For those Metal Legions who were planning on a trip to France to enjoy The Hellfest for 2016, here is the fully revealed final lineup roster. It seems to be quite a good one so check it out below and then I will toss in some added thoughts.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: This sure does look like a great event to enjoy during the summer and as you USA residents and fans of the Metal will likely agree, is another example of just how good the European side of the fence puts together a massive Metal event. I mean come on now, Black Sabbath, Ghost, King Diamond, Rammstein, Volbeat and Twisted Sister to name a few. Whew. My heart is palpitating just at the thought of all those bands on the same stage. As I write this there is some hubbub around the band Down’s inclusion and that based on the festival promoter refusing to drop Down from the roster that a lot of government funding was pulled back from it. This all stems from Phil Anselmo’s racist outburst which has been the talk of the Interwebs for a few weeks now and based on France’s strict policies on this sort of thing, made them force their hand on the promoter. I think its nice that the promoter wishes to move on from this ugliness but I think that the entire festival should not be risked just to leave Down on the bill (and I am a fan of the bands music for awhile now). Let’s see what happens with this going forward. Honestly, I don’t see myself getting to France for this festival but I wondered what you readers think of it and if some of you are planning on attending. Perhaps one of you can bring us back a t-shirt 🙂 Let me know your thoughts on this festival in the comments section.
Official Website: http://www.hellfest.fr/