Coup de théâtre. Hellfest announced on Friday the cancellation of the concert of the american band Manowar. “Despite a presence on the site” on Thursday, on the eve of their crossing is programmed on stage, “the teams and the members of the group Manowar have decided to leave” the premises, explained the famous festival in nantes, france in a statement on Twitter. The group was one of the headliners of the first day of the festival hard-rock de Clisson.

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This concert has been cancelled “for reasons beyond our control”, according to the organizers, who say they are “sorry” for the fans of Hellfest, an event that shows as all the years full with 60,000 “metalheads” expected each day. The Swedes of Sabaton were replaced on the main stage from 2310.

Manowar has, for its part, rejected the fault on the Hellfest: “The organizers have hindered our efforts to establish the huge show that we had promised, according to a text posted online. Despite what you might read or hear, the circumstances that have prevented our concert was part of their responsibility,” they added. On social networks, this cancellation has led to the disappointment of many fans, some pretending to be coming from far to attend this concert of Manowar, which is part of a farewell tour of the U.s. and was to be their last appearance in France.