The stacked bill features over 170 acts

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Metallica [Jeff Yeager], Foo Fighters [Jason Hudson], Avenged Sevenfold [Matt Bishop], Queens of the Stone Age [Matt Bishop]

After initially revealing a select number of acts for next year’s festival, Hellfest Open Air in France has confirmed over 160 more performers. In addition to Foo Fighters, the festival’s other headliners will be Machine Head, Avenged Sevenfold, and Metallica. They join the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, The Offspring, Megadeth, Dropkick Murphys, Royal Blood, Bad Omens, The Prodigy, Saxon, and many more. Check out the complete lineup below.

Passes for the 2024 festival are on sal now HERE.

Metallica kicked off the North American leg of their M72 World Tour at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, US over the first weekend in August. The band performed two shows on Friday, August 4 and Sunday, August 6. They performed two cuts from their latest record 72 Seasons live for the first time – “Shadows Follow” and “Too Far Gone?” Other highlights included “The Unforgiven,” “Blackened,” “One,” “Enter Sandman,” Creeping Death,” “Battery,” “Sad but True,” “Seek & Destroy,” and “Master of Puppets.” They also pulled out a few rare gems like “Welcome Home (Sanitarium), “Wherever I May Roam,” “Harvester of Sorrow,” and “King Nothing,” plus instrumentals “The Call of Ktulu” and “Orion.”

In October, Metallica performed at the first-ever Power Trip in Indio, California. The bill was stacked with fellow rock icons Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, and Tool. The band wrapped up their 2023 tour with two shows at Ford Field in Detroit on November 10 and November 12.

Metallica live 2023 [Credit: Brett Murray]
Metallica [Brett Murray/Metallica]

Metallica’s eleventh studio album 72 Seasons arrived on April 14 via the band’s own label, Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The 12-track album clocks in at just over 77 minutes. It was released in formats including 2LP 140-gram black vinyl and limited edition variants, CD and digital download.

Foo Fighters are returning to the UK to kick off their Everything or Nothing at All Tour next summer. The run begins on June 13 at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester and wraps up on June 27 Villa Park in Birmingham. Special guests for the shows will be Loose Articles, Courtney Barnett, Honeyblood, Shame, Himalayas, Hot Milk, and GRAMMY® Award winners Wet Leg on select dates. Foo Fighters’ newest LP debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart, and the UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart.

Foo Fighters’ new album, But Here We Are, arrived on June 2. The album peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, and topped Billboard’s Rock and Alternative Albums charts. It marked the band’s first release without late drummer Taylor Hawkins since he joined the band for 1999’s There Is Nothing Left to Lose. Dave Grohl recorded all the drums on But Here We Are. The record marks the first release It is available now on black vinyl, white vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital download.

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Foo Fighters [Jason Hudson]

Back in July, Avenged Sevenfold kicked off their first full North American tour in five years in support of their new album, Life Is But a Dream. The first leg began July 18 at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. Re-visit our review of the show and see live photos HERE. The run wrapped up on August 7 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. Along for the ride were Alexisonfire and Kim Dracula. The second leg began on September 16 in West Palm Beach, Florida at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre along with special guests Falling In Reverse, wrapping up on October 15.

To date, Avenged Sevenfold have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and earned two consecutive No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart (2010’s Nightmare and 2013’s Hail To The King) to go along with over a billion video views and a billion-plus Spotify streams, as well as multiple No. 1 singles on rock radio. The band are equally known for their spectacular live shows, selling out arenas and headlining the world’s most prestigious rock festivals. 

Queens of the Stone Age live Forest Hills Stadium 2023 [Credit: Matt Bishop]
Queens of the Stone Age [Matt Bishop/The Rock Revival]

Queens of the Stone Age’s latest album In Times New Roman arrived on June 16 via Matador. It was recorded and mixed at frontman Josh Homme’s own Pink Duck, with additional recording at Shangri-La. The album was produced by the band and mixed by Mark Rankin. It is available across all digital platforms, as well as vinyl and CD. Artwork and double LP gatefold packaging was designed by long time collaborator Boneface. The LP vinyl is available globally in standard black, as well as limited edition green, red, silver and blue.

Megadeth’s latest album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! arrived last September via Tradecraft/UMG. It debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and No. 1 across Billboards Top Rock, Hard Rock, and Alternative Albums charts. The record’s lead single “We’ll Be Back” was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Best Metal Performance.

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