Bloodstock reveals winners of the 'Metal 2 The Masses'

The Crawling, Triverse Massacre, Vehement, Ten Ton Slug, Bearfist, Art Of Deception, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Wed 8th Jun 2016

Bloodstock Open Air 2016 - around the festival site
Photo credit: Robert McGlade

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

This summer's Bloodstock Open Air has announced the first wave of winners of the 'Metal 2 The Masses' competition who have won slots on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage!

All those winning a slot on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage via the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ initiative will already be in the running for the chance to receive endorsement deals from gear manufacturers and professional PR advice, but now one winner will get recording time with renowned producer, Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Angel Witch, Cathedral & many more) at his residential Orgone Studios in Woburn, Beds.

Metal Hammer have also pledged to support one winning band with exposure on Metal Hammer’s website and invite them to the magazine offices for a feature photoshoot and interview, plus a radio interview for Team Rock Radio.

Meantime, the 'M2TM' finals are already under way and continue through to 10th July the judging squad have been clocking up the miles (1800 to date!) and many lucky bands have won slots on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage.

Joining Friday’s bill are The Crawling, Triverse Massacre, Vehement, Husk, Seed Of Sorrow, and Burning The Dream. Winning a Saturday slot are Ten Ton Slug, Bearfist, Ramage Inc., and Famyne. And the first one for Sunday is Art Of Deception.

The line-up over the weekend from Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th August at Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, in South Derbyshire includes headliners Slayer, Twisted Sister, and Mastodon, 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, Brutai, Meta-stasis, Pythia, This Is Turin, One Machine, Derange, Misery Loves Co., Diamond Head, Cambion, Krysthla, and Witchsorrow.

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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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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