Bloodstock 2018 Preview

It’s tough trying to explain why you should go to a festival that’s not happened yet – all you can go on is past experiences. If those are anything to go by, however, you should definitely go to Bloodstock 2018. Some info What: Bloodstock Festival Where: Catton Park, Walton-On-Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England. When: August 9th to 12th Tickets: Weekend £152, Parking £16.25, Child Weekend £39, Day £69, VIP – SOLD OUT It doesn’t feel like one big advert BOA will never match “Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park” for sheer marketing audacity. A lot of festivals nowadays are propped up with sponsorship from a dozen or more brands, which is fine, we get it, but sometimes they seem so out […]

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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 […]

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10 Bands we want to see at Bloodstock 2019

We know there’s no such thing as too much metal but as Skindred proved beyond any reasonable doubt, a shot of vodka is needed in a session on the beer. if you don’t get what we mean by that crap analogy, we mean some other heavier music might be the injection that BOA wants (not that it needs it of course) The list below could have easily been much much more but our OCD says 10 sounds a decent amount. Code Orange Dead Cross The Bronx Zeal and Ardour Cancer Bats The Fever 333 Rolo Tomassi Anti Flag Every Time I Die Scars on Broadway

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BLOODSTOCK announce more RAM Gallery exhibitors, including GOJIRA’s Mario Duplantier

BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce further 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 creatives.     As previously announced, in 2018 the festival has also chosen to honour Friday night’s headliners, JUDAS PRIEST with a dedicated wall in the gallery, featuring some of the band’s album artwork and two incredible new creations by RAM Gallery luthier-in-residence, Cynosure, the ‘British Steel’ guitar and the ‘Angel V’ guitar.  Cynosure has also crafted […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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BLOODSTOCK add four more for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce four more spooktacular bands and add the 2018 Rock Society tickets to the ticket store. We’re excited to announce that WATAIN will bring their black metal ritual to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage in a UK festival exclusive. Frontman Erik Danielsson tells us, “Our last performance at BLOODSTOCK in 2012 was also the final date on the ‘Lawless Darkness’ tour. The sun was setting while we played and the crowd was getting louder and wilder the darker it became. A very charged atmosphere. Eager now to return and see what the eventful years that have passed and the force accumulated since then has done to both us and the BLOODSTOCK […]

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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 […]

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LUCKY FOR SOME, BLOODSTOCK ANNOUNCES THIRTEEN MORE BANDS

BLOODSTOCK’s countdown is hotting up, with just 9 weeks left to go! There’s still plenty of exciting things to reveal about 2018’s event though, including this stellar collection of thirteen more bands you’ll be lucky enough to see, if you’ve snapped up a ticket! Your support for BLOODSTOCK’s regional METAL 2 THE MASSES finals has been greatly appreciated, helping us continue to give a platform to up n’ coming, grassroots talent and bring the best to everyone’s attention at BLOODSTOCK! Without further ado, here’s the next batch of winners who’ll be appearing on the New Blood stage! Friday welcomes Stoke champions VULGORE (www.facebook.com/The.beast.Vulgore), who’ve been described as “groove-laden melodic death metal”, Leicester victors & hardcore fans SEVERN HELLS (www.facebook.com/SevenHellsUK), and […]

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