The new home of traditional metal rock music, with exclusive performances, and three stages. Over ten thousand metalheads throng to the hallowed grounds of Catton Hall in Derbyshire for a wild weekend of metal celebrations.
Bloodstock Open Air festival will take place from Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th August at Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, in South Derbyshire. The aim is to offer a traditional metal event comparable to those regularly seen in Europe and capture the spirit of the original Monsters Of Rock shows which used to take place at Castle Donington during the 1980's and 1990's.
Twisted Sister, Mastodon, and Slayer headline, with 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, Bull Riff Stampede, 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, Far From History, Gloryhammer, Mage, The Heretic Order, Sanguine, Whispered, Sublime Eyes, Karybdis, Sumer, Psykosis, Exhumation, Agrona, Souls Of Jack Ketch, After The Abduction, Heriot, Black Ink Sun, I Saw The World Burn, Pteroglyph, and Visions Of Disfigurement.
Latest additions are Chasing Dragons, Fueled Hate, Vrona, Two Tales Of Woe, The Hyena Kill, Isarnos, Broken, Zlatanera, Vicious Nature, Pulverise, Vice, Cybernetic Witch Cult. On, Outright Resistance, Jukebox Monkey, Sodomized Cadaver, Dirty King, Attica Rage, Aklash, End Of Salvation, Redeye Revival, Regulus, The Face Of Ruin, Gutlocker, Kahtet, The John Doe's Burial, Firebomb, Chronicles, Valous, and Footprints In The Custard. .
There a few more acts to be announced.
For the line-up details as available please click here.
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 also on sale priced at £60 for any day.
As well as the international heavy metal bands across four stages, Bloodstock offers a large selection of merchandise stalls, metal karaoke, a campsite and a wide selection of food and bars.
Some of the strongest people in the world will be at the festival when it hosts 2 special strongmen events. On Saturday, 20 top athletes from across Europe will compete for the title of 'Europe's Strongest Man Under 90kgs'. Then on Sunday, see what pure strength is all about, in 'Bloodstock's Strongest Man' challenge, showcasing some of the biggest and strongest competitors handpicked from around the world.
Over the 2 days, the athletes will complete 2 events in each title, including a max deadlift event, and we hope to see 400kgs pulled on Sunday! Plus, an overhead log-press for reps, a loading medley consisting of 5 objects, 2 which weigh 19 stone! Not to mention, a gruelling back-to-back tug of war. Joining us, will be World’s Strongest Man and Arnold’s competitor, the South of England’s Strongest Man Rob Frampton, and Dave Meer, the local Tamworth multi-record-breaking strongman who has competed in the UK’s Strongest Man numerous times.
Battle Of The Nations UK historical fighting team, return to the site from Friday-Sunday. The UK Federation regularly compete around the world, and are ranked among the very best. Look out for their regular 'demonstrations' (no-holds-barred full-contact scrap with broad swords, maces, and an array of other brutal Medieval weaponry) in the main arena.
More information will be here when available.
latest on this festival
including Broken Jaw, Devilfire, The Injester, South Of Salem, and more
line-ups & rumours
still featuring Devin Townsend, Judas Priest, Skindred, Saxon, Dimmu Borgir, and more
video of the day