DEF LEPPARD Added As Second Headliner For France's Hellfest
has announced that DEF LEPPARD
will make their grand return to
France on Friday June 21st as headliner for the first day of the
festival. This event will be Def Leppard
’s first concert in France for
almost seventeen years (The band’s previous live appearance in this
country dated from October 20th, 1996 in Paris
Hellfest have also announced a further 72 acts to their already
stellar line up across six stages over three days from June 21st-23rd in
British luminaries WHITESNAKE
make an excellent addition to Friday’s
mainstage line up, and the British invasion continues with the addition
of ASKING ALEXANDRIA
who recently sold out their entire UK tour
including London’s prestigious Brixton Academy.
Legendary Swedish rock outfit EUROPE will also join the main stage
line up on Friday and following their comeback album ‘Carved Into Stone’
in 2012, '90’s thrash metallers PRONG make a welcome addition to
Sundays line up.
To mark their 25th anniversary DANZIG
will also appear as part of
the main stage line up and he'll be bringing special guest & former
Misfits band mate Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. This will be the
first time ever that Danzig and Doyle will have performed together live
on European soil. Joining the punk parade will also be UK veterans THE
TOY DOLLS & BUZZCOCKS
showing us that they can still whip up a storm
after over 30 years in the business.
Following the release of their third studio album ‘Band Of Brothers’
last year, hard rock super group HELLYEAH
return to the mainland to lay
to waste their brutal concoction of foot stomping, fist pumping rock
Swedish hype machine GHOST and American thrashers BLACK BREATH
whipped up a storm in 2012 and Hellfest are proud to add them to their
ever growing line up of exciting acts.
Further acts announced for the line up are: 7 WEEKS, A DAY TO
REMEMBER, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ATTENTAT ROCK, AUDREY HORNE, BANE, BELPHEGOR,
BERRI TXARRAK, BLACK COBRA, BLACK PYRAMID, BURY YOUR DEAD, CASUALTIES,
COCKNEY REJECTS, CULT OF LUNA, DEEZ NUTS, DR LIVING DEAD, ERYN NON DAE,
FINNTROLL, GALLOWS, GRAVEYARD, HEATHEN, HELL MILITIA, HIGH ON FIRE,
HYPOCRISY, JUSTINE, KISSIN DYNAMITE, KOLDBRANN, KROKUS, LE BAL DES
ENRAGES, LORDI, MANILLA ROAD, MASTER OF REALITY, MISANTHROPE, MISERY
INDEX, MONSTROSITY, MOONSPELL, MORBID ANGEL, NOFX, PALLBEARER, PIG
DESTROYER, P.O.D, PROCESSION, RETOX, RIVERSIDE, SETH, SIX FEET UNDER,
SLEEP, STILLE VOLK, SURTR, SWANS, SYMPHONY X, T.A.N.K., THE ARRS- THE
DECLINE, THE GREAT OLD ONES, THE OLD DEAD TREE, THE SECRET- TREPONEM
PAL, VEKTOR, VERA CRUZ, VOIVOD, WALTARI.
The two outdoor platforms, Mainstage 1 and Mainstage 2 sit side by
side on the festival site and will host a total of 17 bands per day.
Alongside the mainstages there is the magnificent double stage tent
which houses The Altar and The Temple. Both have their specialties with
The Altar showcasing predominantly Death Metal and Grindcore, and The
Temple featuring Black and Pagan Metal. Between them will present 18
acts per day.
The fifth stage holds the title The Valley and will play host to a
collection of stoner, doom, sludge, psychedelic and other alternative
metal acts. Last but not least, the sixth and final stage The Warzone
will be dedicated to punk, hardcore, electro and industrial metal.
If the excellent array of acts Hellfest
have already announced was
not enough for you, at the entrance of the campsite you can find the
Metal Corner, where festivities begin from Thursday, June 20th at 5pm
and will continue late into the evening of each of the festivals days.
With 160 acts playing across 6 stages over three days, Hellfest
promises to be a highlight in mainland Europe’s metal calendar. We
invite you to join us and discover all the details of Hellfest 2013 on
the website Hellfest.fr