BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

18.09.18

 

BLOODSTOCK announce SABATON as Friday night headliner for 2019!

 

 

BLOODSTOCK are excited to announce their first headliner for 2019!  Swedish metal warriors, SABATON will headline Friday 9th August in what will be their only UK show in 2019!   Check out what they had to say about returning to Catton Park’s hallowed turf to headline the festival this time around - https://youtu.be/a_m5jrhKUZs.   The band have always been a huge hit with BLOODSTOCK’s crowd in years prior, so we’re excited to see them step into a headline slot.  Remember their 2015 set when they brought their tank?!  Watch them blast through ‘Metal Crue’ here - https://youtu.be/nt2pF7Bf944.

 

Stay tuned for more band announcements soon!

 

Standard weekend tickets are also currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £132 for four days of metal fun), so grab yours now at the ticket store - http://bloodstock.seetickets.com  - if you want to save a few quid.  Camper van passes are also available  in limited quantities, but be quick, half the available spaces have sold already!

 

For those who want their VIP spot guaranteed, BLOODSTOCK’s first wave of 2019 Serpents Lair VIP tickets are also available, priced at £290.  A second wave, including the Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased standard weekend tickets) will then become available on 16th December at 9am.  For full details click to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping.

 

We trialled the deposit scheme for VIP tickets in 2018, but please note, there will be NO DEPOSIT SCHEME for VIP tickets this year.  

 

In other excellent news, BLOODSTOCK is very proud to announce that the 2018 event raised a total of £11,872 for TEENAGE CANCER TRUST, via the guest list scheme, on-site donations and the charity stall at Catton Park.  A great result for a very worthy cause so a giant THANK YOU to everyone who donated.

 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

10.09.18

 

BLOODSTOCK 2019 VIP TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

 

For those who want their VIP spot guaranteed, BLOODSTOCK’s first wave of 2019 Serpents Lair VIP tickets are on sale now in the ticket store - http://bloodstock.seetickets.com - priced at £290.  A second wave, including the Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased standard weekend tickets) will then become available on 16th December at 9am.  

 

Standard weekend tickets are also currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £132 for four days of metal fun), so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save a few quid.  Camper van passes are also available to buy now in limited quantities, but be quick, half the available spaces have sold already!

 

We trialled the deposit scheme for VIP tickets in 2018, but please note, there will be NO DEPOSIT SCHEME for VIP tickets this year.  

 

As well as a dedicated VIP camping area right behind the main stage compound, luxury loos, complimentary hot showers and the infamous ‘Serpent’s Lair’ VIP bar, featuring 100+ guest ales and ciders to sample, BLOODSTOCK also offers a range of additional entertainment exclusive to the Serpent’s Lair VIP experience.  There will be plenty happening in the Lair FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!! Whilst our many regulars all know its worth, if you’re new to the Serpent’s Lair, here’s the basics of the VIP camping experience at BLOODSTOCK;

 

* Private entrance with free parking close to your camping area

* Party in the VIP bar with some of the artists performing

* Priority access to the band signing tent (except headline acts)

* Pamper parlour in the VIP campsite with hairdryers and straighteners

* Late night entertainment with guest DJs

* 24 hr hospitality staff to take care of your needs

* 10% discount voucher on Bloodstock merchandise purchased at the festival

* FREE T-shirt and goodie bag, including lanyard with all stage times

* Access to the festival site from 12 Noon Thursday through Monday

 

Full details can be seen at: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping.

 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 

21.08.18

 

Our reviewer Will had a great time at this years Bloodstock Festival.

Check out his review of the weekend here:

https://www.downthefrontmedia.com/down-the-front-media/live-gig-reviews/bloodstock-open-air-festival-9-12-08-18/

02.08.18

 

Just one week until BLOODSTOCK 2018!

 

There’s just 7 days left ‘til the loyal metal hordes descend on to Catton Park’s hallowed turf for the UK’s biggest metal weekender!  Both weekend and day tickets for BLOODSTOCK 2018 are selling very quickly, with weekend tickets very likely to sell out before festival weekend.  As they currently stand, day tickets look likely to still be available come festival weekend, but we highly recommend purchasing in advance online to avoid disappointment on the day.

 

Weekend tickets with camping are £145 (+ booking fee) and children’s weekend tickets only £35 (+ bkg fee).  Kids under 4 go free! Adult one day tickets are £65 (+ bkg fee) and child day tickets £20 (+ bkg fee), available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  IF any weekend tickets remain available (a big IF), they will increase from £145 to £155 for adults and from £35 to £40 for children.  Adult Day tickets increase from £65 to £70 on the gate and Child Day tickets will increase from £20 to £25.

 

Don’t forget you can pre-book a locker in the main arena with Recharged before you arrive! There are various types of lockers available from storage to charging to hair care!  Lockers are also available throughout the weekend, just wander over and see what suits your needs. To pre-book or for more info, visit http://rechargedmyphone.co.uk/product/bloodstock-festival-lockers-phone-charging/.

 

Don’t have all your camping gear yet? Our campsite partner this year is Fat Frank’s Camping Store, so if you don’t want to tow it all with you, order online and collect it from Fat Frank’s stall in the Midgard campsite. They’ll even blow up your air bed while you wait for a couple of quid. See what’s available and/or place your order via their ‘click & collect’ service here - http://fatfrankscampingshop.com/.  If you arrive and discover you’ve forgotten something essential, Fat Frank’s will do their best to help! 

