BLOODSTOCK’s early bird tickets are flying out the door in the wake of Halloween’s ROB ZOMBIE headline announcement, but here at festival HQ we aren’t resting on our laurels, we’ve got even more bands ready to add on to the bill! British stoner/doom overlords, ORANGE GOBLIN are set for a main stage slot in 2015. Having recently unleashed their eighth studio album, 'Back From The Abyss' via Candlelight Records, the band are currently laying waste to Europe on tour with the mighty St Vitus. Check out the brand new video for ‘Sabbath Hex’ from the new release on the YouTube video below: Norwegian black metallers 1349 also sign up. With latest studio album ‘Massive Cauldron Of Chaos’ recently hitting the racks, the band have also found time to collaborate with Minnesota’s Surly Brewing Company and launch their own ‘1349 Black Ale’. Check out this informative video clip featuring drummer Frost and vocalist Ravn explaining how the whole thing came about on the YouTube video below: Also joining the hordes at Catton Park are reunited US metalheads ARMORED SAINT. The band are about to hit the studio to record their new opus for label Metal Blade; their first new tunes since 2010’s sixth studio album ‘La Raza’. Check out that album’s video for ‘Left Hook From Right Field’ on the YouTube video below: or for a classic cut, try ‘Reign Of Fire’, taped way back in 1991 on the YouTube video below: The band are looking forward to their slot at the festival, enthusing “ARMORED SAINT are super excited and honoured to be a part of BLOODSTOCK 2015! And by then we'll have our new record out! See you all soon!”
Big congratulations to regular GoCarSharers & BLOODSTOCK fans Neil Mort and Craig Donovan. Neil, Craig, and their happy mates will be enjoying FREE WEEKEND CAMPING TICKETS to BLOODSTOCK in 2015! This could be you! This year's competition for free weekend camping tickets to BLOODSTOCK in 2016 is now underway! Just sign up to GoCarShare (it's free to do so), and car share to BLOODSTOCK as a driver or passenger! It's that simple. You'll be entered into the competition automatically and winners will be picked at random. Excellent reasons to GoCarShare (besides the chance to win those tickets!): Keep more cash for beer/food/that essential Viking drinking horn – car sharing is approx 60% cheaper than taking the train! It’s free to use, and the passenger pays a contribution towards the driver's fuel. Heavy metal car karaoke with like-minded people, surely improving any travel experience. It’s really easy to use. Just post your journey on GoCarShare so others going the same way can get in touch. It links drivers with people looking for lifts, and connects you. And it’s all linked up to Facebook so you can find your friends or check people out before agreeing to share. GoCarShare help thousands of festival-goers get to hundreds of festivals every year. You’ll be helping Bloodstock reduce local congestion, keeping local residents happy, and reduce our carbon footprint. You’ll be doing your bit for the environment! Last year BLOODSTOCK carsharers saved enough carbon to equate to saving the production of 40,000 plastic carrier bags! The people you’ll be sharing your journey with are the exact same people who could be sleeping in the tent next to you and the same people you’ll be headbanging (and possibly bin jousting) with.… They’re practically already your friends – just start the fun a little earlier! You can even download the GoCarShare App to your smart phone to find or offer a lift! Neil comments, "BLOODSTOCK is always fun and having friends around and making new friends is always good. I've used GoCarShare for many years." Craig adds, "This was my third year at BLOODSTOCK for me and a friend of mine, we noticed GoCarShare on BLOODSTOCK's website and thought it was a nice way of saving a bit of cash on petrol and also a nice way of meeting people to take on the journey. I enjoyed this BLOODSTOCK more than the previous ones as I knew what to expect and I planned it a lot better, I also met a bunch of people there I have still kept in touch with!" To find out more and to sign up as either a driver or hopeful passenger, just visit: gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock
Love a bit of pyro?! Here at BLOODSTOCK HQ we are continuing our popular website 'treasure hunts' and handing you a pyrotastic chance to win tickets for the 2015 event. To make your bonfire week go with a bang, simply find the 12 hidden fireworks around the BLOODSTOCK website. If you can locate them all, you'll be in with a chance to win 2 weekend tickets to next year's festival!! There are 2 pairs up for grabs and the hunt kicks off at 9am on Monday 3rd November!! You've got until midnight on Friday 7th November to hunt out all the fireworks. Simply paste all the URLs into an email with your name, age and address and submit to email@example.com to throw your entry in the hat. Winners will be announced the week commencing 10th November over at the BLOODSTOCK website and socials.
This Halloween, BLOODSTOCK has some howlingly good news to share! Are you a fan of the undead? Love Zombies? The fiendishly brilliant ROB ZOMBIE is confirmed as Sunday’s 2015 main stage headliner, bringing his mind-blowing full production to Catton Park. ROB ZOMBIE exclaims, "I am so ready to get on a plane, and get my ass over to merry ol' England for BLOODSTOCK. We've had some of the best shows of our lives over there and can't wait to add this to the list. Besides, it's called ‘BLOODSTOCK' so how could it not be bloody fucking fun?” Expect to witness a spectacular range of ROB ZOMBIE classics as well as choice cuts from the band’s most recent studio album ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’. Check out this cut of ‘Superbeast’ from last year’s ‘The Zombie Horror Picture Show’ DVD, which captured Rob and his Zombie bandmates John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish on the road and get a taster of what’s in store in the YouTube video below: In addition to that big news, don’t forget that BLOODSTOCK’s ‘Rock Society’ memberships went on sale at 9am today, 31st October. The BLOODSTOCK ‘Rock Society’ is effectively the festival’s ‘Members Club’, offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (and that’s on top of the already discounted early bird ticket if you’re quick enough!), but it offers punters all sorts of other cool benefits like priority access to the signing tent, special tours of backstage & production areas so you can see what goes on ‘behind the scenes,’ as well as access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, plus a Rock Society laminate with your name and membership number, and plenty more besides. The memberships are limited to just 300 and sell out very quickly every year, so don’t delay if you want to pick one up. Last year, these sold out that morning! Full details can be found at www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/rock-society
Rock Society memberships go on sale at 9am on 31st October. The Bloodstock ‘Rock Society’ is effectively the festival’s ‘Members Club, offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (including on top of the already discounted early bird ticket if you’re quick enough!), but all sorts of other cool benefits, like priority access to the signing tent, special tours of backstage & production areas so you can see ‘behind the scenes’ as well as access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar to mingle with the artists, plus rock society laminate with your name and membership number and plenty more besides. Full details can be found at www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/rock-society The memberships are limited to just 300 and sell out very quickly every year, so don’t delay if you want to pick one up. Priced at just £50, these memberships are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and sold out last year in a record time of just under 4 hours. Fingers at the ready...