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14 Aug, 2018

BOA 2018 – Judas Priest: Reviewed!

By | 2018-11-08T20:58:52+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s Friday night at Bloodstock and we’re gearing up for the mighty Judas Priest, the stage is set with giant ‘Devils tuning fork’ backdrops and standing props and smoke is billowing in from the sides. Entering to Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ and a barrage of stage lights, Rob Halford is still rocking the signature fringed leather and sunglasses look, despite the now dark skies. Kicking off with brand spanking new track ‘Firepower’ – a polished but ultimately traditional Priest sound, it’s clear we’re i

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…

7 Apr, 2018

BLOODSTOCK ROLL OUT SIX MORE

By | 2018-11-18T17:44:12+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Bloodstock roll out six more bands - Joining us in a Friday Ronnie James Dio main stage slot are British thrash icons ONSLAUGHT. The band are working on their new studio album set for release later this year via AFM Records, so expect the world premiere of a brand new song at BLOODSTOCK! The band tell us “ONSLAUGHT have always loved playing at BLOODSTOCK, the UK’s finest metal festival and this year the show is going to be something special indeed! We’ll see you maniacs at the front!” Get war

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!”

21 Aug, 2017

Bloodstock Open Air 2017 – REVIEWED!

By | 2019-04-17T09:29:17+00:00 August 21st, 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

14 Aug, 2017

Amon Amarth headline Bloodstock Open Air 2017

By | 2018-11-08T20:57:56+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s Friday night, we’re all wearing black and the arena smells strongly of rum and beer. Let’s do this. Twice now, the Swedish vikings have hit the second-from-top billing at Bloodstock Open Air and tonight they finally get to bring their full fire-fuelled show to the hallowed ground of Catton Park. There is nothing about the stage set that suggests Amon Amarth intend anything less than a completely immersive show tonight, with the drum kit set atop a giant viking helmet, sporting two insanely

2 Jun, 2017

Just ten more weekends before BLOODSTOCK!

By | 2018-11-18T17:44:35+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Time is zipping past and there are now just ten more weekends before BLOODSTOCK! Have you planned your travel and dusted off your tent? BOA HQ is busy with preparations, site visits are underway and we’ve confirmed nine more bands and a whopping 26 more club nights!