For those of you leaving it last minute to get your festival tickets with just days until the gates of Catton Park open to the thunderous footfall of thousands of metal brethren, here is a quick update to getting your tickets last minute. BUYING YOUR TICKETS ONLINE AND AT THE FESTIVAL GATE If you are still to buy your weekend or day tickets through the Bloodstock store, you can right up to and during the festival weekend. However, tickets purchased after 9.00am Friday 1st August will not be posted out as these will be sent to the festival gate for collection. COLLECTING PRE PAID TICKETS ON THE GATE Providing you have purchased your tickets before 9.00am Friday 1st August, you should receive them by the 5th August at the very latest. If you’ve not received your ticket by this date then please contact SEE tickets directly. We will send all tickets purchased after 9.00am Friday 1st August by special courier to the festival gate for you to collect, so the standard postal fee will still apply to tickets purchased online to cover courier costs. BRING PROOF OF PURCHASE When collecting tickets at the gate we will require proof of ticket purchase from the Bloodstock shop including a printed out email receipt, copy of the card you purchased your ticket with or some form of identification such as drivers licence or utility bill showing your name and address. Please Note: Car parking tickets will be on sale through the Bloodstock store only until 9.00am on 1st August at the price of £16 after which they will only be available to purchase at the Car park box office at £20.00. Weekend tickets will rise from £130 to £140.00 if purchased on the gate and day tickets will increase from £60.00 to £65.00 if purchased on the gate. SERPENTS LAIR ‘VIP’ CAMPING ‘Most Serpents Lair’ VIP ticket packages are SOLD OUT! However, there is still the option to upgrade from a standard weekend ticket to VIP or simply purchase a main Serpents Lair VIP ticket, but you’ll need to be quick!! What does a SERPENTS LAIR ‘VIP’ ticket give me? As well as a dedicated VIP camping area and car parking close by, luxury toilet facilities, complimentary hot showers and the fantastic ‘Serpents Lair’ VIP bar, featuring over 100 Guest Ales and Ciders to sample, we also offer a range of additional entertainment exclusive to the Serpents Lair experience. On arrival - all those lucky enough to have secured Serpents Lair VIP camping will need to follow the signs to the SERPENTS LAIR/ MEDIA GUEST ACCREDITATION box office - If you have upgraded from Standard Weekend + camping to Serpents Lair VIP camping remember to bring both the standard weekend ticket AND the upgrade ticket or you will be refused entry. You will also need to bring proof of I.D such as drivers licence or utility bill showing your name and address. HAVE YOU GOT YOUR BLOODSTOCK TICKET? To buy your Bloodstock weekend or VIP tickets visit the Bloodstock website Or Call our 24 Hour Ticket Hotline on 0871 230 5584
Did you pick up your BLOODSTOCK Serpents Lair VIP tickets? A very limited last batch are still available, which may find you partying in the VIP bar next to some of the bands on the bill! There’s plenty of extra fun included, exclusive to the Serpents Lair, as well as the little extras like hot showers and ‘real’ toilets, your tent being a stones throw from the main stage and a dedicated VIP entrance and parking area. While you’re perusing which of the 100+ real ales & ciders to try next in the Serpents Lair bar, there’s sure to be something interesting going on. Maybe check out THE GRUESOME TWOSOME and their guest performers for a fire-breathing, angle-grinding, outrageously sexy bar show in the Serpent’s Lair! Super hot!! Go give ‘em a like on Facebook www.facebook.com/GruesometwosomeUK . Also appearing over the weekend will be the multi-talented BIG C, bringing a laid back blues set during the day, then switching it up to some heavy metal spoken word after hours. Check him out here doing a bit of spoken word Cannibal Corpse YouTube video below: . ZOCALO BLOOZE will also be playing some blues covers and original material and TEN FOOT WIZARD will be performing an exclusive electric blues set on the Serpent’s Lair VIP stage. There’ll be numerous guest DJ sets during the weekend, including Chris and Simon of Winterfylleth, Team Rock Radio’s Pete Bailey and the legendary journalistic pair of Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer, The Guardian) and