With the 2013 edition of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival already boasting arguably Bloodstock’s most diverse bill in it’s history, the organisers have added yet more rock and metal to be enjoyed by the festival goers.
Top of the pile for the latest announcement are Swedish power metal favourites Sabaton. Riding as high as they ever have on the back of their most recent album Carolus Rex, Sabaton bring a live show like few other bands are capable of and are a very welcome addition to BOA 2013, where they will have a deserved place high atop the main stage billing.
Now celebrating thirty years as a band, Voivod are making a rare trip to UK shores and have chosen Bloodstock for their only UK show of 2013, where they will be playing old favourites plus material from their new album Target Earth. Not to be seen anywhere else in Blighty during 2013, this announcement will no doubt draw fans of the band to Catton Hall.
There’s also a brand new clutch of bands announced for the Sophie Lancaster stage for BOA 2013; Wolfsbane will be headlining the stage on the Sunday night, while Xentrix will also appear on the Sophie stage in their first festival appearance in two decades. There is an international flavour to the other bands announced for the Sophie stage, with their origins ranging from Argentina to closer at home in Nottingham. Skiltron, Mael Mordha, Evil Scarecrow, fellow home grown act RSJ, and Gormathon are five more bands joining the Sophie stage this time around.
Last, and by no means least, Bloodstock Open Air 2013 will mark the final performance of Powerquest. Their keyboard player Steve Williams is certainly looking forward to the event as one last huge hurrah in the career of Powerquest:
I’m really thrilled that we will be taking to the stage for the last time at BOA in 2013. There’s a certain symmetry about it as we played Bloodstock Indoor in 2003 as part of our very first tour. Really looking forward to rounding off 12 years with a bang and also with some very special guests joining us from down the years! See you there!
These ten bands join the metal legions already announced to join headliners Slayer, Lamb of God and King Diamond at the largest and most varied line-up in Bloodstock Open Air’s history. Tickets are on sale now costing £125 plus booking fees and are available from all the usual ticketing outlets.
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