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Art With Me Miami
December 8-10th, 2023 (Art Basel Week)
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami
Art With Me Festival is an authentic and organic cultural experience and the world’s most immersive and transformative art offering, and this year it returns to Miami’s Historic Virginia Key Beach Park from 8 – 10 December 2023 during ART BASEL WEEK. For the first time, this edition will expand to three days with an even more rich offering of jaw-dropping installation art, a comprehensive wellness program and world renowned international talents including first wave names Underworld, Polo & Pan, Channel Tres (DJ Set), Lee Burridge presents All Day I Dream, LP Giobbi, Anthony Middleton (Audiofly), Francesca Lombardo, Jan Blomqvist, Apache, Elephant Heart, Gavlak, Isaiah Martin, Matt Caines, Murmusica Ensemble and more. Head to https://artwithme.org to secure your tickets now.
Art With Me strives to harness the power of the creative arts to spark positive impactful change inside and out. Founded by David Graziano in Tulum, Mexico as a not for profit organisation in 2018 and with past editions in Las Vegas and Turkey, it is renowned for its vital and varied celebration of creativity, sustainability, and community with the whole event built around the six core pillars of art, dance, breathe, eat, play, and care. It’s a place to connect with nature, with each other, with music, art and wellness with likeminded people.
Musically there is much to look forward to once more with full stage experience partners All Day I Dream and Soundtuary and headlines sets form first wave names such as legendary UK electronic duo Underworld, French pair Polo & Pan, a special DJ set from US rapper and singer Channel Tres, organic and uplifting deep house from Lee Burridge presents All Day I Dream, world rhythms and magical melodies from the breakout sensation that is LP Giobbi, stylish house from Anthony Middleton aka one half of the esteemed Audiofly, multi-genre fusions from the classy Francesca Lombardo plus more from Jan Blomqvist, Apache, Elephant Heart, Gavlak, Isaiah Martin, Matt Caines, and Murmusica Ensemble.
Art and creativity are guiding themes for Art With Me as the different pillars are all brought together across three magical days. An array of visual artists build jaw-dropping installations that spark important dialogues about the past, present and future of art and creativity workshops, talks, environmental design experiences and more making for a fantastic space for free thought, one-on-one interactions and open dialogue with the creators.
As well as this you can expect premium culinary experiences with juice bars, food truck vendors and concessions, a wellness program the offers everything from drum circles to yoga, from temazcales to plant medicine healing while children are catered for as Play With Me’s instructors create and oversee a curriculum that gives them an experience that will positively impact them throughout their lives.
Of course, the famous sites of Miami are also there for everyone to explore and enjoy, from its art to its beaches to its architecture, and Virginia Key itself is a stunning 863-acre barrier island in Miami, located in Biscayne Bay, south of Brickell and north of Key Biscayne. It is accessible from the mainland via the Rickenbacker Causeway and offers impressive ocean views and long sweeping beaches with unforgettable sunsets.
Embracing all forms of art from Burning Man large scale interactive pieces to kids art classes, digital to 3D, performance to restorative art, Art With Me breaks open boundaries and explores the unknown. Get ready to be inspired, enchanted, and forever changed as the final countdown to Art With Me Festival begins.
Polo & Pan
Channel Tres (DJ Set)
Lee Burridge pres. All Day I Dream
Anthony Middleton (Audiofly)
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Sardinia’s Phi Beach in Arzachena closes down another superb season with a fantastic final party on September 9th 2023 featuring extra special guest Themba.
Themba is an Afro house kingpin and leader of the scene who has released global hits like ‘Who Is Themba?’ as well as a superb first album full of musical innovation, spiritual sounds and deep grooves. He serves up all that and more when in the DJ booth and off the back of another big summer he now plays a special set at Phi Beach.
