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25 Oct, 2018

BLOODSTOCK announce six bands as an early Halloween treat!

By | 2018-11-18T17:44:02+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As Halloween creeps up, BLOODSTOCK has prepared an early treat and announced six new bands to join their previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON on the 2019 bill at Catton Park.

25 Oct, 2018

BLOODSTOCK announce SABATON as Friday night headliner for 2019!

By | 2018-11-18T17:44:03+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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.

20 Aug, 2018

BOA 2018 – NIGHTWISH: Reviewed!

By | 2018-11-08T20:58:54+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The final night of Bloodstock 2018 is here, and there’s a distinct chill in the air, closing the main stage are symphonic metal heavyweights – Nightwish. From the moment they were announced last year, Nightwish have been a controversial pick for fans on the forums and social media, a band known as much for their ongoing drama as for their music. Indeed tonight’s showing will be the third lead vocalist BOA has seen with the band (Tarja Turunen; 2003, Anette Olzon; 2008) as Floor Jansen takes to t

19 Jul, 2018

Bloodstock Open Air: PREVIEW – 3 WEEKS TO GO!

By | 2018-11-18T17:44:05+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The countdown is on, three weeks until Catton Park is overrun by a hoarde of the weird and wonderful, your punks, goths, metalheads, geeks and freaks. Yes, it’s almost time for Bloodstock Open Air – the UK’s premier Metal fest. Let’s take a look at what BOA 2018 has to offer…

3 Nov, 2017

BLOODSTOCK add four more for Halloween

By | 2018-11-18T17:44:27+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

12 Oct, 2017

BLOODSTOCK add EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, and NAILS to 2018!

By | 2018-11-18T17:44:28+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As we creep through October, BLOODSTOCK is very excited to announce three more bands for 2018! Joining Friday’s bill in the Ronnie James Dio main stage special guest slot are black metal legends, EMPEROR in a UK exclusive appearance. Frontman Ihsahn tells us that they’ll be performing a special set based around one of their classic albums. “We're finally bringing the 20th Anniversary show for ‘Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk’ to the UK! We’ll be performing the album in its entirety and look

29 Sep, 2017

BLOODSTOCK ANNOUNCES JUDAS PRIEST AS THIRD HEADLINER FOR 2018!

By | 2018-11-18T17:44:29+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce their third and final headliner for 2018 will be JUDAS PRIEST! The metal icons are one of the most-requested bands by the festival’s loyal fan base and finally make their BLOODSTOCK debut at Catton Park in 2018 on Friday night, 10th August. The legendary band tell us, “JUDAS PRIEST are thrilled, honoured and primed, ready to unleash Priest-style metal fury into the headbanging heart and home of heavy metal at BLOODSTOCK 2018!”

22 Aug, 2017

Bloodstock Open Air 2017 – REVIEWED!

By | 2018-11-08T20:57:59+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s day one of BOA 2017 and we’ve got our obligatory black band tees on, grabbed our wristbands and are headed into the arena for a weekend of pure metal fun. Friday sees Swedish metallers Soilwork take to the main stage with classics ‘Nerve’ and ‘Stabbing the Drama’ but the sound doesn’t seem quite settled yet and most of what you can hear is distortion and cymbals. Luckily the Kraken tiki bar is on hand with cocktails and you can get your mitts on a Black Kraken ice-cream again, but be war

16 Aug, 2017

Finale headliner Megadeth close Bloodstock 2017!

By | 2018-11-08T20:57:58+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Someone said all good things must come to an end, and sadly it is the final night of Bloodstock Open Air for another year. On the plus side, tonight sees the mighty Megadeth return after headlining the festival last in 2014, this time as part of their Dystopia World Tour. The LA thrash idols fronted by Dave Mustaine, known for their political commentary and lyrics, are sure to have something to say about the current events in America unfolding this week – adding to the overwhelming anti-Trump se

15 Aug, 2017

Ghost headline Bloodstock Open Air 2017 – Are they the marmite of metal?

By | 2018-11-08T20:57:57+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Night two at Bloodstock and we’ve seen a whole host of spectacular bands already. It’s with little surprise that we see the arena considerably less full than yesterday, Ghost are one of those marmite-type bands who seem to divide people pretty cleanly into love or loathe.

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