Manowar cancel headline show at Hellfest 2019


Manowar are forced to cancel their headline performance at Hellfest 2019. The band was supposed to headline the French festival tonight.

Manowar were scheduled to take the Main Stage on Friday 21 June. Hellfest has not confirmed whether there will be a replacement.

Update: the festival organisation has announced that Sabaton will instead be performing tonight.

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Manowar are an American heavy metal band. In 1982, they released their first album Battle Hymns. The band’s lyrics are often about the Middle Ages and Norwegian mythology. The New Yorkers have released eleven albums throughout the years.

Hellfest 2019

Hellfest is a hard rock and metal festival in France. It is one of the best and largest metal festivals in Europe. The festival was organized for the first time in 2006, and takes place annually in Clisson. Every year more than 50,000 visitors attend the festival, which is often sold out. This year, KISS and Tool headline the Main Stage, while Slipknot organised their own Knotfest on the day before the festival.

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Eva Wendt
Hi, I'm Eva, 19 years old and I want to work in the music/festival industry. I dont know yet what exactly, because there are many things I like about it. I used to organize my own festival for 6 years and studied IEMES (International Event Music & Entertrainment Studies). I quit this after around 8 months to start working at IFFR (Internional Film Festival Rotterdam). This February I started to write for Festileaks to gain experience in this as well!