Watch Machine Head prove their might as festival headliners in this pro-shot video of their full Hellfest set

Machine Head live in 2024
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Pro-shot footage of Machine Head’s entire headline set at Hellfest has been published online.

The California groove metal champions’ show at the festival in Clisson, France, was live-streamed on June 28 and is now available to rewatch on Youtube until June 2025.

Machine Head played a career-spanning 90-minute set at the event, bringing out songs from every album except 2018’s controversial Catharsis, including such fan favourites as Davidian, Halo, Ten Ton Hammer, Locust and Darkness Within.

Watch the full show and see the complete setlist below.

The band were the second main-stage headliner of the weekend, preceded by Avenged Sevenfold on June 27 and followed by Metallica on June 29 and Foo Fighters on June 30.

Machine Head also recently headlined the main stage at Mystic Festival in Gdansk, Poland, and the second stage at Download Festival in Donington, UK.

Metal Hammer journalist Stephen Hill gave the Download performance a four-star review.

Hill wrote: “It all culminates in a spectacular Davidian, complete with more fire than Rammstein and Parkway Drive having a communal barbeque, and a gorgeous Halo, again with [singer/guitarist Robb] Flynn’s voice sounding as good as it has at any time in Machine Head’s career.

“The days when Machine Head were touted as potential main stage headliners may well be long gone, and the fairly modest turn out for their set is testament to that, but now they’re back on the festival scene, it would still take a brave band to want to follow them.”

Machine Head have two remaining shows scheduled for 2024.

They will play at the Inkcarceration festival in Mansfield, Ohio, on July 19, then at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts, on September 21.

The band are touring to promote their 2022 album Of Kingdom And Crown.

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Machine Head setlist: Hellfest, Clisson, France – June 28, 2024

Ten Ton Hammer
Choke On The Ashes Of Your Hate
Now We Die
Is There Anybody Out There?
No Gods, No Masters
Darkness Within
From This Day

Matt Mills
Contributing Editor, Metal Hammer

Louder’s resident Gojira obsessive was still at uni when he joined the team in 2017. Since then, Matt’s become a regular in Prog and Metal Hammer, at his happiest when interviewing the most forward-thinking artists heavy music can muster. He’s got bylines in The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Guitar and many others, too. When he’s not writing, you’ll probably find him skydiving, scuba diving or coasteering.