As a result, the following artists have departed from the line-up: The Wildhearts, Powerflo, Obituary, 3Teeth, Belzebubs, Numenorean, Of Mice & Men, Justin(e), Legion of the Damned, Hatebreed and Crowbar.
In addition to the cancellation of Faith No More, another headliner, Avenged Sevenfold have also had to forfeit their appearance.
French heroes GOJIRA will now close Mainstage 1 on the first weekend, for their only European festival date. Organisers say; "What a pride to be able to place at the top of the biggest stage of the festival, a French band! Joe, Mario, Christian & Jean-Michel, see you on Sunday June 19th".
Concerning the replacement for Faith No More, who have cancelled all planned shows, Hellfest has mysteriously said that a special headliner will be announced in April. Say organisers; "We were able to confirm it recently but it will be announced in April. We went to find a band that you have been waiting for a long time, for a unique date in European festival this summer and that will have its place as a headliner on Saturday, June 18th on Mainstage 1! So be patient".
Also added to the party:
● MAINSTAGES: A Day To Remember, Steve Vai, Skillet, Mammoth WVH, Ferocious Dog, The Last Internationale, Dead Heat, Fauxx, Titan, Stengah
●WARZONE: Comeback Kid, Sick Of It All, GBH, August Burns Red, Les Sherriff, Incendiary, Mordred
● VALLEY: Jerry Cantrell, Monkey3, The Vintage Caravan
● ALTAR: Obscura, Necrophobic, Memoriam, Hour of Penance, Fractal Universe
● TEMPLE : Sòlstafir, 1349, The Ruins of Beverast, Cân Bardd, Portrayal of Guilt, Lili Refrain
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