more than 800 rescue interventions linked to the heat wave

The high mass of metal which opened this Friday in Loire-Atlantique faces extreme temperatures which have caused many discomforts among festival-goers.

Tens of thousands of festival-goers braved the heat wave to find the boosted atmosphere of Hellfest, high mass of metal which opened this Friday in Loire-Atlantique. Extreme heat, with temperatures approaching forty degrees, which caused many discomfort among festival-goers. Since its opening this Friday, the event has had more than 800 rescue operations, according to an initial report published by the Loire-Atlantique prefecture on Saturday evening, relayed by our colleagues from France Blue Loire Ocean .

Faced with the high temperatures, the event has nevertheless planned to adapt its safety instructions. Before the launch of the festivities, she announced on her twitter account to accept, contrary to her habits, “shades, water bottles and plastic bottles (with water/soft drink only)” throughout the festival site, including the concert area. Giant misters have also been installed next to the six stages and the water points multiplied.

Canceled in 2020 and then in 2021 due to the pandemic, the famous metal festival returns this year for an exceptional edition, organized over two weekends instead of one with the monster Metallica as the new headliner. Nearly 450,000 spectators are expected for these seven days of concerts which take place from June 17 to 19 and from June 23 to 26.

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