Category: International Festivals (Page 1 of 2)

Hellfest XV Part One

Now that Hellfest Open Air part one is done, It was time to take a small break, edit some photos and reflect on how it all went down.

Hellfest never really fails to surprise the fans, both intentionally and unintentionally and this edition was a true demonstration on how does it feel to be in Hell…

The festival opened its doors on Friday with a level of Heat Wave that is really rare in this part of the world. But this didn’t stop all the Hellbangers from having the time of their life.

Over two years without live music and being locked down in our rooms, a tiny heat wave won’t stop us from doing what we love the most, MUSIC.

Friday and Saturday felt like HELL… literally, the peak passed over 40° during both days and we all struggled, cause at the end, we all know that we would say: It was all worth it.

Fireworks were canceled in the first day, the organizers decided that because of the extreme heat and they feared for starting a fire, smart decision, this shows how much they value safety.

Here are some images taken by me, this is just a sneak peak, we will publish a full story after Part Two, where we will talk more about this historical edition and publish more photos to try and give you a small taste of Hellfest.

Next, are photos taken by Mayaz, great shots to have any idea what to expect in Hellfest and maybe, makes you go like, Fuck, I wanna be there too, next year.

 

A huge shoutout to everyone at Hellfest Headquarters, the management of this first edition was epic, safety was greatly prioritized and first aid teams were all over the site, a job well done on keeping everyone safe.

Keep an eye here and throughout our social accounts for Live Photos of Part Two.

Stay Heavy

Hellfest: Running Order Update (French)

🤘 RUNNING ORDER / UPDATE 🤘
Comme vous le savez, la programmation réserve son lot de surprises cette année et le contexte actuel joue quelque peu dans les agendas des artistes que nous accueillons.
Nous sommes donc au regret de vous annoncer les annulations de :
– Mainstage 1 : CRYSTAL LAKE / CODE ORANGE / MAMMOTH WVH
– Mainstage 2 : GALACTIC EMPIRE / SYMPHONY X
– Warzone : AUGUST BURNS RED / TURNSTILE / MADBALL
– Valley : ATARI TEENAGE RIOT / THE OBSESSED
– Altar : GRAVE / DROPDEAD
Mais nous sommes heureux de vous dévoiler les groupes qui les remplacent et ceux qui rejoignent la programmation :
– Mainstage 1 : INVISIONS / CAR BOMB / ANGELUS APATRIDA
– Mainstage 2 : HEART ATTACK / MOLYBARRON
– Warzone : BURY TOMORROW / SLOPE (gros coup de coeur de l’équipe !) / IGNITE
– Valley : THE BLOODY BEETROOTS (DJ Set) / PENTAGRAM
– Altar : LORDS OF FLESH / SKELETAL REMAINS
Il nous restera encore 2 artistes à vous dévoiler le vendredi 25 (MS2) et dimanche 26 (MS1)
Et l’ajout de non pas UN mais DEUX Feux d’Artifices pour célébrer nos 15 ans :
– Samedi 18 après le concert de GHOST
– Dimanche 26 après le concert de METALLICA
Update RO :
– SOEN passe du vendredi 17 au samedi 18
– ALICE COOPER et MEGADETH inversent leurs slots sur le vendredi 24
– Mise à Jour disponible sur www.hellfest.fr/line-up et l’app officielle (avec une nouvelle mise à jour disponible)
Rendez-vous dans 16 jours ! D’autres surprises vous seront dévoilées dans les prochains jours, Stay Tuned !
⚠️ INFO HELLFEST ⚠️
Pour préparer votre venue sur le festival, nous vous invitons à bien consulter nos différents supports d’informations :
🖥 Site web avec la page Infos : https://www.hellfest.fr/faq/
📱 Télécharger l’app officiel Hellfest
🤝 Les sites officiels d’entre-aide de la communauté Hellfest :

Johnny Depp, From Court To The Stage with Jeff Beck in Sheffield, UK

The actor jumped on a plane shortly after the closing arguments in his widely publicized defamation trial against former wife Amber Heard

Up until very recently, Johnny Depp has been in the midst of a widely publicized defamation trial against his former wife Amber Heard, so he was perhaps the last person fans expected to see at a recent Jeff Beck gig in Sheffield, England.