Jerry Ewing (editor of Prog Magazine, Classic Rock) with their ‘Dom & Jerry Show’. The legendary Club Serpent kicks in after-hours from 11pm, with the Vicious Breed DJs on Thursday night, Friday night hosts Metal Hammer’s Party Night with The Dark Lord Alex Milas, Merl and Amit bringing the house down with their set of classic rock and metal bangers. Saturday’s Rock n’ Pop party with Darren and Rob is an always raging, regular outing, and on Sunday the Vicious Breed DJs return to close out the weekend while you drink the bar dry. Keep a look out for ALICE BIZARRE, the ever-popular make-up artist who’ll paint your face however you fancy; King Diamond? Gene Simmons? Alice Cooper? Either way, she’s got you! The BRITCITY ONE JUDGES will be out and about bringing the law down on you perps (remember Dredd’s appearance on stage with Anthrax last year?!), plus the peace, love and carnage will be in residence with ALIEN LOVES PREDATOR. Alternative magician DEE CHRISTOPHER will be wow’ing you while you sup your drinks, and remember JESUS! getting the hump at the Cradle of Filth shirt-wearing punter?! He’ll be back wandering the Lair - maybe there’s an even better photo opportunity waiting...! Tickets are available now for a 4-day Thurs-Sun pass with camping. Look up all the ticket options over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event//bloodstock/catton-park/727717 . Don’t forget, if you can’t make the whole weekend, there are also single day tickets available from £60 plus booking fee.
Make sure you check out CYNOSURE GUITARS as featured special guest Visual Artists in the new gallery exhibit promoting and presenting their unconventional instruments,known as, “functional art”. !With the RAM Gallery, Paul Raymond Gregory illustrates his belief in supporting visual and aesthetic artists as much as musicians.. One of CYNOSURE's four guitars on display will be the eponymous custom-built ‘Bloodstock Guitar’ (Infernus model), featuring full-branding and idiosyncrasies, coupled with the concept of Bloodstock Festival that promises to be “...the most ‘Metal’ guitar of all time...”, says Artist and Luthier, CYNOSURE. ! Be sure to make time at the festival to come in and view the guitars in the RAM Gallery. CYNOSURE GUITARS are no strangers to producing concept guitars. !During 2013, CYNOSURE built a series of postmodern guitars featuring technologies and thematics of differing eras of Industrial Revolution that were exhibited at the World-renowned Art fair, ‘Art Basel’. Check out more on CYNOSURE GUITARS at www.cynosureguitars.com
The Bloodstock 2014 Merch range is now on sale in the Bloodstock store to collect on site at the festival for those who want to guarantee a shirt in your size. We only produce a limited run of certain designs so don’t miss out on this year’s great range including our new special edition summer shorts. For those of you fortunate enough to have acquired one of the very limited membership’s to this year’s ROCK SOCIETY –one of the many benefits is the opportunity to purchase a bespoke Rock Society 2014 t-shirt which has been designed by our very own Roc Soc member Col Gray. The t-shirt will be available to purchase online from today priced at just £15 to collect at the festival merchandise tent– and yes all bands will be printed on the back of the t-shirts! As we are only printing a very limited run of Rock Soc T-shirts, whatever isn’t sold online in advance will go on general sale at the festival itself - So don’t miss out and grab your shirt in your size and collect it at the festival – the Buy now Collect on site option will be open to all until 5th August. Go to http://bmerch.com/bloodstock/
The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there's a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages. BALLS DEEP bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal. Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers ACELDAMA will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s RESIN will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material. Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. GOAT LEAF bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, OAKHAART’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, SINPATHETIC grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, ERADIKATOR’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, CACODAEMONIC’s unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham.