Coming Friday, August 8th, we'll be celebrating Jort's 28th birthday at De Bakkerij, Castricum (NL). What better way to celebrate than with some great live bands!? So we've got The Forum Walters (AT) and Jake & The Jellyfish (UK) for you! Doors are at 9pm. No entrance fee, but you'll be asked to donate some money to pay the bands!


Monday, 4 August 2014, 14:45 North Empire

MARCH + Tony Clifton - July 25

This Friday we'll be welcoming MARCH and Tony Clifton to De Bakkerij, Castricum. Expect some melodic punk rock as usual! Doors are at 9pm and it's €3 to get in.
(Initially Lay It On The Line was on the line up but they had to pull out)


Monday, 21 July 2014, 12:55 North Empire

Say Cheese! Compilation - volume 3

Dutch punk bands raise awareness for music and animals on “Say Cheese! – volume 3”.

The third edition of “Say Cheese” features only Dutch punk bands again. Holland has enough talent to show that punk is not dead, but instead it is a lively scene and music genre. Because punk a socially involved music genre this edition will be focused around Red een Legkip (Safe A Layer Chicken).

This compilation is available as of today and features 19 Dutch punk rock bands, each contributing one song. Varying from established to upcoming bands, every single one of them hardworking and delivering top quality songs. Making it obvious the Dutch punk scene is alive, varied, and offering a lot of great music to listen to.

All the revenue made with this compilation will go to a good cause. Red een Legkep (Safe A Layer Chicken) in this case. This is an organization that saves chickens from being slaughtered. People are adopting the saved chickens so that they can run around freely. Chickens that have never been able to live the life a chicken should live finally get to chance to experience this. Please help out when you download the compilation by making a donation.
The compilation is available on a ‘pay what you want’ basis via:



Track list:
1. LANDLINES - Miles Of Engagement
2. Shit Hits The Fan - Disconnected
3. MARCH - Hendrik Lucifer
4. Call It Off - Stuck With You
5. Dead Giveaway - Side Effects
6. Fexet - Reverse Delay
7. Liberty Caps - Boulderheart
8. We Are The Knight - Levitate
9. Smash The Statues - On Ne Matraque Pas l'imagination
10. Alive Again - This Is The Season
11. The Lowest Standard - Curtain Call
12. The Death Traps - Going South
13. Hoist The Colours - Social Needia
14. Volchok - Remember The Day
15. Badlands - Alexandrian Age
16. The Unchanged Plan - No Chance
17. The Duketown Helldogs - Psycho Polak
18. JC Thomaz & The Missing Slippers - Kelly Lynn
19. 10 TO GO - Amsterdam

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 14:50 North Empire

Tuesday May 13th

On Tuesday May 13th we'll be welcoming two of the finest Canadian garage/punk bands to Heemskerk, NL: Sonic Avenues and Needles//Pins. They will be playing beautiful Cafe Lokaal. Doors are at 8pm and it's free to get in, as always. See you all there!


Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 17:48 North Empire

Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting IV

After successful editions during previous years, it's time for edition 4 of the Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting. And by Acoustic, we mean acoustic. No PA, no amps, just a guitar and sing-a-longs.

When: Thursday May 1st 2014 - 22:00h
Where: BBQ area at the campsite

The Smith Street Band (AUS)
Crazy Arm (UK)
The Dutch Rudders (BE)
Tragical History Tour (SCO) (Derrick from UNIFORMS)
Trash Candy (SLO)
Evening Call (BE)
Radio 911 (BE)
ScrXtch (NL)
James Choice (AT)
Xenofon Razis (GR)
Dirty Leaves (UK)
Icons Down! (FR)
Greg Rekus (CAN)
Sweet Empire (NL)
Ducking Punches (UK)
Jonathan Marriott (UK)
One Strike Left (DE)
I Like Allie (IT)
Emma Hallows (UK)
The Murderburgers (SCO)
Andrew Cream (UK)
Steve Allen (Wreck the Place, UK)
Sammy H Stephens (UK)
Recession Youth (NL)
The Roughneck Riot (UK)
Benjamin Weston (UK)
Ponk (NL)

Click here for a Spotify playlist featuring artists that are playing.

If you'd like to be on the line up get in touch with us via e-mail (check 'info').

We'll do our best to let everyone play a few songs. We don't want to make a time schedule or rules for this. Lets just get together and have some fun.
Please note that we do not organise Groezrock. We're just a few guys who like to have a great time by setting this up, watching everybody play, singing along, and hanging out. This is the end of this hippy note; just come drink and party.

See you there! And don't forget to bring all your friends!

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 15:50 North Empire