line up 2017 stages


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High up our wishlist for quite some time, a band who created a whole new sound and kickstarted the nu-metal genre with their 1993 debut album: KoRn!

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 23:30 - 1:00


Of course you will be surprised to see that we're just adding GHOST as a headliner, and this on Friday August 11th. The line-up for Friday was finished and we would still add a band over Saxon on Saturday at our Prison Stage? Twice correct!

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 22:30 - 0:00

Amon Amarth

Guide our ships, our axes, spears and swords! Do the modern day Swedish vikings of Amon Amarth need any further introduction?!

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 21:10 - 22:25


Classic metal never sounded better in the eighties, with bands like Krokus and with albums that stood the test of time like, “Metal Rendez-Vous", "One Vice At The Time” and “Headhunter”.

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 20:30 - 21:30


The British metal icons Saxon are celebrating a forty year milestone in 2017! That will include an extensive world tour which will bring them right here for us at Alcatraz.

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 23:30 - 1:00


Metal queen Doro Pesch will make her third appearance at Alcatraz Festival this year. Performing in Belgium has always been very special to her, as it was here that she started her career with Belgian label Mausoleum, who launched her band Warlock in 1984.

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 19:00 - 20:05


So we still have two more bands to announce on Saturday and we are proud to communicate this news today. We stay on the British Isles, so in the late seventies, early eighties. NWOBHM celebrates and one of the bands in the NWOBHM and punk scene is the legendary VENOM.

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 21:10 - 22:25


The uncrowned kings of thrash metal return once more to our festival, on the heals of their new critically acclaimed “The Brotherhood of the Snake” album, and what a pleasure it will be again!

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 19:00 - 20:05


Securing a big record deal with the legendary metal label Roadrunner Records at eighteen years old makes you, in all your youthful enthusiasm, declare bold statements such as “My band is the new Metallica!”.

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 17:00 - 18:00

Iced Earth

One of our favorite American metal bands is Iced Earth, with a long successful career. And following a period of inactivity as a result of band leader and main song writer Jon Schaffer requiring cervical fusion surgery, and then time to recover from his back problems.

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 17:00 - 18:00

Life of Agony

Life of Agony hailing from New York, quite rightfully earned themselves a spot into the history books with their 1993 classic 'River Runs Red'.

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 15:10 - 16:05

Death Angel

Quiz time: Which band has played four times out of ten editions at Alcatraz festival? Death Angel! Old School Metal Thrashers from the very beginning will agree that the albums "The Ultra-Violence" and "Frolic Through The Park” are amoung the very foundations of thrash metal.

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 13:30 - 14:25

Sacred Reich

We are very happy to announce another American thrash band, Sacred Reich which started off as true speed demons in the late 80’s with "Ignorance" and "Surf Nicaragua", then switched their emphasis to more groovy and catchy mid-tempo thrash metal on “The American Way” in 1990, and “Independent” in 1993.

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 13:30 - 14:25


Founded in 1969, UFO is one of the oldest hard rock bands still around! Singer Phil Mogg and drummer Andy Parker are two members of the original lineup, and veteran Paul Raymond on keyboards has been with them since eternity as well.

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 12:00 - 12:50

Last in Line

When drummer Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Heaven And Hell), bassist Jimmy Bain (ex-Rainbow, ex-Thin Lizzy) and guitarist Vivian Campbell (ex-Whitesnake, Def Leppard), once the backbone of the successful solo band of the late Ronnie James Dio, get together with singer Andrew Freeman (ex-The Offspring, ex-George Lynch) for some old-school jamming, things become pretty serious when record label Frontiers sees potential in the group.

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 15:10 - 16:05

Sweet Savage

To complete the NWOBHM unit on Saturday, we will also program SWEET SAVAGE on the main stage. Perhaps not the biggest name, but one of the few bands that can say they were conquered on Metallica's first-ever demo (Ron McGovney's '82 Garage Demo).

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 12:00 - 12:50


With the four bands we announce today there had to be another Belgian band for us. A band from the Courtrai area. And then we cannot ignore Dyscordia.

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 17:30 - 18:10

Pretty Maids

Already on Friday the iron bars will be removed from the prison stage which means we will finally program 8 bands that day. One band who is inseparable from the European festival stages, and was still top of our list, is the Danish PRETTY MAIDS.

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 18:50 - 19:40


How excited are we? The German metal institute Rage has returned to the essence of energetic traditional speed and thrash metal, their signature sound in the nineties.

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 10:45 - 11:25


The hyperkinetic trio Raven are true veterans of speed and thrash metal.

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 10:45 - 11:25

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