With BLOODSTOCK 2021 well under way, the festival is thrilled to already be looking ahead and announcing a swath of bands for the 2022 event, which is set to take place on 11th-14th August 2022 at the hallowed grounds of Catton Park, Derbyshire.
Headlining one of our days (tbd) on the Ronnie James Dio main stage will be mighty groove metal overlords, LAMB OF GOD! Frontman Randy Blythe tells us “It’s been way too long since we’ve rocked the festivals of Merry Olde - what better way to announce our return than a headliner slot at BLOODSTOCK? Until then, pack your wellies and stay safe England - LAMB OF GOD (and Roger Brilliant) will see you summer 2022!” In the meantime, remind yourself of their awesomeness with this video of 'Walk With Me In Hell' from their 2013 debut BLOODSTOCK headline set.
Saturday's main stage headliner will be the previously announced, King Diamond-fronted, heavy metal icons MERCYFUL FATE, who roll over a year after global issues prevented their appearance at this year’s festival. The band tell us; “MERCYFUL FATE comes to BLOODSTOCK…this will be a dangerous meeting you don’t want to miss. King Diamond says, “This time we are going to bring the Devil himself.”
The festival’s final exciting headliner is yet to be revealed. Stay tuned!
Also landing main stage slots across the weekend are PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS playing their Pantera set, DIMMU BORGIR, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, GWAR (in a UK festival exclusive), BURY TOMORROW, SACRED REICH, LIFE OF AGONY, BUTCHER BABIES, VIO-LENCE, and BLOODYWOOD.
Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, headlining Thursday night are THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA and closing out Sunday night will be STATIC X, in their only UK show of 2022. Also landing a slot across the weekend are HEATHEN.
Stay tuned for more band announcements soon and check out the first 2022 trailer here.
Early bird weekend camping tickets are available at the on-site box office across the duration of the 2021 event, then will go on sale online at 9am Monday 16th August, priced at £135 (+ bkg fee) from the ticket store, as well as Serpents Lair VIP tickets, child tix and camper van passes (which always sell out very quickly, so don’t snooze if you’re after one).
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2022.