Hellfest 2024 / Megadeth Bring Epic Set Plus Ice Nine Kills

Hellfest Festival 2024, Clisson. Thursday, 27 June. Opening with The Sick The Dying… And The Dead!, Megadeth are clearly taking no prisoners at Hellfest this evening.

Megadeth, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Megadeth, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Megadeth

“Are you feeling good,” asks Dave Mustaine smiling. “This will make you feel better.” Tornadoes Of Souls follows, and from then on, it’s a flawless greatest hits set, with Symphony Of Destruction followed by Peace Sells.

Megadeth, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Megadeth, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

The entire band is on fire tonight, and special credit must be given to Drummer Dirk Van Beuren, whose speed and force behind the drum kit are mesmerising.

Megadeth, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Megadeth, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

A brief pause between songs leads to a standing ovation for Dave Mustaine, who is visibly touched by the reaction. “We really want to thank you guys for being here,” he says.

Megadeth, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Megadeth, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Ending with Holy Wars (The Punishment Due), Megadeth leaves the stage to tremendous roars from the crowd. A superb set.

Megadeth, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Megadeth, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Ice Nine Kills

Ice Nine Kills, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk
Ice Nine Kills, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

Their brand of horror-themed Metal is far from original, but Ice Nine Kills has enough energy to get the crowd going. As the evening temperatures are coming down, they have their fair share of crowd surfers flying towards the front of the second mainstage. 

Ice Nine Kills, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk
Ice Nine Kills, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk
Ice Nine Kills, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk
Ice Nine Kills, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk
Ice Nine Kills, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk
Ice Nine Kills, Hellfest Festival 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

HELLFEST 2024

Prepare to be consumed by the relentless energy of the most influential bands in Heavy Metal as they ignite the Hellfest stages with blistering performances. The immersive atmosphere of Clisson will immerse you in a dark, captivating experience like no other.

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With its unparalleled lineup and unwavering commitment to the spirit of metal, Hellfest 2024 promises an unforgettable journey into the depths of sonic mayhem. Read all the Heavy Metal News at MetalTalk.

MetalTalk Hellfest 2024 coverage can be found at https://www.metaltalk.net/tag/hellfest-2024.

This year’s MetalTalk team is:

Kahmel Farahani

Paul Monkhouse

Photography: 

Ryan Hildrew

Antonio Giannattasio

For Hellfest 2023, visit https://www.metaltalk.net/tag/hellfest-2023.

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

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