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October 30, 2015

It’s really, really true. Hellfest 2016 have just made their first official line-up announcement which has confirmed the rumours that Black Sabbath and Rammstein will be headlining the 3 day event. A third headliner and over 20 more bands will be announced at a later date with Metallica, Tool, System of a Down and AC/DC […]

Congratulations Hellfest!

December 17, 2014

HELLFEST 2014 has one the best festival award at the French Festival awards. Congrats to all – once again, the greatest heavy metal line-up of any festival ever in this sex writer’s opinion. Well done!


November 17, 2014

Hellfest have announced over 120 of the bands that are set to appear on next year’s bill which will take place between the 19th and 21st of June 2015 in Clisson, France. Headlining the event will be Slipknot, Scorpions and Faith No More. with Judas Priest, ZZ Top, Slash, Motorhead, Alice Copper, Marilyn Manson, Venom, […]


November 16, 2014

That’s right folks, just one day left before Hellfest officially announce the line-up for HELLFEST X or HELLFEST 2015. Several names have been tipped including SLASH, KISS, JUDAS PRIEST, RAMMSTEIN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MOTLEY CRÜE, MAYHEM, TESTAMENT, NAPALM DEATH but none are 100%. Just one day and we’ll know all. Also tickets will be going on […]

HELLFEST X announcement in SIX days

November 11, 2014

The tenth instalment of everyone’s favourite heavy metal festival is set to be announced in six days time. Fans (me) have been panicked that this year’s usual September announcement had been delayed but organizers have now confirmed they will not announce a small portion of the bill this side of Christmas, but instead will announce […]


September 19, 2014

Yes, can you believe that we’re already looking forward to Hellfest 2015! Of course, after all last year’s Hellfest boasted the greatest heavy metal line up in history and next year’s event is going to be the tenth Hellfest which opens the mind to all sorts of possible line-up’s. While no bands have been announced, […]

Review: Hellfest 2014 June 20th – 22nd (Clisson, France)

June 26, 2014

Hellfest 2014 may be over, but the ninth instalment of Europe’s fastest growing heavy metal festival won’t be forgotten any time soon. Over the course of the weekend, more than 150,000 fans descended on the small town of Clisson in France to witness what can only be described as the greatest line-up any festival has ever managed […]

Off to Hellfest 2014!

June 18, 2014

Well it’s that time of year again. I’m off to France for Hellfest 2014. If you’re going and you see my orange skull battle vest – I’ll happily except pints in exchange for hugs. Until next week! Rob

HELLFEST Release 2014 Booklet

May 15, 2014

God it’s sooo close! Hellfest have gone and released their official 2014 booklet (free to all attendees at the site) online so we can get a sneak preview. Reading through the names is unreal – almost every band in the world you could dream of playing the perfect festival is playing this year and the […]

HELLFEST Running Order Leaks

April 22, 2014

Hellfest 2014, potentially the greatest metal festival of all time is just two months away and that should be just enough time to narrow down your viewing choices for the weekend now that the running order has been leaked. Is it genuine? It sure seems to be and this writer is currently marking off the […]


February 17, 2014

You may have noticed Tickets There has gone a little HELLFEST mental today. Anyone wondering why needs their head examined! HELLFEST 2014 is easily the greatest line-up any festival has to offer this year. In fact it might simply be the greatest line-up for any metal festival of all time. It’s like they just announced […]

Report: Hellfest 2013 June 21st – 23rd (Clisson, France)

June 27, 2013

Well, the hangovers have worn off, the body has stopped aching and the cure has been had. Hellfest 2013 is over and despite it only being two days since Tickets There’s triumphant return, it seems like a hell of a lot longer since I (yes I, too late for the split personality bullsh*t) was passed […]


June 19, 2013

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Def Leppard join KISS and ZZ TOP @ Hellfest 2013

February 18, 2013

Hellfest have thrown out a line and we are caught (hooked was just too eazy). The excellent organisers have announced Def Leppard as the latest headliner for this years festival. They’ll be playing on Friday night along with Whitesnake and Twisted Sister. Also featured on this year’s bill are KISS, Testament, ZZ Top, Danzig, Morbid […]

GAMA BOMB Release Untouchable Glory album

October 30, 2015

Another great announcement today for metal heads. Not only have HELLFEST gone and announced the best festival line-up you’re ;likely to see in 2016. Not only have the less metal, but equally excellent Def Leppard released their new album – but home-grown thrash metal icons GAMA BOMB have also release their new album, Untouchable Glory. […]

Graspop and Sweden Rock announce 2015 line-ups

November 20, 2014

Oh it’s getting serious now folks, First Download and Hellfest and now Graspop and Sweden Rock have unleashed the beasts for next year’s festivities. Both have fairly enticing attractions so the pressure is now on for decision making. Graspop: 19,20,21 JUNE 15 Graspop is coming out mighty strong this year. As one of Europe’s most […]

Download 2015: Day 1 and 2 confirmed. 3rd leaked?

November 18, 2014

Well festival season is off to an early start this year. Yesterday the mighty Hellfest released info on over 120 bands that are set to perform at next year’s event and this week Download have been teasing out the first two days of next year’s event with the third and final day set to be […]

Sepultura announce Dublin show

November 11, 2014

Right, this time there’s no stopping Tickets There. Sepultura are making their almost annual visit to Dublin and we’re not missing another one. They rocked Hellfest this year and proved that live, they’re still an unstoppable force. They performed before a sold out crowd earlier this year and by all accounts rocked the Academy to […]

1349 Announced Dublin show

October 17, 2014

Black metal will cast a dark spell over the capital this winter. With Behemoth already confirmed to play the Academy on Dec 11th, it appears the corpse paint may need to be purchased a little earlier than expected if you’re to catch 1349’s return to our fair country. What dark pagan magic is this you […]

BEHEMOTH are Dublin bound!

June 25, 2014

It’s just one after another this morning! Now up , Polish heavyweights – BEHEMOTH,They destroyed me at Hellfest three nights ago and I should be recovered just in time to see them this December when they play The Academy! The guys are coming on December 11th and before you go thinking December couldn’t get any […]