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Hellfest, held every year just outside of Paris, in Clisson, France, continues to up the ante every year with forever growing and impressive lineups! Taking place from June 27 to June 30, 2024, Hellfest will once again be four days long and over 200 bands appearing on six stages. For 2024, the headliners for each night will be Avenged Sevenfold, Machine Head, Metallica, and Foo Fighters. The full daily lineups, including one more major band tba, and the ticket link are coming soon!
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After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.
Nightwish performed as part of the massive Hellfest 2022 festival lineup this week. The band is currently on a European run of festival dates. See our recent review of the band live in the USA. Watch a pro-shot video of the band’s entire Hellfest performance by ARTE Concert videos on YouTube!Continue reading
The organizers of Hellfest have been officially canceled after the French government culture ministry said summer events would be allowed to go ahead — but with a limit of 5,000 people, all of whom must remain seated, to meet COVID-19 restrictions.This is a bad sign for the upcoming European festival circuit this year as other countries are likely to follow the same protocols. The Union of Contemporary Music (SMA), which represents festivals, concert venues and producers, said late Thursday that the figure had been agreed at a meeting with culture minister Roselyne Bachelot. Hellfest, which drew 180,000 people in 2019, generally features a lineup which is 90 percent made up of international acts and 20 percent of spectators coming from abroad. Hellfest 2021 was to have featured Deftones, Faith No More, System of A Down, Judas Priest, Puscifer, Korn, Volbeat, Opeth, Dropkick Murphys, Northlane, Deep Purple, Wardruna, Rival Sons, Devin Townsend, Suicidal Tendencies, and more.
Gojira will host an official stream of their previously unreleased Hellfest 2019 headlining performance on November 18, 2020. The show broadcasts exclusively from the band’s official site at the link below, for 72 hours only, beginning at 3:00PM ET November 18th until 3:00PM ET November 21st. The band released two singles recently and is said to be working on their first new album since 2016’s Magma (Roadrunner Records) which was Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year that year. Continue reading
Slipknot is teasing 2021 South American versions of its popular Knotfest series and all their events such as canceled all of its previously announced summer 2020 tour dates, including the Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest UK, and Knotfest At Sea, that was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. You can watch the teaser below, and the band advises following their branded Instagram handles at @KnotfestChile @KnotfestCo, and @KnotfestBrasil for further updates. Knotfest started a sole event in Iowa, expanded and grew to other locales such Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in California, Japan, Mexico and Colombia, as well as 2019’s debut collaboration with French destination festival Hellfest for Knotfest Meets Hellfest. The band even turned their website for all things Knotfest into a multimedia and metal culture hub for livestreams, interviews, and custom merch in 2020 at https://www.knotfest.comContinue reading
Texas Psychedelic Doom band Wo Fat is back with plans for a new album, their seventh, coming out in the fall of 2021 via Ripple Music. The label is also set to reissue the trio’s first three albums in the coming months, making these long out-of-print classics available to North American fans for the very first time. The band has risen in the desert rock scene over the years and performed at major festivals such as Roadburn, Desertfest, Freak Valley Festival, Hellfest, and Psycho Las Vegas, their latest release and collaboration with Ripple Music, Live Juju: Freak Valley was the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2017 album Midnight Cometh.
Belgium’s hardcore punk maniacs Nasty have signed with Century Media and will release their label-debut album Menace, 14-tracks of pure, pummeling musical violence on September 25th. The band has been crafting punishing metallic hardcore, since 2014. Fans of bands like Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Kublai Khan, The Acacia Strain, and Vein; this will be your new favorite band and the band has toured with Suicidal Tendencies, Terror, Madball, Strife, Evergreen Terrace, Ramallah and played festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, With Full Force, Resurrection Fest and more. The album cover was created by artist Michael Shantz (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Your Demise). The band just shared their new video for “666AM”! Check it out