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HELLFEST Reveals First Acts For 2024 Edition

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, November 3, 2023 @ 10:45 AM

Jun 27, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024

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The much-anticipated Hellfest 2024 edition has already generated a whirlwind of excitement, having sold out well in advance. This fervor is not surprising given the festival's reputation for delivering unforgettable performances year after year.

With just a taste of the lineup revealed, Hellfest fans are practically falling off their seats, rocking to the beat of anticipation. The Mainstage, always a focal point of Hellfest, will feature renowned acts like FOO FIGHTERS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MEGADETH, THE OFFSPRING, BAD OMEN, DROPKICK MURPHYS, and ROYAL BLOOD. These initial announcements have set the stage for a diverse musical experience.

One notable shift in the festival's direction is its willingness to embrace mainstream artists, a reflection of its ever-evolving audience. This diversification has been met with mixed reactions, particularly when it comes to headliners and pre-headliners, but Hellfest remains a place where musical boundaries are challenged.

The rumor mill is buzzing with speculation about the possible appearance of AC/DC, one of the biggest names in hard rock, given the festival's 2024 promotional artwork. Whether or not this iconic Australian band graces the Mainstage remains a tantalizing question.

In preparation for the 2024 edition, construction work is underway, promising exciting infrastructure changes. The Gates of Hell are set to be transformed, with the imposing "Gardienne des Tenebres", standing at a towering 10 meters (33 feet) in height, set to make a lasting impression on attendees.

Despite the changes and surprises, Hellfest continues to prove its mettle, consistently exceeding expectations and securing its place as the biggest metal festival in the world. The anticipation for the 2024 edition is palpable, promising a celebration of heavy music that is anything but conventional, just like the festival itself.

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