Into the Void
After four editions Into the Void has become a much appreciated music festival when it comes to stoner, sludge, doom and everything related. The fifth edition will take place on the 20th to 22nd of October, 2017 in the cultural capital of the north: Leeuwarden (also the home of Into the Grave and Cityrock Leeuwarden), in the venue Neushoorn.
Into the Void will present you with 20 – 23 bands. Each of those bands will (literally) blow you away with heavy, slow riffs or surprise you with their distinct and hybrid sound. The festival is not only known for its massive line-up, but also for the good atmosphere, the beautiful artwork (posters are available at the festival) and t-shirts. And let’s not forget about the vinyl you can buy for your collection and the beer that will definitely flow!
Check the line-up on this website, check our Facebook and our Twitter. We appreciate all help, so share our page and event with your friends, share your experiences, so we can make the festival a great success. We are looking forward to welcoming you from the 20th to the 22nd of October!
Into the Void is sponsored by the Dutch Foundation for Performance Art (Nederlands Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten). Check their site for more info.
Dutch stoner/metal festival Into the Void announces the first names for the 2017 edition. The Irish instrumental powerhouse God Is An Astronaut is confirmed as one of the headliners. Furthermore RoToR from Berlin, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard from the UK will perform...Lees meer
Helaas hebben we nog een afzegger voor de komende editie van Into the Void. Alunah kan niet komen vanwege familie-omstandigheden. Als vervanger speelt de Belgische stoner/hardcoreband Bark. Met ruizig, extreme en smerige riffs is dit precies wat wij fijn vinden!Lees meer
Helaas moet Darkher afzeggen voor Into the Void vanwege een ontsteking aan de stembanden (Laryngitis). We wensen Darkher beterschap. We hebben wel een vervanger weten te regelen en dat is zo mogelijk nog mooier en duisterder: Fable Dust. In de pers schreef men dit er...Lees meer
God Is An Astronaut, hailing from Glen of the Downs, Ireland, are currently one of the biggest instrumental bands out there. They took their name from a line in Clive Barker’s film ‘Nightbreed’. After almost 15 years after the formation of the band and 8 albums into...Lees meer
The German four piece RoToR from Berlin merges 90s stoner rock and 70s space rock and do so purely instrumental. If you have seen this band before, you know that you can expect a crushing heavyness, tight rhythmic changes and melancholic space trips. On the latest,...Lees meer
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard from the UK struck a chord with their second release ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’. The sound and approach of Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard shares common ground with acts such as Ufomammut and Conan with healthy doses of psych and prog added to it....Lees meer
French sludge/doom metal band Love Sex Machine are heavy. It’s not just a label when it comes to these guys, but they are described as follows: ‘combine bands like White Mice and Kowloon Walled City and you feel like you want to pull out your flesh and feed it to...Lees meer
The Dutch psychedelic/stoner rock formation Gomer Pyle was founded in the 90ies but more recently they’ve created quite a name for themselves with their latest record, ‘Idiots Savants’ and stunning live performances. Firmly rooted in grunge and stoner, the band tends...Lees meer
If the name does not already give it away, we will. The space/stoner rock formation The Spacelords have only one mission according to themselves: “To come down to planet earth to blow people's brains off with their severe Spacerock tunes and send them into far out...Lees meer
The Italian stoner doom band Haunted is founded in 2015. Throughout the year they perform in several places. A rehearsal demo was released which spiked the interest of several labels. After only a year the band enters the studio in March 2016, to record the self...Lees meer
It seems that Italy is not only the perfect place for producing pizza and wine, but in recent years, the country also produces more and more successful doom and stoner bands. One of them is Messa. This Italian four piece that was founded in 2014. They deliver a heavy...Lees meer
The Belgian band Bathsheba plays heavy doom mixed with sludge and black metal. You might enjoy their low tuned, haunting passages with monotonous chants, but beware because just a moment later, the group will throw you off with a fast pace, on an almost schizophrenic...Lees meer
The music of the London-based band Diesel King has been described as varying from sludge to hardcore to death metal. The group has toured with Corrosion of Conformity, Eyehategod, Entombed and many others and played at high profile festivals like Bloodstock. What can...Lees meer
Grajo is a Space/Stoner/Doom from Córdoba, Spain. They have been described as one of the most interesting new acts in the Spanish scene and they blend stoner, doom and metal into songs that one can only describe as a whirlwind. The national media have described Grajo...Lees meer
There are genres where a description as ‘ear-splitting leads’, puts people off, but we can’t think figure out why. It sounds more like a promise for something extremely heavy! XII Boar (read as Twelve Boar) have been tearing into stoner/sludge/metal scene with yes,...Lees meer
The Dutch atmospheric doom formation IZAH mixes elements of sludge, post-rock, hardcore and black metal and blends these into a dark and gloomy mix of heavy riffs, melancholy and densely layered sound dynamics. The debut of the band, released in 2015, was presented at...Lees meer
This five piece from Brede (NL) blends blackish sludge, gut-wrenching doom and hypnotic (post)hardcore/metal. The band takes inspiration from chaotic hardcore bands like Coalesce, Botch, Converge combined with heavy acts like Isis, Cult Of Luna, Poison The Well. Their...Lees meer
The Apologist introduced themselves to the Dutch music scene with a bang in 2014 by releasing the single “Wasted Time”. “The Lesser Gods" followed its success shortly after. It didn’t take a long time before the band was recognized as something special. Out of...Lees meer
Buy your tickets here! Tickets for the next edition are now on sale via Ticketmaster. A weekend ticket is €45,- (without service fees) and gives you access for both Friday and Saturday. Day tickets will be available at a later date, when the day schedule has been announced as well.
Here is some practical information for when you are planning on coming to Into the Void. The address of the venue is: Neushoorn, Ruiterskwartier 41, 8911 BP, Leeuwarden. You cannot park in front of the venue, but there are two car parks nearby called Oldehoofsterkerkhof and Zaailand. For more information, check THIS website (in English).
When you arrive by public transport, you can use NS.nl for planning the route by train and 9292.nl – for a journey that includes busses or other means of transportation. The venue is five minutes away from the central train station. Make sure to check your journey on the day of your travel, since the times are subjected to changes and delays.
The city Leeuwarden has plenty of hotels, hostels and campings (although this might be a bit cold in October) so you can stay the night and you do not have to worry about driving back. We recommend the WTC Hotel Westcord, but there are many hotels for every budget. Check them out here!
If you are attending the festival the entire weekend, or even a full day, it is likely that you will get hungry at some point. You can eat in the bar of the venue and you can easily walk into the city for a bite.
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