The magical open-air Phi Beach is located on a stunning beach of rare beauty and charm on the Costa Smeralda. This summer it has hosted the likes of Claptone, Bob Sinclar, Jayda G, Black Coffee, DJ Tennis, Carl Cox, Bora Uzer, Folamour, Tale Of Us, Fideles, Themba, Peggy Gou, Purple Disco Machine, Bedouin, Diplo, Blond:ish, Fatboy Slim, Jamie Jones and many more.
Dancers have enjoyed dancing with sand between their toes, with hot sun beaming down or starry nights skies up above. It has an outdoor bar and plenty of places to enjoy the stunning sunsets each evening as you dance the afternoon away and into the night accompanied by breathtaking video mapping and visual effects.
Do not miss this final chance to dance at one of Europe’s best beach clubs.
The newly launched imprint debuts with single titled ‘Universe’ from celebrated Serbian artist Space Motion and JES
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EXIT, a multiple European festival champion and one of the leading brands in the global festival industry, launches Music & Talent Office – EXIT Echosystem, with the aim of providing comprehensive support and opportunities to promising and talented musicians from all around the world to develop successful global careers! As part of this platform, EXIT has also rolled out its own record label, EXIT Soundscape that now presents its debut track. The fantastic single “Universe,” recorded by one of the most successful electronic music producer with Serbian origin, Space Motion marks the EXIT Soundscape’s grand entry into the global music arena. This single also features internationally renowned artist JES, best known for her collaborations with global electronic music giants like Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, and her three times Grammy Award nominations. The “Universe” and its great collaboration has caught a lot of attention even before its release as it was already played by Like Mike at Tomorrowland and Armin van Buuren in his famous podcast “ASOT”.
“EXIT has an exceptionally high reputation in the global music industry and close relationships with leading music agencies and global stars. These relationships are not just professional, but genuine friendships. We want to utilize these relationships to open the door for the development of international careers for young musical talents that are often left under the radar” says Dušan Kovačević, Founder and Director of EXIT festival and adds “We are proud of the success Space Motion has achieved over the years in the global music scene in competition with the leading global producers. As someone who exists as a top tier festival for more than two decades, we know how challenging it is and how much devotion it requires.”
Space Motion’s success is best reflected in the fact that he reached the first place on Beatport’s Top 100 chart! On top of that, last year he ranked a high second place on Beatport’s list of top artists in one of the most popular music genres, melodic techno! Exceeded only by the duo Artbat, while leaving behind many giants like Solomun’s label Diynamic, Space Motion also achieved a high third place in the same list in the Afro-House genre.
Space Motion shares a unique bond with the EXIT festival, a relationship cultivated over many years. In light of this connection, the track’s title draws inspiration from this year’s festival theme, while the “Universe” music video” itself was shot at the colossal Dance Arena during the festival. The single is now available on all digital streaming platforms (Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Beatport, Traxsource and JunoDownload).
“I’m thrilled that my latest release is also the inaugural one for EXIT’s label, EXIT Soundscape. The fact that both the festival and I come from Novi Sad adds a special touch to this collaboration – something that seemed almost destined. The overwhelming response from fans and peers in the music industry assures me that this release will leave a long lasting impact,” said Space Motion.
The EXIT Soundscape record label has also formed a strategic partnership with global digital distributor Paradise Worldwide. This collaboration spans music distribution, digital strategy, and publishing, joining hands with numerous artists and record labels around the world.
Debuts for Carl Cox Invites & ANTS Ibiza for the October Event in collaboration with Framework
London’s E1 has established itself as one of the UK’s most essential underground venues and its next season is another step up. Playing and hosting between now and the end of the year are the likes of VTSS b2b Boys Noize, DJ Bone, Nastia, a world debut of Lady Starlight and Sterac live, Sweely, Dan Ghenacia, Overmono, Helena Hauff, Young Marco, Job Jobse, Leon Vynehall, plus Mixmag’s 40th Birthday and more.
