Held each year in the beautiful area of Clisson, France, Hellfest has become one of the largest and most highly-anticipated heavy music festivals on the planet. For the second consecutive year, ESP Guitars is proud to be the official guitar sponsor of Hellfest, and for good reason. Take a look at the amazing lineup for all three days — June 21, 22, and 23 — and you might see more bands with ESP players than just about any other guitar or bass maker.

If you’re attending Hellfest, ESP will be right there with you. Visit Hell City Square and visit the ESP showroom where, along with our French distributor Algam, we’ll be hosting meet-and-greet sessions with ESP players. You’ll also have the chance to try out a variety of LTD, E-II, and ESP instruments right there, and purchase them on the spot (don’t worry; we’ll ship them out so you won’t have to drag them around the show).

Below is a list of artists and bands who are scheduled to perform at Hellfest 2019, along with the guitars and basses you might see them playing.

HELLFEST: JUNE 21-23

Sonata Arctica

Elias Viljanen

GUITARS:

E-II EV-7

Dagoba

Rich De Mello / Werther Ytier

GUITARS:

E-II Eclipse Stream-1004

Trollfest

Mr. Seidel / Dr. Leif Kjønnsfleis / Lodd Bolt

GUITARS:

EC-407 EC-1000T RB-1005

Mass Hysteria

Jamie Ryan / Yann Heurtaux

GUITARS:

AP-4 E-II Viper Baritone

Power Trip

Nick Stewart

GUITARS:

E-II M-I

King Diamond

Andy Larocque / Mike Wead

GUITARS:

E-II Horizon E-II M-I

Possessed

Claudeous Creamer / Daniel Gonzalez

GUITARS:

Arrow-1000 E-II Arrow

Whitechapel

Alex Wade

GUITARS:

E-II M-II 7

Architects

Josh Middleton

GUITARS:

E-II Horizon NT

Carach Angren

Seregor

GUITARS:

H-1007

Death Angel

Ted Aguilar

GUITARS:

TED-600T

Testament

Alex Skolnick

GUITARS:

AS Sig Series

Anthrax

Frank Bello

GUITARS:

FB Sig Series

Lamb Of God

Will Adler / John Campbell

GUITARS:

WA Sig SeriesJC-4FM

Slayer

Tom Araya / Gary Holt

GUITARS:

TA Sig Series GH Sig Series

Lucifers Child

George Emmanuel / Stathis Ridis

GUITARS:

EC-1000 VB AP-4

Emperor

Samoth

GUITARS:

EC-Black metal

Carpathian Forest

Malphas / Erik Gamale

GUITARS:

EC-1000 VB EC-1000 VB Duncan

Tormentor

Gyorgy / Attila Szigeti / Tamás Buday

GUITARS:

F-415FM EX-401 EX-401

Revocation

Dan Gargiulo

GUITARS:

H-1007

Immolation

Bob Vigna / Alex Bouks

GUITARS:

E-II Arrow MK-600

Deicide

Glen Benton

GUITARS:

ESP Custom Shop EX

Beartooth

Kamron Bradbury

GUITARS:

LTD EC-1001T/CTM

Amon Amarth

Johan Soderberg

GUITARS:

E-II EX

Behemoth

Nergal / Seth / Orion

GUITARS:

Nergal-6 Orion-5 E-II EX

Sick Of It All

Pete Koller

GUITARS:

Viper-400

Rob Zombie

Piggy D.

GUITARS:

ESP Stream

Fiend

Leos Hellscream

GUITARS:

EC-1000FR

Phillip H. Anselmo and the Illegals

Derek Engemann

GUITARS:

JC-4