Hellfest, also known as Hellfest Open Air Festival is France’s undisputed king of metal music festivals and one of the 10 best metal festivals in Europe. The festival has two main stages and several small stages all featuring big named bands. The two main stages are dedicated to hard rock and metal. Other stages are focused on other genres like black metal, death metal, hardcore punk, doom metal or stoner rock. Hellfest has over 140 different bands that come together for three days to showcase their passion and enjoy it with fans from all over the world.
Big names like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Guns ‘N Roses, Alice in Chains, and Marilyn Manson are known to headline the festival. The event is also cashless, making use of rechargeable wristbands. Once you receive your ticket, you create an account using your barcode on the ticket. It is highly recommended to download the festival app so you can easily keep track of your account balance and re-up if you need to. This makes things simple, quick and secure. Most people camp at the festival and make use of the public showers and toilets, that for the size of the event, stay fairly clean – but it is always recommended to bring your own toilet paper.
“This is quite simply the Biggest and Best festival on the circuit it draws fans globally and is run ethically”
Hellfest takes place every year in Rue du Champ Louet, Clisson, France.
If you are traveling from abroad to join the festival, your best bet if to fly into Paris as the event organizers set up buses to transport you to the festival grounds. There are also trains and shuttles to and from the events, making getting around super easy and safe.
Most people camp on the grounds of the festival. However, if camping is not your style you can find hotels and Airbnb’s in the nearby town of Nantes. You’ll want to make sure you find and book a place as soon as you get your tickets. Head to the map below for all the accomodation deals near the venue.
New in 2018, the event offered different packages for festival goers, but have limited amount of spaces. They have the VIP coach, camping and hotel package which offers “offers you a covered and large terrace with a courtyard. Equipped and decorated, offering great comfort with sofas, chairs, clean toilets, and tables, it is the ideal place during the day to be able to rest, to meet, and to discuss between Bands” The camping package comes with 4-night coach packages, 3-day festival ticket and camping, the hotel package offers the same but a hotel instead of camping.
The festival last 3 days and has SO much to do that you’ll probably have to do a little bit of planning to see your favorite bands. There are multiple stages dedicated to different types of music so you’ll always be able to find someone to listen to. There are also various food and drinks stalls and with people coming from all over the world, there are endless possibilities of making and creating new friendships.
The town of Clisson, where Hellfest is held, is very historical and has castles and fortresses to explore, as well as loads of outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking and climbing. The town of Nantes is only forty minutes away and an easy train ride. Another historical town, there are heaps of vineyards and botanical gardens to explore.
The Festival will be taking place on June 21st to 24th, 2019.
Don’t miss out on this year’s meeting of the metal minds. Hellfest is an entire experience that you will definitely want to be a part of.
Rad Season is providing you with hotels and Airbnbs at the lowest prices available online. Book your stay for Hellfest Open Air Festival 2019 using the map below!
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