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17th May 2011

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With a record 72,000 people attending the festival in 2010, Hellfest has multiplied it's turn-out by four in the last five years.

The originality of the festival's artistic project has allowed it to reach an international recognition. Born through the passion of its young founders, it's by maintaining its distinctiveness and independence that Hellfest has become the finest French event dedicated to extreme music.

Taking place on 17th-19th June at Clisson in north-west France, the festival has numerous stages and features over 100 bands. Click here for the official Hellfest site

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Friday 17 June

Iggy and the Stooges - Rob Zombie - Down - The Cult - Disturbed - Alter Bridge - Architects - Valient Thorr - In Flames - Morbid Angel - Meshuggah - The Exploited - Maximum The Hormone - Dagoba - The Dwarves - Suicide Silence - Klone - Mayhem - Gorguts - Belphegor - Vader - Primordial - Krisiun - Dodheimsgard - Malevolent Creation - Svart Crown - Monster Magnet - The Melvins - Clutch - Corrosion of Conformity - The Young Gods - Karma to Burn - Eyehategod - The Damned Things - Church of Misery - Kruger - In Solitude - My Sleeping karma - Hangman's Chair

Saturday 18 June

Scorpions - Black Label Society - Apocalyptica - Thin Lizzy - UFO - Hammerfall - Angel Witch - Crucified Barbara - Headcharger - Coroner - Kreator - Sodom - Destruction - Municipal Waste - The Haunted - Mekong Delta - Whiplash - Lyzanxia - Bolt Thrower - Triptykon - 1349 - Septic Flesh - Skyforger - Exhumed - Hail Of Bullets - Skeletonwitch - Total Fuckin Destruction - Bad brains - Converge - Terror - Comeback Kid - Dri - Times of Grace - Us Bombs - Shai Hulud - Raw Power - Your Demise - Deez Nuts - Nasty - Arma Gathas

Sunday 19 June

Ozzy Osbourne - Judas Priest - Mr Big - Cavalera Conspiracy - Duff MacKagan's Loaded - Wayne Static - Firewind - Sup - Opeth - Therion - Anathema - Doro - Pain of Salvation - Oprhaned Land - Atheist - Turisas - Audrey Horne - Cradle Of Filth - Dark Tranquillity - Korpiklaani - Morgoth - Grave - Tsjuder - Last Days Of Humanity - Hail of Bullets - Arkona – Impureza - Kyuss Lives! - Hawkwind - Goatsnake - Electric Wizzard - Grand Magus - Kylesa - The Black Dalhia Murder - Buzzov En - Knut - The Ocean - Red Fang - The Gates of Slumber - Morne



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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