The Hellfest Festival will celebrate its 15th edition in 2022. Focus on this tremendous artistic project that has allowed the festival to achieve international recognition.

Following new announcements by the French Minister of Culture on February 18th, 2021. The Hellfest Festival scheduled for June 18th, 19th and 20th 2021, will not take place and is postponed.

The Hellfest is 180,000 festival-goers who arrive from all over the world in Clisson, a town of 7,000 inhabitants !

The Helfest Festival, the international event of Nantes Vineyard

Each year, the gates of hell open in Clisson to host one of the biggest French festivals: the Helfest. More than 170 000 rock and metal festival goers, a program composed of more than 170 groups over 3 days ! More than just a festival, the Hellfest now offers a real experience to discover, with an atmosphere never equaled, in Dantean decors and superstructures .

Crédit photo Lorent Boyadjian Hellfest Productions

Crédit Gaël Hervé Hellfest Productions

Crédit Anne Sophie Teillard Hellfest Productions

The Hellfest Festival, born of the passion of a local child Benjamin Barbaud, became the greatest pride of the vineyard of Nantes. Since the beginning, its distinctive artistic project has enabled the festival to gain international recognition with artists and an audience of more than 70 different nationalities. By cultivating its difference and promoting cultural and artistic diversity, the Hellfest has definitely become one of the most beautiful events in France dedicated to extreme music. Hellfest is now the biggest festival in Pays de la Loire and the 2nd at the national level. 2018 should confirm its place of heavyweight French festivals.

Crédit photo Caroline Serra Hellfest Productions


Since 2007 the festival has been invited to Clisson in an exceptional historical setting and festival-goers can now share with the inhabitants and  the tourists many activities in the city center. Clisson Castle is open for free throughout the Festival.