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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

News from the Download and the Hellfest

With the beginning of this new year the number of headlines of the Heavy Metal festivals are growing up!
The Download Festival which announced its 3 principal headlines few months ago (Black Sabbath, Metallica and The Prodigy) has just added the critically acclaimed Thrash Metal Machine Head, and our favorite rednecks Lamb of God. The festival is continuing its opening to a larger audience with band such as Tenacious D (Jack Black) and the Grunge legendary Soundgarden. It is rumoured that Van Halen will play in exclusivity to the Download (RockHard mag).

The Hellfest has for the moment not add any new band to its line up already extremely rich. The festival will increase its capacity by adding 2 new scenes to a new site (still in Clisson, France). Each scenes will have similar style of music like the precedents years where the Black Metal and Death shared the Rock Hard Tent, and the Stoner, Sludge and Doom were in the Terrorizer tent. Let see how the Hellfest will segment more its festival with these new scenes.

The date of the 2 festivals (8 to10 of june for the Download and 15 to 17 of the same month) will probably give us a good idea of what band will complete the Download Line up(exclusivity except, such as Metallica), as every year.

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