Extol and Xandria Confirmed For The 16th. Edition of Brainstorm Festival


Extol is confirmed as headliner of Brainstorm Festival 2023. The event will take place on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November in Podium Gigant in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. This is going to be an unique reunion-show, considering the fact that Extol hasn’t been active for many years. Also the German symphonic metalband Xandria will play this years Brainstorm Festival. The band recently released their great new album “The Wonders Still Awaiting”.

Extol playing Brainstorm Festival is like a dream coming true. In the late 90’s the band started a rollercoaster that would make them one of the greatest metalbands in Europe. From death-metal to thrash-metal to progressive metal: Extol has done it, and always keeping the quality at the highest level. This exclusive live-show is a once in a lifetime chance for the fans to see Extol live on stage just one more time.

We are also very pleased with the return of Xandria to Brainstorm Festival. The band played our event back in 2017, shortly after the departure of vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen. After some years in silence Xandria returns with vocalist Ambre Vourvahis, and a new great album. This is going to be a wonderful, bombastic symphonic metalshow.

The 16th edition of Brainstorm Festival will take place in Podium Gigant in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Besides concerts on the mainstage there is a theaterstage for acoustic performances and band-interviews. The festival also offers an exposition, beer tasting sessions and a small cd-market. Day- and weekendtickets are now available in our ticket-section. If you are under the age of 18, you can get a nice discount on your ticket.


Brainstorm Festival was formed in the beginning of 2008 with a clear mission to enter a new era of music festivals as we know it. Brainstorm Festival is known as an independent cultural rock- and metalfestival, that provides a stage to both new talent as well as metal-dinosaurs. The festival combines hardrock with extreme metal. Besides concerts Brainstorm Festival offers a program in the theater of the club with acoustic performances, interviews, debate and competitions. Also there is an exposition taking place each year, plus a small metal-market.

For further information on Brainstorm Fest, visit their website: brainstormfestival.com

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