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Bloodstock is the UK's largest independent metal festival attracting over 10,000 fans each year. Held in Catton Hall, Derbyshire, the site is halfway between Lichfield and Burton on Trent and is well placed for easy travel by road or Rail. Being smaller than festivals like Download or Sonisphere means that the festival site is more compact and the long walks associated with Download in particular aren´t a problem here. The arena is well laid out with a large open air main stage, and two smaller stages in tents. For several years now, the second stage has been called the Sophie Lancaster stage in support of the Sophie Lancaster foundation.

Bloodstock has a varied line-up but usually includes lots of power metal as well as some death metal, black metal and most other metal or rock genres. The organizers aren't afraid to make controversial choices with the line-up, including having Europe as a headliner a few years ago which was hotly debated but proved popular in the end. After the bands finish each night, a rock/metal disco carries on for several hours for those festival-goers who want to party into the early hours, and a funfair also operates on the site.

Fans of real ale are catered for at Bloodstock which makes a very pleasant change from most festivals where the old beer choice is a single type of lager. A wide range of food stalls means there is plenty of variety of food on offer and there is usually at least one stall catering for vegetarians, vegans and people with various other dietary limitations.

It all started in 2001 and since then various metal bands has played, here are a few: In Flames, Sebastian Bach, Testament, Twisted Sister, Motörhead, WASP, Exodus, Immortal and many more.

Get yourself a BIG injection of metal!

For more information visit the Bloodstock website: www.bloodstock.uk.com


Covered festivals:

    Bloodstock 2010

    Bloodstock 2011

    Bloodstock 2012

    Bloodstock 2013

    Bloodstock 2014

    Bloodstock 2015

    Bloodstock 2016

    Bloodstock 2017

    Bloodstock 2018

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Annie Forker Annie Forker Written 2017-07-04 05:50:48
37 DAYS TO BLOODSTOCK!

BLOODSTOCK 2017 - just 37 days to go - 5 weekends!

Did you know that BLOODSTOCK's online 'click & collect' service allows you to pre-order your 2017 merch for on site collection? Festival attendees can snap up their faves now without fear of their size/design being already sold out on the day. Just pre-order anything with a click & collect logo at https://bmerch.com/store/bloodstock/ and collect at the merch stall in the arena at any point over the weekend, knowing your item is guaranteed and paid for! You can pre-order until Monday 7th August.

Want to win lots of BLOODSTOCK goodies, plus a chance to meet bands, get your ticket upgraded, watch from side of stage, or just snap up some free tickets? Sure you do! You can win every week between now and the festival. Lots of prizes to be won just by sharing your fave BLOODSTOCK YouTube video on your social media! Get all the info on how to enter at: www.bloodstock.uk.com/news/share-youtube-videos-and-win-tickets-to-bloodstock-2017.

As for bands, BLOODSTOCK can now reveal that opening the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday will be hotly-tipped Danish rockers FOREVER STILL. Signed to Nuclear Blast for the release of their debut album ‘Tied Down’, get familiar with the video for epic single ‘Scars’ at https://youtu.be/-GrcVsgj8UU then learn more via www.facebook.com/Foreverstill/.

BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to announce the return of the Jagermeister Stage. Grab your mates and some shots, and get ready to watch all these! Appearing on Friday, are groove-infused rockers ELECTRIC MOTHER (www.facebook.com/electricmotherband) who hail from the Viking isles of Orkney, Nottingham thrash n’ rollers HUNG DADDY (www.facebook.com/hungdaddyband), underground groove thrashers TRENDKILL (www.facebook.com/trendkilluk), the aptly-named BIGGUS RIFFUS (www.facebook.com/biggusriffus), and metal warriors HANOWAR (www.facebook.com/Hanowartruemetal). Livening up Saturday are SPYDERBYTE (www.facebook.com/spyderbyteband) - think AC/DC, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, & Motorhead in a blender, thrash metal Londoners BANGOVER (www.facebook.com/pg/BangoverUK), Brighton rockers TALES OF AUTUMN (www.facebook.com/TalesOfAutumn), unique Mancunian progsters TWISTED ILLUSION (www.facebook.com/pg/OfficialTIband), and classic rock road dogs DEPARTED (www.facebook.com/pg/departedbanduk), who count The Treatment’s ex-guitarist amongst their ranks. Sunday brings prog metal sludgers EVEREST QUEEN (www.facebook.com/everestqueenband) from Stevenage, Edinburgh doomsters ATRAGON (www.facebook.com/AtragonDoom), the classic/blues rock sounds of Stoke’s SILVERCHILD (www.facebook.com/silverchildband), and a ballsy blues riot from Manchester’s VOODOO BLOOD (www.facebook.com/VBloodofficial). If there’s any Jagermeister left, BLOODSTOCK may yet add a couple more bands to the fray.