Once again this season there is a vital array of brands, DJs, labels and parties taking place. Drum and bass and techno, house, acid, electro, breakbeat and everything in between are all catered for. October features Toy Tonics, VE1 x Percolate with VTSS b2b Boys Noize, Adonis, Verboten, a DnB Classics All Dayer, DnB All Stars, Rhythm Labs with Daddy Trance, Free From Sleep with Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Plump DJs, The Freestylers, Zed Bias, 2 Bad Mice, A Skillz, Leeroy Thornhill, Slipmatt and Scratch Perverts, and a second DnB Classics Halloween All Dayer.
November doesn’t let up with System Olympia, Giles Smith, Aika Mal, Labyrinth with Themba, Cera Khin Presents, an AD Showcase with Antonio de Angelis, DJ Bone, a world debut for Lady Starlight & Sterac live and Nastia b2b The Advent.
ZIGZAG then welcome Sweely, Sidney Charles, Dan Ghenaica and more, R Label host a 10 YR Showcase with Kobosil, Mall Grab Presents Steel City Dance Discs with a bumper line up and more such as B4ME, Vyndia and more.
In December the parties keep coming from E1 Presents with Alexandra and more, plus Mixmag’s 40th Birthday, Breakin’ Science, E1 x Mixmag with Overmono, Valve, Labyrinth with Kevin De Vries and an epic Percolate x E1 6th Birthday 24 Hour Party on New Year’s Eve with Helena Hauff, Young Marco, Job Jobse, Niks, Leon Vynehall, Surusinghe, Reece Spooner and more to come on New Year’s Day.
E1 is now well known on the world stage for its awe-inspiring, state of the art AV & lighting system. It adds an extra dimension to party proceedings that is unlike any other you will have experienced. On top of that, all three E1 music rooms have custom built, bespoke Funktion-One sound systems that have been designed, installed and maintained by Sound Services Ltd. The tech on these is cutting edge with Evolution 6 Mid Highs and the revolutionary new linear transducer-powered BR132A Bass enclosures that means every beat and hi hat comes with peerless precision and low end weight. The venue constantly tweaks and fine tunes the set up and has added acoustic treatment of the full venue, has continual upgrades of the lighting and updated visuals provided by Rebel Overlay.
The Warehouse and Black Studio offer different atmospheres with their own programming but the DJ setups have been configured and optimised to provide with the very best technology. To be lost in the middle of the dance floor in either is as complete a musical experience as you could imagine.
The autumn-winter season has a renewed focus on E1 residents and London’s own local talent with soon to be announced dedicated resident nights and is working towards ‘Get To Know: In the Warehouse’ which are sit down sessions and interviews with key members of the E1 community. Add in the launch of the E1 Members WhatsApp community group which gives priority access to best priced tickets, discounts, VIP drops, exclusives, competitions and much more, and you have a club that continues to innovate on all fronts.
There is plenty more to be announced from E1 though this first wave already offers a mouthwatering run of events.
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|With only a couple of weeks to go, BLOODSTOCK’s here to update you on lots of non-band-related delights at this year’s event, including a diverse range of traders, food stalls, drinks, on-site entertainment, and other facilities at next month’s glorious celebration of heavy metal. Not to mention a bargain deal on this year’s festival t-shirt and info on 2023’s charity partners. |
First up, BLOODSTOCK is very aware of the cost of living squeeze, so is pleased to confirm that the price of the 2023 event t-shirt has been frozen at £25. Head to the merch stand in the main arena over the festival to snap it up! You can also find a range of new merch online now here including super-soft dressing gowns, drinking horns, umbrellas, and the S’tan plush toy/bobblehead!