But the Hollywood Vampires guitarist and Hollywood A-lister did indeed appear, donning a Fender Telecaster to help Beck play a trio of classic covers.

In new fan-shot footage, Depp can be seen aiding the electric guitar legend during his set at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday (May 29) for renditions of John Lennon’s Isolation – of which the pair released a studio version in 2020 – as well as Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing and Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, and an original track named Hedy Lamarr.

You can watch the cover of Isolation here.

Johnny Depp is currently suing Amber Heard for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote for the The Washington Post in 2018 in which she documented her experience of being a domestic abuse survivor, without mentioning Depp by name. Heard is countersuing him for $100 million.

While best known for his acting career, Depp is also a prominent musician. With his current band, Hollywood Vampires, which also features Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, he has released two albums: their self-titled debut in 2015 and 2019’s Rise.

He has also collaborated with the likes of Oasis and Aerosmith, while in the ’90s he was a member of a band called P, who once performed with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and John Frusciante at LA’s The Viper Room, then part-owned by Depp.

HELLFEST… It’s Happening Again

In the title of this article, we are simply stating that Hellfest is finally happening again after two years being left-out without our precious HELL. Two years without Hellfest, no thanks to you Covid and all your ugly relatives.

In four months we’ll be back in our favorite spot in the world, Hellfest Open Air.

We have so much to look forward to, two years is way too long and since Hellfest started in 2006, it has been a nonstop roller coster and getting bigger each year. If there’s anything we’ve learned over the years, it’s that this amazing festival is not going anywhere no matter the circumstances.

Ben and his team never fail to impress their loyal fans, and I say loyal fans because they never fail when the festival needs them, they kept their tickets for two years without asking for a refund and the moment has come to enjoy this ride one more time.

Fans held onto their tickets like they were lottery tickets, that’s how important they are to each of us

This only demonstrates the love and support the heavy-metal community and fans of Hellfest have for this haven

Not only is this anniversary special because it’s happening again, but:

  • It’s a return after two years, which is why I titled it “it is happening again” Two years seems so very long, and also, it’s a nice reference. Let us know if you catch it.

  • It is going to be massive, like real massive not just like every other year because usually Hellfest is expanding year after another, but this year it’s gonna be a double bill, Hellfest is set to return and run throughout two consecutive weekends , a complete 7 days of HELL with over 350 bans, isn’t that beyond amazing?

For Ben and his team to pull-off such an organization after two years of no income, no government support, and being turned down by their insurer, is just beyond incredible. It’ll be a 15th anniversary edition to go down in history and we are fortunate to be a part of Hellfest.
It sounds crazy when we say 15th anniversary. In truth, it should have been the 17th, but time surely stood still for us.

Here are the complete line-up wit the official running order:

 

Ticket Information:

TICKET RESELLER Part 1

TICKET RESELLER Part 2

TICKET ADDINIONAL INFORMATION



Hellfest 2020… What to expect!

Hellfest 2020… It is the 15th anniversary for the biggest festival in the world and Hellfest is promising a lineup that is no less than any other year.

Just like the previous years, Hellfest tickets were sold out in few hours, the lineup was not revealed but that was never a problem for Hellfest loyal crowd.

It is like people are confirming year after year that we will go no matter what, Hellfest for life

Here is the official poster, We will let you enjoy going through the bands.

Just like every year, we will be there to cover this legendary festival.

Remember! If you want to get your hands on some tickets, use only the official platform for reselling the tickets

HELLFEST THROUGH TICKETSWAP

Hellfest 2019 (Reviewed)

Here we go, it’s that time of the year where all Metal enthusiasts from France and all over the world gathers in the beautiful Clisson, to visit their own version of Disney Land for a full weekend, HELLFEST.

The special bonus this year was a fourth day, the weekend kicked of on Thursday this year with Knotfest embracing the French meal world.

