Hellfest: 10th Anniversary: France

19th – 21st June – Clisson, France

10 years! Who would have thought that 10 years after its inception, HELLFEST was to become one of the largest and most important live events in France? Gathering over 150,000 punters last year, HELLFEST reached a landmark.  19th, 20th and 21st of June 2015 will mark a symbolic edition of the festival. One of the founders, Ben Barbaud, wanted to invite artists that have made a mark on the metal genre over the last decade and so has booked timeless bands such as Scorpions, Judas Priest, Motörhead, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Slash and Airbourne for hard rock lovers. They will be joined by 90’s seminal bands such as Korn, Marilyn Manson, Killing Joke, Lamb of God, In Flames, not to mention world class  thrash, black, death metal, stoner, punk, hardcore bands such as Venom, Anthrax, Children of Bodom, Nuclear Assault, Exodus, Satyricon, Arch Enemy, Meshuggah, Saint Vitus, Envy, NOFX, the Exploited, Dead Kennedys, Madball and more. Shortly after the release of their Number 2 album ‘The Gray Chapter’, HELLFEST is excited to announce Slipknot will be joining the bill along with Faith No More, who have just announced they will be making a new album.

Saturday night proceedings will be closed by an epic pyro show that will endeavour to reflect the last 10 years of HELLFEST.

You can purchase Hellfest 3 days passes on the festival website www.hellfest.fr.  One day passes will be available next year when the full line up is announced.

hellfest 15 2Below are the first 130 bands to be announced out of a final line up of 160.  It certainly looks like this is going to be an anniversary to remember!

SLIPKNOT, SCORPIONS, FAITH NO MORE, JUDAS PRIEST, ZZ TOP, MOTHÖRHEAD, SLASH, ALICE COOPER, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, NIGHTWISH, MARILYN MANSON, AIRBOURNE, BILLY IDOL / Anthrax, Five Finger Death Punch, In Flames, Lamb Of God, Killing Joke, Ace Frehley, The Quireboys, The Answer, Life Of Agony, Hollywood Undead, Godsmack, Armored Saint, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Hirax, The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity, Iron Reagan, Beastmilk Eths, No Return, Sticky Boys, Breakdust. VENOM, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MESHUGGAH, ARCH ENEMY, SATYRICON. At The Gates, Cannibal Corpse, In Extremo, Bloodbath, Cradle Of Filth, Triptykon, Mayhem, Finntroll, Samael, Obituary, Ensiferum, Arkona, Dying Fetus, Skyforger, Alestorm, Skinless Craft, Vallenfyre, Enthroned, The Crown, Ne Obliviscaris, Carach Angren, Nidingr, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Khold, Mütiilation, Shape Of Despair, Necrowretch, Prostitute Disfigurement, Coffins, Bölzer, Deep In Hate, Fallujah, Morgoth, Desultory, The Great Old Ones, Cock And Ball Torture, Vorkreist, Tribulation, Hypno5e. BODY COUNT, RISE AGAINST, DEAD KENNEDYS, ENVY, BIOHAZARD, NOFX, Madball, Terror, Saint Vitus, Wovenhand, Red Fang, Les Wampas, Dri, The Exploited, Eyehategod, High On Fire, Trap Them, Off!, Weedeater, Orange Goblin, Orchid, Truckfighters, Ahab Merauder, Code Orange, Defeater, Despise You, Rise Of The Northstar, Vitamin X, Asg, Providence, Broken Teeth, The Wounded Kings, Russian Circles, Glowsun, Twitching Tongues, The Atlas Moth, Wolf Brigade, Les Ramoneurs De Menhir, Elder, Samsara Blues Experiment, Terra Tenebrosa, Birds In Row, Witchthroat Serpent, Midnight Ghost Train, Machete.


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