The annual meeting began in 1996, after previous years failed to pull in large crowds when Graspop was just a local family festival. Once the paradigm shift to metal took hold, the festival saw large crowds and has been growing each year. Go RIGHT HERE for information on where and when to buy tickets, and to see who else is on the storied bill for 2011.
European summer festivals just got a little more awesome: In addition to his co-headlining stint at Download next June, Rob Zombie has also been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting. Set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium, Zombie joins labelmates Slipknot, of whom he shares bandmate drummer Joey Jordison, on the Sunday date.