It’s all systems go for BLOODSTOCK 2015 over here at festival HQ. No rest for the wicked! As well as the recently announced Saturday night headliners, WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests, OPETH, more bands are getting locked in for August 2015. Following Emperor’s triumphant headlining set at BLOODSTOCK this year, Emperor frontman IHSAHN brings his solo project to Catton Park as a one-off, UK exclusive. IHSAHN comments, “At this year's BLOODSTOCK I had the great pleasure of finishing off our 20th Anniversary Tour of ‘In The Nightside Eclipse’, and next year, I am really looking forward to returning with a whole new IHSAHN set. Nostalgic. Contemporary. I get to do both! See you all there!” Another UK exclusive show comes from legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE. The band comment; "We are proud to announce we will be playing BLOODSTOCK 2015! We wanna see all you sick fans there. This will be our only UK festival show for all of 2015. Nowhere better to celebrate metal than at BLOODSTOCK. Be there." Check out ‘Sadistic Embodiment’, a cut from their brutal brand new album ‘A Skeletal Domain’ over at: www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse . Want more Corpse? Delve into their two decade plus history in the band’s recently published official biography, ‘Bible Of Butchery’, written by Bass Guitar Magazine editor, Joel McIver. Brazil’s metal kings, the mighty SEPULTURA also make a return to Catton Park. Guitarist Andreas Kisser comments: “We are very happy to come to the UK’s Bloodstock Festival again! We had one of the best experiences last time and we cannot wait to bring the songs from the Mediator live! See you all soon!! DESTROY!!!" The band released their thirteenth album, ‘The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart’, through Nuclear Blast last October. The album was acclaimed as some of their ‘finest work’ to date. Not bad for a band with a career spanning three decades! Watch them corrupting priests in the video for ‘The Vatican’ theb watch the YouTube video below : An ever-diminishing, limited number of early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 When they’re gone, they’re gone so grab yours now! Campervan pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.
To celebrate the end of this year’s metaltastic festival summer, Bloodstock HQ are offering up one of this year’s 2014 Festival shirt designs in the choice of 2 colours with all this year’s bands printed on the back at a WHOPPING 25% discount! Not only that but we’re throwing in a Bloodstock keyring while stocks last for FREE. (Add the keyring to your basket and it will be discounted once you get to checkout). Head over to the Bloodstock store now and get yourself a bargain CLICK HERE NOW
2014's event was also a record breaker for official charity partner THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST. With your help BLOODSTOCK 2014 smashed last year's fundraising total for the fourth year in a row and raised the charity more than £9000 via a combination of guest list donations, daily prize raffle tickets, coin buckets on site and their very popular 'T-Shirt Amnesty' whereby fest go-ers can bring along their unwanted band shirts and pick up a vintage bargain for a few quid from the charity's on-site stall. Jen Walker, spokesperson for THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST comments: "We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us over the weekend by buying a raffle ticket, popping some change into a bucket, donating any unwanted T-shirts or, indeed, sifting through and buying one – no matter how you did it, we are extremely grateful and your generosity will make a huge difference to the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer throughout the UK. As always, none of this would have been possible without the support of the Bloodstock Team and Family – thank you for choosing us again and let’s make 2015, our five-year anniversary, the biggest and best yet!"
Following the success of this year’s Bloodstock with yet again over 14,000 metal heads in attendance, you won’t be surprised to hear that here at Bloodstock HQ we’re already planning for an even bigger and better Bloodstock 2015, but we need your help to do this! Bloodstock has always been about listening to what you the fans want - getting the right mix of bands, delivering a better camping experience, great security, MUCH better toilet facilities for next year, more entertainment whilst keeping the ticket price as low as possible etc. We try our hardest each year to achieve all of this and so much more. So your feedback is vital to continue shaping the biggest and best Metal festival in the UK with the bands YOU want to see! Below is a link to our fan survey for 2014 and we would ask if you could spend a couple of minutes answering a few multiple choice questions. Once the survey has closed we will choose one entrant at random to win, a pair of 2015 Bloodstock weekend tickets. It’s that simple!! Follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5MJC85V The survey will close on 1st October and we will announce the lucky winner of one pair of weekend camping tickets at the end of that month.
After our biggest and most successful year to date, we are excited to announce our first headliner for 2015! WITHIN TEMPTATION are set to play their only UK show next year as Saturday night headliners at Catton Park! It is a triumphant return for the Dutch megastars, who headlined BLOODSTOCK in 2005, as their very first UK festival appearance and only second ever UK show. Frontwoman Sharon den Adel enthuses, “We're thrilled to play BLOODSTOCK again! We had such a great time before and can't wait to take ‘Hydra’ to the stage at Catton Park. It's a really exciting time for us right now and we're looking forward to bringing the fire!!” Check out their video for ‘Dangerous’ from their current album, ‘Hydra’, featuring none other than Howard Jones (The Devil You Know, ex-Killswitch Engage) on the YouTube video below : Slotting in to the Saturday night special guest slot are Swedish progmeisters, OPETH. Having landed at number14 on the UK album charts last week, their highest chart position to date for new studio album, ‘Pale Communion’, OPETH are looking forward to returning to BLOODSTOCK. Comments frontman Mikael Akerfeldt; “We’re happy to confirm that we’ll be back at the BLOODSTOCK festival next year! I don’t know how many times we’ve played there now, but it’s a real great place, a nice festival run by nice people. Too bad it’s like….a year or so away!?” Check out new track, ‘Cusp of Eternity’ while you’re waiting; can be be viewed on the YouTube video below : Early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 Campervan pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.