I personally stopped talking about how big Hellfest is each year, Ben and his team got enough creativity to surprise us each year.

Come Hellfest 2020, I can only guarantee you, it’ll be your best Metal experience.

The lineup this year was massive, maybe too massive.

This edition of Hellfest was probably the 1969 Woodstock of our time.

It had everything, legends bidding farewell to their fans, old school rock stars, new emerging bands, Tool after 13 years away from their fans.

So many highlights that would go down in the history,

Only this year there were stories to tell, on a positive notes and a negative one.

The opening day of Hellfest was busy, really busy, Hellfest dedicated a main stage just for French bands which was really awesome.

Imagine, in one day, you have the chance to see, Gojira, King Diamond, Mass Hysteria, Dagoba, SUM41, Godsmack, Demons & Wizards, and Dream Theater… etc.

And finally, to close out the day, the almighty Manowar was set to headline.

Remember our story from last year? Where after the last band on the third day, Hellfest came up with a huge surprise, Lights were out for few minutes, then Joey from MANOWAR was live on stage to announce the return of MANOWAR to Hellfest after 10 years, their last performance was back in 2009. I was there.

People were looking forward to this, but don’t get too attached, this story does not have a happy ending.

In the afternoon of Friday, around 80,000 people were notified that MANOWAR wouldn’t be playing tonight anymore, no further explanations.

Few hours later, the story started to go out, MANOWAR were on site the night before, as per Hellfest, they just decided to leave the site and not to play the show.

Then an official statement from MANOWAR blaming Hellfest for this cancelation, I mean it’s MANOWAR, of course they’re gonna blame Hellfest.

The fans were really disappointed and furious, a band like MANOWAR should care and respect their fans.

No matter the reason that led to an argument between the band and the organizer, your MANOWAR, you were on site and ready to play, you deliver to your fans, the show must go on, you perform, then you go to solve your issues with the promoter.

Let’s not give MANOWAR too much attention here, they let down their fans, Hellfest were proactive and on the spot, replaced them by Sabaton.

Long story short, it was a dramatic day, but nobody cared, Hellfest ruled and people had a blast.

Day tow was no less, it was the day where you go on a trip back in time, the real legends of rock and metal ruled, not MANOWAR!

The biggest act that everyone was waiting for was KISS, another legends bidding farewell to the world.

We also had, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Within Temptation and many others.

But for me, the highlight of this year was without a doubt KISS.

These guys, after all this years, they put on a show that bands in there twenties wouldn’t have the stamina to do.

They gave it all, a rock show on the highest level, they had raisers on the stage for each musician, at some point, Paul surfed over the crowd with a zip-line and plaid two songs in the middle of the ground, not to mention the flames, the smoke, the explosions and finally the fireworks.

KISS presents the real meaning of the term ROCK STARS.

Days three is usually sad, because you come to realize that it is almost the end for this year, but was way more emotional as SLAYER were also bidding farewell to the world, Tom said few touching words at the end and had tears in his eyes.

On the bill were also, Lamb Of God, Slash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Anthrax, Trivium, Testament, Death Angel and Philip Anselmo who plaid so many Pantera hits and many other bands.

I will leave with our photo gallery so you can live or re-live some of the best moments of Hellfest 14

Keep an eye on our page and also Hellfest pages, as tickets will go out on sale very soon.

Next year Hellfest celebrates 15 years of greatness, be ready to get blasted as I guess something really extraordinary is in the works…

Until then… Stay Metal \m/

Hellfest Reveals 2K19 Lineup: Tool, KISS And Manowar To Headline…

 

Dream Theater, Def Leppard, Lamb of God, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Slayer, King Diamond, ZZ Top, and Whitesnake among other notable acts.

Hellfest has earned the reputation of being the biggest metal festival in the past few years, and believe me it is for many good reasons.

The French festival introduces a massive lineup each year, spanning over six stages, each one is dedicated to a specific subgenre.