|Whether you’re vegan, veggie, meat-eating, or seeking something gluten-free or halal, BLOODSTOCK has a wide range of food available onsite. Here’s just a few options… burgers, pizza, tacos, burritos, gyoza, waffles, crepes, toasties, smoked meats, chicken, noodles, pies, giant Yorkshire puds, baguettes, fish & chips, fries, hotdogs, kebabs, donuts/churros, mac n’ cheese, wraps, nachos, fudge, the infamous black ice-cream, and more – and Bunnychow is back too! Check out more info here and there’s a handy graphic below to help you keep track of which food stands to head to first.|
|For any essentials you’ve forgotten, there’s a supermarket in the Midgard campsite (and a small shop in the main arena) plus Fat Frank’s Camping Store, where for £2 you can even get your air bed inflated for a comfier night’s sleep. |
For those looking to do a little heavy metal shopping in the arena, you’ll be able to pick up patches and badges, CDs/vinyl, or official merch and alt clothing (leggings, t-shirts, denim jackets, leather waistcoats, army surplus, hats… you name it) to rock ‘n roll home accessories, wiccan wares, all types of jewellery (visit the Guitarwrist for items benefiting charity made with used guitar strings and Black Feather Design for BLOODSTOCK’s official 925 silver jewellery range) and if you don’t have one already, surely a Viking drinking horn is an essential addition (other Viking crafts also available).
|When you’re not watching bands, how about a spot of axe-throwing with your pals or visit Firehound Forge, the local blacksmith stall, who may even forge your item while you watch? There’s also the Nordic Spirit Gaming Arena with modern and retro video games to play, the Rock And Metal Gallery (reputed to be the coolest place onsite, metaphorically and literally), the Planet Rock Signing Tent to meet your favourite bands, and fairground attractions, plus you can join a 45-min open air Rockfit class at 10:15am Fri-Sun to get your blood pumping squatting to Slayer, or why not grab a cold beverage and watch some Vikings go to battle right in front of you!|
|When the bands are done, it doesn’t mean BLOODSTOCK is! Late night ents kick off with DJs on both the New Blood and Sophie stages ‘til the early hours. Over in the Sophie tent, on Thursday from 12am-2am, DJ Pressplay welcomes you with a selection of tunes from upcoming bands and other metal bangers; Friday from 12am-2am brings The Blood Rave with DJs Little M and Lloyd, marking the 25th anniversary of iconic movie, Blade! Expect EBM, industrial, techno, and heavy beats.|
The Sophie tent on Saturday from 12am-2am is the Dark Night of the Scarecrow! Jakk and Jordan from EVIL SCARECROW are joined by DJ Arockalypse to offer up a slab of the best metal and rock anthems. Sunday from 12am-2am, sees DJ Rich Harris (Desertfest) closing the festival in the only way he knows how – loudly and by including guilty pleasure metal whoppers to lodge in your head until Bloodstock 2024!
The New Blood tent sees the return of the very popular silent disco on Thursday and Saturday nights from 11pm-2am – take your pick from three channels of rock & metal, pop & party cheese, or full-on dance, or why not mix it up with all three?! Just turn up and grab a headset. At the other end of the scale, New Blood’s Friday night from 11pm-1am sees DJ Darren Smith serving up a crushing selection of the blackest, darkest, and heaviest music around.
If you’d rather have your fun back in the campsites, get in on Midgard Madness between 11pm – 1am, with some brand new inflatable shenanigans this year. Fan of wrestling? Take on your pal in a sumo wrestler suit! Feeling a bit more athletic? Put your strength and stamina to the test with the Bungee Run! How far can you make it down the track before the bungee catapults you back to the start?!
