Five Weeks To BLOODSTOCK!2nd July 2019 0 By John Deaux
There’s just over 5 weeks ‘til BLOODSTOCK 2019! Tickets are moving fast and the last of the VIP tickets will sell out this week, so don’t delay if you want one! Another batch of Jagermeister Stage bands are locked in and the third phase of ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners grab their chance of glory on the New Blood stage.
Romping into a Jager Stage slot on Friday are Black Country stoner rockers, EYES OF THE RAVEN and bringing something a little different is SOPHIE SPARHAM, a spoken word artist and author who’ll be kicking off the Jager Stage proceedings with her music-inspired works, including “When I Grow Up I Wanna Be Napalm Death.” Gracing Saturday’s stage with their blend of groove metal and hardcore will be DAYBREAKER, and picking up a Sunday slot are southern blues-soaked doomsters, VICTUS.
BLOODSTOCK is also excited to unleash another wave of New Blood winners from their ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals, who all land a spot to perform on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage across BLOODSTOCK weekend.
Joining us on Friday are Oxford’s winners, THE HOPE BURDEN, who bring their post-metal sounds, Leeds’ tech-death victors PRAVITAS, blackened noise beasts MARW, who triumphed in Merseyside, Nottingham’s top dogs WIDOWS, with their doom laden riffage, TOMORROW IS LOST who won out in Newcastle with their hard rock cuts, Manchester winners SAURR with their take on modern tech metal, the splendidly named garage/fuzz rockers GOAT MONSOON who took the prize in Essex and finally, Northants champions REAPER X, with their new take on classic thrash.
Picking up a set on Sunday’s New Blood stage are SETHEIST, who bring their melodic metal from Poland’s M2TM final, Norway’s victors, GOLDEN CORE are ‘New Blood’ indeed, a 14-yr old and 17-yr old doom metal duo and two guest bands, hard riffing trio, FALLEN TEMPLES from Wales and closing out proceedings in the headline slot are blackened thrash squad, DAMIM, featuring ex-Akercocke man, Nathanael Underwood.
The full range of BLOODSTOCK’s 2019 merch is also available to order in advance via ‘click and collect’ (buy online and pick up your merch on site at the festival), including a limited run of bomber jackets and reusable water bottles. Check out all the options at https://bloodstock.bmerch.net/click-and-collect and grab your favourites or sizes before they sell out.
You can pick up weekend tickets for £145 (+ fees) and children’s weekend tickets at just £35 (+ fees) over at the BLOODSTOCK store. VIP tickets, including Podpads, Bellepads and Octopads, plus VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket) will sell out imminently, so grab yours ASAP. Luxpads are already SOLD OUT! For full VIP details click here. A limited amount of day tickets are also available, priced at £65 (+ fees) for adults and £20 (+ fees) for children aged 4-11. Children under 4 go free!
Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK? Need a ride or driving there and looking to earn some cash for your empty seats? With GOCARSHARE you can help a fellow metalhead rock out and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch! GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback. You’ll also be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year’s festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme! Full details available here. For other travel options, including info on BIG GREEN COACH’s multiple pick-up locations around the country, plus trains, planes, taxis, and shuttles, visit: https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.
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, CANCER BATS, 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, KRYSTHLA, ROTTING CHRIST, ABORTED, SKELETAL REMAINS, ALL HAIL THE YETI, INCITE, HYPOCRISY, TAAKE, THE LAZYS, XENTRIX, and many more on the Catton Park stages this August.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019. Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
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