Ghost drops Hellfest’s performance shortly after Tobias Forge loses his voice
Ghost was forced to cut back on his Hellfest performance over the weekend after their frontman, Tobias Forge, lost his voice.
The Swedish band led the festival in Clisson, France on Saturday (June 18), with Deftones and Gojira also leading the first weekend of the event (the second takes place June 23-26).
According to Setlist.fm, Ghost finished their main concert on Saturday at 17 songs. The band’s 2022 live show usually features at least 20 songs, including the usual final theme “Square Hammer”.
Footage shows a fan from Hellfest Forge (aka Papa Emeritus IV) thanking the crowd after performing ‘Dance Macabre’, before adding: “My voice is completely broken. I can’t do another song for you. ”
Through their social media channels, the band said yesterday evening (June 19): “Guys from Europe! Thank you all for your support at Hellfest last night.
“We were all at the mercy of Mother Nature herself and she was clearly pissed off. All day with the burning wrath of hell and the night with winds so strong that most of our stage production was put down .
“Despite his anger, we had fun together – Thank you very much. You did a great job! Have a great summer and we will see each other again in 2023. Good luck / A Nameless Ghoul.”
Hellfest, on the other hand, unveiled a huge statue of Lemmy, the late Motörhead leader. Created by artist Caroline Brisset, the new sculpture replaces an earlier tribute to Lemmy that was on display at the event for the past six years.