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Hellfest Footage – ARTE details

The previously announced showing of the Deep Purple show from Hellfest 2017 will air this evening, Saturday 29th July at 10:55pm for those able to get the ARTE station in Europe. However thanks to their website and video stream you can watch the whole 61 minute production right now apparently…

More details here (in German) http://www.arte.tv/de/videos/076475-000-A/deep-purple-beim-hellfest-2017

Thanks to Klaus Söhnholz and Stefan Schaefer for the info.

24 Comments to “Hellfest Footage – ARTE details”:

  1. 1
    Keith Livingstone says:

    ARTE available online and I think, going by other gigs available on their site, watchable on demand.

  2. 2
    Micke says:


  3. 3
    Lutz says:


    the whole video is going to be online at ARTE for the next 6 days.

    “Online vom 29. Juli bis zum 5. August 2017”

  4. 4
    Karl-Heinz says:

    And there is a stream of the show for 6 days at arte.tv.

  5. 5
    kraatzy says:

    … old man on the microfon … on his way to be retired …



  6. 6
    Tommy H. says:

    Cool stuff, thanks. I’m looking forward to a live release from this tour. They played some very nice concerts and I’m quite sure that many of them were filmed.

  7. 7
    NWO says:

    I got it here in Canada at this link.

    Available from July 31, 2017 at 10:55 am to October 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm


  8. 8
    Tommy H. says:

    @ 5 kraatzy:

    That old man is one of my heros, always will be …


  9. 9
    David White says:

    Really enjoyed that!
    Clever boys.

  10. 10
    Patrick says:

    The sound is bad.
    Classic for a DP’s video set!

  11. 11
    NWO says:

    @5 – Correct! He is 71 and doing better than most 71 year old performers! So go see this band before they are gone!

  12. 12
    Mike Nagoda says:

    Really good set- Ian’s voice is in good form, however, they really need to drop Space Truckin’ from the set- his voice just isn’t built for it anymore, and it shows. Other than that, a very strong performance from the whole band!!! Want to see more new stuff!

  13. 13
    Ivica says:

    I watched band in Zagreb at the beginning of the tour and sounded much better. Ian’s voice was a tired, probably tense concert rhythm? Hellifest is 21 concerts in only 34 days.
    “The Long Goodbye Tour” Live in Europe 2017 can be divided into three parts
    The first part .. Hard and Heavy block/ TFB-FB-BS / + SKOW is the fanstacini concert introduction. “Time For Bedlam” live performs powerfully, It’s their Highway Star or Burn,clasic first open concert song” Made in DP , Steve and Don are near Jon and Ritchie
    Second part of more “Progressive rock” … I’m outstanding three songs: Uncommon Man-The Surprising-Birds Of Prey are highlights of the concert, fresh sounds, Steve is fantastic especially Uncommon Man and Birds of Prey
    Third final part … The Classic : Perfect Strangers, Space Turckin, SOTW, Hush,and Black Night set list for the same years, predictably-expected, no surprises
    Maybe missing the classic DP great song Steve Morse era “Sometime I Feel Like Screaming” ? to break predictability

    L.L. D.P .

  14. 14
    nupsi59 says:

    I hope the next “official” footage will include “The Surprising” and “Birds of Prey”

    Have a nice Day!

  15. 15
    AndreA says:


  16. 16
    mike whiteley says:

    Based on this footage,the Purps are in good shape.Too bad the only new tune aired was Bedlam,but,hey,an hour on TV has to be heavy on the hits.

  17. 17
    mike whiteley says:

    @ 12- Mike.
    I totally agree,Space Truckin’ should’ve been dropped as far back as the orchestra tour in 2o11.
    No knock against Gillan. No need that he struggle thru ST when there are many classic tunes to take its place.

  18. 18
    kraatzy says:

    @8 and @11

    You both are right.
    My hero too, but his performing had lost a lot since the last 5 years.
    A lot …

    I miss the hardrock ( !!! H A R D R O C K !!! ) sound from the Blackmore years.

    Deep Purple are like old guys … the are getting softer and loose their drive (= Hardrock-Sound)

    For nostalgical reasons … okay



  19. 19
    rene says:

    We where talking about Deep purple and we talked about the things Deep Purple never have done. One off things they never have done was making a unplugged record. Does someone know why Deep Purplpe never made an unplugged record. We think that it will a great succes to hear them play unplugged.

  20. 20
    Purple 1 says:

    Footage looks great too bad there’s no sound…

  21. 21
    Kurier Niemcy says:

    I love Deep Purple 🙂 I watched very nice show 🙂

  22. 22
    Fender123 says:

    Only just caught this, great performance from all the guys throughout I thought, but I have to say – is Ian Paice absolutely magnificent or what!!!!!?????

  23. 23
    Jim Strange says:

    I enjoyed this video. Glad the guys are still rocking. They are playing with a little less energy these days, but they still have the feel. Love ’em all and their artistry, Ian Paice is THE MAN!

  24. 24
    Dibbdroid says:

    Common sense says performances will become ‘softer’ with age but this version of Deep Purple is still delivering great songs and great show. No need for any negativity or nostalgia.

    As for “the hardrock sound” from the Blackmore years, a myth. Blackmore is unique yes. Technically Morse has a harder sound because he is using a modern guitar with different woods and pickups. The real difference is the intensity between the musicians, something only youth/hormones can recapture and since no one has actually discovered a fountain of youth then you have to take what is put in front of you. And what we have is quite brilliant.

    Ian Gillan’s voice has been on the wane since he left the band and abused himself through the Gillan years and beyond. It is what it is but as stated in other posts, the guy is 71.

    @10 Buy a better music system, it sounds great.

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