We’re now past the halfway point to BLOODSTOCK with 20 weekends left before the UK’s best metal weekender! Let’s kick that off by announcing seven more bands!
Anthemic black metallers WINTERFYLLETH join the main stage fray. Their fifth album ‘The Dark Hereafter’ was released last October by Candlelight Records/Spinefarm. Check out the epic tracks via BandCamp at https://winterfylleth.bandcamp.com/ and then catch the latest news over at www.facebook.com/Winterfylleth.
We’re also excited to reveal a handful of bands for the Sophie Lancaster stage. DENDERA bring their classic metal to BLOODSTOCK for a Friday slot. The band have their third studio album set for release this year, so expect new material! Watch their video for ‘Claim Our Throne’ for a taster of their sound - https://youtu.be/V0bk7cdBsKI. For more on DENDERA, check out www.dendera.co.uk or www.facebook.com/denderauk.
Saturday sees doomsters KROH join the Sophie bill. KROH is the brainchild of Paul Kenney, founder member of both Mistress and Fukpig. Go watch their video for ‘Mother Serpent’ over at https://youtu.be/gYLvHoMnI0s and get the latest on the band on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XKrohX.
Also landing a Saturday slot are ABHORRENT DECIMATION, whose ‘Miasmic Mutation’ album was lauded by Metal Hammer as “one of 2015’s must-have death metal records”. Check out ‘Glaciate The Servants’ from that disc - https://youtu.be/hAbJmQSOvGU - and get more info over at www.abhorrentdecimation.com or www.facebook.com/abhorrentdecimation.
Bagging a Sunday slot are British experimental metal squad, BOSSK. The band built their name via a series of EPs and touring with the likes of Cult Of Luna, Textures, and Baroness, and are now signed to Deathwish Inc. Their debut studio album ‘Audio Noir’ was released last year. If that sounds like your thing, investigate further at www.bosskonline.com or www.facebook.com/bosskonline.
We also welcome doompop outfit, COURTESANS to the Sunday bill. The band say, “To perform at BLOODSTOCK is incredible exciting. It’s a huge honour to play the Sophie Lancaster Stage, her legacy is at the heart of our ethics. We’re advocates of equality and have a zero tolerance to any form of prejudice. We hope to raise a few eyebrows and stir some shit up!” Their new EP ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ comes out this month. Watch the video for ‘Mesmerise’ at: https://youtu.be/6ZstRAEkWJs and find out more at www.facebook.com/thecourtesans.
Rounding out Sunday’s additions are Brit crew, WRETCHED SOUL. Described by Zero Tolerance as "refreshingly difficult to categorise", Terrorizer had a go and called them, "one of the UK's most promising underground Thrash bands." WRETCHED SOUL's savage second album ‘The Ghost Road’ was released in December through UKEM Records. Have a listen on YouTube via https://youtu.be/YjKo4LmZcJE and learn more at
Our first phase of BLOODSTOCK club nights start on 7th April! More will be added for June/July, so don’t despair if your local rock club isn’t listed yet. Get along to one of the following events, check out some tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands old and new, and be in with the chance of winning weekend tickets or related giveaways. Expect fun ways to win tickets - previous year’s events featured the likes of bucking broncos, endurance tests, and air guitaring! Check your local club for details, as dates may be subject to change. Events for April/May run as follows:
Fri 7th Apr - Woking - Schism
Sat 8th Apr - Middlesbrough - ‘SUMO’ at Medicine Bar
Sat 8th Apr - Manchester - Satan’s Hollow
Thu 13th Apr - Doncaster - ‘Rawkus’ at Vintage Rock Bar
Fri 14th Apr - Bournemouth - ‘Thank Rock It’s Friday’ at Sound Circus
Fri 14th Apr - London - ‘Project Mayhem’ at Electric Ballroom
Fri 14th Apr - Ipswich - ‘The Riot’ at the Cock and Pye
Fri 14th Apr - Stoke - ‘Afterlife’ at the Underground
Sat 15th Apr - Coventry - The Phoenix
Sat 15th Apr - Norwich - ‘Meltdown’ at the Waterfront
Mon 17th Apr - Reading - Sakura
Wed 19th Apr - Huddersfield - ‘Rawkus’ at The Parish
Wed 19th Apr - Liverpool - ‘Rawkus’ at EBGB’s
Thu 20th Apr - Sheffield - ‘Rawkus’ at The Leadmill (ft Benji Webbe DJ set)
Fri 21st Apr - Bury - ‘Rawkus’ at Yates
Fri 21st Apr - London - ‘Rawkus’ at Lounge 666
Fri 21st Apr - Leicester - Firebug
Sat 22nd Apr - Birmingham - ‘Uprawr’ at Asylum
Sat 22nd Apr - Cardiff - FUEL
Sat 22nd Apr - Camberley - The Agincourt
Mon 24th Apr - Preston - ‘Rawkus’ at Blitz
Fri 28th Apr - Bristol - ‘PHUCT’ at Bierkeller
Fri 28th Apr - London - ‘Voodoo’ at Elektrowerkz
Fri 28th Apr - Plymouth - Envy
Sat 29th Apr - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 29th Apr - Sheffield The Corporation
Thu 4th May - Exeter - ‘TPT’ at Timepiece
Fri 5th May - Portsmouth - ‘Thunderdome’ at Edge of the Wedge
Sat 6th May - Hanley -‘Devil’s Night’ at JJ’s
Sat 6th May - Brighton - ‘Apocalypse’ at Envy
Sat 6th May - Stoke - ‘Alt Ctl Del’ at The Underground
Fri 12th May - London - ‘Project Mayhem’ at Electric Ballroom
Sat 13th May - Southampton - ‘Apocalypse’ at The 1865
Fri 19th May - Leicester Firebug
Sat 20th May - Stoke - ‘Rawkus’ at The Underground
Sat 20th May - Coventry The Phoenix
Sat 20th May - Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Sat 20th May - Middlesbrough ‘SUMO’ at Medicine Bar
Sat 20th May - Norwich - ‘Meltdown’ at The Waterfront
Fri 26th May - London - ‘Voodoo’ at Elektrowerkz
Sat 27th May - Wigan - ‘Rawkus’ at The Boulevard
Sat 27th May - Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 27th May - Sheffield The Corporation
VIP tickets and upgrades are now moving very quickly, with some packages already sold out, so if you’re planning on ‘going VIP’, grab yours soon to avoid disappointment over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.
Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners AMON AMARTH, Sunday’s headliners MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, KING PARROT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN and ONI. Many more, including our Saturday headliner are still be announced! Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee), plus increasingly limited VIP packages/upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than ‘on the day’ purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free!