Kicking off the festival season for 2009, Hammerfest - in association with Rhythm's sister magazine
- is all set to take place at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales on 24 and 25 April 2009.
Bands already announced to play include: headliners Bullet For My Valentine, Opeth, Saxon, Hammerfall, Skindred, Cathedral, Alestorm, Grand Magus, Sabbat, Exit Ten, Trigger The Bloodshed, Annotations of an Autopsy, TYR and Dream Evil. Other bands now confirmed include Bleed From Within, The Argent Dawn, Nex, Many Things Untold, The Morning After, Open The Skies, Sworn Amongst, The Dead Lay Waiting, Avarus, With Chaos In Her Wake, Blood Island Raiders, Architects, Warpath, Wolf, Lethargy, Thirteenth Sign, Firebrand Super Rock, Tesseract, Skindred, Grand Magus, TYR, Gama Bomb, Sylosis, Scared Mother Tongue, The Hollow Earth Theory, Waylander, Mutant, Miramar Disaster, Attica Rage, Voodoo Six and Mencea… with further line-up details to be announced.
Further to this Hammerfest has now changed their licence to come in line with other UK festivals and opened up entry to 16 and 17 year olds!
With 45 bands already announced and 5 more to follow Hammerfest will be an event not to be missed. The festival will include a bumper line-up of established metal and rock acts - with celebrated veterans rubbing shoulders with the metal scenesters of today - alongside the future of metal´s upcoming talent, as championed by Metal Hammer. For further information please visit
Tickets include two nights´ accommodation and entrance to all 6 arenas as well as free car parking. Tickets are fast selling out.. For further information and ticket sales
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