Someone should really change the name of Hellfest. To Amazing-fest or something. Just cast your eyes over the 2014 lineup and you can see why this French festival has become known throughout the world since it’s first incarnation in 2006.
A headlining trio of Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and Black Sabbath is just the start, there’s also Deep Purple, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Emperor, Megadeth, Opeth, Monster Magnet, Watain and one of the Queensrÿche’s. And that’s all before you get into the smaller stages properly – Phil H Anselmo & The Illegals, Nile, Paradise Lost, Clutch, and Electric Wizard are just a fraction of what you’ll find there.
Proof that Hellfest doesn’t really do small; just world class. And that’s not only when it comes to the music. Hellfest is equally known for its attention to detail on site from the hidden bars to the firepits and the ramshackle metal stalls, and of course the ‘Hellfest’ tree – fed with metal and adorned with a swing.
See it for yourself at www.hellfest.fr – we think you’ll agree that hell ain’t a bad place to be.
You can also view our coverage of Hellfest 2013 HERE.
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Hellfest – Clisson France
17-18-19 June 2011
Hellfest arrives for its 5th edition. The French festival has been growing incredibly huge and very fast. This year it traditional location in the sport facilities of Clisson couldn’t take anymore of the mass of metalheads coming to this small part of France from all over the world.
This year’s crowd-moving, main acts where none less than Rob Zombie, Scorpions, Ozzy, and Judas Priest, with tons of other goodies in between. An excellent line-up as usual, as it’s part of the winning formula that gave success to the organizers of this event, nowadays already one of the biggest metal fests in the European summer.
The weather won’t be the most pleasant ever, but on the other hand it could have been way worse than just some strong wind and rain here and there, and the sun has been lighting the fields from time to time, still giving the impression to be in summer, after all. But as this festival is amazingly fun if you are among the beer-drinking hellraisers in the audience, you can somehow understand the “hell” part when you have to keep up with the insanely long queues to get into the photo pit, along with running all over the festival area from stage to stage, trying not to fall over some boozer laying on the ground. Oh well… running is good for your health!
Article and pics by Marco Manzi
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Tags: 1349, Black Label Society, Destruction, Doro, GHOST, Hellfest, Kreator, OPETH, ROB ZOMBIE, SCORPIONS, Sodom
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