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When the metal finishes in the Hobgoblin New Blood tent each evening comedy takes centre stage. Friday's line up includes David Jordan, Chris Brooker, Ingrid Dahle, and compere Andrew O'Neill. Saturday evening's bill features compere Jim Smallman, plus Jonathan Mayor, and Wil Hodgson. Sunday sees Andrew O'Neill return with a full 'History of Heavy Metal' set supported by thrash metallers Reprisal.
Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, once the bands have finished for the night, the DJ squad steps in to take you through ‘til 2am. Expect a guest slot on the decks from Evil Scareceow's Monty Blitzfist, and Kraven Morrdeth, on Friday, VooDoo Rocks DJs on Saturday and Total Rock's Anna Dumpe on Sunday, plus BOA's residents 4 DJs of the Apocalypse doing their regular 12 Midnight-2am slot.
Additionally festival founder, Paul Raymond Gregory’s on-site RAM Gallery sees Paul pay tribute to Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister with a new portrait exhibited in a custom, hand-carved frame, as well as other installations from his portfolio of work. Regular RAM Gallery contributor and luthier Cynosure, creator of hand-made guitars as art, will be exhibiting two new instruments also inspired by Lemmy.
Other artists also exhibiting work are Orange County artist, Christian Sloan Hall, who has created work for the likes of Amon Amarth and Testament, plus abstract artist and Gojira drummer, Mario Duplantier, who has contributed two original paintings. Also on exhibition to view are art-focussed books from Lariyah Hayes (Darkadya: The Book of Art From Below) and Ramon Martos (And Justice For Art, revised edition), plus rock-themed photography from Peter Nahum and Alison Richards.
This year's Friday fancy dress competition theme has laso been announced as 'Twisted'. To enter the competition, just find BOA’s official photographer (between the Serpents Lair VIP area and the EMP Tent entrance) between 12pm and 6pm on the Friday to have your photo taken (the photographer will wear a Fancy Dress Photographer t-shirt). Then check the festival's Facebook page for the photo gallery the week after the festival and tag the fancy dress photo of yourself for the chance to win a pair of tickets to next year's event.
The line-up over the weekend from Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th August at Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, in South Derbyshire includes headliners Twisted Sister, Mastodon, and Slayer, plus Satyricon, Anthrax, Gojira, Rotting Christ, Paradise Lost, Dragonforce, Behemoth, Venom, Fear Factory, Symphony X, Metal Allegiance, Stuck Mojo, Goatwhore, Acid Reign, Corrosion of Conformity, Unearth, Ghost Bath, Evil Scarecrow, XII Boar, Phil Campbell and his all star band, The King Is Blind, Memoriam, Vallenfyre, The Charm The Fury, Akercocke, Desert Storm, Divine Chaos, Poseidon, Mordrake, Rabid Bitch of the North, Rest In Fear, Brutai, Meta-stasis, Pythia, This Is Turin, One Machine, Derange, Misery Loves Co., Diamond Head, Cambion, Krysthla, Kill II This, Shining, Foetal Juice, Anti Clone, Myrath, Misanthrope, Vektor, Witchsorrow, The Crawling, Triverse Massacre, Vehement, Husk, Seed Of Sorrow, Burning The Dream, Ten Ton Slug, Bearfist, Ramage Inc., Famyne, Art Of Deception, Heart Of A Coward, Beyond The Black, Beholder, Boss Keloid, Ghost Bath, Fury, Vodun, The Raven Age, Witchtripper, Garganjua, Conjurer, Vendetta, and Far From History.
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As well as the international heavy metal bands across four stages, Bloodstock will offer a large selection of merchandise stalls, metal karaoke, a campsite and a wide selection of food and bars.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at £139 for adults with camping (+ booking fees), and car parking is priced at £16, child (aged 4 - 11 years) tickets are priced at £35. Campervan pitches were priced at £55 and have sold out, and VIP options are available too. Day tickets are expected to be on sale at a later date.
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