Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister to Be Memorialized During Hellfest
Musical icon and bass thrasher Lemmy Kilmister will be officially memorialized on June 23rd at Hellfest. The Motörhead frontman, who died in 2015, has had a portion of his ashes enshrined at the festival in Clisson, France inside a new statue of him. The dedication will include bandmates Phil Campbell and Mikkey in attendance with a tribute video.
“The ceremony formally recognizes Lemmy’s love of both the road and the fans, which is where he always felt most comfortable,” a press release states. “Hellfest was one of Lemmy’s favorite festivals (Motörhead played the first-ever Hellfest and were staples of the festival ever since), and the band have always had a tremendous bond with their French rock’n’roll family. It is therefore fitting that Lemmy will forever be present at the site, with fans able to congregate and pay their respects to him at every Hellfest from here on out. This ceremony will also give fans an opportunity to participate in their own memorialization of Lemmy and see a miniature replica of the custom urn that houses Lemmy’s ashes at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood California.”
The statue was created by Caroline Brisset, a French sculptor. Fans can share their own tributes, memories, and experiences by posting online using the hashtag #LemmyLivesAtHellfest.
Check out Lemmy’s final Hellfest performance from 2015:
Long live Lemmy!