Summer can sometimes have it’s downsides – it gets super hot and you need three showers a day, your friends all vanish for a month on some fancy holiday, the Sun wakes you up at 5am, and you generally feel like an ant, at the displeasure of some spoilt kid with a magnifying glass.
But there are also the upsides. Like spending a long weekend in France, with 100,000 heavy metal fans: camping, eating great food, and experiencing some of the greatest metal bands to ever roam the planet. The line up this year, once again, is exceptional!
Last year saw blazing performances from the likes of Iron Maiden and Sabaton, and before seeing the line up this year, I was expecting that to be a hard feat to match. But with Judas Priest, ZZ Top and Alice Cooper on the bill, amongst others, Hellfest has once again shown itself to be able to draw the heavyweights, and I cannot wait to seem them deliver the goods on stage.
It’s going to be one hellfest of a summer.