Hellfest organizers have announced recent changes to their lineup. In particular, we will find Gojira among the headliners.
This Thursday, February 24, the team of the French metal festival Hellfest announced the changes that have occurred within its poster. Thus, after the recent cancellation of Avenged Sevenfold last Sunday, June 19, we find the French metal band Gojira closing the first weekend of celebrations. Faith No More had already announced the cancellation of their tour. If the replacement has already been confirmed, according to the organizers, “his announcement will not take place until April. »
Here is the updated poster:
Among the other groups present in the poster, we find (by scene):
- MAIN: A Day to Remember, 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 Sherriff, 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, Representation of Guilt, Lili Refrain
Other groups had to cancel their presence: The Wildhearts, Powerflo, Obituary, 3Teeth, Belzebubs, Numenorean, Of Mice & Men, Justin(e), Legion of the Damned, Hatebreed and Crowbar.
Festival organizers say:
“Hellbangers, you can imagine, the organization of this edition in these somewhat turbulent times sometimes resembles a game of musical chairs. Several groups have recently informed us of their lack of availability for the 2022 edition. In fact, the organization of certain international tours is being undermined due to the health situation.[…]
Despite these bumps in the road, we’ve done our best to find workarounds to guarantee you a colorful lineup for this anniversary edition and that’s how we can announce the addition of 32 new groups to the 2022 lineup.”
The meeting is still held from June 17 to 26 in Clisson (44), with two consecutive weekends planned. It shows full.
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