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Just one week until BLOODSTOCK 2018!

Written by John Deaux

There’s just 7 days left ‘til the loyal metal hordes descend on to Catton Park’s hallowed turf for the UK’s biggest metal weekender!  Both weekend and day tickets for BLOODSTOCK 2018 are selling very quickly, with weekend tickets very likely to sell out before festival weekend.  As they currently stand, day tickets look likely to still be available come festival weekend, but we highly recommend purchasing in advance online to avoid disappointment on the day.

Weekend tickets with camping are £145 (+ booking fee) and children’s weekend tickets only £35 (+ bkg fee).  Kids under 4 go free! Adult one day tickets are £65 (+ bkg fee) and child day tickets £20 (+ bkg fee), available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  IF any weekend tickets remain available (a big IF), they will increase from £145 to £155 for adults and from £35 to £40 for children.  Adult Day tickets increase from £65 to £70 on the gate and Child Day tickets will increase from £20 to £25.

Don’t forget you can pre-book a locker in the main arena with Recharged before you arrive! There are various types of lockers available from storage to charging to hair care!  Lockers are also available throughout the weekend, just wander over and see what suits your needs. To pre-book or for more info, visit http://rechargedmyphone.co.uk/product/bloodstock-festival-lockers-phone-charging/ .


Don’t have all your camping gear yet? Our campsite partner this year is Fat Frank’s Camping Store, so if you don’t want to tow it all with you, order online and collect it from Fat Frank’s stall in the Midgard campsite. They’ll even blow up your air bed while you wait for a couple of quid. See what’s available and/or place your order via their ‘click & collect’ service here – http://fatfrankscampingshop.com/.  If you arrive and discover you’ve forgotten something essential, Fat Frank’s will do their best to help! 

There’s a wide range of food on offer at BLOODSTOCK, so whether you’re carnivore, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy. This year you could be tucking into all sorts of burgers, pizza, tacos, jacket potatoes, Belgian waffles, smoked meats, chicken, ostrich (get the Jack Daniels onions to go with…), pie & mash (mushy peas optional), giant Yorkshire puds, gourmet ravioli, burritos, quesadillas, chips (including curly and sweet potato fries), mac n’ cheese (even in a wrap! The ultimate hangover carb-fest), cakes, nachos, hot dogs, paella, not to mention bunnychow (steak or vegan chilli in a hollowed-out loaf, with a garlic bread dipper).  Wash it all down with Motley Brew’s teas, a milkshake from Shaken Udder, all types of coffee, a hot choc with all the trimmings (see the Waffle folks), or a chilled pint from Lemmy’s Bar! There’s also free drinking water at designated water points in the campsites and main arena. Pick up other essentials at the on site 24-hr supermarket. You can even get a massage to go with your cuppa at Theatre of Pain, if you’ve overdone the headbanging. Learn more at: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/events/boa-2018/traders.

If cocktails are your thing, you’ll not want to miss CAPTAIN MORGAN’s pirate ship bar, new this year!  Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum. ALESTORM will take two!!

When you’re not watching bands, check out the BLOODSTOCK marketplace, where traders will be offering everything from band merch, alternative clothing (with some stalls offering up to size 5XL), drinking horns, leatherwear, shisha, flags, patches, badges, army surplus gear, hats, shoes, homeware, CDs, vinyl, posters, jewellery, fancy dress, face painting, and even some Norse-God inspired leisure wear!  Plus BLOODSTOCK’s own merch stall!  Don’t forget to enter our official charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust’s raffle too.

If you’re driving to the festival and have a space in your car, or are seeking to hitch a ride from your area, post your trip on GoCarShare’s website to match with a friendly metaller and help each other get to BLOODSTOCK!  You’ll even be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to 2019’s event just by participating in the GoCarShare scheme.  Full details over at http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.

For those super early planners, please note that 2019 Early Bird tickets will be available at the box office on site at the very cheapest price (ie: with no online booking fee)!

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FEED THE RHINO, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, ALESTORM, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re counting down the last few days ‘til BLOODSTOCK 2018!

BLOODSTOCK takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
 

About the author

John Deaux

Some say Yank My Doodle, It’s A Dandy! is a biographical movie based on John

Some have even said that his favourite artist is Chesney Hawke

All we know is he is the ultimate bargain hunter & his skin, a hazy shade of winter

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