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  Hellfest Open Air

Hellfest started in 2002 as a small indoor festival  in France but has now became one of the biggest festivals in Europe. Hellfest is located in the idyllic town of Clisson and brings most of the biggest metal subgenres to the table during 3 hectic days of pure chaos, metal and beer in mid June. It is held within the Val de Moine sport complex in Clisson, approximately 35 km south-east of the city of Nantes, and approximately 400 km south-west of the nation's capital Paris.

Delivering a full running 24/7 timetable of Heavy metal, hardcore punk, hard rock and stoner rock. The festival welcomes almost 40 000 persons per day!

Hellfest has now a line-up of about 160 bands.

Notable artists that have performed at previous editions include Motörhead, Slayer, Angra, Dream Theater, Mötley Crüe, Marilyn Manson, Manowar, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Guns N' Roses, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Kiss and Def Leppard.

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Hellfest news Hellfest news Written 2018-04-06 18:23:15

This year, Hellfest thinks in big : an amateur band will be offered the mainstage thanks to the amazing international springboard powered by RIFFX ! The festival wants to support independents bands giving them the great opportunity to be part of the 2018 Clisson’s Great Metal Mass line up. As a festivalgoer, you’ll be given the chance to discover new nuggets from the Rock/Metal scene.

Every steps of the competition will occur from March the 5 to May the 4th, 2018 : registration, vote’s waves online, the 10 last names announcement and the final election of the winner nominated by a jury of professionals.

Hellfest wants to support the big winner more than an online experience ! The main goal of the springboard is to promote a band, to help him shine. The winner will be followed live by our social media team, the band will be interviewed by Metallian (one of the leader of the Metal trade press, in the September 2018 issue).

Do you want to challenge the MainStage at Hellfest ? Your friends deserve to perform before an amazing audience ? It’s up to you to have a blast and share THE VOICE OF HELL powered by RIFFX ‘s experience !

It’s time to register now ! We invite you to read the Terms and Conditions at our official website :
Hellfest news Hellfest news Written 2018-03-02 17:04:06
This year for your comfort, Hellfest adds again lockers in the Metal Corner. Several sizes are available (S, S+ ,M, L, XL). They should be reserved on our partner’s website, A key will be given to you with your purchase order. The amount of lockers are limited. In case lockers were sold out, the supplier will offer to you a left luggage system to keep your belongings. This system will be just available on site.
Hellfest news Hellfest news Written 2018-02-20 17:05:57
Here we are thrilled to reveal the final line up because as you guess, some band’s name were missing!

We were waiting for the last band’s confirmations and as the stage’s booking is now over, we are able to announce to you the Hellfest 2018 final line up!(You’ll be given later with the running order).

You can add under the Valley : KADAVAR and LUCIFER and the evilish lights of CELESTE from Lyon!
As at the Mainstage, we’ll welcome BREED MACHINE and the riot girl band L7!

At last, the english NAPALM DEATH will come back to defend the values of GrindCore music under the Altar.

At 1:13 PM today, we will launch the Digitick tickets sale opening for the 1 day tickets. (Don’t forget that you’ll receive an e-mail with the ticket within 24h)

In the later few weeks, we will open the big springboard “The Voice of Hell by RIFFX”. All new this year as an international big competition with the exceptional price to perform at the Main stage 2! (conditions and terms soon at

Please note that you’ll be noticed of all info neecded to organize your journey!

5 months before the open gates we are more than impatients to welcome you at Clisson and to indroduce you all the news at Hellfest 2018! A huge thank you for your support and patience!

/« See you in Hell folks & take care of each other ! »
Freddy Davies Freddy Davies Written 2017-04-25 09:27:14
You can win two all access (3days) pass.
Until the 30th of April.
Check it here:
Freddy Davies Freddy Davies Written 2017-04-19 14:17:01
Great improvement for the festival. You can check your running order, programme, artist details, etc.
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