Oct 192022

Ukrainian metal fans who fled to the Netherlands because of the war can visit the Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn for free this year. The organization is making 10 free tickets available to support them.

The Brainstorm Festival is an annual cultural rock and metal festival in Podium Gigant in Apeldoorn. The organization tries to be socially relevant every year and this year chooses to surprise Ukrainian refugees who love heavy metal.

“We can’t imagine what it must be like to have to flee your country because of a crazy war. When we as a festival can do something beautiful for these people with a small gesture, we will not fail to do so”, according to the organization of the Brainstorm Festival.

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Sep 172020

The 13th edition of the Brainstorm Festival will go into the books as a special corona edition. Instead of two days of fireworks, this year’s festival should be limited to one evening, with room for only two bands. The amount of public has also been limited: there is room for 42 seated visitors.

Now we can mourn the fact that the annual festival cannot take place in normal form. We prefer to look forward to what promises to be a special and intimate evening. Eric Clayton and The Nine (USA / NL) presents their new album and with Scarlet Stories (NL) we have captured a strongly emerging band from the Low Countries.

UPDATE: WOW, the show SOLD OUT in 36 minutes! Super awesome! Thank you to everyone for their support. And for the people who unfortunately cannot be there this year: in 2021 we hope to put on a real bang edition again! And then hopefully you will all be there again!

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Feb 252020

Gigant and Stichting Brainstorm Festival intensify their collaboration. In addition to the annual Brainstorm Festival in November, from now on concerts will be held under the name ‘Brainstorm Festival presents’. The joining of forces makes Gigant in Apeldoorn even more the place to be for the better metal concerts.

The first result of the deepening of the collaboration can be seen on Saturday 9 May. That evening, Ball Noir (medieval folk metal, NL), Scarlet Stories (dark prog rock, NL) and Askara (gothic prog metal, CH) play in Gigant. Three bands that are firmly committed to the road and that fit well into the concept of the annual Brainstorm Festival.

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Oct 292018

It’s almost there again, in 10 days the Brainstorm Festival 2018 will start. This will be the eleventh edition of this annual metal festival. As usual in Gigant in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands). It’ s about time to announce the timetable for the festival!

On Friday the doors will open at 18:00 with fifteen minutes later the opening of the festival by Despicable Heroes. After this there will be performances by Angel Nation, Leonov and Signum Regis, to be concluded with Pyramaze. A nice start of the festival.

On Saturday the doors will open at 14:00 and we will start the day fifteen minutes later with the heroes of J’Accuse. After this there will be performances by Opus Irae, 2Strings, Diviner, Power Quest, Federico Truzzi and Eric Clayton And The Nine. At the end of the festival there will be a legendary performance by Tourniquet. Continue reading »

Oct 272017

Next weekend (3 and 4 Nov) it’s finally time for Brainstorm Festival, this will be the tenth edition of this annual metal festival. As usual in Gigant in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands).

Headliners this year: Living Sacrifice (USA), Xandria (D) and Project 86 (USA). Additionally, you can find other bands as Dark Sarah (FIN), Death Therapy (USA), Wind Rose (ITA), Fleshkiller (NO/USA), Sleeping Romance (ITA), Within Silence (SK). And Dutch talent is not lacking, with Undawn and The Memory Remains, plus several extra shows (such as a gruntcompetiton) will take place in the theater of the festival. Time schedule can be found below.

The exposition this year is provided by Felipe Machado Franco. In 2010 he was also part of the festival. Felipe is responsible for the artwork of superb bands like Blind Guardian, Theocracy, Iced Earth and Sleeping Romance. So be sure to take a look at his work!

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