Hellfest 2023 / The Outstanding Hollywood Vampires Steal the Show

Hellfest 2023. “You don’t often see Vampires come out in the sunlight,” says a mischievously grinning Alice Cooper. The Hollywood Vampires made their return to Hellfest, and even though it was a bright and beautiful day, it didn’t slow the band down.

The Hollywood Vampies - Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson.
The Hollywood Vampies – Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson. Photo: Georgia Brittain/MetalTalk

Alice, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and company played a fantastic set of their own songs (I Want My Now, Boogieman Suprise) and a selection of covers dedicated to their “dead drunk friends.”

The Hollywood Vampies - Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson.
The Hollywood Vampies – Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson. Photo: Georgia Brittain/MetalTalk

Johnny Depp, with one foot still in a cast and still looking fantastic, took the lead on People Who Died and a glorious cover of David Bowie’s Heroes before Alice Cooper dedicated a rousing cover of Baba O’Riley to Keith Moon and John Entwistle.

The Hollywood Vampies - Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson.
The Hollywood Vampies – Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson. Photo: Georgia Brittain/MetalTalk

To call them the ultimate cover band is true, but it’s also selling them short. The Hollywood Vampires played one of the most enjoyable sets of the weekend so far and have far more onstage chemistry than many a supergroup who have graced that stage. Outstanding.

The Hollywood Vampies - Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson.
The Hollywood Vampies – Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson. Photo: Georgia Brittain/MetalTalk
The Hollywood Vampies - Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson.
The Hollywood Vampies – Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson. Photo: Georgia Brittain/MetalTalk
The Hollywood Vampies - Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson.
The Hollywood Vampies – Hellfest Festival 2023, Clisson. Photo: Georgia Brittain/MetalTalk

Take Part: Are you at Hellfest this year? Who are you looking forward to see? Want to get in touch and tell us how it’s going? Email MetalTalk Editor Steve Ritchie to tell us how it’s going for you. Hellfest@MetalTalk.net

Hellfest 2023

MetalTalk Hellfest 2023 coverage can be found at https://www.metaltalk.net/tag/hellfest-2023

This year’s MetalTalk team is:

Jade Colvin

Kahmel Farahani

Photography: 

Georgia Brittain

For Hellfest 2022, visit https://www.metaltalk.net/tag/hellfest-2022

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