Hellfest, the metal music festival of Clisson (Loire-Atlantique), collected 195,000 euros for the benefit of the Nantes University Hospital to continue the fight against Covid-19, reports France Bleu Loire Océan on Thursday.
Failing to be held this year, Hellfest is showing solidarity and has raised 195,000 euros for the Nantes hospital, according to France Bleu Loire Océan Thursday May 21. The 15th edition, which was to be held from June 19 to 21 and host the Deftones, System of a Down, Korn, or Deep Purple, was postponed for a year, from June 18 to 20, 2021. The festival had opened a kitty online April 8 to help caregivers of the Nantes hospital, and had contributed 20,000 euros.
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In total, the kitty collected 77,230 euros thanks to 1,691 donors, to which must be added 117,770 euros from the sale of derivative products. Hellfest had put up for sale lots of three masks and “Hellfest for Health” t-shirts.
HELLFEST FOR HEALTH: THANKS / THANK YOU!
€ 195,000 raised as part of the “Hellfest For Health” campaign, thank you all for your incredible mobilization and solidarity! #Hellfest #hellfestforheath pic.twitter.com/tFx0T4ziv0
– Hellfest Productions (@hellfestopenair) May 18, 2020
“We knew that the metalheads were generous, but we were still surprised by the amount raised”, delivers an organizer. The donations came from all over France but also from abroad, including a Japanese man who made a donation of 500 euros.