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Hellfest Open Air 2018

  • Clisson, France
  • 22-24 June 2018
  • Heavy Metal
  • Rock
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A rock monolith

Hellfest Open Air is a huge rock, metal and punk festival in the Pays de la Loire region of western France.

Almost unrivalled in scale, last year the festival attracted more than 350000 fans with a lineup that was absolutely packed with icons of the scene. 

From heavy metal pioneers to the new breed of rock superstars – whether that's black metal, hardcore or stoner rock – the festival is an extensive and vibrant celebration of the global scene.

Headliners

  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • IRON MAIDEN
  • Judas Priest
  • Deftones
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Alice In Chains
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Megadeth

Lineup


Main Stage 1

  • Electric Mary
  • Europe
  • The Hollywood Vampires
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  • Judas Priest
  • Rose Tattoo
  • The Chris Slade Timeline
  • Toseland

Main Stage 2

  • A Perfect Circle
  • Bukowski
  • Converge
  • Meshuggah
  • Malemort
  • Sons of Apollo
  • Steven Wilson
  • Stone Sour
  • TesseracT

Temple

  • Caïnan Dawn
  • Darkenhöld
  • Mysticum
  • Nordjevel
  • Saor
  • Satyricon
  • Schammasch
  • Sólstafir
  • Therion

Altar

  • Benighted
  • Carnivore A.D.
  • Demolition Hammer
  • Drankwald
  • Misanthrope
  • Napalm Death
  • Origin
  • Suffocation
  • The Walking Dead Orchestra

Warzone

  • 7 Seconds
  • Bad Religion
  • Bunkum
  • Burning Heads
  • Hard-Ons
  • Rise Against
  • Seven Hate
  • Spermbirds
  • Uncommonmenfrommars

Valley

  • Bongzilla
  • Celeste
  • Church of Misery
  • Corrosion of Conformity
  • Crowbar
  • Dopethrone
  • EYEHATEGOD
  • Fange
  • Sons of Otis


Main Stage 1

  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Breed Machine
  • Bullet For My Valentine
  • Deftones
  • In This Moment
  • Jonathan Davis
  • Savage Messiah
  • Tremonti

Main Stage 2

  • Black Bomb A
  • Body Count
  • Eskimo Callboy
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Parkway Drive
  • Pleymo
  • Powerflo
  • Rise of the Northstar

Temple

  • Arkona
  • Dimmu Borgir
  • Enslaved
  • Hantaoma
  • Heilung
  • Misþyrming
  • Oranssi Pazuzu
  • Pensées Nocturnes
  • Watain

Altar

  • Akercocke
  • Bloodshot Dawn
  • Children Of Bodom
  • Demilich
  • Hexecutor
  • Kataklysm
  • Memoriam
  • Nile
  • Psykup

Warzone

  • Cro-Mags
  • Get The Shot
  • Hatebreed
  • Incendiary
  • Knocked Loose
  • Madball
  • Modern Life Is War
  • Terror
  • Turnstile

Valley

  • 1000Mods
  • Black Rainbows
  • Dälek
  • Dead Cross
  • Ho99o9
  • Jessica93
  • Monolord
  • Neurosis
  • Orange Goblin


Main Stage 1

  • Accept
  • Iced Earth
  • IRON MAIDEN
  • Megadeth
  • Nightwish
  • Orden Ogan
  • Primal Fear
  • The Raven Age

Main Stage 2

  • Alice In Chains
  • Arch Enemy
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Feed The Rhino
  • Killswitch Engage
  • L7
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Shinedown
  • Stray From The Path

Temple

  • Au-Dessus
  • Batushka
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Ensiferum
  • Månegarm
  • Plebeian Grandstand
  • Septicflesh
  • The Great Old Ones
  • Young And In The Way

Altar

  • Amorphis
  • At The Gates
  • Crisix
  • Exhorder
  • Exodus
  • Exumer
  • Malkavian
  • Rotten Sound
  • The Lurking Fear

Warzone

  • Backyard Babies
  • Gluecifer
  • Les Sheriff
  • Pogo Car Crash Control
  • The Bronx
  • The Good The Bad and The Zugly
  • The Hellacopters
  • The Lords of Altamont
  • Turbonegro

Valley

  • AmenRa
  • Baroness
  • Grave Pleasures
  • Kadavar
  • Lucifer
  • Nebula
  • The Texas Chainsaw Dust Lovers
  • Warning
  • Zeal and Ardor

Just outside the city centre, Clisson is still hosting Hellfest more than a decade on from the first edition.


Address

Rue du Champ Louet, Clisson, 44190, France

FAQs

Nantes-Atlantique is the nearest airport to Clisson, and is just under an hour away.

SHUTTLE BUSES

TO AND FROM CLISSON: Shuttle buses operate to and from Clisson..

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

FROM THE AIRPORT: TAN Nantes Transit buses depart form the airport to Nantes city centre every 10 minutes. The journey takes about 20 minutes.

FROM NANTES: From the SNCF station, trains leave every hour to Clisson. The journey is, again, about 20 minutes.

No, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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