With less than 8 weeks to go until THE UK Metal event of the summer,
Bloodstock is delighted to announce the return of the Jagermeister Acoustic Stage which will play host to bands interacting with the crowd on a more personal level. But don’t expect flowers and tambourines cos this is Bloodstock and this is Acoustic METAL !! The first batch of bands confirmed for their up close performances are…
Pig Iron are a bluesy, heavy rock band based in London, UK. After forming from the ashes of Burnt Oak Sun, bassist Hugh Gilmour took vocalist Johnny to guitarist Dave Pattenden and drummer Joe Smith, and the rest is history. Shortly after forming, while supporting the legendary Budgie, Pig Iron were paid a visit by Bruce Dickinson and Janick Gers of Iron Maiden, which resulted in a live performance on the Bruce Dickinson Radio show, on BBC 6 Music. http://www.myspace.com/soundsofcaligula
GUARDIANS OF ANDROMEDA
British Power Metallers Guardians of Andromeda bring swords and tales of glory to the field of Bloodstock! Heed our words brothers and sisters! For the glory and honour of those fallen before with Andromeda’s spirit, immortal and pure - Through the power of metal whose strength knows no end - The guardians will forever……..our kingdom defend. http://www.myspace.com/guardiansofandromeda
Taking the UK’s live music scene by storm and with regular radio play on digital and internet stations in the UK and across Europe alongside being picked up to play huge festivals around the UK, Isolysis are enjoying every moment. Gaining fans and notoriety they are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. http://www.myspace.com/isolysis
Inspired By Their Hate Of Stale, Boring And Predictable Music, Inferno Have Updated The Raw Unadulterated Rock N’ Roll Of The50's, 60’s And 70’s (Minus Any Gimmicks And Clichés) And Brought It Kicking And Screaming Into The 21st Century. Imagine A Musical Threesome Between Queens Of The Stone Age, Motorhead And Johnny Cash. With The Whole Sordid Affair Being Filmed By Quentin Tarantino, Then You Can Start To Picture Where This Band Are Coming From.
“It’s Like Being Sweet And Sour At The Same Time” States Frontman Joe Harvey, “It’s Got To Be Pleasing To The Eye But, Dangerous To The Touch,.. That’s What Makes It Special”. http://www.myspace.com/infernorockband
Operation Error played their first ever gig together in May 2007 at The Rigger in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The band was the brain child of punk writer Shaun ‘Wink’ Winkle and doom metal fanatic Jonathan ‘JP’ Parsons. Both tired of playing bass in previous bands and started a new band with two goals – to write great music and both play guitar. They added a vocalist who had previously only worked on electro house and dance tracks to create a genre known now as Progressive Epic. http://www.operationerror.com
THE LAST IN LINE
Shrouded in secrecy for some time select members of the Bloodstock Team have created a band to celebrate the music of the late Ronnie James Dio. Featuring tracks from Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio’s solo material - this promises to be a sing along of the highest order where the raising of horns is compulsory! Rumours on the members involved are a closely guarded secret but needless to say all members have taken out a super injunction gagging order on each other!!