 

There’s a wide range of food on offer at BLOODSTOCK, so whether you’re carnivore, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy. This year you could be tucking into all sorts of burgers, pizza, tacos, jacket potatoes, Belgian waffles, smoked meats, chicken, ostrich (get the Jack Daniels onions to go with...), pie & mash (mushy peas optional), giant Yorkshire puds, gourmet ravioli, burritos, quesadillas, chips (including curly and sweet potato fries), mac n’ cheese (even in a wrap! The ultimate hangover carb-fest), cakes, nachos, hot dogs, paella, not to mention bunnychow (steak or vegan chilli in a hollowed-out loaf, with a garlic bread dipper).  Wash it all down with Motley Brew’s teas, a milkshake from Shaken Udder, all types of coffee, a hot choc with all the trimmings (see the Waffle folks), or a chilled pint from Lemmy’s Bar! There’s also free drinking water at designated water points in the campsites and main arena. Pick up other essentials at the on site 24-hr supermarket. You can even get a massage to go with your cuppa at Theatre of Pain, if you’ve overdone the headbanging. Learn more at: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/events/boa-2018/traders.

 

If cocktails are your thing, you’ll not want to miss CAPTAIN MORGAN’s pirate ship bar, new this year!  Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum. ALESTORM will take two!!

 

When you’re not watching bands, check out the BLOODSTOCK marketplace, where traders will be offering everything from band merch, alternative clothing (with some stalls offering up to size 5XL), drinking horns, leatherwear, shisha, flags, patches, badges, army surplus gear, hats, shoes, homeware, CDs, vinyl, posters, jewellery, fancy dress, face painting, and even some Norse-God inspired leisure wear!  Plus BLOODSTOCK’s own merch stall!  Don’t forget to enter our official charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust’s raffle too.

 

If you’re driving to the festival and have a space in your car, or are seeking to hitch a ride from your area, post your trip on GoCarShare’s website to match with a friendly metaller and help each other get to BLOODSTOCK!  You’ll even be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to 2019’s event just by participating in the GoCarShare scheme.  Full details over at http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.

 

For those super early planners, please note that 2019 Early Bird tickets will be available at the box office on site at the very cheapest price (ie: with no online booking fee)!

 

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FEED THE RHINO, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, ALESTORM, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re counting down the last few days ‘til BLOODSTOCK 2018!

 

BLOODSTOCK takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 

10.07.18

 

JUST ONE MONTH TO GO TO BLOODSTOCK 2018!

 

 

With just a month to go, BLOODSTOCK has chosen the last of its New Blood bands, added some more to the Jagermeister stage, revamped entertainment both after hours on the Sophie Lancaster & New Blood stages and in VIP too, bought a Hawaiian shirt ready for Cannibal Corpse, and is still working on a few final tricks!

 

A limited amount of adult day tickets remain available priced £65 (+ booking fee) and child day tickets at £20 (+ bkg fee) over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com .  You can still also pick up four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’ for £145 (+ bkg fee), with children’s weekend tickets only £35 (+ bkg fee).  Kids under 4 years go free! Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever and just like last year, are looking likely to sell out in advance, so don’t delay if you want to guarantee entry to the UK’s best metal weekender!

 

Without further ado, here’s the final batch of results from BLOODSTOCK’s top talent-seeking Metal 2 The Masses finals!  Added to the New Blood stage on Friday, are Northants victors GARSHKOTT (www.facebook.com/Garshkott ), a five piece groove/speed metal band who love Pantera, Lamb of God, KsE, and a bit of Parkway Drive. Joining them are Lincs winners SERTRALINE (www.facebook.com/WeAreSertraline ), who are all about  crunchy riffs, colossal grooves and huge on-stage energy, plus death metal Bristol champions BODY HARVEST (www.facebook.com/BodyHarvest.Official ).  And finally for Friday’s New Blood, Birmingham’s top dogs TRIVAX (www.facebook.com/trivaxband ) join the bill, an interesting black/death metal project originally formed in Iran, before frontman Shayan moved to Birmingham and updated the line-up in pursuit of non-restrictive live shows and the metal lifestyle we all love.

 

BLOODSTOCK was so impressed by the range of talent across this year’s competition, we can reveal two additional bands landing spots on Saturday’s New Blood line-up - grinding hardcore crusters THE BROOD (www.facebook.com/TheBroodUK ) and progressive death metallers LUNA’S CALL (www.facebook.com/LunasCall ).  We’re also pleased to welcome Hobgoblin’s video upload contest winners, EARTHBOUND (www.facebook.com/EarthboundMusicUK ), a blend of melodic death riffs with big choruses and some progressive elements!

 

Two more bands join the New Blood family on Sunday.  Smashing first place in the Oxford final, IMMINENT ANNIHILATION (www.facebook.com/ImminentAnnihilation ) promise to bring some face-melting riffs of the heavy and metal kind.  Last but certainly not least, kings of London’s competition DEAD BEFORE MOURNING (www.facebook.com/metalDBM ) might just be your new favourite thing, if you’re a fan of Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, or Exodus.

 

There’s also more treats in store over on the Jagermeister stage!  Here’s five more bands to tempt you into an ice cold shot. Friday brings thrash beasts DAMAGED REICH (www.facebook.com/damaged.reich ), down-tuned stoner/thrash sludgers CALLUS (www.facebook.com/Callus.band ), and metal lovin’ headbangers UNTAMED (www.facebook.com/Untamedrock ).  Breaking heads & ears on Saturday are death metallers CRANIAL SEPARATION (www.facebook.com/CranialSeparation).  Sunday welcomes Nottingham lads DEF GOLDBLUM (www.facebook.com/defgoldblum ); three skinheads and one MC on a mission to save the soul of rap metal.

 

BLOODSTOCK also recently revealed their brand new entertainment plans for the Sophie Lancaster stage after the bands finish.  The big top tent will transition into ‘The Lock In’, a fully immersive club night presented by Old Blue Last Beer and hosted by comedian Andrew O’Neill.  Each night features a different DJ, celebrating a decade of metal! Thursday sees DJ Krusher unearthing tracks from the ‘70s, Friday rocks out to the ‘80s with The Dark Lord Alexander Milas, on Saturday, everyone’s favourite metal encyclopedia Dom Lawson brings you the best of the ‘90s, and Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade rounds out Sunday’s fun with top tunes from the ‘00s.  Not only that, there’s world record attempts, games, prizes, a giant can sculpture(!) and plenty more. Nabbed yourself a VIP ticket? Head over to the BLOODSTOCK VIP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BloodstockVIP to see full details of this year’s exclusive entertainment.  And if you want to have your say in which movies should be screened each night at the New Blood stage after the bands end, cast your vote at: https://www.facebook.com/events/215185702446013/ .

