Episode 17

Hellfest 2019 Special. Patrick Murphy of The Irish Flagbearers of Hellfest talks about going to his 9th Hellfest Festival in Clisson France and the huge sense of fellowship created with the Irish flag they bring over.

00:00:00
/
00:32:11

June 14th, 2019

32 mins 11 secs

Your Hosts
Tags

About this Episode

Patrick Murphy of The Irish Flagbearers of Hellfest talks about going to his 9th Hellfest Festival in Clisson France. There are two Irish flags created, each decorated by the bands that are playing that year with the central motif usually a play on words in relation to a chosen favourite band and the festival itself i.e Down and Bury Me at Hellfest. One flag is kept aside for that band in question to be thrown up or presented to them after they finish their set and the other flag gets it's flagpole inside the wooded area at the concert and is held aloft by chosen members as a symbol to announce The Irish are here and ready to have a good time! The flag has featured in thousands of pics and vids of bands playing at Hellfest and also there have been acknowledgments by the organisers of Hellfest, which included Patrick and the group of Flagbearers in a documentary about the legendary event.