Crushing news for the summer festival season in Europe, as France’s legendary Hellfest, has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The festival announced today it was unable to host the festival, which takes place in Clisson, France, outside of Paris. Hellfest 2021 is already announced for next summer. The 2020 edition was to have had Faith No More, and Down will be joined by Deftones, System Of A Down, Incubus, Korn, Mastodon, Opeth, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, The Offspring, Infectious Grooves, The Darkness, Obituary, Death DTA (the Death tribute featuring members of Death), At The Gates, Entombed AD, Sacred Reich, Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Wardruna, The Hu, Taake, Watain, Alcest, Borknagar, Gaahl’s Wyrd, Electric Wizard, Baroness, Om, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Envy, Mono, John Garcia & the Band of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life of Agony, 3TEETH, Inter Arma, Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Youth of Today, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, Social Distortion, Anti-Flag, Agnostic Front, Reverend Horton Heat, Grade 2, Code Orange, and more. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast had an episode dedicated to the fest last summer.
Fin des incertitudes, fin de partie, les services de l’Etat viennent de nous confirmer qu’il n’y aura pas de HELLFEST cette année
Notre communiqué officiel est disponible sur notre site : https://www.hellfest.fr/…
End of uncertainty, end of part, state services have just confirmed that there will be no HELLFEST this year
Our official press release is available on our website: https://www.hellfest.fr/
(accompanied by a nice ad for our insurer)
We take advantage of this special day to open an online pool “Hellfest For Health” for the CHU de Nantes Staffing Fund to support them in the face of the epidemic of Covid-19 more information right here: https://www.helloasso.com/associations/hellfest-productions/collectes/hellfest-for-health
Stay Strong / Stay Safe
There will be no HELLFEST this year, according to French authorities through an official decree
Our official statement is available on our website : https://www.hellfest.fr/en/
Also, we are launching on this special day an online donation for the foundation of the Nantes University Hospital, to support them against the Covid-19 pandemic.
More information on this “Hellfest for Health” campaign right here : (english translation in progress) : https://www.helloasso.com/associations/hellfest-productions/collectes/hellfest-for-health
Stay Strong / Stay Safe