 

If you missed out last month, BLOODSTOCK’s cranking up the fun with their remaining club nights for July!  Don’t miss a great night out at one of the clubs below for the chance to win weekend tickets, associated prizes, and hear blistering tracks from BLOODSTOCK bands, old and new.

 

Fri 13th July - Portsmouth Edge of the Wedge

Fri 13th July - London Electric Ballroom (Project Mayhem)

Fri 20th July - Leicester Firebug

Fri 27th July - London Elektrowerkz (Voodoo Summer Ball Rodeo)

Sat 28th July - Dublin Fibber Magees

Sat 28th July - Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Club

Sat 28th July - Sheffield Corporation

 

Want to meet like-minded metalheads who’re going to BLOODSTOCK? Got tips to share, want a camping buddy, or just to chat about bands?  Maybe you want to find out if you’re not the only one taking a Hawaiian shirt for Cannibal Corpse’s set (https://youtu.be/8dM_TN7I5m8 )!!  Join these fan-run Facebook groups - Bloodstock Metal Forum 666 at www.facebook.com/groups/bmf666/  and/or the BLOODSTOCK Camp Loners & Newbies at www.facebook.com/groups/171715506329753/ .

 

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FEED THE RHINO, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, ALESTORM, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re counting down the final days ‘til BLOODSTOCK 2018!

 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com .

26.06.18

 

BLOODSTOCK TO RELEASE DAY TICKETS, ANNOUNCE MORE BANDS & NEW ENTERTAINMENT PLANS

 

With just six weekends to go, BLOODSTOCK release a limited number of day tickets at 9am this Friday, 29th June!  Adult day tickets are priced at £65 (+ booking fee) and child day tickets at £20 (+ booking fee) and will be available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  You can still also pick up four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’, priced £145 (+ booking fee), and children’s weekend tickets at just £35 (+ booking fee). Children under 4 years old go free!  Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever and just like last year, are highly likely to sell out in advance, so don’t delay if you want to guarantee access to the UK’s best metal weekender!

 

BLOODSTOCK can also share that blackened death metal band DEMONIC RESURRECTION (www.facebook.com/DemonicResurrection) are joining the Sophie Lancaster stage line-up on Sunday, replacing BIO CANCER who have regrettably had to cancel. Jetting in from Mumbai, India, DEMONIC RESURRECTION released their fifth album 'Dashavatar' earlier this year. Get familiar with their video for 'Narasimha - The Man-Lion', taken from that album, at: https://youtu.be/DVQkEAdVwUU.

 

The regional METAL 2 THE MASSES finals have continued to storm across the UK, helping BLOODSTOCK to add the best of up n’ coming, grassroots talent to the New Blood stage for your attention this August! Friday brings melo-death Cardiff winners DEMOCRATUS (www.facebook.com/democratusband), Somerset champs KINASIS (www.facebook.com/Kinasis) with their brand of technical extreme metal, and Nottingham’s top dogs UNDERDARK (www.facebook.com/Underdarkuk) - think Alcest, Oathbreaker, Deafheaven with a touch of Cult of Luna. Also snatching a guest spot are filthy, southern-fried, metal n’ rollers KING BISON (www.facebook.com/kingbisonuk).

 

Joining the New Blood stage on Saturday, are thrash-tinged Newcastle victors KILONOVA (www.facebook.com/kilonovauk), hard rockers EQUINOX (www.facebook.com/EquinoxBandUK) who took first place in the Merseyside final, and Wrexham’s winners CADANCE NOIR (www.facebook.com/cadencenoir), who describe themselves as goth folk n’ roll!  

 

Sunday’s New Blood bill welcomes Devon/Cornwall conquerors ETHYRFIELD (www.facebook.com/ethyrfield), whose guitarist has even been mentored by the legendary Tony Iommi, doomy sludgers BARBARIAN HERMIT (www.facebook.com/barbarianhermit) who brought along all the riffs to win in Manchester, and from their excellent CD application, SERVERS (www.facebook.com/serversUK), described by Metal Hammer as "Mastodon meets Queen’s brand of intelligent riffs." Adding some international flavour, are Polish winners, the anonymous mask-wearing PSYCHOTYPE (www.facebook.com/PsychoType amd  Norway victors SKYBRUDD (www.facebook.com/skybruddband), a melting pot of doom/sludge/black/dark metal, as well as black n’ roll troubadours, SRD (www.facebook.com/SrdOfficial/), via our band swap with Slovenian festival Metaldays!

 

BLOODSTOCK’s also pleased to reveal a load of brand new entertainment will take place over at the Sophie Lancaster stage after the bands finish. For those of you less keen on sleep, the tent will transition into ‘The Lock In’, a fully immersive club night presented by Old Blue Last Beer and hosted by comedian Andrew O’Neill. Each night will feature a different DJ, celebrating a decade of metal! Thursday sees DJ Krusher unearthing tracks from the ‘70s, Friday rocks out to the ‘80s with dark lord Alexander Milas, on Saturday metal encyclopedia Dom Lawson brings you the best of the ‘90s, and Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade rounds out Sunday’s fun with top tunes from the ‘00s. Not only that, you can expect movies, world record attempts, games, prizes, a giant can sculpture(!) and even more.

 

If you missed out last month, BLOODSTOCK’s cranking up the fun with some more club nights for July! Don’t miss a great night out at one of the clubs listed below for the chance to win weekend tickets, associated prizes, and hear blistering tracks from BLOODSTOCK bands, old and new.

