2018’s Hellfest was another success as Iron Maiden closed out the event last night (24th) and according to setlist.fm, they had no issues performing the classic song “Hallowed Be Thy Name.” With the amount of incredible bands that went on this past weekend including Judas Priest, it’s difficult to determine what the bill would look like in 2019.

The organizers of the event have now revealed Slayer, Manowar, Carcass, Mass Hysteria and Dropkick Murphys as the first five-bands scheduled for next year’s Hellfest Open Air. The fest will be held on June 21st- 23rd in Clisson, France. This will also mark the first scheduled 2019 Slayer performance, which makes us wonder how long their farewell tour will run for.  

Watch the official announcement below: