Hammerfest (festival)

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Hammerfest
Genre Heavy Metal
Dates March, April
Location(s) Hafan y Môr, Pwllheli, Wales
Years active 2009 - present
Website
www.hammerfest.co.uk

Hammerfest is a music festival held annually in North Wales. From 2013, Hammerfest has moved to the Haven site in Pwllheli, Hafan y Môr Holiday Park as the festival has outgrown its original site at Pontin's Holiday Village, Prestatyn, Wales. It is not related to a music festival of the same name hosted by white supremacist groups. The festival is owned by emc3i Ltd, sponsored by their music magazine Metal Hammer and run by the organizers of the Hard Rock Hell festival. Because the festival is held at a holiday camp, the organizers can make use of pre-built venues and stages, and attendees can stay in the on-site accommodation. This enables the festival to be held during the winter/spring months when outdoor camping is not desirable.

Hammerfest I[edit]

The original Hammerfest was held on 24–25 April 2009 in Prestatyn. Fifty bands appeared at the festival spread over three stages and across the two days. Saxon, Sepultura and Opeth headlined the two-day event.[1]

Main Stage
Friday - Metal on Metal Saturday - Metal on Metal

Annotations Of An Autopsy
Opeth
Paradise Lost
Architects
HammerFall
Malefice

Mayra Roxx
Wolf
Saxon
Sepultura
Skindred
Voodoo Six
Exit 10

Stage Two
Friday - Thrash and Power Metal Saturday - Hammer Hounds

Kiuas
Power Quest
Lethargy
Warpath
Evile
Mutant
The Rotted
Blood Island Raiders

Cathedral
Dream Evil
Sylosis
Gama Bomb
Mencea
Waylander
Alestorm
Týr
Hexagram
The Hollow Earth Theory
Grand Magus
Sacred Mother Tongue
Attica Rage

Stage Three
Friday - Buzz Metal Saturday - Rising Records

The Defiled
Tesseract
Firebrand Superrock
Thirteenth Sign
Imicus

Open The Skies
Nex
Trigger The Bloodshed
Bleed From Within
Sworn Amongst
The Morning After
Mia Hope
Many Things Untold
Everything Burns
The Dead Lay Waiting
With Chaos In Her Wake

Hammerfest II[edit]

The second Hammerfest was held on 12–13 March 2010, with a pre-party on the preceding Thursday. 44 bands performed across three stages during the two-day festival, with an additional 8 bands performing on the second and third stages during the Thursday pre-party. The festival was headlined by 5 Finger Death Punch and Suicidal Tendencies.[3]

Main Stage
Friday - Metal on Metal Saturday - Metal on Metal

Napalm Death
5 Finger Death Punch
DevilDriver
Katatonia
Epica
Tony Martin's Headless Cross

Sabaton
Suicidal Tendencies
Iced Earth
Skindred
Orange Goblin
Attica Rage

Stage Two
Thursday - Empire Stage Friday - XFM Saturday - Hammer Hounds

Gentlemans Pistols
SSS
Arthemis
Beholder
Marshall Law

Swallow the Sun
Warpath
Abgott
Conquest of Steel
October File
Malefice
Savage Messiah
Xerath

Vreid
Carach Angren
Dark Funeral
Akercocke
Zonaria
Nefarium
GU Medicine
Panic Cell
White Wizzard
Shining
Fury UK
Rise to Remain

Stage Three
Thursday - Metal Breaker Friday - Fresh Blood Saturday - Old Skool Metal / Metal Aid

Fury of the Waters
Crimes of Passion
Glass Artery

Revoker
Cars on Fire
No Made Sense
Sondura
Man Must Die
Echovirus

Huron
Godsized
Hellfighter
The More I See
Isolysis
Belligerence

Hammerfest III[edit]

The third Hammerfest was held on 18–19 March 2011. A pre-party was held on the preceding Thursday as in the previous year, with bands performing on the second and third stages. 48 bands performed across three stages during the two-day festival, with an additional 11 bands performing during the Thursday pre-party. Accept and Sabaton were the headline acts.[4]

Four months before the festival, Pontin's (who own the venue) went into administration. However, the festival still took place as scheduled.[5]

Main Stage
Friday - Metal on Metal Saturday - Metal on Metal

Ill Niño
Accept
Turisas
Wolf
Sylosis
Holy Grail

Viking Skull
Sabaton
Satyricon
Entombed
Grand Magus
Attica Rage

Stage Two
Thursday - Empire Stage Friday - Jägermeister Stage Saturday - Hammer Hounds

Metalica UK
(tribute by Feral Circus)
Attica Undercover
Elixir
Battleaxe
Jaguar
Mordecai
Krusher

Blitzkrieg
My Ruin
Headcharger
Bleed From Within
Turbowolf
Godsized
Revoker
Breed 77
Feed the Rhino
The Treatment
Never Means Maybe
Idiom

Evile
Onslaught
Gama Bomb
Diamanthian
Abadden
Mutant
Fury On
Chthonic
Deadly Circus Fire
Svart Crown
Power Quest
Beholder

Stage Three
Thursday - Metal Breaker Friday - Fresh Blood Saturday - Metal Forge

Graveyard
Triaxis
Dirty Rose
Krusher

Spirtyus
Subservience
Arceye
Ravenface
The Mercy House
Guardians of Andromeda

Sa-da-kO
Oaf
Ten Cent Toy
Cry Havoc
Severenth
Outgunned

Hammerfest IV[edit]

Hammerfest returned for a fourth edition of the festival on 15–18 March 2012.[6] Anthrax and Skindred were the headline acts on the main stage. The format was the same as previous years with the pre-party beginning on the Thursday night. In Total, 57 bands played across the three stages. Tickets for next year's Hammerfest 5 went on sale during the festival which promises to be bigger than ever at the new site.

Main Stage
Friday - Battle Stage Saturday - Metal on Metal

Diamond Plate
Waylander
Chimaira
Paradise Lost
Anthrax
Evile

Hell
Wizard
Dream Evil
Amon Amarth
Skindred
Criminal

Stage Two
Thursday - Thor's Stage Friday - New Sounds Stage Saturday - Hammer Hounds

Krusher
Black Rose
Fury
Saracen
The Sanity Days
Dirty DC
Krusher

Arthemis
Sci-Fi Mafia
Heaven's Basement
Fury UK
Asomvel
Slam Cartel
Ravenface
RSJ
Archen
Falling Red
Evil Scarecrow
Lawnmower Deth

Chemicals Of Democracy
Severenth
Cerebral Bore
Sworn Amongst
Avenger
Senser
Mortad
Snakebite
Elimination
Virus
Holosade
Savage Messiah

Stage Three
Thursday - Embryo Metal Friday - Fresh Blood Saturday - Metal Forge

Firebrand Super Rock
A Thousand Enemies
Flame Fracture

Inferno
Kyrbgrider
Trucker Diablo
Savage Outlaw
Spirytus
One More Victim

Oaf
Collapse
AR
Red Mist
Dripback
Let's Play God

Hammerfest V[edit]

The fifth installment took place between the 14 and 16 March 2013. The pre-party night took place on the 14th with bands playing on the second stage. Hammerfest 5 saw the introduction of an unplugged stage on the Friday but in general only two stages were used. The event was moved to Hafan Y Mor in Pwllheli.

Main Stage
Friday - Dragon Stage Saturday - Rising Sun

The Idol Dead
Chemicals Of Democracy
Arthemis
Attica Rage
Iron Savior
Enslaved
Hatebreed
Killing Joke
Desctruction
Sci-Fi Mafia

Commander In Chief
Shear
4Arm
Heidevolk
Senser
Sodom
Angel Witch
Candlemass
Saint Vitus
Napalm Death

Stage Two
Thursday - Samurai Stage Friday - Jägermeister Stage Saturday - Jägermeister Stage

Goddam Electric
Dyscarnate
Black Acid Souls
Vicious Nature
Savage Messiah
Sacred Mother Tongue
Sister Sin
Krusher

Sansara
Deadman Sugar
Fire In The Empire
Triaxis
Ancient Adelesant
Iron Knights
RSJ
Cayne
Chimp Spanner
Bloodshot Dawn
Absolva
Winterfylleth
Lifer
Viza
Evil Scarecrow

OAF
Flayed Disciple
Driven
Monument
Bull Riff Stampede
Making Monsters
Undersmile
Serpent Venom
HARK
Def Con One
MOS Generator
Abadden
Line Of Fire
Bludvera
Mpire Of Evil

Stage Three
Friday - Unplugged At The Barrell

Triaxis
Chemicals Of Democracy
Arthemis
Attica
Viza

Hammerfest VI[edit]

Hammerfest VI ("Book of the Dead") was in Pwllheli from 13 March to 16 March 2014.

Hammerfest VII[edit]

Hammerfest VII, titled "METAL MARAUDERS" will be held from 12 March to 15 March 2015.

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