HELLFEST Open Air has issued the following update:
The time of the Toxic Peril has come, and we can’t wait to get back to the Hellfest ! This year has been a rough one and a lot of changes have been made to the program, and, despite our best efforts, there have also been a few cancellations.
First of all, you’ll be happy to know that in spite of their recent problems WITCHCRAFT seem set on performing in the VALLEY on Saturday the 22nd. HIGH ON FIRE being unavailable, they will be replaced by BISON BC who are currently touring with BLACK COBRA. On the subject of the MASTERS OF REALITY; after a huge amount of correspondence and many long weeks of negotiations, we must regretfully and officially confirm the New-Yorkers’ absence from this year’s Hellfest ! We did all we could but the band have signed another, overseas gig on the very same day that they don’t seem able to back out of!
We’re currently seeking a replacement but with the festival fast approaching – and due to a lack of time and the unavailability of the bands we’ve approached about it – it has become almost impossible for us to find an appropriate subtitute… Instead CULT OF LUNA and MANILLA ROAD have offered to lengthen their set, making for an incredible show!
Regarding the TEMPLE, SVART CROWN will now be performing at 11:40 on Sunday the 23rd; SETH will play instead of NACHTMYSTIUM at 14:20 and Polish band HATE will play on Friday th 21st at 12h50!
Finally, on the ALTAR stage, due to logistical reasons, PIG DESTROYER and CRYPTOPSY will swap places!
We apologise for not being able to bring you these great bands, but rest assured that we will get them on board for the festival in the years to come!
The whole Hellfest team looks forward to seeing you in Clisson’s Green Hell, ready to take on a new flood of toxic decibels!!
Check out the Festival Line Up HERE.