Hellfest 2017 is almost there!

Clisson is a small and beautiful commune in Western France. It has approximately 6.000 inhabitants and has a peaceful lifestyle. Except for one week. When the winds of June are about to arrive, Clisson turns on their Heavy Metal engines and gets ready to receive around 150.000 metalheads thirsty for a lot of great shows, beer and wine. The peaceful city becomes the stage of the greatest Heavy Metal festival in France, the HELLFEST!

When is it happening?

Save the date: 16, 17 and 18 June. This is when the gates of the Hell are going to be opened in 2017 and once more you will enter this amazing Metalhead world called Hellfest. Get in mind to arrive one day earlier and set up your camping tent in a very nice place and don’t think about leaving the festival site until the last lamp is out. Also, don’t forget to bring your plans to which show to watch where. You can arrange it very easily at the Hellfest App. Just don’t forget to organize it, because Hellfest has 6 stages and more than 160 bands will play during the 3 days of the festival. You can’t miss your favourites and believe me, Hellfest has a great reputation of having the best Line Up among the European festivals.


Unfortunately for those who still don’t have a ticket, Hellfest 2017 is completely sold out. Not even the single day tickets are available anymore. But hey, don’t be sad. You still have two chances to attend this year’s edition: via lottery running on Hellfest website or you can check if some unfortunate soul won’t be able to go and they are selling their tickets using this official and safe way. If not, don’t worry. There’s always the next edition. Just keep your eyes open for the new open sale.

Line Up

For its 12th edition, Hellfest prepared a very special Line Up for you. DEEP PURPLE, AEROSMITH and LINKIN PARK will be the great attraction of those three unforgettable days. Save your neck, because you will want to headbang also while W.A.S.P., OPETH, AIRBOURNE, FIVE FINGERS DEATH PUNCH, SAXON, KREATOR, IN FLAMES, OPETH, ALTER BRIDGE, SABATON, ROB ZOMBIE, SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and another more than 130 bands play around there. It is going to be insane!

Map of Hell

It’s not only the Line-Up of the festival that is good. The entire structure will surprise you. The campsite is very near to the show area and to get there you cross the Metal Corner, where you are going to have your shower, breakfast, maybe lunch and also lock up your valuable items. To reserve your locker, you might want to do it with some advance clicking here, they have 4 different sizes of lockers and I am sure that you will find one that fits your needs.

Food is something that you won’t miss all around the festival site. They have very fair prices, but if even though you want to save some euros, you can count on the structure of the city around the festival. In a very small walking distance, you will find two big supermarkets, a McDonald’s and even some bakery. So, don’t worry about the food and drinks. I know that beer is a must in a festival, but don’t forget to keep yourself very well hydrated and always use sunblock!

Getting there

To get to Hellfest is simple! While driving, this is the address you must put on your GPS system: Rue du Champ Louet, 44190 Clisson, France. There is a parking place from the Festival, but if you want to have a nice parking lot and very near to the festival entrance, we highly recommend you to arrive in the morning before the festival starts.

If you are going by aeroplane, the best airport to land is from Nantes. As soon as you arrive in Nantes, there will be regular trains that will take you to Clisson and from Clisson’s train station you will find the Hellfest shuttlebuses. If you are in Paris you can fly to Nantes or take a train to there. There’s no train straight to Clisson, so the stop must be at Nantes first.

Are you ready to rock at Hellfest 2017? So, pack your camping bag and bang your head!