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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

23 Apr, 2017

BLOODSTOCK announces 10 more, plus the ‘Metal To The Masses’ finals kick off!

By | 2018-11-18T17:44:43+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

BLOODSTOCK has six more bands lined up for the Sophie Lancaster stage and four lucky bands win slots on the New Blood stage to celebrate the start of the ‘Metal To The Masses’ finals. Landing slots on the Sophie Lancaster stage are Leeds metal trio BLIND HAZE (www.facebook.com/Blindhazeband), Italian power/classic metal outfit, ARTHEMIS (www.facebook.com/arthemis.official/), sludgy groove beasts GODS (www.facebook.com/therealgods), symphonic goth outfit SEASON’S END (www.facebook.com/seasons

3 Apr, 2017

Bloodstock confirm GHOST as final headliner for 2017

By | 2018-11-18T17:44:47+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

BLOODSTOCK are very excited to announce GHOST as their Saturday night headliner! This will be GHOST’s first ‘ritual’ at BLOODSTOCK and watching their amazing stage show after dark is sure to be quite the religious experience! Check out a taster of what might be in store via this clip from Hellfest 2016 - https://youtu.be/JNCbvDIOeT4

6 Mar, 2017

Bloodstock announce four more for 2017

By | 2018-11-18T17:44:53+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

BLOODSTOCK is powering ahead with even more bookings for 2017! We’ve four more to get you excited for August’s best metal weekender... German thrash legends KREATOR shred their way on to BLOODSTOCK’s main stage this Summer in Saturday’s special guest spot! Vocalist/guitarist Mille Petrozza declares, “We are happy to finally return to BLOODSTOCK! KREATOR will give you the full treatment this time. WE SHALL KILL.” The band released their fourteenth studio album, ‘Gods of Violence’ in Janua

17 Feb, 2017

Bloodstock Open Air announces Arch Enemy, Chelsea Grin, and Oni

By | 2018-11-18T17:45:02+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By way of a late Valentines Day gift, BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce 3 more bands for 2017’s event! ARCH ENEMY will be joining us as Sunday’s special guests. Get a taste of their Swedish melodeath with the live video for ‘War Eternal’, shot at Wacken 2016 and check out what’s in store this August - https://youtu.be/p5etfIwlRbg. The band, now fronted by Alissa White-Gluz, are set to release a new live DVD/Blu-Ray of their full Wacken set titled ‘As The Stages Burn!’ on 31st March via Cen

6 Feb, 2017

BLOODSTOCK announce four more bands for August 2017

By | 2018-11-18T17:45:07+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Bloodstock Open Air, Festivals|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As 2017 settles in, four more brutal bands are locked in for August’s best metal weekender; BLOODSTOCK! Swedish metal marauders, SOILWORK are confirmed for a main stage slot at Catton Park. Frontman Björn ‘Speed’ Strid tells us "We are really thrilled to return to UK soil after a killer mini-tour with Arch Enemy last year. That ended with one of the most spectacular and sweatiest shows to date at The Underworld in London. BLOODSTOCK is always a riot and we cannot wait to hit the stage

15 Aug, 2016

Reviewed: Slayer’s firey finale at Bloodstock Open Air

By | 2018-11-08T20:56:02+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A packed arena tentatively awaits the dropping of the giant white screen across the front of the BOA stage, as we prepare to close out Bloodstock Open Air 2016 with one of the biggest metal bands of all time, the almighty Slayer. As the curtain drops the thrash legends throw down hard, opening with titular track of their most recent album ‘Repentless’ amidst a stage almost sagging with the weight of the insane pyrotechnics they’ve rigged. Flanked by two humongous inverted crosses made from am

14 Aug, 2016

Reviewed: Mastodon headline Bloodstock Open Air 2016

By | 2018-11-08T20:56:01+00:00 August 14th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

With a UK legacy of great shows already behind them and a fanbase that can be measured in the sheer number of their tshirts on display in the crowd today, Mastodon have stake their claim on Bloodstock’s Ronnie James Dio Stage as headliners. Throwing down with moody opener ‘Tread Lightly’ Mastodon come out strong, unfortunately the sound does not. Luckily it’s quickly remedied and the melodic guitars of ‘Feast Your Eyes’, ‘Blasteroid’ and ‘Oblivion’ shine through. The crowd density of last nig

13 Aug, 2016

Reviewed: Twisted Sister’s final UK show at BOA 2016!

By | 2018-11-08T20:56:00+00:00 August 13th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Over the years, Bloodstock Open Air has been the stage for some seriously special and one-off performances, but this surely takes the win. For the last time ever on UK soil, playing their farewell tour ‘Forty and Fuck It’, glam metal heroes Twisted Sister are here to melt our faces off, fifteen minutes fashionably late of course. A photo montage of old tour memories plays over AC/DC’s ‘It’s a long way to the top (if you wanna rock and roll)’ and the tightly packed arena is already clapping along