Metallica, Nine Inch Nails Avenged Sevenfold, and Guns N’ Roses top the monster bill

UPDATED: April 19

Hellfest has announced a massive lineup for their 2022 installment. Perhaps the biggest rock lineup announcement since the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival features headliners Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold, Scorpions, Nine Inch Nails, Guns N’ Roses, and Metallica. Tickets go on sale July 7, 2021 HERE. Passholders from 2020 are eligible to purchase tickets on July 6, 2021.

Faith No More were originally slated to headline, but are now unable to perform. The festival has added Ghost to the bill. They will headline on Saturday, 18 June.a

Other featured acts on the monster bill include Judas Priest, Megadeth, Volbeat, Black Label Society, Whitesnake, Ministry, Korn, Helloween, Mercyful Fate, Alice Cooper, Five Finger Death Punch, Airbourne, Deep Purple, Down, Rival Sons, Mastodon, The Offspring, Sabaton, and too many more to name.

As part of the expanded edition of Hellfest Open Air Festival, over 350 bands will play on six stages over the course of seven days.

Festival organizers released the following statement as part of the lineup announcement:

“Hellbangers, What can we say except that we are proud (and excited) to finally unveil the long-awaited line up of our anniversary edition! Keeping such a line up as a secret for several weeks has been no easy task, especially in the last few days…

It’s been more than 16 months since our work rhythm was turned upside down by the arrival of this virus, since the live music industry was extinguished. Despite this, our confidence has never been affected and we have kept working with a positive mindset.

The frustration of two years without a festival has led us to dream even bigger about our reunion! In 2022, we are offering a new and unique format spread over 10 days! Never done before, this formula will, without a doubt, remain in the history of so-called “extreme” music! Twice as historic, because this formula is meant to exist only in 2022 and will not happen again in the years to come.

After a first weekend from 17 to 19th June 2022, we double the fun with an additional weekend from 23rd to 26th June! A real marathon that will see no less than 350 artists on 6 stages!

As usual, the festival does not deviate from its principles: you will see artists capable of performing in stadiums, with artists who are usually playing in smaller venues, and for some even in pub caves. Punk, Heavy, Black, Hardcore, Death, Stoner, Pagan, Power, we have done our best to put together what we believe to be the “edition of the century”.

No need to list the program in detail as you are not, and for the second year, headbanging at the festival right now. You can find out all this by yourself, at home or with your friends, enjoying our virtual edition “Hellfest From Home”! (More information over here :

This exceptional edition is also an opportunity for us to thank the pass holders who have been waiting for more than 2 years. Your loyalty and trust have kept us going and we do not have enough words to thank you. It seemed fair to us that you should access the ticket sale 24 hours before the public sale in order for you to obtain your ticket for sure.

We are aware that some of you, for professional, family or simply financial reasons, will not be able to attend this XXL edition. By going through (and only through!) our partner TICKETSWAP (please stop Viagogo and others…), you will be able to resell your pass for the weekend you are the least interested in, and thus make one more happy fan!

For all the others who will have the chance to live these 10 days of anthology with us, we promise that you will remember our reunion! As a bonus, we might even make you a nice “FINISHER” t-shirt so that this moment will remain engraved forever in your memories. Once in a lifetime celebration!

Last but not least, we could not finish without thanking all those who have supported us during these last months. Volunteers, intermittents, sponsors, service providers, media partners, people from Clisson, we are all eager to see you again and to live with you this future adventure, which promises to be historic!


Strong. Stay Safe.

Hellfest Open Air Festival

Tickets information is as follows:

  • Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 3-DAYS PASS : SOLD OUT (go to for a second-hand ticket)
  • Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS : SOLD OUT (go to for a second-hand ticket)
  • Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 4-DAYS PASS (289€ +fees) PRESALE FOR 2020 PASS HOLDERS* – July 6 at 1:00 PM only on” OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 7 at 1:00 PM only on
  • Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS (89€-105€ + fees) : OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 8 at 1:00 PM only on*
  • A special presale will be organised on July 6 at 1:00 PM for 3-days pass holders of the postponed edition, pass only purchased via the official sale in October 2019. Any ticket that has been re-sold via the official Ticketswap resale, or for which a refund has been claimed (in 2020 or 2021) will not be affected by this presale.
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