BLOODSTOCK is pleased to reveal another six bands joining the fray at Catton Park this summer, hailing from not just the UK, but also Spain, Finland, and Egypt! The Metal 2 The Masses finals kick off soon too, so make plans to support your local event detailed below and you might even get to win a pair of weekend tickets for just taking a photo!
Appearing on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday are Anglo-Finnish tech progsters WHEEL (https://www.facebook.com/wheelband). Expect to hear some tracks from their recently released debut album ‘Moving Backwards’, including perhaps, their latest single ‘Where The Pieces Lie’ - https://youtu.be/MMe99B0EP94.
Joining them are Preston old school thrash squad SOLITARY (https://www.facebook.com/Official.Solitary) recently reunited with guitarist Gaz Harrop after an 18-year gap and celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2019. Pick up their most recent album, ‘The Diseased Heart Of Society here but first listen to ‘Wait’ from that LP at https://youtu.be/U5xMZezsNAY.
Spanish thrash beasts VIOLBLAST (https://www.facebook.com/Violblast) are set to melt faces on Sunday’s Sophie stage, shredding tracks from latest album ‘Theater Of Despair’, which they’ve kindly added to YouTube in full over at: https://youtu.be/QZgO0gfJHPg. Go listen!
Adding to Sunday’s Sophie mayhem are Egyptian blackened death metal outfit, CRESCENT (https://www.facebook.com/Crescentband), who released latest album ‘The Order Of Amenti’ via Listenable Records. Investigate ‘Beyond The Path Of Amenti’ and see if this is what your Sunday at BLOODSTOCK needs at: https://youtu.be/SkZOGD5UHUA.
Finnish metal squad, BLOOD RED HOURGLASS (www.facebook.com/bloodredhourglass) also grab a Sunday slot on the Sophie stage. The band are readying the release of their 4th studio album, ‘Godsend’ for 31st May. While you may be priming your ears for new music at BLOODSTOCK, check out ‘Quiet Complaint’, the opening track from their 2017 album, ‘Heal’ - https://youtu.be/4jSV9h4vvb0.
Joining the Sophie Lancaster stage bill on Saturday are British prog instrumentalists, THE PARALLAX METHOD (www.facebook.com/theparallaxmethod). You may have caught the band live before, as they’ve graced the stage at a previous BLOODSTOCK, as well as slots at Download and Hard Rock Hell. Check out their video for ‘You Gotta Be Squiddin’ Me’ - https://youtu.be/okE2TjKIuYg.
BLOODSTOCK is very proud to support the grass roots scene and its renowned Metal 2 The Masses scheme is now reaching its Finals stage for 2019! Events are listed in full below, so support your local scene and watch one of your local bands win a slot at BLOODSTOCK in August. You also stand a chance of winning a pair of weekend tickets by taking a cool photo at one of the events and posting it to your social media of choice (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) using the hashtags #M2TMFinals2019 and #BloodstockFestival, ensuring your post is set to public (so we can find your entry). At the end of the Finals tour, we’ll choose our favourite photo from each platform and that winner will receive a pair of weekend tickets to BLOODSTOCK, so feel free to enter on more than one social platform if you so wish to maximise your chances!
Sat 27 Apr - COVENTRY The Empire
Fri 03 May - GLASGOW Ivory Blacks
Sat 04 May - SHEFFIELD The Mulberry Tavern
Fri 17 May - BELFAST Voodoo
Sat 18 May - DUBLIN Fibber Magees
Thu 23 May - NORWICH Brickmakers
Fri 24 May - OXFORD Wheatsheaf
Sat 25 May - MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms
Sat 25 May - LEICESTER The Dryden
Fri 31 May - HITCHIN Club 85
Fri 31 May - STOKE Underground
Sat 01 Jun - WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill
Sat 01 Jun - BURNLEY Sanctuary
Fri 07 Jun - BOURNEMOUTH The Anvil
Fri 07 Jun - WREXHAM Memorial Hall
Sat 08 Jun - CARDIFF Fuel Rock Club
Sat 15 Jun - POLAND Miejsce Rude Boy Club
Sat 15 Jun - NORWAY Oslo Rock In
Fri 21 Jun - LEEDS Wharf Chambers
Sat 22 Jun - MERSEYSIDE Liverpool EBGB’s
Sat 22 Jun - NOTTINGHAM The Maze
Sat 22 Jun - NEWCASTLE Trillians
Sun 23 Jun - MANCHESTER Rebellion
Fri 28 Jun - ESSEX Colchester The Soundhouse
Sat 29 Jun - NORTHANTS Northampton Black Prince
Sun 30 Jun - BRIGHTON Green Door Store
Fri 05 Jul - CHELTENHAM Frog & Fiddle
Sat 06 Jul - BRISTOL The Exchange
Sat 06 Jul - LONDON Nambucca
Sun 07 Jul - BIRMINGHAM Hammer & The Anvil
Sat 13 Jul - SOMERSET Bridgewater Town Hall
The last 150 VIP tickets, including limited Podpads, Bellepads, and Octopads are available, plus limited remaining VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket). Luxpads are already SOLD OUT! For full details click here. Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up here. Day tickets will go on sale in limited quantities on 28th June. Sign up for a reminder email here.
Friday night’s headliner SABATON, Saturday’s top dogs PARKWAY DRIVE and Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, join ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, POWERWOLF, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, SWALLOW THE SUN, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST, ABORTED, SKELETAL REMAINS, ALL HAIL THE YETI, INCITE, HYPOCRISY and many more on the Catton Park stages this August. With more bands to come, stay tuned for even more artists to be announced soon!
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.