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19 December 2022

Iron Maiden, Slipknot Confirmed For Hellfest 2023

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Iron Maiden, Slipknot, KISS and Mötley Crüe will headline Hellfest 2023, set to take place 15-18 June, 2023 in Clisson, France.

Also scheduled to appear are Def Leppard, Pantera, Hollywood Vampires, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Seether, Alter Bridge and Within Temptation, among many others.

Hellfest is an annual open-air festival and one of the biggest metal festivals in all of Europe. After canceling the 2020 and 2021 installments due to the ongoing pandemic, Hellfest returned in 2022 and was held over two weekends, with seven days of performances from many of the biggest metal and hard rock acts in the world. Visit the event’s official website for further information about Hellfest 2023.

Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost and Korn.

In 2023, Hellfest is moving to a four-day format to welcome more than 200 bands on the six stages of the festival. Metal legends, underground nuggets and sure values will mix to offer festival-goers the cream of extreme music. The event, which drew 180,000 people in 2019, generally features a lineup which is 90 percent made up of international acts and 20 percent of spectators coming from abroad.

Last week, Slipknot were also confirmed for North America’s Welcome to Rockville Festival 2023 along with Pantera and Tool plus many other big names from the hard rock and metal world.

Running from 18-21 May at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 2023 edition of Welcome to Rockville will also include performances from Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Alice Cooper, Incubus, The Mars Volta, and more.

“We are so excited to be bringing this fantastic lineup to Welcome To Rockville,” stated Danny Wimmer, founder of promoter Danny Wimmer Presents. “Our fans have been wanting Pantera and along with one of Avenged Sevenfold’s first live shows in five years, crowd favorite Slipknot, AND one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Tool, we are delivering a jam-packed weekend to the ‘The World Center of Rock.’ Can’t wait to see everyone in May!”

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