FortaRock 2018 is shaping up nicely, so it is time for Buma ROCKS!, the international platform for loud music, to announce several activities on the festival grounds. On June 1st and 2nd the Goffertpark in the city of Nijmegen will welcome a broad selection of international top acts like Nightwish, Parkway Drive, Opeth, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, Baroness, Kreator and Body Count feat. Ice-T.

On Saturday June 2nd Buma ROCKS! will present a number of Dutch bands at FortaRock, starting with Death Alley and DOOL. Two more names will be announced soon. All bands will perform at the beautiful Goffert Theater, which will be part of the FortaRock festival grounds on Saturday June 2nd.

The melodic songs on DOOL's debut album Here Now, There Then offer a mix of dark rock, gothic pop, gloomy psychedelic rock and metal. With their three-guitar-attack, the Rotterdam-based band fronted by Ryanne van Dorst (Elle Bandita) played an impressive gig at Noorderslag in Groningen in January.
Death Alley has performed on the small showcase stage of Buma ROCKS! at Eurosonic in 2017, and this band is bound for international stardom. With their mix of hardrock, punkrock and dark psychedelic soul they conjure up the best musical elements from Motörhead, Poison Idea and Hawkwind. After releasing Black Magick Boogieland in 2015, Death Alley inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Their second studio album will be out later this year.

Besides this, Buma ROCKS! will offer Heavy Chats: one-on-one matchmaking talks between Dutch acts and professionals from the international loud music business, who will be specially invited. More on that later.

Access to all Buma ROCKS! activities at the Goffertpark is open for those in possession of a FortaRock combiticket or a FortaRock day ticket for Saturday June 2nd.