History

In 1992 the volunteers of O.J.C JERA ’70 (the youth centre of Ysselsteyn) thought it was time to organise a regional open air festival. And so it was done… a few fences with black plastic, a trailer for a stage, tables as a bar, bottles of beer and JERA OPEN AIR was born. The volunteers got bitten by the festival bug and together with local entrepreneurs they built the festival grounds and from then the successful festival has been held every year. 
 
Over the years, the volunteers grew by experience and the organisation became more professional. After the festival literally fell into the water during the 1999 performance of Pater Moeskroen, the organisation decided to turn things around. 

In 2001 everyone could enjoy the results of this transformation: an atmospheric festival tent with open air grounds. The festival was given a new name, JERA ON AIR. The festival has grown a lot since. The festival grounds now consist of two festival tents, the famous Punkbrockbar, a chill area, a food court, signing sessions, a festival market and a camping. The festival is now being visited by more than 10.000 people every year.

Here you can find a selection of the bands that performed at Jera On Air over the years:

Dropkick Murphys, Hatebreed, Pennywise ,Agnostic Front, Of Mice & Men, Sick Of It All, A Day To Remember, We Came As Romans, Anti-Flag, Asking Alexandria, Zebrahead, Backfire!, All Time Low, The Blackout, Born From Pain, Cancer Bats, Destine, Dog Eat Dog, Electric Eel Shock, The Flatliners, The Ghost Inside, Heideroosjes, Janez Detd, Mad Caddies, Madball, Mark Foggo, Nailpin, No Turning Back, Osdorp Posse, Pendulum, Peter Pan Speedrock, P.O. Box, Silverstein, Strike Anywhere, Terrorgruppe, Textures, Undeclinable, Young Guns and many more.
 

2017

June 24
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes (USA)
Of Mice & Men (USA)
The Dillinger Escape Plan (USA)
Napalm Death (UK)
Madball (USA)
Deez Nuts (AUS)
Undeclinable Ambuscade (NL)
The Devil Wears Prada (USA)
Every Time I Die (USA)
Four Year Strong (USA)
The Charm The Fury (NL)
No Turning Back (NL)
Moose Blood (UK)
The Smith Street Band (AUS)
Oceans Ate Alaska (UK)
Malevolence (UK)
Knuckledust (UK)
'68 (USA)
The Decline (AUS)
Insanity Alert (AUT)
The Bennies (AUS)
The JB Conspiracy (UK)
Not Scientists (FRA)
Moments (BE)
Straightline (GER)
World Eater (GER)
Never Forget (SWE)
Wolves Scream (BE)

June 23
Architects (UK)
Suicidal Tendencies (USA)
Comeback Kid (CAN)
The Bouncing Souls (USA)
Against Me! (USA)
Northlane (AUS)
The Black Dahlia Murder (USA)
While She Sleeps (UK)
Chelsea Grin (USA)
Obey The Brave (CAN)
As It Is (UK)
SHVPES (UK)
The 101's (NL)
Landscapes (UK)
Apologies, I Have None (UK)
Broken Teeth (UK)
Napoleon (UK)
Antillectual (NL)
F.O.D. (BE)
Trash Boat (UK)
Coldburn (GER)
Camp High Gain (NL)
The Tips (GER)
Hawser (NL)
As Enemies Arise (NL)
Charlie Bit My Finger (BE)

2016

june 25
Pennywise (USA)
Sick Of It All (USA)
August Burns Red (USA)
While She Sleeps (UK)
H2O (USA)
John Coffey
Boysetsfire (USA)
Our Last Night (USA)
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK)
Belvedere (CAN)
Zebrahead (USA)
Turnstile (USA)
Neck Deep (UK)
Beartooth (USA)
Being As An Ocean (USA)
Backtrack (USA)
Burning Down Alaska (GER)
Jaya The Cat (USA)
Call It Off
Tim Vantol
Monuments (UK)
Risk It! (GER)
Suasion (BE)
The Kendolls (SWE)
Set Things Right (BE)
18 Miles
The Octopussys (BE)
Homer (BE)
The Overslept
Screw Houston
Pelgrim

june 24
The Amity Affliction (AUS)
Municipal Waste (USA)
Bury Tomorrow (UK)
Thy Art Is Murder (AUS)
Deez Nuts (AUS)
Fallujah (USA)
P.O. Box (FRA)
Siberian Meat Grinder (RUS)
For I Am King
The JB Conspiracy (UK)
Dead Neck (UK)
The Waiting Game (BE)
The Dancing Morons (BE)
Joe McMahon (USA)
Prospect