Sat 7th July - Stoke Sugarmill (Devil’s Night)

Sat 7th July - Coventry The Phoenix

Fri 13th July - Portsmouth Edge of the Wedge

Fri 13th July - London Electric Ballroom (Project Mayhem)

Fri 20th July - Leicester Firebug

Fri 27th July - London Elektrowerkz (Voodoo Summer Ball Rodeo)

Sat 28th July - Dublin Fibber Magees

Sat 28th July - Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Club

Sat 28th July - Sheffield Corporation

 

Want to meet like-minded metalheads who’re going to BLOODSTOCK? Got tips to share, want a camping buddy, or just to chat about bands? Maybe you want to ask if you’re the only one taking a Hawaiian shirt for Cannibal Corpse’s set (https://youtu.be/8dM_TN7I5m8)? Join these fan-run Facebook groups - Bloodstock Metal Forum 666 at  www.facebook.com/groups/bmf666/ and/or Bloodstock Camp Loners & Newbies at www.facebook.com/groups/171715506329753/.

 

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FEED THE RHINO, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, ALESTORM, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re counting down the final days ‘til BLOODSTOCK 2018!

 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

20.06.18

 

BLOODSTOCK announces first RAM Gallery exhibit; The Judas Priest Wall

 

BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce the first details of 2018’s onsite RAM Gallery, one of the more unique elements that sets BLOODSTOCK apart from other festivals.  Festival founder and globally renowned artist, Paul Raymond Gregory created the onsite RAM Gallery in 2014 and each year the purpose-built structure showcases not only some of Paul’s work, but several other BLOODSTOCK-related rock and metal-friendly artists and creators.  This year the festival has chosen to honour the Friday night’s headliners, Judas Priest with a dedicated wall in the gallery, including some of the band’s album artwork and two incredible new creations, the ‘British Steel’ guitar and the ‘Angel V’ guitar from the RAM Gallery’s luthier-in-residence, Cynosure.  Cynosure’s previous guitar-as-art creations honouring Motorhead and Saxon in years prior, garnered global attention. Further details on Paul’s own work in 2018’s gallery, as well as details on the other artists exhibiting will be announced in July.

 

Paul Raymond Gregory explains, “As an artist and founder of BLOODSTOCK, I decided to take my next journey with art and music by creating the www.rockandmetalmuseum.com.  My first step was to go back to my roots as a gallery owner by establishing the RAM Gallery at BLOODSTOCK with an inaugural exhibition in 2014.  When Judas Priest were confirmed to headline the main stage in 2018, I decided to create a Priest wall in the gallery.  The wall would feature some of the band's iconic album art, plus two bespoke, hand-crafted guitars to sit either side of the band's latest ‘Firepower’ album artwork.  The guitars were created by artist-in-residence, Cynosure a talented luthier who has made guitars for the museum's RAM gallery each year since 2014. Mark Wilkinson, the artist responsible for many of Judas Priest's iconic album covers, has also shown his support by designing The Priest Wall.  Both Mark and Cynosure will be at the festival this year.”

 

Check out these video clips illustrating Cynosure’s amazing guitar builds for the Judas Priest ‘Angel V’ and ‘British Steel’ guitars and come along in August and see the axes in the flesh at the RAM Gallery!

 

Angel V - https://youtu.be/SHx3EENE_LM

British Steel - https://youtu.be/qq0-OscU4oo

 

Cynosure comments, “Quite simply, this is the biggest opportunity of my career to date.  I am thrilled to have been asked by Paul Raymond Gregory to produce two guitars to honour the inimitable powerhouse of metal, Judas Priest.  For a band that defined metal music and inspired millions, I am humbled to work so closely with them.”

 

BLOODSTOCK is pleased to announce that the festival’s official charity partner for 2018 will once again be the TEENAGE CANCER TRUST.  Since partnering up in 2011, BLOODSTOCK is very proud that over £62,000 has been raised to date to help young people facing cancer, so this year we’re aiming to bust the £80K mark!  Don’t miss the charity’s stall in the market area, where you can purchase Teenage Cancer Trust merchandise and join in the very popular ‘T-Shirt Amnesty’ (bring your unwanted band t-shirts to donate or swap) and help raise funds for this very worthy cause.

 

Come join us in August!  Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun.  Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  A limited number of one day tickets go on sale on 29th June.  

 

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

15.05.18

 

12 WEEKS TO BLOODSTOCK! THURSDAY NIGHT PLANS REVEALED!

 

BLOODSTOCK 2018 is all set to be the biggest yet, with tickets moving fast and set to sell out again in advance.  If you want to join us at Catton Park in August, don’t delay in grabbing your tickets! The countdown is now on, with just 12 weeks to go!

 

If you’re arriving early on Thursday to set up your pitch, we kick off the festival arrivals night in heavy duty style with five awesome bands on the Sophie Lancaster stage.

 

ARKONA (www.facebook.com/arkonarussia) headline the party, bringing their pagan/folk infused tunes all the way from Moscow, Russia.  The band’s current album, ‘Khram’ was released earlier this year. Check out ‘Shtorm’ taken from that release at https://youtu.be/7WXUq9q5RZc.  Portsmouth death metallers and 2009 ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ alumni BLOODSHOT DAWN (www.facebook.com/pg/BloodshotDawn) also land a slot.  Watch their official video for ‘Shackled’, taken from the recently released ‘Reanimation’ album; https://youtu.be/W79nOt56zq0.  Bringing their bagpipes to the bill are folk metal outfit SKILTRON (www.facebook.com/skiltron).  Check out the track ‘All Men Die’ from current album ‘Legacy of Blood’ and get a taster of their sound - https://youtu.be/BeZ-ERGprrI.

 

Riff-tastic rockers FIRE RED EMPRESS (www.facebook.com/fireredempress) also grab a place on the bill.  Their debut album, ‘Black Morphine’ arrived last year, featuring ‘Dead Nature’.  Check out that video; https://youtu.be/R4hkyKnfI2U.  Lastly, Leeds doomsters HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN (www.facebook.com/hundredyearoldman) open the festival proceedings!  The Leeds sludgesters recently released their debut album, ‘Breaching’ which you can stream or buy over at https://hundredyearoldman.bandcamp.com/.

