In a few weeks ALCATRAZ Hard Rock & Metal Festival will take place in KORTRIJK (Belgium). This ‘small’ intimate Festival based the setup a bit on a place you wouldn’t want to be; Alcatraz was a maximum security federal prison on Alcatraz Island, near the coast of San Francisco, California. The names of the three stages confirm that ’link’. The Main stage is called ‘Prison’, the big tent is named ‘Swamp’ and the smallest stage ‘La Morgue’. Friday August 9 to Sunday August 11, the grounds are taken over by hard rockers and metal heads. Every day 21 bands will hit the stage.
On Friday the main bands are Saxon and Uriah Heep. Other interesting options are Opeth, Thy Art Is Murder, Queensrÿche and Sodom. The Prison and Swamp Stage do not overlap in shows, so don’t need to miss anything there. With a continuous program on those two stages, the shows at the ‘La Morgue’ will overlap.
The Saturday offer something special. Avatar will headline with an exclusive show that will be recorded. Closing in ‘Swamp’ will be by Amenra. Thin Lizzy is another great act on ‘Prison’. Other highlights might be Mayhem, Hypocrisy and U.D.O.
The Sunday will bring on ‘Prison’; Avantasia, Meshuggah and Powerwolf. The ‘Swamp’; Soulfly, Rotting Christ and Tesseract. Plenty options for a great day.
There is no overlap with Graspop Metal Meeting, and that makes ALCATRAZ very interesting. More (in Dutch, English and French) on the Alcatraz site; Full Line up with additional info, Travel, Camping and of course Tickets.