2015

june 20
All Time Low (USA)
Enter Shikari (UK)
Lagwagon (USA)
Millencolin (SWE)
Caliban (GER)
Stray From The Path (USA)
Defeater (USA)
In Hearts Wake (AUS)
Strung Out (USA)
Counterparts (CAN)
No Turning Back
Authority Zero (USA)
The Royal
Destine
ROAM (UK)
Nasty Toaster (FRA)
Phoenix' Ashes
Hesperian
Smash The Statues
Dead Giveaway
Villainy
Collision
Nuclear Devastation
Rivershores (GER)
Irish Handcuffs (GER)
Accelerators

june 19
A Day To Remember (USA)
Terror (USA)
Chelsea Grin (USA)
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! (FRA)
Texas In July (USA)
Polar (UK)
Expire (USA)
Better Off
Ghouls (UK)
Counting Coins (UK)
Tree House Fire (UK)
Alive Again
Holly Would Surrender (GER)
Midday Committee (UK)

2014

june 14
Dropkick Murphys (USA)
Hatebreed (USA)
Of Mice & Men (USA)
We Came As Romans (USA)
Against Me! (USA)
Emmure (USA)
Letlive. (USA)
First Blood (USA)
Born From Pain
The Amity Affliction (AUS)
The Charm The Fury
Brutality Will Prevail (UK)
Gnarwolves (UK)
Antillectual
The Filaments (UK)
Faintest Idea (UK)
Call It Off
For I Am King

june 13
Zebrahead (USA)
Architects (UK)
The Black Dahlia Murder (USA)
All For Nothing
Napoleon (UK)
The Octopussys (BE)
The 101’s
Screw Houston Start Screaming!
The Lowest Standard
Said And Done
Note To Amy

2013

june 8
A Day To Remember (USA)
Parkway Drive (AUS)
Asking Alexandria (UK)
Funeral For A Friend (UK)
The Computers (UK)
John Coffey
Apologies, I Have None (UK)
Arizona (BE)
Random Hand (UK)
The Ghost Inside (CAN)
Cancer Bats (CAN)
Atlas Losing Grip (SWE)
No Turning Back
Palm Reader (BE)
Wasted Bullet
18 Miles

june 7
The JB Conspiracy (UK)
Backfire!
Not Available (GER)
Climates (UK)
The Royal
The 101's
As Prayers Fail

2012

may 17
Losprophets (UK)
Heideroosjes
Young Guns (UK)
Kids in Glass Houses (UK)
Attack! Attack! (UK)
This is Hell (USA)
Authority Zero (USA)
P.O. Box (FR)
Counterpunch (USA)
All for Nothing
Larry and his Flask (USA)
Straightaway (FR)
The Charm the Fury
Feed the Rhino (UK)
El Camaro
Set Things Right (BE)

may 16
Mark Foggo
No Turning Back
Antillectual
Campus (BE)
Accelerators
This Routine is Hell
Murder by Millions

2011

Fiction Plane (UK)
Pendulum DJ Set & MC Verse (AUS)
Peter Pan Speedrock
Silverstein (USA)
The Blackout (UK)
Atlas Losing Grip (SWE)
Kensington
Rise and Fall (BEL)
Talco (ITA)
Venerea (SWE)
Makebelieve
Random Hand (UK)
The Setup (BEL)
The Octopussys (BEL)
As Enemies Arise
Gewapend Beton

2010

Band Zonder Banaan
Kontrust (AUT)
Destine
The Flatliners (CAN)
Born From Pain
Neck (IRL)
This Is A Standoff (CAN)
Mala Vita
Jaya the Cat
No Turning Back
Star Fucking Hipsters (USA)
Tenement Kids
Striking Justice
Flowfabriek

2009

Anti-Flag (USA)
De Heideroosjes
Backfire!
New Pokerface
Blind Sight
Noyalty
Crimson Sky
Osdorp Posse
Def P. & The Beatbusters
P.O. Box (FRA)
Early Adopters
Sinic
Fatsh
Wild Bill and his Alabama Speed Steamers

2008

Agnostic Front (USA)
Madball (USA)
Strike Anywhere (USA)
Pronghorn (UK)
Textures
Aux Raus
Electric Eel Shock (JAP)
Sonic Boom Six (UK)
Hoods (USA)
Do Or Die (BEL)
The JB Conspiracy (UK)
Balkan Beatz
Antillectual
The Jux Junction
Getaway

2007

De Heideroosjes
Mad Caddies (USA)
Dog Eat Dog (USA)
Mark Foggo
Nailpin (BE)
Pepper (USA)
The Crooks

2006

Feuerengel (DEU)
Pater Moeskroen
Osdorp Posse
Laberinto (VEN)
Green Lizard
Janez Detd. (BEL)
Liftid
Hoover

2005

Lemonseven
Undeclinable
Beatbusters
Beef!
Peter Pan Speedrock
Murder by Millions
Fatboy & Slim

2004

In Extremo (DEU)
De Heideroosjes
Janez Detd. (BEL)
Gazzoleen (DEU)
Intwine
Concubine
Xost Pipe

2003

Feuerengel (DEU)
Osdorp Posse
Green Lizard
Dreadlock Pussy
Peter Pan Speedrock
Clover
Last Crewsaders

2002

Shandon (ITA)
Terrorgruppe (DEU)
16 Down
Action in DC
The Dollybirds
Facegrind
Riverflow

2001

De Heideroosjes
The Undeclinables
Loco Loco Disco Show
Trade Mark
Clover
Day After Day