Claypaky Xtylos Rock with KISS at Hellfest 2023 in France

From June 15-18, 2023 Hellfest held its 16th edition in Clisson, France where KISS launched the festival with Claypaky Xtylos and an array of Claypaky fixtures played key roles for other bands.

The four-day festival featured 180 bands performing on six stages in the concert area plus additional outdoor stages. KISS, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue and Slipknot headlined as more than 150,000 music fans attended performances and explored the full Hellfest 2023 experience.

France-based B Live Group has been Hellfest’s technical partner from the start of the festival providing lighting for both main stages and the Warzone, the stage dedicated to punk bands.

This year, they chose Claypaky Sharpy X Frames to illuminate Main Stage two, which hosted the biggest international bands, and Arolla Profile MPs and Sharpys for the Warzone.

Lighting Designer Sean “Motley” Hackett selected Claypaky Xtylos for the two-hour KISS show. The compact beams, equipped with a RGB laser source, were placed on the floor of Main Stage one where they gave the show a futuristic dynamic thanks to the fixtures’ Pan-Tilt movements.

A fireworks display ended the KISS concert on a high note. The legendary band is continuing its “End of the Road” farewell tour, on which they also deploy Xtylos fixtures.

At B Live Group, Cyrille Dupont is the Project Manager and Designer and Sébastien Sacco the Network Manager.  Dimatec is Claypaky’s lighting distributor in France.