Hellfest 2022 / Heavy Metal Festival begins with temperatures set to hit 38°C this afternoon

Hellfest 2022 returns with a marathon double edition featuring 350 artists on six stages over an extended weekend. It seems like the entire Heavy Metal world will descend on the French village of Clisson, with its historic ruins and picturesque river, for what must be the Metal event of the decade.

Words: Kahmel Farahani

Even though it was Thursday night, the festival was packed with excited fans getting their passes, setting up tents and pouring over the incredible selection of rock and Metal memorabilia at the Extreme Market.

Kahmel Farahani at Hellfest
Kahmel Farahani at Hellfest

With temperatures set to hit 38°C this afternoon, it’s going to be a hot one by the time Opeth, Mastodon and The Offspring take the main stage.

MetalTalk has teams at Hellfest for both weekends, and you can read all the coverage as the festival progresses.

Heavy Metal memorabilia at the Extreme Market in Hellfest
Hellfest 2022. Photo: Kahmel Farahani

Hellfest 2022 will be held over two weekends in June, featuring 350 artists on six stages. For more information visit www.hellfest.fr/en/

You can read all the MetalTalk Hellfest coverage at metaltalk.net/tag/hellfest-2022

This year there is also a virtual edition, Hellfest From Home. For more details visit fromhome.hellfest.fr

Hellfest 2022 - Festival poster

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