On Monday 26th of November, Hellfest announced the lineup for its 14th edition, headlining the three days are Manowar, KISS, and Tool with many co-headlining acts such as ZZ Top, Def Leppard, Dream Theater, Slayer (Final show in France), Slash, Mass Hysteria, King Diamond, and many many more.

Hellfest 2K19 will take place as usual in Clisson, France on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of June.

Tickets for the festival are sold out, this is the second year that tickets are out way before announcing the lineup, this only shows how blind faith the metal world has for Hellfest, it also shows a great confidence from the founder Ben Barbaud and his team.

Just like any other musical events, it is possible to find tickets but we advise you not to buy anywhere un-trusted, here is a link to the official website for re-selling the tickets, keep an eye on a regular basis

http://hellfest.zepass.com/

I will leave you here with the complete lineup, also with a great short film created for Hellfest.

Just like every year, we will be there to cover and share with you this heavy experience.

Stay Metal \m/

 

Hellfest 2018 | Iron Maiden, Judas Priest Avenged Sevenfold and 150 others

Hellfest is back for their 13th edition and several years of selling out, even before the line up is announced. The Heavy Metal festival  has announced an incredible line up featuring over 150 bands on 6 stages. Today Hellfest has placed itself as the biggest most anticipated Metal festival in europe with hundreds of thousands of attendees every year.

Hellfest 2018 will take place in Clisson France from June 22-24. The festival will be headlined by the Metal Legends and Gods, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest alongside the great Avenged Sevenfold. On the menu of brutality also: Deftones, A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Limp Bizkit, Nightwish, Hollywood Vampires, Parkway Drive, Stone Sour, & Body Count.

In addition the list is long with amazing acts such as: Alice In Chains, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Davis, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Accept, Pleymo, Bullet For My Valentine, Europe, Arch Enemy, Meshuggah, Converge, Killswitch Engage, Termonti, Baroness, Asking Alexandria, Powerflo, In This Moment, Shinedown, Iced Earth, Rose Tattoo, Primal Fear, Tesseract, Dimmu Bogir, Satyricon, At The Gates, Children of Bodom, Therion, Exodus, Carnivore A.D., Septicflesh, Enslaved, Rise Against, Neurosis, Bad Religion, Turbonegro, Hatebreed, Dead Cross, Corrosion of Conformity, , Church of Misery, Cro-Mags, Madball, Terror, Orange Goblin, Zeal & Ardor, 7 Seconds, The Bronx, EyehateGod, Crowbar, Knocked Loose, Bongzilla, Nile, Suffocation, Kataklysm, Ensiferum, Amorphis, Origin, Demolition Hammer, Lurking Fear, Crisix, Bloodshot, and many more. Check out full line up and running order here.

Hellfest is Europe’s Biggest Rock And Metal Festival. Check out our review of last year’s festival here,

Hellfest 2018

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Blaakyum Pre Bloodstock Show At The Rev UK

Traveling to the UK after being chosen to headline the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Festival on Sunday 13th August, Lebanese Metal Thrashers Blaakyum will take their unique blend of Thrash, Heavy, and Groove Metal infused with Middle Eastern and Levantine folk music vibes to London.  Blaakyum Pre Bloodstock Show will take place at The Dev in Camden Town, a venue that is well known for its support to the underground music scene.

Three bands will be opening for Blaakyum at this event at The Dev. And here’s where we got surprised. It caught our attention that alongside Caskets and Endeavour, Element 26’s Guitarist and founding member Alexy Khoury‘s newest band, “GODD” will be opening for the Lebanese Thrashers, which is pretty cool!
Also, it is important to note that Endeavour‘s guitarist IAN is also Onslaught.

SEA ALSO: BLAAKYUM Headlines New Blood Stage At BLOODSTOCK

Blaakyum Pre Bloodstock Show At The Rev UK

Headliners:

BLAAKYUM

OPENING ACTS:

GODD

CASKETS

ENDEAVOUR

LOCATION: The Dev

DOORS OPEN AT: 8:00 pm

FREE ENTRY

Pre Bloodstock Show

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