Hellfest 2024

Hellfest Remains a Global Phenomenon

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Held annually in Clisson, Hellfest is a rock festival focusing on heavy metal music. Surprisingly, in 2023, Clisson, which had about 7,000 inhabitants, welcomed over 240,000 visitors for the festival. Hellfest has happened since 2006 and originated from the Fury Fest, which ran from 2002 to 2005.

The Magic of the Internet

Hellfest has adapted to modern entertainment consumption trends by streaming its events on YouTube to allow audiences who can’t reach the venue to participate. This adds to the festival’s relevance, and by keeping the streams on their channel, Hellfest ensures audiences can even follow up in case they missed. The Clisson event increases audience engagement by leveraging social media platforms like Facebook.

Hellfest’s use of digital platforms is consistent with the wider trend seen in other entertainment sectors like iGaming, film, and music. In iGaming, the popularity of online casinos makes it possible for players to conveniently access casino experiences similar to those they would at physical locations. A collection like Paddy’s Slingo selection allows players to explore combined bingo and slot environments without visiting a physical location.

In the film industry, streaming platforms like Netflix eliminate geographical barriers as content creators can reach audiences they wouldn’t have otherwise reached with traditional media. In the music industry, through Spotify’s live events feature, artists can appeal to audiences beyond the four walls of an event.


The Appeal of Top Artists

Running for four days, the event features performances from keynote figures in the industry like Kerry King, Tom Morello, etc. Kerry King is widely known for his unequaled co-leading guitar skills at Slayer, an American thrash metal band. At the same time, Tom Morello is popular for his collaboration with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave rock bands.


Scheduled for June 27-30, the 2024 event was set to treat audiences to performances from about 200 bands, including Megadeth, Shaka Ponk, and Metallica, among many others. The event welcomes performances from emerging artists like Sanguisugabogg and City Morgue to ensure the next generation isn’t left out. This way, Hellfest ensures that it continues to grow its global audience by diversifying it.

The festival diversifies to include Hell City Square, where travelers can explore various partner booths, an extensive metal market, and an exhibitor gallery.

Hellfest 2024
Hellfest 2024

Convenient and Environment-Friendly Means of Access

There are several ways visitors can get to the venue. In collabortion with Tribulive, Hellfest offers carpooling options to reduce the pressure at parking lots and contribute to environmental conservation efforts. With the BlaBlaCar buses, the festival caters to visitors who prefer traveling cheaply and with peace of mind. The buses depart from several cities in France and drop off at the Official West Parking level, where visitors can easily access the event on foot or by free shuttle.

Hellfest partners with the Region of Pays de la Loire and the SNCF to offer convenient travel to train enthusiasts. Visitors can access the festival via air. After alighting from the planes and trains, visitors can find shuttles ready to take them to the site and back. Simply put, Hellfest offers suitable means of transport to get to the location while being mindful of its environmental impact.


The enduring legacy of the Hellfest Festival is built upon its dedication to musical diversity and willingness to adapt to changing technological patterns. As it continues to evolve and grow, Hellfest remains a vital cultural institution that celebrates the power of music to unite and inspire lives.

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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