10TH ANNIVERSARY MASSIVE SUCCESS WITH OVER 11,600 IN ATTENDENCE
2011 HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED - IMMORTAL ONLY UK SHOW OF 2011
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR solidified itâ€™s position as the UKâ€™s only true outdoor Metal Festival, enjoying itâ€™s most successful year so far. As well as celebrating itâ€™s 10th anniversary, BLOODSTOCK reached yet another milestone achieving itâ€™s first five figure turn out. Over 11,600 metalheads descended upon Catton Hall in Derbyshire to see nearly 80 acts, including headliners OPETH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, FEAR FACTORY and TWISTED SISTER, as well as a plethora of other top names in the world of metal.
Highlights included a one minute tribute to the legendary RONNIE JAMES DIO - 60 seconds of cheering and horn raising - to christen the main stage, and a very rare performance from Swedish tech-metal heroes MESHUGGAH on Friday, a highly memorable set from DEVIN TOWNSEND on Saturday, who after contending with having his bandâ€™s equipment held up in customs, turned the disaster around to put on an extremely entertaining show, pulling in one of the biggest crowds of the weekend. Sunday saw the first ever UK performance of death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, who took the stage covered in bruises, cuts and an assortment of other injuries, as well as GOJIRAâ€™s only UK show of 2010.
After BLOODBATHâ€™s set, GWAR frontman ODERUS URUNGUS took the stage draw the winner for BLOODSTOCKâ€™s exclusive car raffle, making one lucky attendeeâ€™s weekend by handing over the keys to a brand new Toyota Aygo.
But the real surprise treat came following death metal legendâ€™s CANNIBAL CORPSEâ€™s punishingly heavy set, when BLOODSTOCK revealed the first headliners for 2011. The news of IMMORTALâ€™s only UK show of 2011 via a two-minute trailer on the main stage video screen was welcomed with huge cheers from the BLOODSTOCK crowd, leaving no doubt that the Norwegian Black Metallersâ€™s first ever UK festival performance will be a highly anticipated one.
With TWISTED SISTER about to take the stage, the atmosphere at Catton Hall right now is electric, with all present enjoying not only BLOODSTOCKâ€™s most successful year yet, but also the excitement of the first announcement for 2011, tickets for which go on sale tomorrow, Monday 16th August for the roll back price of Â£90 - fixed until December 2010 to beat the VAT increase.
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2011 12th - 14th AUGUST 2011
IMMORTAL ONLY UK SHOW OF 2011
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