Joining the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday are hotly tipped five-piece VENOM PRISON (www.facebook.com/venomprison)
Regrettably, we’ve two switches as MANTAR have had to withdraw from their slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday, but the very capable RED RUM (www.facebook.com/redrummetal) will fill their boots. Hailing from the Saxon county of Notts, don’t miss this folk-metal collection of cut-throat pirates, epic Vikings, and bloodthirsty warriors! Discover ‘Booze & Glory’ at: https://youtu.be/ZJPLOzGZvWg. Also due to circumstances beyond our control, SCARAB will no longer be able to appear, so UK thrash heroes, XENTRIX (www.facebook.com/xentrixmetal
BLOODSTOCK can also now announce the final batch of bands from this year’s Metal 2 The Masses competition. Performing on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage Friday will be Hitchin victors RAZE THE VOID (www.facebook.com/RazeTheVoid) with their brand of prog meets melo-death, Oxford metal champions K-LACURA (www.facebook.com/klacura), and tech riffers EMBODIMENT (www.facebook.com/embodimentof
BLOODSTOCK has also managed to squeeze one more band on to the Jagermeister stage on Sunday. If you like old school thrash, be sure to head over to catch Kettering headbangers UNITRA (www.facebook.com/unitraband).
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Each night after the bands finish on the Sophie stage, there’s plenty of entertainment happening with DJs playing your favourite rock and metal tracks into the early hours. There’ll also be lots of fire as we welcome the return of the PYROHEX ladies on all three nights, and back by popular demand on Friday night is METAL KARAOKE.
If you happened to snap up VIP Serpents Lair tickets, there’s a number of exclusive sets for you in the VIP bar. Friday we welcome everyone’s favourite Star Wars-themed outfit, DARTH ELVIS & THE IMPERIALS (www.facebook.com/darthelvis/)
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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, FOREVER STILL, THE ONE HUNDRED, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, LIONIZE, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS and many more. For the full list, visit http://www.bloodstock.uk.com! Visit BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/blood
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Pick up weekend or day tickets at http://bloodstock.seetickets.c