As you can imagine, organizing this edition in these troubled times feels is quite a challenge. Several bands have recently informed us of their unavailability for the 2022 edition. Indeed, the organization of some international tours is affected by the Covid situation.
Thus, we announce the cancellation of the following artists: THE WILDHEARTS, POWERFLO, OBITUARY, 3TEETH, BELZEBUBS, NUMENOREAN, OF MICE & MEN, JUSTIN(E), LEGION OF THE DAMNED, HATEBREED, and CROWBAR. We learned a few days ago that a new ‘headliner’ could not be present for this 2022 edition: AVENGED SEVENFOLD.
In spite of this setback, we did our best to find alternatives to guarantee a colourful line-up for this anniversary edition and we are now able to announce the addition of 32 new bands to the 2022 line-up.
First of all, we are happy to announce that GOJIRA will close Mainstage 1 on the first weekend, for their only European festival show. What a pride to be able to place at the top of the biggest stage of the festival, a French band!
Joe, Mario, Christian & Jean-Michel, see you on Sunday June 19th.
Concerning the replacement of FAITH NO MORE, we have been able to confirm it recently but it will only be announced in April. We find a band that you have been waiting for a long time, for a unique show in European festival this summer and that will have its place as a headliner on Saturday, June 18th on Mainstage 1! So be patient.
Also added to the party:
MAINSTAGES: Steve Vai, Skillet, Mammoth WVH, Ferocious Dog, The Last Internationale, Dead Heat, Fauxx, Titan, Stengah
WARZONE: Comeback Kid, Sick Of It All, GBH, August Burns Red, Les Sheriff, Incendiary, Mordred
VALLEY: Jerry Cantrell, Monkey3, The Vintage Caravan
ALTAR : Obscura, Necrophobic, Memoriam, Hour of Penance, Fractal Universe
TEMPLE : Sòlstafir, 1349, The Ruins of Beverast, Cân Bardd, Portrayal of Guilt, Lili Refrain
To prepare your visit, our new website is now online at www.hellfest.fr and it will be filled with new information in the coming days/weeks.
Please note that the locker reservations are open: https://www.plugandlock.com/hellfest/
We will be back soon for the Easy Camp booking!
Finally, we are opening a new space for exchange between festival-goers and fans, the official Hellfest Discord: https://discord.gg/4fYNRz5QSX
We are waiting for you to continue the discussions about the festival.