 

Thinking about your route to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Official travel partner BIG GREEN COACH are more than happy to transport you, your mates and all your camping essentials from 23 pick-up points all over the country to right inside the BLOODSTOCK gates, having recently added Cambridge & Norwich due to customer demand!  For more details, watch https://youtu.be/wqT7Rt2B60E.  Alternatively, if you’re driving to the festival and have a space in your car, or are seeking a ride from your area, post your trip on GOCARSHARE’s website to match up with a friendly metaller and help each other ride to BLOODSTOCK!  You’ll even be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year’s festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme!  Full details over at http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.

 

Come join us in August!  Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun.  Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don’t miss out when a limited number of single day tickets go on sale at the end of June.  Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

 

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 

 

LESS THAN 100 DAYS TO GO! BLOODSTOCK ADD SEVEN MORE BANDS!

 

BLOODSTOCK 2018 is looking to be the biggest yet, with tickets moving fast and set to sell out again in advance.  If you want to join us at Catton Park in August, don’t delay in grabbing your tickets! The countdown is now on, with just 93 days to go!  The remaining Friday/Saturday/Sunday slots on the Ronnie James Dio main stage and Sophie Lancaster 2nd stage rack up as follows. Thursday’s bill, the Jagermeister stage bill and of course the New Blood stage bill are all yet to come.

 

Adding some doomy melodeath to proceedings, NAILED TO OBSCURITY (https://www.facebook.com/nailedtoobscurity ) land an early main stage slot on Saturday. Curious about this German five-piece?  Listen to the song ‘Protean’ from their ‘King Delusion’ album, released last year by Apostasy Records: https://youtu.be/aURv2uR9-yM .

 

Everyone knows Sweden does metal well, and these guys are no exception.  Prog metallers EVERGREY (https://www.facebook.com/Evergrey/ ) grab themselves a main stage spot on Sunday morning.  They’ve ten albums of material under their belts, but get up to speed with their latest collection, ‘The Storm Within’, with ‘In Orbit’ at https://youtu.be/XKNg2dcO94k . The song features guest vocals from none other than Floor Jansen of BLOODSTOCK’s Sunday headliners, Nightwish!

 

Brit crew MONUMENT (https://www.facebook.com/monumentuk ) have the honour of opening the main stage on Sunday!  On a mission to bring back classic British heavy metal - citing influences like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Sabbath, Saxon, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, and Led Zep - it’s no wonder Roar Records picked up these London headbangers!  Feast your eyes on their castle-shot video for ‘Lionheart’ at https://youtu.be/tijEVDun0dg .

 

Welsh death metallers SODOMIZED CADAVER (https://www.facebook.com/SodomizedCadaver ) play the Sophie Lancaster stage on Friday. Last seen at BLOODSTOCK on the Jagermeister stage in 2016, we’re delighted to welcome these old school metalheads back in a bigger slot.  Not familiar with them yet? Head over to their BandCamp page at https://sodomizedcadaver-isp.bandcamp.com/  and take a listen.

 

Making their BLOODSTOCK debut on Friday’s Sophie stage are South Africa’s DEITY’S MUSE (https://www.facebook.com/deitysmuse ).  Bringing their unique blend of alt rock, metal and prog all the way from Johannesburg, these guys are are an absolute juggernaut live.  Vocalist Wayne tells us, "I nearly choked on my coffee the morning we found out that we're included in this year's gargantuan BLOODSTOCK lineup.  To say that we're excited about the opportunity is a gross understatement.  We can't wait to share our music with the BOA festival goers in August. This is literally a dream come true for us four weirdo South Africans.  We're salivating at the prospect!" Check ‘em out at https://youtu.be/Dcta6hd98mI .

 

LIMB (https://www.facebook.com/LimbTheBand/ ) earn a Saturday slot on the Sophie stage.  If you like your classic rock served up with a side of stoner doom, these guys could be your new favourite band.  Watch their sci-fi inspired video for ‘Dawn Raiders’ at https://youtu.be/aKtj8i-wVTI .  They enthuse, “We can't believe what a great honour it is to be asked to play this amazing festival!  Our labelmates Vodun & Black Moth have both played incredible sets on the Sophie stage and now we get our chance to join them in stamping our name into the amazing BLOODSTOCK story.  We’re ready to make some ungodly noise for you all!”

 

Also playing the Sophie stage on Saturday are apocalyptic doomsters WITH THE DEAD (https://www.facebook.com/withthedead ).  Formed by ex-Napalm Death/Cathedral and Electric Wizard/Serpentine Path members, you may just recognise the unmistakable vocals of Lee Dorrian.  Get a sample via track ‘Isolation’ at: https://youtu.be/etLfQIgHzGY .  Might we suggest, one not to be missed!

 

METAL 2 THE MASSES, our programme to support grass roots metal has reached its Grand Finals stage this month, with 31 events happening regionally to pick the best new bands to play BLOODSTOCK’s New Blood stage.  Glasgow and Belfast’s finals happen this Friday 11th May, more locations follow from there.  M2TM is the biggest initiative in UK & Ireland (not forgetting one-off locations in Norway and Poland) to not only support regional venues, but also give local bands a chance to win a slot at the festival, an opportunity to network and aspire to the winning acts that have gone before them.  As well as that chance to play this year’s event, there’s a bigger national prize pool opportunity where selected finals winners will be chosen to open BLOODSTOCK’s Sophie Stage in 2019, play a slot at Slovenia’s Metaldays Festival 2019, win recording time at Parlour Studios with Russ Russell, along with a raft of additional sponsor prizes.  Attending punters aren’t left out either, as they could walk away with a ticket to this year’s festival or any number of free giveaways on the night. The Finals are rolling around the country right now so be sure to get down and show support!

