Bloodstock 2016 adds Rotting Christ, Paradise Lost, & Dragonforce

all appearing as their only UK show of 2016

By Scott Williams | Published: Tue 27th Oct 2015

Bloodstock Open Air 2016 - Paradise Lost
Photo credit: Chris Perowne

Bloodstock Open Air 2016

Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th August 2016
Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England MAP
£139 with camping (plus booking fee)
Daily capacity: 15,000

Rotting Christ, Paradise Lost, and Dragonforce will all make Bloodstock Open Air their only UK show of 2016.

Next year's event will be taking place from Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th August 2016 again at Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, in South Derbyshire.

Guitarist Herman Li of Dragonforce said, "It’s been over 10 years since DragonForce played Bloodstock, and both of us have come a long way in that time. Back then, we were a new band with only our debut album out, and Bloodstock was a smaller indoor festival, but still a magnet for true, die-hard rock & metal fans, just as it is today. We had some of our best times that year at Bloodstock and felt great excitement at being invited to play. That excitement is just as real today having been invited back again, only this time it's even better because I won't need to pack the gear and drive up there in my car with Sam Totman as my map reader!!"

They will be joined on the bill on Saturday by headliner Mastodon, Friday's headliners are Twisted Sister, with special guests Behemoth, and Venom. There are many more acts still to be announced.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

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.

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Early bird tickets are priced at £120 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 are also already on sale priced at £55, parking is £16, day tickets and VIP options are expected to be on sale at a later date.

'Rock Society' memberships are set to go on sale at 9am on 30th October. The festival's 'Members Club', offers a 10% discount on your weekend ticket, priority access to the signing tent, special tours of backstage, access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, a Rock Society laminate and more. Priced at £50, only 300 memberships are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and sold out last year in the record time of just 3 hours.

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