It’s that special last month before Autumn sets in, the high summer sun shines down on the most inappropriately weather-attired crowd of the entire year, yes, It’s Bloodstock Open Air. I will never stop being equally amused and proud that the metal community rocks black tshirts, heavy denim, sticky leather and a mass of metalware regardless of temperature, or indeed comfort.
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
BLOODSTOCK HQ is at fever pitch with just 10 days to go ‘til the gates swing open at Catton Park! There are a last few things to announce before everyone packs their bags and heads to the UK’s biggest and best heavy metal party!
The BLOODSTOCK festival faithful are on countdown as it’s just three weeks to 2016’s best heavy metal weekender! The bill for the Jagermeister stage is together and BLOODSTOCK is excited to welcome all these bands to the bill…
BLOODSTOCK festival is excited to announce another batch of bands for August’s event at Catton Park! Regrouped Brit industrio-metallers, KILL II THIS join the main stage for a Saturday slot. Frontman, Mark Mynett says “BLOODSTOCK is one of the finest metal festivals there is; this year’s stunning line up says it all! So we are both delighted and honoured to be playing the Ronnie James Dio stage.”
There’s less than 100 days until BLOODSTOCK 2016!! While we’ve been revealing many killer bands for you to mosh to all festival, there’s plenty more on-site to see and do besides watch the awesome bill (and for regulars, we don’t mean bin-jousting or Deli Kate)! BLOODSTOCK knows the meaning of both heavy and metal...!
BLOODSTOCK HQ is readying to send Team M2TM out on the road for the finals, but in the meantime, there’s a few more band additions to the August bill! Joining Friday’s main stage bill are newly re-grouped British death metal overlords, AKERCOCKE. The band are working on new music and BLOODSTOCK will be their very first gig since their reformation.
Reading & Leeds has added even more names to the Bank Holiday weekend mecca of music, with over 70 names announced today across 6 phenomenal stages.
Less than four months to go and BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity! With the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ heats well under way and finals scheduled to kick off in May, the booking team are racking up more and more bands for the UK’s best metal weekender this August!
BLOODSTOCK HQ is currently a hive of activity, with even more bands being confirmed for this August’s best heavy metal weekender. Joining the Ronnie James Dio stage are the recently reformed industrial outfit, MISERY LOVES COMPANY. The band inform us, “The UK was always special to MISERY LOVES CO, our very first show outside of Scandinavia was in London and without the support of the British people we probably would have stayed in Scandinavia for ever, listening to ABBA, eating herring and d