 

Thinking about your route to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Official travel partner BIG GREEN COACH are more than happy to transport you, your mates and all your camping essentials from 23 pick-up points all over the country to right inside the BLOODSTOCK gates, having recently added Cambridge & Norwich due to customer demand!  For more details, watch https://youtu.be/wqT7Rt2B60E .  Alternatively, if you’re driving to the festival and have a space in your car, or are seeking a ride from your area, post your trip on GOCARSHARE’s website to match up with a friendly metaller and help each other ride to BLOODSTOCK!  You’ll even be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year’s festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme!  Full details over at http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock .

 

Come join us in August!  Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun.  Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don’t miss out when a limited number of single day tickets go on sale at the end of June.  Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

 

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com .

24.04.18

 

BLOODSTOCK ADDS POWER TRIP, CONJURER, & MORE 

 

FESTIVAL SUPPORTS 'DRASTIC ON PLASTIC' CAMPAIGN

 

GRASS ROOTS 'METAL 2 THE MASSES' INITIATIVE LAUNCHES GRAND FINALS

 

 

BLOODSTOCK’s bill is still growing as the festival adds yet more bands to their 2018 line up!  With just 15 weeks to go, the countdown is on! What’s more, our travel partners, BIG GREEN COACH have just added Cambridge and Norwich to their list of departure cities due to customer demand!  More details below. On to the bands...

 

We’re excited to welcome hotly-tipped Texan thrash squad POWER TRIP to the Saturday main stage bill!  Having just wrapped on one of the best metal package tours of recent years with Trivium, Code Orange, and Venom Prison, POWER TRIP’s incendiary live show is not to be missed!  Are they the future of modern thrash?! Check out their video for ‘Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)’ taken from their ‘Nightmare Logic’ album, out now on Southern Lord and decide for yourself - https://youtu.be/FOWf8uqGf8A .

 

In the wake of scorching reviews for their recent debut album ‘Mire’, sludge doom beasts CONJURER join us for a Saturday Sophie Lancaster stage slot.  Watch their 360 degree video for ‘Retch’ and get soaked in their sonic brutality - https://youtu.be/rLyTcuQYT9I .  Meanwhile, album bundles and ‘Mire’ merch can be snapped up from http://smarturl.it/CONJURER .

 

Also landing a spot on Saturday’s Sophie bill are British thrash/death outfit, FORGOTTEN REMAINS.  The five piece are set to release a new album this year.  In the interim, investigate their 2016 video for ‘Morbid Reality’ - https://youtu.be/kVR-KKY7Ce0 .

 

Progressive black metal collective, A FOREST OF STARS also join the Sophie bill on Saturday.   The band, who describe themselves as ‘appointing a fusion of black metal, romanticism, the occult, psychedelia, folk and the improprieties of madness into one unsightly whole’ (awesome!) are hard at work on a new album due later this year.  In the meantime, check out their fabulous video for ‘Gatherer Of The Pure’ - https://youtu.be/7ZrKbecv8qc .

 

Grabbing a Sunday Sophie stage spot are hotly tipped trio, ALIEN WEAPONRY.  Hailing all the way from Waipu, New Zealand, they blend hardcore and thrash influences with their Maori heritage to create a sound uniquely their own.  Teenage brothers Henry and Lewis de Jong joined by Ethan Trembath on bass, the trio recently signed to Napalm Records and are readying their debut album, ‘Tū’ for release in June.  Check out the ‘Holding My Breath’ video for their first single to be sung entirely in English rather than their native Maori language - https://youtu.be/vDTdyGItPQ8 .

 

Greek thrash beasts BIO-CANCER also grab themselves a slot on Sunday’s Sophie stage.  The band are wrapping up the touring cycle for 2015’s ‘Tormenting The Innocent’ album so catch them while you can!  Check out the video for ‘Bulletproof’, taken from that album here - https://youtu.be/DbmCW-SXUPg .

 

METAL 2 THE MASSES, our programme to support grass roots bands reaches its culmination this month with 31 Grand Finals kicking off regionally.  The first is in Coventry on the 28th April, then events roll out around the country. M2TM is the biggest initiative in UK & Ireland (not forgetting one-off cities in Norway and Poland) to choose the bands to play on our Newblood Stage.  The programme not only supports regional venues, but also gives local bands an opportunity to network and aspire to winning acts that have gone before them. As well as being in with a chance of playing this year’s festival, there’s a bigger national prize pool opportunity where selected winners will be chosen to open BLOODSTOCK’s Sophie Stage in 2019, play a slot at Slovenia’s Metaldays Festival 2019, win recording time at Parlour Studios with Russ Russell, along with a raft of additional sponsor prizes.  Attending punters aren’t left out either, as they could walk away with a ticket to this year’s festival or any number of free giveaways on the night. The Finals kick off at venues around the country very soon so be sure to get down and show support!

 

We're pleased to report that this year BLOODSTOCK is taking part in the 'Drastic on Plastic' campaign, a pledge we're supporting alongside 60 other independent festivals to try and rid festivals of non-recyclable plastics within the next 3 years.  As a festival catering to a large younger demographic, we've a duty of care to lead by example and promote the importance of not using plastic at festivals.  This year we're opting in to the 'Final Straw' initiative, ridding the festival of plastic straws, meaning none of our bars or retailers are permitted to use these on site.  Moving forward we aim to stop the use of single-use plastics on site by 2021, this will include plastic bar cups and drink bottles. 

It is estimated that around 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away in the UK alone each year, adding further to the 150 million tonnes of plastic waste current floating around the Earth's oceans. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation predicts that by 2050 there will be more plastic items in the world's oceans than fish. Already each year around one million birds and 100,000 sea mammals die due to eating or becoming entangled in plasticwaste. Recently, the British government announced plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in England entirely.  The ban is part of the government's 25 year plan to eliminate avoidable plastic waste, and follows the mandatory 5p charge placed on single-use carrier bags in shops and the ban on plastic microbeads.  It's estimated that the UK uses 38.5 million plastic bottles a day, a shocking 91% of which are non-recyclable. Please support us in this endeavour by being more mindful of the single use plastics you bring on to site and perhaps think about purchasing reusable steel containers for your consumables.  Every little helps!

