After an unforgettable extended 2022 seven day lineup that saw 350 bands playing over 6 stages. HELLFEST are back and again have announced a just as epic lineup for 2023…
If you missed the 2022 festival or if you were there, here’s a recap….
On 15th December, the full lineup for 2023 was announced for Hellfest, the biggest Open Air festival in Europe with headlining spots being taken by KISS, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden and Slipknot. Also set to appear are Def Leppard, Pantera, Hollywood Vampires, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Seether, Alter Bridge and Within Temptation. Metal legends, bands from the underground Scene and sure values will mix to offer this ultimate event.
Four-day passes Sold Out soon after release in October 2022. Single-day passes will become available on Hellfest’s official Website in the spring. Resale passes, should any become available, can be purchased through the Official resell site Reelax Tickets. Further information can be found HERE.
Hellfest is held in the town of Clisson, located 35 kilometers from the city of Nantes and 400 kilometers from Paris, at the Val de Moine sports complex. Every year thousands of hard rock fans gather here for three days of powerful “sound therapy”
In 2006, a group of like-minded people, on the basis of the Fury Fest festival (which took place from 2002 to 2005 in different cities of the French Pie de Loire), created the heavy metal music festival Hellfest.
And now, in order …
in 2000, the first association was formed in Clisson with the aim of organizing hardcore and punk concerts in the Nantes region. The success of these concerts prompted the organizers in June 2002 to launch the first festival called “Fury Fest”, which brought together 400 people at the Val-de-Moine sports complex in Clisson.
The festival continued in subsequent years. In 2003, the concerts “Sick of It All” and “Youth of Today” already attracted 7,000 people … Since the Hall of Trocardière (Rezé) was no longer available, the event had to be extended for another day. After that, it was decided to change the format of the festival to a two-day one. In 2003 the profit of the festival reached 30,000 euros and the organization of the festival changed. In 2004, the festival moved to Le Mans, where it took place in the 24 Hours circuit and attracted 21,000 spectators for artists such as Slipknot and Soulfly.
After the crisis in 2004, the organizing team decided to transfer the rights of the festival to other promoters in order to focus on the organization. During this period, 30,000 passes were issued in three days at Le Mans. The festival was rocked by artists such as Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, and others. However, the financial problems worsened, especially after the festival promoters disappeared with receipts of 600,000 euros. These losses marked the end of the festival, at least temporarily.
2006 saw the renovation of the FuryFest under the name Hellfest, which has seen a steady increase in visitors since 2006 and over the years.
In June 2009, many bands worried about the name of the festival withdrew from the Hellfest. For the same reason, in the same year, Coca-Cola announced that it would no longer support the festival.
The festival program is mainly focused on hard rock and metal, and each stage of the festival stages is dedicated to a specific style, such as black metal, death metal, doom metal.