Tag Archives: Hellfest

KISS, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden & Slipknot to headline Hellfest 2023; full lineup announced

Posted by on December 16, 2022

  The lineup for the 2023 already sold-out edition of Hellfest has been announced. The festival will be held in Clisson, France, on June 15-18, with headliners KISS, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot. While 2022 saw two fantastic weekends following a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the event has reverted to one four-day […]

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Video: Ghost’s Tobias Forge loses his voice at Hellfest, forced to cut set short

Posted by on June 20, 2022

      Tobias Forge was forced to end the Ghost set early on the evening of June 18th during the band’s headline Hellfest set in Clisson, France. The band had completed 17 of their usual 20 song set, and as they completed the song “Dance Macabre,” the confetti reigned down and vocalist and leader, […]

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Hellfest: New Lemmy statue at Hellfest with extra special touch

Posted by on June 20, 2022


France’s heaviest festival, and one of Europe’s biggest, Hellfest continues to grow year after year. Hellfest now sports a brand new statue of Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister after the previous version of the Icons tribute started to wear. Kilmister is a metal icon and beloved figure throughout the metal community. Now, after the news of the new Lemmy statue broke just a few days ago, today’s update is even cooler. Some of the legendary frontman and vocalist’s ashes will be enshrined in the new statue. An official memorial ceremony will be held on June 23. Lemmy’s Motorhead bandmates drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell will be in attendance to speak and introduce a tribute video, before toasting the monument itself.

See a photo of artist Caroline Brisset, in Clisson, France, with her absolutely badass creation, below.


“Great statue/monument of Lemmy being presented at Hellfest, France,” said Mikkey Dee, “I can’t wait to come back to one of my favorite festivals in Europe.” Lemmy Kilmister died just days after his 70th birthday on Dec. 29, 2015. Motorhead released 23 studio albums in it’s storied existence.



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Jinjer debut “Vortex” at Hellfest from home festival

Posted by on June 21, 2021

  Hellfest from Home festival kicked off over this past weekend. The virtual event featured performances by Testament, Of Mice and Men, Killswitch Engage, Jinjer and many more! Jinjer took advantage of this opportunity by performing the live debut of their brand new single “Vortex” from their upcoming release Wallflowers. Look for that around August […]

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25 tour, livestream, festival and event updates – 6/18

Posted by on June 18, 2021

  ICYMI, here are twenty-five tours, livestreams, festivals, and events that were recently announced.    01) Hellfest 2022 mega lineup revealed: Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, NIN, Scorpions, among 350 artists on six stages: Now is the time to do what it takes to grab a Hellfest ticket. The event organizers have announced the official lineup […]

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Hellfest Open Air officially postponed to 2022

Posted by on February 19, 2021

  Hellfest Open Air has officially been postponed to 2022. Due to a series of Summer festival restrictions and ongoing uncertainties, the organizers of the event decided they had no choice but to postpone to June 18th, 19th, and 20th of next year.   Read the full statement below: “Hellbangers, We hoped for the best […]

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Coronavirus: Hellfest postponed to 2021

Posted by on April 9, 2020

  We are now starting to see events scheduled for May and June getting cancelled or postponed. However, some artists continue to fight for their late spring/summer tours to happen or haven’t officially announced the inevitable just yet. For example, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee has recently told Billboard the tour is still a go. As […]

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Manowar pursuing to take legal action against Hellfest 2019 organizers

Posted by on July 22, 2019

Last month, Manowar decided to pull from headlining this year’s Hellfest just hours before their scheduled spot, which resulted in the organizers to invite Sabaton to perform as a last minute replacement. While the Hellfest organizers have explained the reason was “beyond our control” due to “the teams and members of the Manowar band decided […]

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Manowar issue new statement on Hellfest cancellation

Posted by on June 24, 2019

Just hours before day one of Hellfest, Manowar decided to pull out from the event, with festival organizers adding Sabaton to fill in at the last minute. The group’s original statement addressed that the festival organizers “obstructed” their efforts to “put on the epic show” they had promised. Now, that the event has come to […]

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Manowar pulls out of Hellfest after battle with organizers

Posted by on June 21, 2019

Tonight (21), is the first night of Hellfest as fans were eagerly looking forward to see Manowar close out day one of the three-day festival. However, just hours before the event, Manowar have decided to pull out from their headlining spot due to the Hellfest organizers for obstructing their efforts to put on “the epic […]

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