 

Thinking about your route to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Official travel partner BIG GREEN COACH are more than happy to transport you, your mates and all your camping essentials from 23 pick-up points all over the country to right inside the BLOODSTOCK gates, having just added Cambridge & Norwich due to customer demand!  For more details, watch https://youtu.be/wqT7Rt2B60E .  Alternatively, if you’re driving to the festival and have a space in your car, or are seeking a ride from your area, post your trip on GOCARSHARE’s website to match up with a friendly metaller and help each other ride to BLOODSTOCK!  You’ll even be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year’s festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme!  Full details over at http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock .

 

Come join us in August!  Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun.  Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com .  If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don’t miss out when single day tickets go on sale at the end of June.  Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock .

 

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com .

 

28.03.18

 

BLOODSTOCK Announces 6 More Acts For The Lineup!

 

Joing the Friday Ronnie James Dio main stage slot are British thrash icons Onslaught official

Nabbing a Friday slot opening the main stage are British metal crew, FEED THE RHINO

Japanese power metal ladies, LOVEBITES join us for a slot on Friday’s Sophie Lancaster stage.

London death metallers, De Profundis join us in a Sophie stage slot on Friday. 

Brit thrash outfit Reprisal also land a Friday Sophie slot. 

Progressive death metal New Yorkers Uncured land a slot on Sunday’s Sophie stage.

They join Bloodstock headliners Judas Priest Gojira Nightwish + LOADS more!

 

Tickets available at bloodstock.seetickets.com

18.03.18

 

BLOODSTOCK Announces CANNIBAL CORPSE, BLEED FROM WITHIN & More!

 

 

The countdown is ON!  Just 21 weeks until the metal hoardes invade Catton Park’s hallowed ground for BLOODSTOCK and we’re expecting another sold out event in 2018!  As Spring begins, we’ve plenty more bands to announce, so let’s unveil the latest additions!

 

Death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE join us as Saturday’s special guests on the Ronnie James Dio main stage!  If you’re missing them on their current UK tour, don’t despair, BLOODSTOCK is here to rectify that situation!  Check out the Tampa, FL-based band’s horror flick video for ‘Code of the Slashers’ taken from current album, ‘Red Before Black’ and warm up those necks for August! - https://youtu.be/afrGiaxOorc.

 

If you’re a fan of bands like Lamb of God and Machine Head, don’t miss Friday’s Sophie Lancaster stage special guests, BLEED FROM WITHIN.  The hotly tipped Scottish metal crew will no doubt be sharing a few choice cuts from their upcoming fourth studio album ‘Era’, set for release this April via Century Media.  Wrap your ears around first single ‘Alive’ at https://youtu.be/BCCpdwzCHvk.

 

Epic doom brotherhood, GODTHRYMM also join the Sophie stage bill on Friday.  Featuring ex-members of Vallenfyre, My Dying Bride, Anathema, Solstice and Malediction, head over to http://www.transcendingrecords.com/media/godthrymm/ to find out more and download some heavy tunes for free!

BLOODSTOCK is always proud to give bands from far-flung places the opportunity to play in front of a big crowd and our media friends, so this year we’re excited to welcome UNDERSIDE all the way from Nepal!  The band join us for a slot on Sunday’s Sophie stage.  Get clued up on these torch bearers for the Asian metal scene over at their official website: http://undersidenepal.com.

 

Come join us in August!  Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun.  Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don’t miss out when single day tickets go on sale at the end of June.  Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

 

Thinking about your route to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Official travel partner BIG GREEN COACH are more than happy to transport you, your mates and all your camping essentials from 21 pick-up points all over the country to right inside the BLOODSTOCK gates.  For more details, watch https://youtu.be/wqT7Rt2B60E.  Alternatively, if you’re driving to the festival and have a space in your car, or are seeking a ride from your area, post your trip on GOCARSHARE’s website to match up with a friendly metaller and help each other ride to BLOODSTOCK!  You’ll even be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year’s festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme!  Full details over at http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.

 

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 

24.02.18

 

BLOODSTOCK ANNOUNCES ALESTORM, PALLBEARER, & MORE!

 

BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce four more bands for August’s best heavy metal weekender!  Tickets are moving fast for 2018 and we expect another advance sell-out, so don’t delay in picking up yours! There's also only 6 days left to sign up to the deposit scheme...

 

We welcome pirate metal’s finest, ALESTORM with a big ‘Oh Wow!’ as they join the bill on Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage!  Frontman Chris Bowes says, “Oh wow!  It's been 10 years since our debut album, ‘Captain Morgan's Revenge’ came out and somehow, it's also been 10 years since we last played Bloodstock Open Air!  Let's have a very silly party time, Englandshire.  I promise we won't be shite."  Grab the 10th Anniversary edition of the debut, released just last month and raise your rum to the lyric video of the title track; https://youtu.be/GTyMhv7MCCs.

 

The much-lauded PALLBEARER join us in a Sunday slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage, bringing their monumental, doom-laden, melodic heaviosity to Catton Park!  The Little Rock, Arkansas-based band have been praised by everyone from the New York Times to Loudwire, Decibel and SPIN, and rightly so!  The band’s third album, ‘Heartless’ made many journalists’ Top Albums of 2017 list.  Check out their video for ‘I Saw The End’, taken from that opus here - https://youtu.be/DNl_18Kr56g.  

 

Nottingham hard rockers FAHRAN pick up a Friday slot on the Sophie stage.  The band recently released a video for new track, ‘State Of Mind’ taken from their upcoming album, ‘VAPOURS’ - https://youtu.be/KW58TKJGyhw. The opus is set for release this summer.  Stay tuned on their latest news at www.facebook.com/Fahranmusic.