When the metal finishes in the Hobgoblin New Blood tent each evening, a different set of howls take centre stage with BLOODSTOCK’s comedy bill. The laughs continue through the evening and wrap up before the headliners take to the main stage. Friday’s gag-filled line up is compere’d by everyone’s favourite Ginger Viking comic, Chris Brooker, and welcomes razor-sharp one-liner king, Gary Delaney and the award-winning queen of comic observation, Debra Jane Appleby. Saturday evening’s bill is compere’d by David Jordan who brings his hilarious, edgy musical approach to comedy, we also welcome The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre! One that has to be seen to be believed and leaves everyone crying with laughter! Also bringing the laughs is award-winning stand-up, Quincy. You may recognise him from ‘off the telly’! On Sunday, Chris Brooker returns to compere once again and we welcome the dark and deliciously different jokes of Bethany Black and the maddest, silliest, stupidest pairing on the circuit, The Raymond And Mr Timpkins Revue.

Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK? Need a ride or driving there and want cash for your empty seats? BLOODSTOCK have teamed up with GOCARSHARE! Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch! GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback. Plus you might even win a pair of tickets for next year! For full details, head over to http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock. Prefer to come by coach? BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017, from all over the UK. They’ll bring you, all your camping gear and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds. Visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel. For more travel info, look at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.

Already announced for 2017 are our three headliners AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, FALLUJAH, HAVOK, MACABRE, INQUISITION, DEVILMENT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, PUPPY, THE ONE HUNDRED, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, LIONIZE, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS and many more. For the full list, visit http://www.bloodstock.uk.com - even more bands are still be announced! Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Pick up weekend or day tickets at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Bring your mates or the whole family - if they’re under 4 years old, they can come for free!
Annie Forker Annie Forker Written 2017-06-07 06:47:57
BLOODSTOCK reveal ten more bands for 2017!

As Spring creeps into Summer, BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity. The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals are well under way and plans are on track for 2017 being the biggest and best BLOODSTOCK yet! Here’s ten more bands for starters...

BLOODSTOCK is delighted to now reveal that nefarious Nuclear Blast group DEVILMENT will join the bill at Catton Park this Summer. Featuring the unmistakable vocals of Dani Filth, catch the band on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday. DEVILMENT declare, “Obviously the band are really looking forward to playing the festival, and as a English band it will definitely be an honour to play the main stage on what is tantamount to the best British festival out there. Hopefully festival goers will come and check DEVILMENT out, we intend on putting on quite a raucous heavy metal spectacle!” If you’re not a loyal disciple already, get to grips with their most recent album, ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’, via their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/devilmentcorps/ and watch the video for ‘Hitchcock Blonde’ - https://youtu.be/tQbZ-tQycEY.

Thursday’s headliner over on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be Helsinki’s own BATTLE BEAST! With ferocious riffs galore, BATTLE BEAST are both heavy AND metal, perfect for opening night party shenanigans! Bassist Eero comments, “We're psyched to be taking on BLOODSTOCK for the first time. We had a great time playing in the UK this Spring, and it's really neat to be returning there so soon. Looking forward to seeing all our friends again soon!” Check out the video for ‘Bringer Of Pain’, the title track from their most recent album, at: https://youtu.be/pBpv_pcUEIQ.