For the jousters amongst you, take on the Pole Joust challenge. Who can stay on the pole the longest without being toppled to their doom?! Who will be the BLOODSTOCK Almighty Joust Champion?? Bragging rights indeed. A late night Redbull bar will be there to quench your thirst (wings not included).
|Each year BLOODSTOCK has various dress themes for those who want to participate. In 2023, we see the return of the very successful ‘Pink For Sylvia’ theme on both Thursday and Friday, in memory of Sophie Lancaster’s mother, the founder of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Pink was Sylvia’s favourite colour. Corpsepaint Saturday does what it says on the tin! If you don’t want to do your own make-up, stop by the Sophie Lancaster charity stall in the main arena between 10am – 3pm Sat and they’ll paint your face for a small donation, with all proceeds going to the Foundation. On Sunday, it’ll be Helloween Pumpkins day, so bust out your best pumpkin-themed attire to welcome the mighty HELLOWEEN! |
As part of BLOODSTOCK’s continuing sustainability/green efforts, the cup redemption scheme returns to help keep BLOODSTOCK litter-free!! Open to those 18+, you can redeem prizes for collecting cups! Hand in your stash at Lemmy’s bar to get a stamp on your collector’s card for every 50 cups returned. This year’s prizes are:
50 cups – 1 free pint / spirit worth £6
100 cups – 15% off Bloodstock merch or 1 meal voucher worth £12 (one transaction only)
250 cups – 1 Bloodstock festival shirt (size subject to availability)
600 cups – Jump the queue to the signing tent for one whole day
750 cups – Access to Serpents Lair VIP hospitality area for 2 people
1000 cups – Watch a band from side of stage or in the pit for first 3 songs (subject to no closed stage or pyro restrictions).
In addition, the tent donation point returns by Fat Franks in the Midgard campsite! When you’re going home, if you can’t be bothered to lug your tent with you, don’t abandon it to be lonely in landfill! Put it to good use by donating it for charitable benefit.
|BLOODSTOCK’s official charity partners for 2023 are The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and Derbyshire Air Ambulance. The ever important work of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation to stamp out prejudice, hatred, and intolerance everywhere is something BLOODSTOCK have been proud to support for many years. |
The Derbyshire Air Ambulance Service operates 24/7, 365 days a year, providing a rapid trauma response. They receive no government funding and rely solely on the public’s generosity to keep their helicopters flying and saving lives. BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to confirm that a team from Derbyshire LGBT+ will run a stall too. They are Derbyshire’s only LGBT+ specific support service, supporting all LGBT+ people or anyone who is having issues with sexual orientation or gender identity, including family and friends. Look out for their spots in the main arena (left of the main stage as you look at it) and pop over to learn more about the awesome work these organisations do.
BLOODSTOCK would like to take a moment to celebrate the incredible efforts of Pick Collectors Against Cancer, who have now raised more than $250,000, benefiting band-nominated cancer-related charities all over the world. BLOODSTOCK is very pleased to keep supporting this worthwhile cause, and with everyone’s help, perhaps they can top $300,000 this year. Head to their socials for more info, and look out for Lee from PCAC at the fest.
If you find yourself falling ill or in need of some extra support/assistance while at BLOODSTOCK, head to the MEDICAL / WELFARE TENT in the main arena. You can also visit THE SAMARITANS marquee located in the Midgard campsite for a non-judgemental, confidential chat at any time over the festival event.
|BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to welcome 1625 OUTREACH, a local service that specialise in supporting festival goers in relation to drugs, alcohol, and personal safety. This year 1625 will be working collaboratively with Welfare on site – you can find them in the campsite hub or you can drop them a message on Instagram (@1625_Outreach). 1625 are available to provide…Free & confidential advice about drugs/alcohol.Harm reduction information & resources.Assistance in accessing additional support on site & in the community.Free safety resources (drink spiking covers, condoms, etc).A harm reduction &/or recovery centred safe space to chat.|
Every campsite has its own vibe, but if you’re looking for the designated quiet campsite, make a beeline for Ragnarok. Niflheim is the accessible campsite for those who have applied successfully in advance to camp there. Coming on your own and/or a bit anxious about that? Consider joining unofficial Bloodstock group Camp Loners & Newbies, who always camp in a corner of Valhalla. With Ironwood, Midgard, Jotunheim, Asgard, and Hel to choose from too (plus Vanaheim 1 & 2 for our campervan friends & the Serpent’s Lair campsite for VIPers) you’re sure to find your home away from home! Want to chat to fellow BLOODSTOCKers before you get there? There are a number of unofficial Facebook groups, including BMF666.
