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FRA, Clisson - Hellfest Open Air 2009

Location: France, Clisson (Complexe Du Val De Moine)
Date: 19-21 June 2009
Organizer: HellFest Productions


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Once again, the fourth edition of the biggest French extreme music festival will take place in the heart of the vineyard of Nantes. Hellfest 2009 is already being announced as the biggest Metal event ever to hit France. No less than 108 bands from across the globe will spread across four stages to play a three-day marathon of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Rock, Hardcore, Death Metal, Glam, Sludge, Doom, Black Metal, Grind, Thrash, Industrial, Progressive, Punk, and more. You'll also find our Extreme Market with more than 40 vendors, a tattoo parlor, various restaurants, a wine bar, and a lot of entertainers, including a ring with the best French wrestlers. All that in a well decorated and illuminated outdoor area near the fortified town of Clisson, with its fantastic heritage. We invite you to walk around the heart of the city, which will also offer more entertainment and expositions. The camp ground and its Metal Corner will constitute the best place to begin or continue the party all night long and maybe meet people… Concerts DJ Sets, and more!

Hellfest will be more than a series of concerts: it will be a nonstop party, a place to escape the tedium of our drab society and recharge your batteries with positive energy!

We strongly encourage you to buy your ticket as soon as possible, as space is limited! We have already sold three times as many tickets as we did last year at this time.

We promise you an event that will stay in your memories. If you were here with us in 2008, enough said. If you were not here last year, and still have never experienced this unique atmosphere, you know what needs to be done!


PASS 3 DAYS: 119€

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As from now you can book several different package including coaches, ticket and camping or hotels.

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_*Where is the festival located? *_

There is an international airport called NANTES ATLANTIQUE AIRPORT, located at 30km from the festival grounds. A shuttle busses between this airport and the festival is running from Thursday June 18 and Monday June 22. You will find more information about flights:

_*Camp site:*_

The camping site is free and near to the festival!
The campsite doors open Thursday 18 June at 2pm upon presentation of your ticket. We will give you your festival bracelet and all you'll have to do is to set up your tent!
This campsite is only for those holding a 1 or 3 day pass!
A toilet-shower block will also be available.

_*Others accommodations:*_

For those who do not wish to camp, contact the tourist or +33 240 540 295
Numerous gites, bed and breakfast, holiday village are available and all within 20kms from the festival!

_*Opening times:*_

Carparks Thursday 18 June at 9pm
Campsite Thursday 18 at 2pm
Ticket office Thursday 18 at 2pm
Festival Friday 19 at 10am
Time of First concert: Friday 19 at 11am Time of Last concert: Sunday 21 at 02am


DAY 1 (19.06)

Crüe Fest Stage

Squealer [FRA] 11:35
Girlschool 12:55
Nashville Pussy 15:55
Buckcherry 17:25
Papa Roach 19:05
Down 20:50
Heaven And Hell 22:50
Mötley Crüe 01:00

Mainstage 2

Bring Me The Horizon 11:00
Karma To Burn 12:10
God Forbid 13:40
Eyehategod 15:10
Pentagram 16:40
Voivod 18:15
W.A.S.P. 20:00
Anthrax 21:55
Saint Vitus 23:55

Rock Hard Tent

Orakle 11:00
Melechesh 12:10
Taake 13:40
Deströyer 666 15:10
Misery Index 16:40
Samael 18:15
Entombed 20:00
Repulsion 21:55
God Seed 23:55

Terrorizer Tent

Watertank 11:35
August Burns Red 12:55
Blockheads 14:25
Soilent Green 15:55
Torche 17:25
Kylesa 19:05
Pig Destroyer 20:50
Jarboe 22:50
Parkway Drive 01:00

DAY 2 (20.06)

Mainstage 1

Gama Bomb 11:35
Dagoba 12:55
Koritni 14:25
Devildriver 15:55
Cradle Of Filth 17:25
Soulfly 19:05
Gojira 20:50
Machine Head 22:50
Marilyn Manson 01:00

Mainstage 2

Trepalium 11:00
Outlaw Order 12:10
Mad Sin 13:40
Pain 15:10
Heaven Shall Burn 16:40
Clutch 18:15
Amebix 20:00
The Misfits 21:55
Killing Joke 23:55

Rock Hard Tent

Offending 11:00
Grand Magus 12:10
Vader 13:40
Skinless 15:10
Aura Noir 16:40
Moonsorrow 18:15
Immolation 20:00
Enslaved 21:55
Sacred Reich 23:55

Terrorizer Tent

Providence 11:35
Backfire 12:55
All Shall Perish 14:25
Terror 15:25
The Business 17:25
Betrayed 19:05
Kickback 20:50
Vision Of Disorder 22:50
Cro-Mags 01:00

DAY 3 (21.06)

Mainstage 1

Adagio 11:35
Satan Jokers 12:55
HolyHell 14:25
DragonForce 15:55
Epica 17:25
Queensrÿche 19:05
Europe 20:50
Dream Theater 22:50
Manowar 01:00

