Hammerfest opens its doors once again

Following the sell-out success of this year's inaugural Hammerfest the event returns to Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales once again in 2010 from 11-13 March.

It's early days yet but we can already announce that Iced Earth, Devildriver and Skindred will be part of the line-up at Hammerfest II.

The original Hammerfest brought together some of the biggest names in metal for a truly memorable weekend at Pontins. Headliners Opeth, Sepultura and Saxon were joined by the likes of Hammerfall, Paradise Lost, Skindred, Cathedral, Architects and many more…

Hammerfest II is set to carry the mantle. Already confirmed are Iced Earth (a UK exclusive), Devildriver (a Spring exclusive), Skindred (back by popular demand!), Attica Rage and Panic Cell….with many more acts to be confirmed. In addition to the usual Friday and Saturday night lineup, Hammerfest II will also feature an extra night´s entertainment on Thursday 11th March. This comes included in VIP packages or can be purchased separately with Gold or Silver packages.

Hammerfest II is put together by Hard Rock Hell (the people behwwind the hugely successful Hard Rock Hell in 2007, Hard Rock Hell II in 2008 and forthcoming Hard Rock Hell III in December 2009) and Metal Hammer magazine.

For further information please visit www.hammerfest.co.uk or www.metalhammer.co.uk.

Hammerfest II is open to anyone aged 16 and over and VIP, Gold, Early Bird and Budget apartments are on sale now! Tickets include two nights´ accommodation and entrance to all six arenas as well as free car parking. For further information and ticket sales:

Direct: 0870 011 0034

Ticketline: 0871 424 4444

See Tickets: 0871 220 0260


Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.