Bloodstock: day tickets and gallery news
BLOODSTOCK release their day tickets at 9am on 30 June, priced at £60 (plus booking fee)
Four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’ are also still available, for £139 (plus booking fee).
Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free.
Weekend tickets are reportedly selling faster than ever this year and look likely to sell out before festival weekend, so don’t mess about if you want to guarantee being at to the UK’s best metal weekender…
One thing that sets BLOODSTOCK apart from other festivals is festival founder, Paul Raymond Gregory’s on-site RAM Gallery. As well as showing selections from his own world-renowned portfolio, Paul invites some of his favourite rock & metal-related artists to exhibit.
This year he welcomes Berlin-based artist and illustrator, Eliran Kantor, who’ll show six pieces of work.
Eliran has created sleeve art for numerous metal artists including Testament, Soulfly, Iced Earth, and Hatebreed.
Returning to the RAM Gallery in 2017 is Orange County artist, Christian Sloan Hall, who will show some of the many pieces of work he’s created for the festival’s Friday headliner, AMON AMARTH.
Christian will be in the gallery to sign some of the limited edition prints which will be available for sale.
Also exhibiting will be Daniel P. Carter; artist, musician, and presenter of the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show.
Dan studied at the prestigious St Martins School of Art and has created sleeves for many albums, most recently Me And That Man’s debut (Nergal from Behemoth’s side project), ‘Songs of Love And Death’.
On the photography side, the RAM Gallery is also thrilled to welcome celebrated rock photographer, Paul Harries, who’ll show six photographic pieces from his incredible portfolio.
Adding a new flavour to the gallery this year is Heathen Waxworks.
Their hand-carved 3D candleware in a range of unique designs are based on RAM Gallery-appropriate mythical and esoteric themes; Nordic Storm, Pagan Woodland, Native American, Hammered Horror and Satanic Majesty.
Lastly but not leastly, regular RAM Gallery contributor and luthier Cynosure, creator of hand-made guitars as art, will be exhibiting two brand new bespoke instruments.
One of the new instruments is Saxon-inspired and will sit on the ‘Saxon Wall’ beside pieces of Paul Gregory’s original artwork for the British metal stalwarts. The other….well, that’ll be a surprise. Be sure to drop into the gallery to see it!