As we rock towards Easter, BLOODSTOCK are busy locking in their first round of promotional club nights and confirming Thursday’s kick-off proceedings on the Sophie Lancaster stage.
Military-clad ARNOCORPS are set to headline the Sophie stage on the traditionally fun-filled Thursday evening, so slap on some camo, be prepared for ‘audience interaction’, and witness their self-described ‘action adventure hardcore rock and roll’. If you didn’t already know, ARNOCORPS are the world’s only band to feature lyrics based exclusively on Arnold Schwarzenegger films (thankfully, mostly the action classics of the 80’s rather than Kindergarten Cop)! The band enthuse; “We’re so pumped to be bringing our action adventure, audio assault to the ballsiest of all metal festivals! As far back as our first UK tour in ‘06, our fans have prayed each and every year for ARNOCORPS to perform at BLOODSTOCK. Finally Crom has listened! On Thursday night, all attendees will gain unprecedented muscle mass as they become goddamn heroes and sheroes!! GO!!!”
The Brits are out in force on Thursday, as thrash metalheads REIGN OF FURY will open the fest. Also joining are 2014’s ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ overall victors, the dual-fronted melodic progsters METAPRISM, Welsh death metallers DESECRATION and ‘pirate folk metal’ outfit, RED RUM. Obviously a rousing party tune - check out Red Rum’s ‘Make Port, Drink Port’ on the YouTube video below:
Once the bands have played each day, the after-hours entertainment in the big top Sophie Stage borders on legendary, so be sure to book your extra day off and rock up to Catton Park early on Thursday, pitch your tent and get your beer hat on in time for the evening’s fun. On Thursday night from 10.30pm, the Warm Up party will be in full swing, running through ‘til 3am. Come out, get fired up on the best metal from the house DJs, meet your fellow Bloodstockers and make new friends. Stay tuned for details on Thursday night’s party theme (in case you want to plan a splendid fancy dress outfit) in due course!