With little over a month to go until metalheads descend upon Catton Park for another year, now seems the right time to discover the many reasons to prepare for your Bloodstock Festival in advance – and punch the air if you already have your ticket.
First and foremost, Bloodstock are leading the way for click and collect festival merchandise – quite possibly the most useful addition to this year’s festivities! Pre-order and pay for your merch from now until Monday 7th August so when you arrive at the merch stand in the arena, you can rest assured your correct size and design will be right there waiting for you. Seriously handy to avoid disappointment!
Bloodstock have also announced Friday’s main stage opener, Forever Still. Nuclear Blast’s incredibly energetic Danish outfit who unleashed their debut album ‘Tied Down’ late last year. If you love Flyleaf, Halestorm and Lacuna Coil, you’ll love this lot.
Secondly, the Jagermeister Stage makes a triumphant return to Bloodstock Open Air. Friday’s lineup features Hanowar, Biggus Riffus, Trendkill, Hung Daddy and Electric Mother. Saturday brings appearances from Departed, Twisted Illusion, Tales of Autumn, Bangover and Spyderbyte. Meanwhile, Sunday bears Voodoo Blood, Silverchild, Atragon and Everest Queen. This may not be the full final lineup but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Every week from now until the festival, you can enter a weekly prize draw to win free tickets, upgrade your existing tickets, have a chance to meet your favourite bands or even watch them from side stage. Sound good? All you have to do is share your favourite Bloodstock videos from YouTube on your social media, the Bloodstock team will then choose a user at random. Head to the official Bloodstock website for further info.
Need some light relief throughout the weekend? Bloodstock’s Hobgoblin New Blood stage becomes a comedy tent after all its bands have played for the evening and will remain open until the Ronnie James Dio stage headliners hit the floor. Friday features fellow metalhead Chris Brooker, Gary Delaney‘s one-liners and Debra Jane Appleby‘s sharp observational wit. Saturday brings David Jordan‘s musical comedic twist, Quincy the Cockney Prince and the unexpected Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre… one to watch out for! To top off a weekend of hilarity, Chris Brooker returns on Sunday armed with Bethany Black‘s dark humour and The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue… worth a try, right?
To find out more about this year’s incredible lineup headed by Amon Amarth, Ghost and Megadeth, or to grab yourself a ticket before this year’s supply runs out, shuffle over to the Bloodstock website. Weekend and day tickets are now available, plus the option to opt into the GoCarShare scheme or take a Big Green Coach to the festival departing from 21 cities across the country.
Stay tuned right here at Rock Sins for updates, stage previews and interviews in the run-up to the festival.