, and not willing to commit to anything less. Tracks like ‘Hey! Hey! Hey!’ and ‘On Again Off Again’ are brimming with catchiness, and this is all sealed by the bounding stature of frontman Mike Wiebe. (3.5/5)

Having recently announced an indefinite hiatus, Streetlight Manifesto play one of their last European shows to an eager ska-loving crowd. The concept of fun is the running theme across their entire set, as the band brilliantly provides chorus led chants and boisterous skank-mosh activity. The switching moods and rhythms that the band can maintain in songs like ‘We Will Fall Together’ and ‘Everything Goes Numb’ deliver something that is exciting and grandly assumes their position as a festival band. (4/5)

The moment the first few bass laden notes of ‘The King Is Dead’ are played, a sudden rush escalates amongst the crowd who widen a largely prepared mosh pit for A Wilhelm Scream. A high octane performance is delivered like an adrenaline shot to the heart as circle pits and scrambling increase. The band continues to tease with new material for an upcoming album via a couple of songs, but the album can wait as it’s the here and now that matters. Finishing on fan favourite ‘Famous Friends And Fashion Drunks’ the band once again proves to be a phenomenal live machine. (3.5/5)

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