The first headliner has been revealed for next year's Bloodstock, the independent metal festival which takes place at Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, in South Derbyshire between Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th August 2020.
With 2 more headliners still to be revealed, headlining the Friday will be Devin Townsend. Devin says “OK, folks...wow. So where should I begin? Ever since I was a kid, being able to headline a festival as fantastic and forward thinking as Bloodstock has been a dream of mine. As some of you may know, I’ve been working on several live 'bands' lately, from acoustic, to prog and orchestral, with some really artistic and improvisational aspects. However for Bloodstock, my intention is to do something quite different, and consequently kick ass in every possible way. I am putting together a VERY SPECIAL one-off show for Bloodstock, with a heavy band, playing the very best material for an outdoor festival from my entire catalogue, from SYL up to Empath. I have always felt that if I was given one shot to knock it out of the park, I wouldn't hesitate. And my friends, this is the shot! I have listened to what people have been asking for from my catalogue, and with a show like this, a production like we are planning, and the players who have agreed to be involved, this will surely be one of the pinnacle moments in my career. My intention over the past few years has been to find ways to use different aspects of my work (that fall on opposite ends of the creative spectrum), to ultimately make something really beautiful. Something unified. This show is meant to bring it all together after 25 years of doing this. Thanks Bloodstock for choosing to rock with me. I can't wait to see you all there!”
Also joining the bill on the main stage are Ukrainian metal squad Jinjer making their Bloodstock debut on the Saturday, and power metallers Gloryhammer. take to the main Ronnie James Dio Stage on the Sunday.
Previously announced acts for next year are Vio-lence, Sacred Reich, Skindred, Black Dahlia Murder, Dark Tranquillity, and Butcher Babies. There's much more to be announced, including the other 2 headliners. For the details as available please see the line-up page.
Early bird tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend: £130
child (4-11) weekend: £40
car parking: £18
All tickets include camping.
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