|Looking for directions or travel info including coaches and the official festival shuttle, running from Tamworth train station this year (note: NOT Lichfield, as in years prior)? Click here. For all general event info & frequently asked questions, including box office, main arena, and car park opening times, accessibility, lost & found (inc. lost kids), and much more, go here. You can find this year’s site map of BLOODSTOCK here. Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s official social channels over the next couple of weeks for news all about the festival’s brand new app that you’ll soon be able to download, complete with a helpful clash finder and stage times.|
While you’re planning your packing, don’t forget that BLOODSTOCK has introduced a dedicated one-stop-shop featuring all those festival essentials. From the all important cold beers to BOA’s 2023 merchandise, through to camping equipment and much more, BLOODSTOCKers can secure all their must-have items in advance from one online shop, eradicating the need for last-minute scrambles, long queues or searching in multiple online stores for different items. For more info and to explore what you can get, visit the official Bloodstock Festival Preo store.
Weekend early bird tickets for BLOODSTOCK 2024 will be available to purchase at the box office on site for £165. This is the cheapest way to buy a 2024 ticket, minus any online booking or admin fees. Serpents Lair VIP tickets and campervan pitches will go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 16th August and are expected to sell out quickly, so if you want one, be ready!! Please note that there will be no VIP Upgrades in 2024. A very limited number of 100 VIP Deposit Scheme tickets will be available at 9am on 1st September. When they’re gone, they’re gone.
Still not got your ticket?! Snap up your standard weekend tickets inc. camping at the ticket store for the bargain price of just £165 (+ fees). Don’t hang about, limited numbers remain! If you want to make it a family affair, there are child tickets too, priced £45 (+fees) and mini-moshers under age 4 go free. If you can’t make the whole weekend, but don’t want to miss out, limited day tickets are available priced £75 (+fees) for adults and £25 (+fees) for kids. See all options in the ticket store and get excited watching the latest trailer here!
|BLOODSTOCK’s 2023 Ronnie James Dio main stage headliners are KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MESHUGGAH, and MEGADETH. Also appearing are HELLOWEEN, IN FLAMES, BIOHAZARD, EMPLOYED TO SERVE, ROYAL REPUBLIC, SACRED REICH, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SEPULTURA, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, CROWBAR, CANDLEMASS, TRIBULATION, SEETHING AKIRA, UGLY KID JOE, DECAPITATED, GATECREEPER, ZEAL & ARDOR, KING 810, ABBATH, URNE, ALL HAIL THE YETI, DEAD LABEL, BOSSK, CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL, BROTHERS OF METAL, PEST CONTROL, GUTALAX, UUHAI, INVISIONS, COBRA THE IMPALER, TROLLFEST, SKYND, FROZEN SOUL, EMBODIMENT, THE VIOLENT INZIDENT, TRIBE OF GHOSTS, DAKESIS, THE ENIGMA DIVISION, THE GREY, AMBRIUS, TUSKAR, STENGAH, OVERTHRONE, TORTURED DEMON, CASKET FEEDER, GAEREA, BLOODYARD, WOLFBASTARD, EMBODIMENT, SKIN FAILURE, WITCHSORROW, WYTCH HAZEL, HATE, BLACK COAST, PHOENIX LAKE, ZETRA and more. |
Get full festival information over at bloodstock.uk.com.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2023.
|As this year’s event gets ever nearer, BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce that Sunday day tickets for 2023 are now SOLD OUT!! Standard weekend tickets remain available but are going quickly, plus a limited day allocation for Friday and Saturday. Read on for more band news, plus all the details on the RAM Gallery exhibitors, the return of the T-Shirt/CD Amnesty and Planet Rock Signing Tent, plus how to do a one-stop-shop for all your festival essentials. |
There’s just 4 weeks to go before the metal hoardes thunder their way onto Catton Park’s hallowed turf! This week the Metal 2 The Masses scheme is closing out this year’s initiative with the final batch of 10 lucky bands who won local heats to score a slot on the New Blood stage.