BLOODSTOCK can also announce the first batch of additions from the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals! Friday welcomes Coventry winners DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, who combine hardcore vocals with power melodies (https://www.facebook.com/devil.playground) and modern metalheads MERITHIAN, who took top prize in the Swindon heat (https://www.facebook.com/MerithianOfficial). Check out their lyric video for ‘Grow’ at: https://youtu.be/vnsGwZTJMgk. Also brutalizing Friday are Brighton’s death metal victors ENSLAVEMENT (https://www.facebook.com/EnslavementUK), influenced by classics like Suffocation, Immolation, & Devourment. On Saturday, Sheffield champions BA’AL add their blackened doom (www.facebook.com/baalsheff) plus Dublin’s top dogs ZHORA bring some progressive sludge a long way from Tipperary (https://www.facebook.com/zhOramusic/). Sunday sees Slovenian doomsters MIST roll in, as part of the band exchange with MetalDays (www.facebook.com/mist.doom). Originally all-female, the group builds on the legacy of acts like Black Sabbath, Candlemass, & Pentagram - hear it in ‘Phobia’ at: https://youtu.be/u7QwIwGk28w. CD application conquerors HEATHEN DEITY join Sunday from the Midlands (https://www.facebook.com/heathendeityofficial). Get into their esoteric lore and absolute blackness via ‘Gut The Church’ at https://youtu.be/414Y6aG-RUo. Last but not least, melodic death metallers SHROUDED also join Sunday’s bill (https://www.facebook.com/shroudedband), having clinched first place in Belfast’s final.

Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK yet? Need a lift or driving there and want cash for your empty seats? BLOODSTOCK have teamed up with GOCARSHARE again so you can rock out and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch! GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback. Plus you might even win a pair of tickets for next year! For full details, head over to http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock. Prefer to come by coach? BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017, from all over the UK. They’ll bring you, all your camping gear and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds. Visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.
Already announced for 2017 are our three headliners AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, COURTESANS, WRETCHED SOUL, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, GODS, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS, SEASON’S END, BLIND RIVER, ENDEAVOUR, BLAAKYUM, DAKESIS, NORDJEVEL, TORQUED, BLACK MOTH, MANTAR, WOLFHEART, LIONIZE and BROKEN TEETH. Many more are still be announced! Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free! Can’t come for the whole weekend but can join in for a day? Sign up at https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock for a heads up when day tickets go on sale so you don’t miss out! VIP & camper van tickets are sold out.
Helen Moss Helen Moss Written 2013-07-15 10:08:29
Bloodstock Festival 2013 announce:

THE KING DIAMOND CHALLENGE!!

To celebrate that the true legend, King Diamond is taking over main stage on the Friday night. Bloodstock are offering you, the fans to get involved...

It's easy all you need to do is grab your face-paint & become the KING!

To win yourself a bunch of Bloodstock goodies!

If you're not up for being the KING for the day, then why not enter yourself into the full weekend fancy dress competition.

Wear the costume, take a picture on site & upload to the Bloodstock Facebook page, to win some amazing prizes.

Good luck. Remember it's in aid for the METAL.

www.bloodstock.uk.com
Helen Moss Helen Moss Written 2013-06-30 09:18:01
THE BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL FAMILY are in search for a new stage announcer.

Want to part BOA? Get the chance to introduce the Bands as they come on stage....

Well here's your chance: grab your video camera or phone & record yourself introducing your dream line-up.

Upload your clips to any hosting site such as youtube, vevo or dailymotion and send us the link to comps@bloodstock.uk.com and they will choose a winner!

Video's to be online by 18th July 2013.

Make the dream come true & be part of Bloodstock Open Air 2013.

If you don't have the balls to face the crowd then purchase a weekend ticket, to be part of the crowd, for the Metal Festival of the year:

BLOODSTOCK WEEKEND + CAMPING tickets are priced at just £125 (plus booking fee)

Day tickets on sale: 1st July.

www.bloodstock.uk.com
Helen Moss Helen Moss Written 2013-06-30 08:57:07
IT'S ALL KICKING OFF THURSDAY NIGHT @ BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2013!!

The Sophie Lancaster Stage will be kicking off the festivities, Once you've set up your tent & sunk a few beers.... head over with your horns m/, ready to get the party started.

MOTHERLOAD: www.facebook.com/motherloadband

BULL RIFF STAMPEDE: www.bullriffstampede.com

OAF:
www.oafmusic.bandcamp.com

RAVENAGE:
www.facebook.com/officialravenage

TRAGEDY: www.letsmaketragedyhappen.com

TRAGEDY are set to blow you away being the No1 all metal BEE GEE's metal band (I kid you not!).... Check out the link above to see what it's all about.

It's sure going to be a crazy start to BOA 2013.

If you are unable to make it for the whole weekend, grab yourself a day ticket these on sale: 1st July.

BLOODSTOCK WEEKEND + CAMPING tickets are priced at just £125 (plus booking fee)

Get your ticket's now for a weekend to truly remember.

www.bloodstock.uk.com

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL AUGUST 8-11th 2013.
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