Slayer, Manowar, Carcass, Etc. Set For 2019 Hellfest Open Air

The first five acts have been confirmed for the 2019 Hellfest Open Air festival. The event will take place on June 21-23 in Clisson, France and it will feature: Slayer (final French show), Manowar, Carcass, Mass Hysteria, and Dropkick Murphys.

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Full Lineup Revealed For 2018 Hellfest Open Air

The full lineup for the 2018 Hellfest Open Air festival can now be seen in the below poster. The event will take place in Clisson, France on June 22-24, and it will feature Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest, Hollywood Vampires, Deftones, Marilyn Manson, etc.

A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Etc. Added To 2018 Hellfest Open Air

A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Body Count, and Parkway Drive have all been added to the 2018 Hellfest Open Air. Previously announced acts include: Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Nightwish, Megadeth, and The Hollywood Vampires. The event will take place in Clisson, France on June 22-24.

Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Added To 2018 Hellfest Open Air

Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, and Stone Sour have all been added to the 2018 Hellfest Open Air. Previously announced acts include: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Nightwish, Megadeth, and The Hollywood Vampires. The event will take place in Clisson, France on June 22-24.

Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Etc. Set For 2018 Hellfest Open Air

Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Nightwish, Megadeth, and The Hollywood Vampires have all been confirmed for the 2018 Hellfest Open Air. That event will take place in Clisson, France on June 22-24.

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Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Linkin Park, Prophets Of Rage, Slayer, Emperor, Etc. Set For 2017 Hellfest Open Air

The lineup has been revealed for the 2017 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The festival will take place on June 16-18 in Clisson, France, and all the artists performing can be seen below.

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Lineup:

Deep Purple Aerosmith, Linkin Park, Prophets Of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Trust, Rob Zombie, Alter Bridge, Sabaton, Airbourne, In Flames, Steel Panther, Ministry, Saxon, W.A.S.P., Apocalyptica, Kreator, Emperor, Devin Townsend Project, Ugly Kid Joe, Powerwolf, Queensrÿche, Pretty Maids, Everygrey, Jorn, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, The Dead Daisies, Avatar, Prong, Wakrat, Ill Niño, Of Mice & Men, DevilDriver, Motionless In White, Skindred, Betraying The Martyrs, The Devil Wears Prada, Northlane, Animals As Leaders, Textures, Sidilarsen, Myrath, Shvpes, Ultra Vomit, Slydigs, The New Roses, Jared James Nichols, Inglorious, Ray Brower, Opeth, Coroner, Autopsy, Obituary, Alestorm, Behemoth, Wardruna, Metal Church, Hirax, Soilwork, Nostromo, Marduk, Scour, Pain Of Salvation, Cryptopsy, Turisas, Deafheaven, Sanctuary, Perturbator, Corvus Corax, Equilibrium, Belphegor, Tyr, Skepticism, Nails, Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Exhumed, Crypt Sermon, Decapitated, Chelsea Grin, Alcest, Ghost Bath, Dodheimsgard, Arkhon Infaustus, Ereb Altor, Primitive Man, Valkyria, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Monarque, Wormed, Beyond Creation, Ghoul, Emptiness, Caraciass, Sick Of Stupidity, Putrid Offal, Vortex Of End, Welicoruss, Deluge, Monolithe, The True Black Dawn, Deathcode Society, Mortuary, Rancid, Damned, Suicidal Tendencies, Primus, Electric Wizard, Blue Öyster Cult, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Helmet, Clutch, Monster Magnet, Baroness, Slo Burn, Red Fang, Chelsea Wolfe, Pentagram, Hawkwind, Every Time I Die, Trapped Under Ice, Comeback Kid, Candiria, Agnostic Front, Leftover Crack, Komintern Sect, Les Ramoneurs De Menhirs, Tagada Jones, The Bouncing Souls, Zeke, D.R.I., Deez Nuts, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Trap Them, While She Sleeps, Blood Ceremony, Bongripper, SubRosa, Noothgrush, Monkey 3, Mars Red Sky, Utomammut, Vodun, Igorr, Crippled Black Phoenix, Integrity, Booze And Glory, The Decline, No Turning Back, Insanity Alert, Verbal Razors, Harm Done, The Vintage Caravan, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Los Disdentes Del Sucio Model, Verdun, and Bright Curse.

Phil Anselmo: “I Don’t Think I Should Do Any Euro Festivals This Year”

Recently it was revealed that Hellfest would be losing a €20,000 grant, due to their refusal to remove Down from their lineup, after French senator and President of the General Council of the Vendée, Bruno Retailleau wanted the band removed, due to Phil Anselmos’ recent “white power” salute. Festival organizer Ben Barbaud then fired back with an open letter about the situation claiming that Retailleau was just using the Anselmo controversy as a front for his true intentions. Now Anselmo has wrote his own letter to Barbaud saying that he doesn’t think he should perform at any European festivals this year.

PHILIP H ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS, LIVE, 2013, PAUL JENDRASIAK

Anselmo said the following:

“Dearest Ben–

Philip H. Anselmo here Brother…
First, and foremost, there is NO WAY I can possibly thank you enough for “fighting the good fight” for me, and ALL of my bands, namely Down in this instance. Your love & backbone will never be forgotten, and from this point on through the rest of my fighting life, I owe you every ounce of praise!

My AWFUL mistake has taken a toll on my reputation, and justly so! However I must point out, you damned-well KNOW ME better than this drunken incident could ever describe.
Hellfest is my heart!!!

And my embarrassment is tremendous, because I only have LOVE for people all over this skirmishing earth.
So my brother, it fucking rips my heart into further pieces to let you know, I don’t think I should do ANY Euro festivals this year.
So PLEASE I BEG YOU, give me this time to get my brain clear, and to come back (if you will have me back) next year my brother, I implore you!

Plus, the re-emergence of the knee injuries have been plaguing me of late as well, so I must address this too, through physical rehabilitation & rest.

Knowing my character, when I put my mind to something THIS DIRE, I come back 100-times better, and THAT’S what the Mighty Hellfest deserves!!!

My love for you & the rest of the gang that makes Hellfest THE TOPS, goes on and on and on…
Much love & respect-

Philip H. Anselmo (and the H. stands for HEALING)”

Puscifer will now take Down’s spot at Hellfest.