Mainstage 2

Black Stone Cherry 11:00
ADX 12:10
Volbeat 13:40
Pain Of Salvation 15:10
Destruction 16:40
Stratovarius 18:15
Mastodon 20:00
Suicidal Tendencies 21:55
Hatebreed 23:55

Rock Hard Tent

Hacride 11:00
Aborted 12:10
Keep Of Kalessin 13:40
Kataklysm 15:10
Pestilence 16:40
Napalm Death 18:15
Cathedral 20:00
Moonspell 21:55
Amon Amarth 23:55

Terrorizer Tent

Whitechapel 11:35
Despised Icon 12:55
Wolves In The Throne Room 14:25
Ufomammut 15:55
Orange Goblin 17:25
The Black Dahlia Murder 19:05
Coalesce 20:50
Electric Wizard 22:50
Brutal Truth 01:00

Who was there?

wrathchild 100%
Baz Anderson (UK) 100%
Darkside Momo 100%
Deadsoulman 100%
Jeff 100%
Bas (Switzerland) 100%
Ilham (Morocco) 100%
Ernotar (Finland) 100%
ForeverDarkWoods (Sweden) 100%
Amrott () 100%
Berfones (Israel) 100%
DeeDee (Romania) 100%
Little Death (Finland) 100%
Aghahowa 100%
spoonerX (Canada) 100%
Shankao (Spain) 100%
FreakyMarge 100%
BRJ Events (UK) 100%
unswabbed 100%
Misanthrope (UAE) 100%
Dewil Rituale (Bulgaria) 100%
Ulric 100%
draconia (Estonia) 100%
MetalHead74 (Canada) 100%
Metal Defender (Spain) 100%
Illwish (UK) 100%
[the cyrhus] 100%
mikemanowar666 100%
alpinerocket (Italy) 100%
Bloodsong 100%
Moocher 100%
TheMaggotMaster (Israel) 100%
fouinax 100%
sayn3869 100%
Lammie (The Netherlands) 100%
enzodelli 100%
Yva 100%
nihilist (Greece) 100%
Dragula 100%
Benlachips 100%
Marcel Hubregtse (The Netherlands) 90%
Ivor (Estonia) 90%
jupitreas (Poland) 80%
Glen_Doom (Malta) 80%
deathspell omega (The Netherlands) 80%
sraekman (Greece) 70%
melanj (Turkey) 50%
dimmu666 (Canada) 50%
Shok (Sweden) 50%
Shipwrecked (USA) 10%
Bloodfrozen (The Netherlands) 10%
Porcelain Doll (Australia) 10%
sass (Estonia) 10%



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Comments: 153   Visited by: 732 users
16.10.2008 - 22:39
Freaky Admin
Is it too early to talk about Hellfest 2009?

NO WAY. First the festival is confirmed (no more problems with the direction of the city) for the 19/20/21 of June 2008 (not at the same time than the Graspop one more time... perfect!) AND I will be able to let you know who are the first confirmed bands the 27 of November 2008.

Actually I will even organize a Hellfest party this day in my city (Toulouse). So be ready for one more year of HellFest on Metal Storm
Come with us to Hellfest 2011!
16.10.2008 - 23:11
Mr. Noise
If I do not have to take any repeat-exams the week after that I'll probably be there as well.

I'm hoping for a killer line-up!!!!
SLUDGE. DOOM. DEATH. Wait, what?

"The reason I'm running for president is because I can't be Bruce Springsteen." - Barack Obama
16.10.2008 - 23:22
Retired Staff
Auwtsh, kind of in the middle of my exam period. Won't be able to make it again this edition, I'm afraid.

Ah well, I still consider myself a lucky guy for having had the chance to go to Hellfest 2008. The whole thing was a blast. One for the memory books.
Your favorite band sucks.
17.10.2008 - 00:51
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Great to know the dates. So I will take the week off around Hellfest so I can go again. 2007 was a blast and unfortunately had to miss the 2008 edition due to a freelance translation assignment. But health willing I will be present in 2009.
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

17.10.2008 - 10:52
Baz Anderson
Is it actually "Hellfest Summer Open Air" like it was in 2007? Because in 2008 they just changed everything to "Hellfest Open Air" in the logos instead.

Anyway. I am pretty much guaranteed to be there for the third year running.
19.10.2008 - 16:56
Freaky Admin
True Barry! It's fixed!

I heard some rumours about some names and if it's true, I can tell you that it WILL BE BIG

Be sure that you'll get the 30 first names the night of the 27/11/08 (at the same hour than the different Hellfest Parties all around France).
Come with us to Hellfest 2011!
19.10.2008 - 17:52
Hopefully my exams will be all over by the time HellFest starts, so I might be able to join you all next year

Dreams are made so we don't get bored when we sleep
19.10.2008 - 23:30
Unless something really unexpected happens, I don't see why I wouldn't be able to attend this year as well
20.10.2008 - 00:35
LOL, it's funny how the entire attendance list consists of staffers only
All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
20.10.2008 - 13:58
Freaky Admin
Written by Promonex on 20.10.2008 at 00:35

LOL, it's funny how the entire attendance list consists of staffers only

Well because we're true!

