Alcatraz Line up: 2017
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! However, Alcatraz would not be Alcatraz if we, contrary to the rules, just will do our own things. And certainly this time because we have something to celebrate. We do not want to pass our tenth edition unnoticed and are working hard behind the scenes for some novelties, but especially to build our best line-up until now that will lead to an unforgettable event. That's why we decided to open our Prison Stage on Friday as well. Now we can offer you all a full Friday with eight bands, four in the tent and four on the main stage. And closing the main stage will be done by an imaginary band. That is why we will add Ghost to the list of great bands already on the program. This mysterious collective led by the now equally illustrious as iconic Papa Emeritus holds the world since 2010 in an iron grip and see their number of followers rapidly rising. Of course the mystical phenomena in which the gentlemen keep up their minds is helpful (anonymity, masks and quite a bit of commotion within the ranks - up to court – always working good) but we cannot forget the series of records that Ghost released until now and they have a set of brilliant, excellent written and catchy songs. A performance of Ghost is not just a performance, it is rather a satanic ritual in which the devil pope leads the diabolical dance, with help of the Nameless Ghouls who musically support the sacred high mass. As far as we are concerned, a musical and visual spectacle not to be missed!