Europe is the home of Rock and Metal festivals. Every summer, the continent gets crowded with Rock and Metal festivals, welcoming bands from all around the globe to celebrate music. Even though, HellFest always stands out among all of them, and it has become one of the best known festivals on Earth. Each year, the organizers do a “hell” of a job in getting an epic line up. This year, HELLFEST 2017 has about 160 bands that will grace 6 stages: Mainstage 1, Mainstage 2, Altar, Temple, Valley, and Warzone.
One of the pioneers of modern Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, “DEEP PURPLE”, who are on their extended farewell tour dubbed “The Long Goodbye”, will crown the Main Stage on June 16. So if you are a DEEP PURPLE fan, try not to miss them because you might not have another chance to watch them live again. Also, legendary AEROSMITH are on their final tour, and will be playing on the same stage the very next day. SLAYER, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ALTER BRIDGE, ROB ZOMBIE, OPETH, and up to a total of 160 bands, the 3 camping days couldn’t get any better. (Check out the full line up below).
The festival guarantees a wide selection of style, covering most of the sub-genres, making it hard for any music lover not to enjoy the 3-day Rock and Metal Camp. Each stage has a certain direction:
- The ALTAR stage covers the Black – Folk – Death Metal sub-genres, headlined by: Autopsy, Opeth, Coroner.
- The TEMPLE stage covers the Black – Folk – Death Metal sub-genres, headlined by: Alestorm, Wardruna, Emperor.
- The VALLEY stage covers the Stoner and Doom Metal sub-genres, headlined by: Electric Wizard, Primus, Blue Oyster Cult.
- The WARZONE stage covers the Punk sub-genre, headlined by: Rancid, Suicidal Tendencies, The Dillinger ESC Plan.
FRIDAY JUNE 16: DEEP PURPLE | ROB ZOMBIE | MINISTRY | DEVIN TOWNSEND | AVATAR | ANIMALS AS LEADERS | BETRAYING THE MARTYRS | SIDILARSEN.
SATURDAY JUNE 17: AEROSMITH | AIRBORNE | TRUST | STEEL PANTHER | UGLY KID JOE | PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARDS SON | THE DEAD DAISIES | NEW ROSES.
SUNDAY JUNE 18: LINKING PARK | PROPHETS OF RAGE | ALTER BRIDGE | A DAY TO REMEMBER | BLACK STAR RIDERS | MOTIONLESS IN WHITE | THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA | NORTHLANE.
FRIDAY JUNE 16: SABATON | INFLAMES | BEHEMOTH | POWERWOLF | QUEENSRYCHE | EVERGREY | TEXTURES | MYRATH | INGLORIOUS.
SATURDAY JUNE 17: APOCALYPTICA | SAXON | KREATOR | W.A.S.P. | PRETTY MAIDS | JORN | SLYDIGS | ULTRA VOMIT | JARED JAMES NICHOLS.
SUNDAY JUNE 18: SLAYER | FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH | OF MICE AND MAN | DEVIL RIDER | ILL NINO | SKINDRED | PRONG | SHVPES | RAY BROWNER.
HellFest 2017 – Line up (stage distribution)
HellFest 2017 – Official Poster