Lemmy will be officially commemorated with an ash ceremony at Hellfest – Reuters

Legendary Motörhead founder and Grammy-winning cultural icon Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister had some of his ashes enshrined at this year’s Hellfest Festival in Clisson, France, in a giant new statue of the man, and the official ceremony to recognize that this unique commemoration will take place on June 23, 2022.

With teammates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee in attendance, it’s the perfect time to honor Lemmy’s life. After the Scorpions wrap up the show, bandmates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee will say a few words, a Lemmy tribute video will be played, and Phil and Mikkey will toast the immortal and eternally popular Kilmister at the monument itself. The ceremony officially recognizes Lemmy’s love for the road and the fans, where he has always felt most at home.

Hellfest was one of Lemmy’s favorite festivals (Motörhead played the very first Hellfest and have been a festival staple ever since), and the band have always had a wonderful bond with their French rock ‘n’ roll family. So it’s only fitting that Lemmy will still be present on the site, with fans able to rally and pay their respects at every Hellfest from now on. This ceremony will also give fans the opportunity to participate in their own Lemmy memorial and view a miniature replica of the personalized urn that houses Lemmy’s ashes at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood, California.

For fans who want to share their own tributes, memories, experiences or pay their respects, can post using the hashtag #LemmyLivesAtHellfest.

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