 

British rock crew, DOOMSDAY OUTLAW land a spot on Sunday’s Sophie stage bill.  The five piece have just announced new album, ‘Hard Times’, which is set to arrive in May via Frontiers.  Check out lead track ‘Spirit That Made Me’ - https://youtu.be/eNMPo5DrsJM and if you like what you hear, you can pre-order the record at radi.al/HardTimes.

 

Final call for the 2018 Deposit Scheme!  There’s just 6 days left to sign up for BLOODSTOCK’s payment plan, which eases the shock of a ‘lump sum’ payment by breaking your ticket price into five more manageable amounts.  Sign up in the ticket store before the cut-off time of 11.59pm on Wednesday 28th Feb for an initial deposit of just £36.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively and your 2018 ticket is secured!  Sign up over at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  

 

Standard weekend tickets are also available, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun, so grab yours now!  If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets do not go on sale until late June.  Register your day ticket interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

 

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, AMARANTHE, EXHORDER, VOLA and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 

 

06.02.18

 

ANNOUNCEMENT !!  Bloodstock Festival have added a load of new bands to the bill!

 

? Swedish metal crew Amaranthe are added to the Sunday Ronnie Jamies Dio main stage bill.

 

? Landing a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday are Mancunian bruisers, INGESTED.

 

? Joining them on the Friday line-up are MORTISHEAD

 

? Landing a slot on Saturday’s Sophie bill, we welcome back Irish trio, Dead Label

 

? All the way from Perth, Australia, prog metallers Voyager Australia

 

? After having to pull out last year, we’re pleased Nuclear Blast’s brutal German duo MANTAR

 

? If thrash is more your thing, be sure to catch Brighton beasts, King Leviathan

 

? BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to welcome heavy supergroup, ACT OF DEFIANCE

 

Tickets available at bloodstock.uk.com

 

 

 

23.01.18

 

 

#BOA18 ANNOUNCEMENT ?? They've added four new bands to the bill!

 

 

? Sunday’s special guest on the Ronnie James Dio main stage will be At The Gates

 

? Cruising into a Saturday night special guest slot on the Sophie stage are seminal New Orleans thrash pioneers, Exhorder.

 

? Las Vegas sludge metal beasts, Weight of the Tide land a Sophie stage slot.

 

? California death metal outfit, SANGRE also join the Sophie stage bill

Tickets available at bloodstock.uk.com

 

 

09.01.18

 

ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

? Jasta & FRIENDS are set for a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday! Expect some special guests to jump on stage

? Venom Inc also join Saturday’s main stage bill! With new album, ‘Avé’ released via Nuclear Blast last year, the seminal British metal icons will be bringing both classic tracks and new

? Their Saturday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner will be Orphaned Land

? Also joining the bill are the hotly tipped Danish prog metal outfit VOLA, who join the Sophie stage bill on Saturday

#BOA18 tickets are flying out the door, with less than 50 VIP tickets remaining and weekend tickets selling fast!

Don't forget you can sign up to the Ticket Deposit Scheme until 28th February and pay for your ticket over 5, easy to manage, payments bloodstock.seetickets.com

 

 

06.12.17

 

Lindsay Smith-Boam

 

BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce another four bands for their August 2018 metal weekender.

 

Joining Friday’s main stage bill are crossover thrash legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - OFFICIAL who play BLOODSTOCK for the first time in their storied 38-year career.

 

Also landing a debut slot on the bill is the Duke of Spook, Wednesday 13.

 

Florida symphonic/power metallers KAMELOT join Friday’s main stage line up.

 

Classic rock luminaries Mr Big also make their BLOODSTOCK debut on Sunday’s main stage, marking 30 years since the band’s inception.

 

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday’s bil toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, plus EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, NAILS, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Tickets and more info at www.bloodstock.uk.com

 

 

21.11.17

 

By Naomi Jeremiah

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

? German metal legend, DORO will be our Friday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner!

 

? WWE wrestling star Chris Jericho’s band, Fozzy join Sunday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage line-up.

 

? Swedish death metal outfit, Bloodbath will lay waste to the main stage on Friday.

 

? Landing a Saturday spot on the main stage are Greek symphonic death metal squad, SEPTICFLESH-official-

 

 

A LIMITED amount of #BOA18 Early Bird Tickets are available from bloodstock.uk.com

 

 

 

 

 

31.10.17

 

By Lindsay Smith-Boam

 

BLOODSTOCK Festival Announcement! More bands announced!

 

The guys at Bloodstock have pulled a few absolute gems out of the bag this year already and now there is even more with WATAIN announced to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage and ORDEN OGAN landing a main stage slot on the Saturday.

 

COMBICHRIST joint the line-up for the main stage on Friday as do MEMORIAM UK.

 

Don't miss out! Get yourself over to their website and buy those tickets!

 

Full details and Early Bird Tickets are available from HERE

 

 

10.10.17

 

By Lindsay Smith-Boam

 

Bloodstock Festival 2018 Announcement!

 

With impressive head-liners already having being announced,  the wonderful people at Bloodstock have amazed us with more awesomeness added to the bill!!!

 

Black metal legends Emperor will be performing on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday’s bill.

 

Added to Sundays line-up on the main stage are DevilDriver and Nails!

This is going to be epic!!!!

 

Get your tickets, don’t miss out!

 

TICKETS HERE

02/10/17

 

By Lindsay Smith-Boam

 

The UK’s biggest independent Metal festival, BLOODSTOCK have announced their Friday night headliner to be Judas Priest completing a magnificent weekend line-up which sees Gojira headline the Saturday and Nightwish close the weekend with their Sunday night headline spot.

 

100 bands over 4 days cannot be a bad thing, so join 15,000 other revellers for music across 4 stages, a huge international metal market, late night entertainment in the Sophie Lancaster tent, fairground rides and Lemmy's Bar serving real ales!

 

Check out the VIP and camping options on the Bloodstock website too.

 

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018

 

Get your tickets HERE

 

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