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In 1997, the Cultural Center of Raismes (5km from Valenciennes, north of France) was approached by a group of people interested by rock, Metal and Progressive Rock muscis, with the desire to organize a festival in the city. An organizing committee was created consisting of twenty people. The May 16, 1998 the Raismes Fest was created.

Since 2000 the festival takes place in the castle of Princess d'Arenberg (1 hectare).

Since 2005, a second stage faces the Mainstage because the festival is also a springboard for regional and national bands that are eager to find scenes like Raismes to be.

The Main stage of the festival is primarily open to groups confirmed internationally renowned (MSG, Saxon, Gamma Ray, Therion, uriah Heep, Edguy, Freak Kitchen, Epica, Angra, Glenn Hughes, Gotthard ...)

Raismes Fest has, over the years, attracting a growing audience from France but also from Belgium and Holland (4000 persons for the tenth edition of 2007) allowing it to take place since 2002 on two days (second weekend of September).

Age of viewers is 7 to 77 years (when you like rock, it's forever!). RaismesFest is a festival where all generations of fans "Metal" in all its forms coexist in a single atmosphere, which made the reputation of the festival.

21TH EDITION
14 & 15 SEPTEMBRE 2019

20TH EDITION
15 & 16 SEPTEMBRE 2018

19TH EDITION
9 & 10 SEPTEMBRE 2017

18TH EDITION
9 & 10 SEPTEMBRE 2016

17TH EDITION
11 & 12 SEPTEMBRE 2015

16TH EDITION
5 & 6 SEPTEMBRE 2014

15TH EDITION
14 SEPTEMBRE 2013

14TH EDITION
8 SEPTEMBRE 2012

13TH EDITION
11 & 12 SEPTEMBRE 2010

12TH EDITION
12 & 13 SEPTEMBRE 2009

11TH EDITION
13 & 14 SEPTEMBRE 2008

10TH EDITION
8 & 9 SEPTEMBRE 2007

9TH EDITION
9 & 10 SEPTEMBRE 2006

8TH EDITION
10 & 11 SEPTEMBRE 2005

7TH EDITION
11 & 12 SEPTEMBRE 2004

6TH EDITION
13 & 14 SEPTEMBRE 2003

5TH EDITION
21 & 22 SEPTEMBRE 2002

4TH EDITION
22 SEPTEMBER 2001

3TH EDITION
24 JUNE 2000

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