2012-06-15 - Hellfest Open Air 12, Clisson

June 15th, 2012


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Unisonic played in Hellfest Open Air 2012 festival according Kai Hansen. He confirmed the new in exclusive to Radio 3 program of RTVE (Spanish Radio/Television) during his interview/mini show on February 21st.

Unisonic played on June 15th! same day Gotthard, Megadeth, Lynyad Skynyrd, Lizzy Borden, Molly Hatchet, Bukowski and Alpha Tiger. They will play  at: 16H35 until 17H25, so during 50 minutes more or less.

Hellfest Open Air 2012 festival line-up: Guns N' Roses, Ozzy and Friends, Megadeth, Within Temptation, Edguy, Motley Crue, Gotthard, Machine Head, Trivium, Lamp Of God, King Diamond, Blue Oyster Cult, Uriah Heep, Sebastian Bach, Exodus, Children Of Bodom, Biohazard, Entombed, Lynyad Skynyrd, etc...

The festival website has a special section where you can watch videos of activities in the festival, promotional stuff and things like that. They also added the official booklet of the festival to download (pdf format) here!

Here is the festival's statement about Unisonic: "Unisonic, an excellent band with Michael Kiske (ex Helloween), Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, ex Helloween), Denis Ward (Pink Cream 69), Mandy Meyer (ex Krokus, ex Gotthard) and Kosta Zafiriou (Pink Cream 69) will also be performing at Hellfest 2012 and after having listen to their 1st album just out, they might be one of the big good surprises at this year’s festival!"


Still located in the town of Clisson, not far away from the old site (Val de Moine) that you all know, the Hellfest Open Air Festival 2012 changes of concept and become bigger this year! Camp site and festival area will be more important, you could see more bands on more stages with new decorations for this a new beginning!

Clisson is approximately 35 km south-east of the city of Nantes, and approximately 400 km south-west of the nation's capital Paris.

Unisonic schedule

Unisonic show at: 16H35 - 17H25
Unisonic signing event: 18:30 - 19:00

The signing sessions tent is located between Mainstage 1 and VIP/Press area.

Unisonic setlist at Hellfest 2012

01. Intro: The Ride of the Valkyries
02. Unisonic
03. Never Too Late
04. King For A Day
05. My Sanctuary
06. March Of Time
07. Over The Rainbow
08. Star Rider
09. We Rise
10. I Want Out

Fans comments

Here are a little comments of fans about Unisonic performance at Hellfest Open Air 2012 for example John said: "I've seen seriously good sets at Hellfest so far. Unisonic doing Helloween covers were awesome." Hardforce magazine commented: "Unisonic with Michael Kiske is... in great shape!" Fenec said: "Unisonic is really good heavy metal". Also Falbala who seems not know the band commented: "Shit! the old singer of Helloween is on Unisonic!". Autre Monde Radio said: "Unisonic at stage 1, they are good heavy metal." The user Stickskiller commented: "Unisonic was amazing (if you love that style). Kiske sings exactly like the golden years of Helloween, he has been astonish! The rest of the band played very good, Hansen nice, the compositions worked fine live and the two Helloween tracks were more than perfect. For me one of the best of the year."

Hellfest Videoclips

01. 'Intro' & 02. 'Unisonic', two different versions (video on the right side also includes 'Never Too Late':

03. 'Never Too Late':

04. 'King For A Day':

05. 'My Sanctuary':

06. 'March Of Time', two different versions:

07. 'Over The Rainbow':

09. 'We Rise':

10. 'I Want Out', two different versions:

Press Stuff

The webzine legacy.de have a little photo album with great pictures of Unisonic at Hellfest, click here. V-webzine.com had a report and pictures, just a picture about Unisonic, click here. Here is a photo album done by Camille Blondiaux, check it here. A great photo album by J. Mourisca here. lagrosseradio.com did a review, here. Heavynews.fr did a little review of the show and with a little photo album, check it here. Hardforce.fr added a photo album, here. And here is a mini-review by rocklive.es of Unisonic and other bands, click here. StartrackCrush.com did a mini review, here. A great photo-album but Nicolas Delpierre here. Metaltraveller.com review here.

Broadcasting live

Arte Tv will broadcast live a lot of shows and exclusive shootings about the festival, but Unisonic was not broadcasted live. We have to wait a few to know if they recorded the show, and if they plan to broadcast, or maybe an interview, we would know soon. here is the statement:

Hellfest Live on Arte TV: On TV and on the Web, this year again, ARTE will be the heart of Hellfest, The festival for extreme music fans.From the 15th to the 17th of June, ARTE Live Web will retransmit numerous concerts: Napalm Death, Turbonegro, Dropkick Murphys, Black Bomb...Saturday 4th of August at 10:30pm, a documentary will take you deep into the festival atmosphere with interviews of the band members, fans, etc.

To accompany this programming, ARTE has created an exceptional web package. From the 24th of May, go to arteliveweb.com/hellfest to enjoy a brand new interactive and multiscreen experience.