How do you follow the announcement that the most legendary of black metal bands, Emperor, are going to be the first headliners for your festival? How about by changing things up and getting one of the finest sludge / stoner metal bands the world has ever seen! That’s right, the legendary Down with the one and only Mr Phil Anselmo at the helm have been confirmed as second headliners for Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2014.
Down will headline the main Ronnie James Dio stage on the Friday night of BOA 2014. When asked to comment about their forthcoming appearance, Phil Anselmo sent this message:
“We are more than elated to be a part of BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL this coming year! This should be a blast, and I hope everyone shows up to support this great event!”
Down bassist Pat Bruders who knows Bloodstock well from appearing at the event with his other band Crowbar was equally enthusiastic about Down’s forthcoming trip to Catton Hall:
“I’m looking forward to another great time at BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL! When I was there two years ago with Crowbar, it was a blast! DOWN is getting ready to tear it up at BLOODSTOCK in 2014, so get ready people! Let’s BRING IT!!!!!”
Early bird tickets for Bloodstock Open Air 2014 are currently available at the discounted price of £115 for the full four days of the event including camping. When they run out, they’re gone and tickets will revert to full price. You can grab your early bird BOA 2014 tickets from seetickets right here – https://bloodstock.seetickets.com/.
As always, Bloodstock Open Air will take place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire. The dates for the 2014 edition of the festival are the 7th to the 11th of August.
Further information about BOA 2014 including any future lineup announcements about bands joining Down and Emperor will be available here as and when the news breaks.