Friday’s New Blood line up will include the Oxford heat victors, SHOOT TO KILL, who’ll be bringing their metalcore breakdowns and 90s riffs, showcased on their recent video for ‘Crimson’. Also appearing will be modern metal squad, APATHY, whose brutal downtuned guitars and psychedelic soundscapes won out in Devon & Cornwall. Check out their official video for ‘Gravewalker’.
Bournemouth’s winners, TO OBEY A TYRANT also grab a Friday slot. Their blackened deathcore has won many admirers – appraise yourself via their video for ‘Vermillion Moon’. DEVIL’S HENCHMEN picked up the Merseyside prize – watch them bring the retro riffage in the video for ‘Built By Hate’. Grabbing the last Friday slot are South Wales outfit, TORCHBEARER. The four piece dropped their ‘Warrior’ EP just last month, featuring the blistering ‘Catharsis In Karma.’
Grabbing a Saturday New Blood slot will be Cheltenham’s SKORA. The band’s progressive hardcore sound has made them mainstays of the South West underground scene. Find out why via their video for ‘Harakiri.’ Northampton’s PICTURE THE SCENE also win their place. Having picked up Radio 1 airplay and won Arts Council England support, find out what the fuss is about via this live set from North Acre Studios. THE DEAD XIII picked up the prize in the Burnley heat. With a couple of albums and Kerrang! Radio airplay under their belts, they’re no strangers to the touring circuit – watch their video for ‘Killers’ here. Picking up Saturday’s final space are Stoke’s winners, BLOODMORES. This four piece take their influences from all corners of the metal realm, leaning heavily in a melodic death direction. Check out their video for ‘Virulence’ taken from their second album, ‘Too Close To The Sun’.
Sunday’s New Blood line up welcomes Nottingham’s winners, BEYOND YOUR DESIGN. The East Midlands four piece blend massive metalcore riffing with melodic hooks and snarling vocals. Watch them take on an assault of marauders in their official video for ‘United We Fall’.
On Sunday morning, over at the Sophie Lancaster Stage, the party also gets started by the winner of Planet Rock Radio’s band competition. Chosen from hundreds of entries, PHOENIX LAKE came out on top. With comparisons to Evanescence, Parkway Drive and Paramore, their debut EP, ‘Beyond The Flames’ has been picking up a ton of attention. Check out their single, ‘Faithless’ to see for yourself.
|Due to extenuating circumstances, a number of alterations to the bill have been necessary. Due to some unforeseen logistical issues out of ZEAL & ARDOR‘s hands, ZEAL & ARDOR are unfortunately not able to perform on Saturday at BLOODSTOCK. Rather than BLOODSTOCKers lose out entirely on what will be a spectacular set, festival management have managed to move the band to Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage line up. ZEAL & ARDOR will now play their full 75-minute set, with their full production, directly before headliners, BIOHAZARD. KING 810’s set will now move to Thursday and TRIBE OF GHOSTS to Saturday. In addition, EYES have had to withdraw from the festival and will be replaced by AMBRIUS in the Saturday morning opening slot on the Sophie Lancaster Stage. |
BLOODSTOCK is also thrilled to announce the exhibitors in this year’s RAM GALLERY, the festival’s unique, purpose-built art space curated each year by festival founder and globally renowned fantasy artist, Paul Raymond Gregory. Showing across two whole walls of the space will be KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s bass player & founder of Dark Icon Design, Mike D’Antonio. Mike’s work is featured on many albums from his own band, but you may not know his work litters the heavy music spectrum and also extends to merch including posters, t-shirts, skateboard decks and more, for the likes of 36 Crazyfists, Armored Saint, Crowbar, and Harley Davidson, among numerous others.
BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to be the first ever art space to showcase selects of Mike’s body of work from the ‘other side’ of his impressive career. Also exhibiting at the gallery will be a familiar face to the RAM Gallery, Oliver Andrew (who created the incredible array of handcrafted ‘guitars-as-art’ for the gallery over the years under his Cynosure Guitars moniker). Oliver will be showcasing his new project, ‘Bloodworks’, which sees him using his own blood as the medium for hyper-realistic artworks.
The RAM Gallery also welcomes Dan Seagrave, who’ll be showing 20 outstanding pieces of work, including creations for the likes of ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, PESTILENCE, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and more. Also exhibiting is sculptural artist Paul Cutting, who’ll have a winged masterpiece on show and a metal guitar themed around one of the headlining bands. Another familiar face in the gallery is Liam Brandon Murray, whose incredible, sculptural throne will once more make an appearance for all your gallery selfie needs!
BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to announce the return of the very popular T-SHIRT & CD AMNESTY this year. Dig out your unwanted shirts & discs in good, clean condition and hand ‘em over at the INFORMATION/ROCK SOCIETY tent in the main arena. Then head to the PLANET ROCK SIGNING TENT from 10am-12 Noon, Friday thru Sunday, to grab yourself a pre-loved bargain, as they’ll be selling off donated items to raise money for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Also, stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s socials for details of who you’ll be able to meet in the PLANET ROCK SIGNING TENT this year!
While you’re planning your packing, don’t forget that BLOODSTOCK has introduced a dedicated one-stop-shop featuring all those festival essentials. From the all important cold beers to BOA’s own 2023 merchandise through to camping equipment and much more, BLOODSTOCKers can secure all their must-have items in advance from one online shop, eradicating the need for last-minute scrambles, long queues or searching in multiple online stores for different items.
For more info and to explore what you can get, visit the official Bloodstock Festival Preo store.
|Ready for four days of heavy metal fun? Snap up your standard weekend tickets inc. camping at the ticket store for the bargain price of just £165 (+ fees). Don’t hang about, limited numbers remain. If you want to make it a family affair, there are child tickets too, priced £45 (+ fees) and mini-moshers below age 4 go free. If you can’t make the whole weekend, but don’t want to miss out, limited day tickets are available priced £75 (+ fees) for adults and £25 (+ fees) for kids. See all options in the ticket store and get excited watching the latest trailer here! |
BLOODSTOCK’s 2023 Ronnie James Dio main stage headliners are KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MESHUGGAH, and MEGADETH. Also appearing are HELLOWEEN, IN FLAMES, BIOHAZARD, EMPLOYED TO SERVE, ROYAL REPUBLIC, SACRED REICH, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SEPULTURA, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, CROWBAR, CANDLEMASS, TRIBULATION, SEETHING AKIRA, UGLY KID JOE, DECAPITATED, GATECREEPER, ZEAL & ARDOR, KING 810, ABBATH, URNE, ALL HAIL THE YETI, DEAD LABEL, BOSSK, CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL, BROTHERS OF METAL, PEST CONTROL, GUTALAX, UUHAI, INVISIONS, COBRA THE IMPALER, TROLLFEST, SKYND, FROZEN SOUL, EMBODIMENT, THE VIOLENT INZIDENT, TRIBE OF GHOSTS, DAKESIS, THE ENIGMA DIVISION, THE GREY, EYES, TUSKAR, STENGAH, OVERTHRONE, TORTURED DEMON, CASKET FEEDER, GAEREA, BLOODYARD, WOLFBASTARD, EMBODIMENT, SKIN FAILURE, WITCHSORROW, WYTCH HAZEL, HATE, BLACK COAST, ZETRA and more.
Get full festival information over at bloodstock.uk.com.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2023.