Friday 15th March – Saturday 16th March 2013 (pre party Thursday 14th March)

Line-up announcement


Hammerfest 5 announces first round of acts including Candlemass (photo), Enslaved and Napalm Death & many more with more announcements imminent.


Hammerfest 5 (In Fear of the Dragon) are proud to announce that the Kings of Swedish doom metal Candlemass will grace the event now in its new location at Haven in Pwllheli in North Wales. For  those of you that need a reminder of Doom at its most glorious click below at Candlemass’ classic video for Bewitched:


Hammerfest are also extremely happy to welcome back Birmingham’s finest grindcore/ extreme metal band, the legends that are Napalm Death. Anyone that witnessed their set the last time they played would understand why we had to have them back. Click below to watch Napalm Death – When all is said and Done:


Lining up alongside the above are none other than Norway’s Enslaved fronted by Bjørnson and Kjellson who add their fine blend of progressive black metal to the proceedings. To watch the brilliant video to Path to Vanir click below:


In 2012 rap rockers Senser also delivered a blinding performance and won over the Hammerfest crowd so much so that they earned themselves an immediate recall:


Moving swiftly on we bring you Australian Thrash Metallers 4Arm a cracking band that deserve to be taken notice of:


Plus we have trad metallers and firm Hammer favorites Stuka Squadron, Manchesters trad black metallers Winterfylleth, prog metallers Empress who impress and Welsh metallers Triaxis.

Finally to wind up our first announcement we are also pleased to add black metal legends Jeff Dunn and Tony Dolans Mpire Of Evil the Venom, Mantas and the Demolition man have returned and get set to play a classic set of old and new material at Hammerfest 5.

Hammerfest is now at its new location of Haven.

Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales, LL53 6HX