Hellfest announces that Sabaton will headline the festival on Friday 21 June. The band replaces Manowar, who had to cancel their performance at Hellfest 2019.
This morning, the festival organisation announced that Manowar will no longer be appearing tonight. Now, a proper replacement has been found.
Sabaton already performed at Knotfest meets Hellfest 2019 last night, and now they will be back at the ‘real’ French festival. The Swedish band will perform a full, 90-minute set, which is longer than they did last night.
You can see the announcement below:
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Sabaton are a well-known power metal band within the metal community, and what makes them special is that their main lyrical themes are inspired by history: wars, battles and heroes to remember. Being active since 1999, they have released 8 studio albums, while their latest album The Last Stand came out in 2016. Moreover, Sabaton have been nominated as Best Live Band at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in 2018. Besides having performed at many festivals around the world, the band has even its own festival. Sabaton Open Air takes place every year during summer in the hometown of the band, Falun in Sweden.
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.