People should follow us instead of follow trends (Am I talking about the name of a festival which starts with W and finish by N ? )
Come with us to Hellfest 2011!
20.10.2008 - 16:20
Winter is Coming
Hellfest '09? why not

I'll try and make.
"Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died."
Ser Jorah Mormont
28.10.2008 - 14:01
White Winter Sun
Laboratory's Rat
Probably I'll be there again this year too. I'm curious to see the first bands names revealed.
28.10.2008 - 19:02
Darkside Momo
Written by Jeff on 20.10.2008 at 13:58

Written by Promonex on 20.10.2008 at 00:35

LOL, it's funny how the entire attendance list consists of staffers only

Well because we're true!

Not true, TR00 !!!

I think We'll be there again, Otto & me !

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
01.11.2008 - 18:21
2008 edition was great! without a doubt the best lineup in any festival, that's why we choose this festival instead of wacken. If I was not so far away (México) I would go to the 2009 edition. Plus, french people are very cool!
09.11.2008 - 21:16
It's difficult coming those days... I will still have university exams :S
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12.11.2008 - 19:59
My 1st discovery :

HEAVEN SHALL BURN at Hellfest !!!!
19.06.2009 F Clisson Hellfest
12.11.2008 - 21:25
Freaky Admin
Haha well done

And the discovery of the day For the ones who were there last year (or the ones who want to come there next year).
Come with us to Hellfest 2011!
25.11.2008 - 13:49
Freaky Admin
Sorry Sjuk (and Marcel ) but I promised that we will not say anything on Metal Storm before the real DDay which is thursday!

So please don't post anything which is not officially confirmed about it here thx you! and you'll get the 36 official first names at 21 (france time) in our news
Come with us to Hellfest 2011!
27.11.2008 - 23:55
Lord Of Jörg
Amon Amarth !!!
I can't wait !
28.11.2008 - 01:30
I want to go so bad.
28.11.2008 - 18:32
My God! They have Manowar!!!! Did they come in France before?
29.11.2008 - 13:44
Written by Dagorwen on 28.11.2008 at 18:32

My God! They have Manowar!!!! Did they come in France before?

Oh yes they did, though the last time they refused to come due to some law that made them unable to play as loud as they wanted (IMO, that was also a good opportunity to make a little drama). So they invited their French fans to come over and see them in Germany where they would be given free shirts to compensate.

I'm actually glad they'll be at HF, because otherwise I wouldn't have wanted to see them on a regular tour.

I'm buying my ticket (and DVD) today
La belleza no reside en lo que puedas crear, sino en lo que eres capaz de transmitir
Beauty resides not in what you're able to create, but in what you're able to communicate

Txus, Mägo De Oz
29.11.2008 - 15:55
Ok, I knew the last thing, so I thought they never came to France because of the sound-law thing!
03.12.2008 - 19:55
Bonded By Blood will play on june 21st
Source : Mad Tourbooking

Girlschool on june 19th
Source :

Motley Crüe at Hellfest too !!!
Source :

Moonsorrow will play on june 20.
10.12.2008 - 15:46
Baz Anderson
I'm actually looking forward to seeing Devildriver.. I used to love that band but never saw them live. I wouldn't go to a show especially for them now, so this is the perfect opportunity to see how they are live.
16.12.2008 - 22:21
My new discovery :
DEICIDE at Hellfest !!!

Source :
16.12.2008 - 22:38
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Aghahowa on 16.12.2008 at 22:21

My new discovery :
DEICIDE at Hellfest !!!

Source :

How reliable is that Pollstar site?
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

17.12.2008 - 00:01
Pollstar is the "world's largest resource for international concert tour information".
Last year, I found other bands playing at Hellfest before their announcement on this website.

And Deicide is a logical choice for Hellfest staff...
17.12.2008 - 01:06
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Aghahowa on 17.12.2008 at 00:01

Pollstar is the "world's largest resource for international concert tour information".
Last year, I found other bands playing at Hellfest before their announcement on this website.

And Deicide is a logical choice for Hellfest staff...

They might be the world's largest but I never heard of them before today.
But if they were spot on last year then why shouldn't they be spiot on now. Yes, Decide will fit Hellfest's programming though personally I am not too happy about them being included. I have seen them a shitload of times (ever since their debut till their latest album) and about 90% of the time they disappointed me as hell.
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

18.12.2008 - 00:08
Valentin B
Hoooly shit.. in order of my personal interest for the band from least interested to most interested: holyhell, epica, amon amarth, heaven and hell and the mighty manowar!!

i'm gonna try very very hard to go see this with you fellow MS-ers!
Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.

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