BLOODSTOCK BUILD IS GO! THE FINAL COUNTDOWN IS ON!3rd August 2021
It’s critical mass over at festival HQ this week, as the site build begins and at last, we can say one week til BLOODSTOCK! Weekend tickets are now SOLD OUT, but if you missed out and hope to still snag one, or indeed, wish to re-sell yours as you can no longer come, you can do that here. There are still some day tickets left; perhaps the perfect taster if you’ve never been to BLOODSTOCK before but are missing live music! Whatever your ticket, do make sure you are up to date with our latest Covid-19 info here, to avoid any delay getting your wristband on arrival or if you have any concerns while on site.
A number of bands confirmed for 2022 will be announced on the big screens at the festival, so keep an eye out when you’re there to hear the latest news first! 2022 weekend tickets will be on sale from the box office on site at a 2021 base level price, without a booking fee. A range of 2022 ticket options (including VIP, but minus day tix which become available nearer the time) go on sale at the ticket store on the Monday immediately post-event. There’s only 5% VAT on the ticket prices up until September, so grab yours early to save some pounds.
Regrettably, due to travel issues, VIO-LENCE are no longer able to make it, but super hot duo WARGASM and Sheffield metal squad MALEVOLENCE both land last minute slots on the main stage bill.
There’s all types of delicious food available at BLOODSTOCK, so whether you’re a carnivore, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, you’re sure to find something to tuck into, and there’s plenty of hand sanitiser stations to go around. How does this sound… burgers, pizza, tacos, burritos & quesadillas (even for breakfast), Belgian waffles, smoked meats, chicken, ostrich (all hail the Jack Daniels’ onions & stilton mayo), pie & mash with mushy peas, giant Yorkshire puds, gourmet ravioli, chips (including curly and sweet potato fries, or wedges), mac n’ cheese (in a wrap, if you must), cakes, nachos (even with vegan cheese), hot dogs, paella (Paellaria tell us everything is gluten-free too), not to mention the return of Bunnyman’s Bunnychow (try the steak or vegan chilli in a hollowed-out loaf, with a garlic bread dipper), and a halloumi & falafel stand. Many of BLOODSTOCK’s food vendors pride themselves on being locally sourced and sustainable, and as part of BLOODSTOCK’s continuing Be Greener drive you’ll see all food packaging is compostable; please recycle in the appropriate bins! Wash it all down with a milkshake from Shaken Udder, all kinds of coffee/tea, a hot choc with all the trimmings (see the waffle folks), a cocktail, a chilled pint from Lemmy’s Bar (perhaps try one of over 100 ales & ciders on offer over the weekend between arena bars & VIP), or shots of our favourite Jagermeister! There’s also free drinking water at designated water points in the campsites and main arena, so remember to bring a refillable non-glass bottle with you. Missing something? You can pick up other essentials at the campsite supermarket. Check out more details at: https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/events/boa-2021/traders
When you’re not watching bands, why not wander the BLOODSTOCK MARKETPLACE, where traders will be offering everything from parasols to ponchos, including band merch, alternative clothing (with Offend My Eyes offering up to size 8XL), drinking horns, leatherwear, shisha, flags, patches (don’t miss Patch Amnesty, where you can donate or buy second hand patches, with all funds raised going to our charity partner MIND), badges, army surplus gear, hats, shoes, CDs, vinyl, posters, jewellery, gothic & alt furniture/homeware (check out the pop-up-shop from Devil’s Dwelling – yes, they can ship things to your house), collectables, fairtrade items, fancy dress, dreadlocks, and everyone’s favourite, face painting! Plus, don’t forget BLOODSTOCK’s own merch stall!
Up for yet more fun? Why not challenge your mates to a bit of AXE-THROWING, set-up near the Ronnie James Dio stage, and don’t forget there’s also FAIRGROUND fun to be had & the brand new GAME ZONE to visit, as well as all the extraordinary exhibits in the RAM GALLERY, plus after hours DJs, silent disco, or perhaps a movie!
If you’ve Serpents Lair VIP tickets, there’s a host of exclusive bands (and on stage interviews with hot up n’ coming talent) & DJs for you, plus cool rock n’ roll concert films at 1pm (and 10am family movies if that’s more your thing or you’ve mini-moshers in tow), plus comedy and eye-popping cabaret acts. More details here.
If you need the use of a locker on site to store your valuables, to guarantee space you can pre-book one ahead of time atCharge Candy. They can also charge your phone on site or you can rent a portable charger for the duration. Full info at the link.
Still not found your tent after 2019’s fest? Fear not, Fat Frank’s Camping Store can help! You can pre-order all your gear, or just that one missing item and collect it on-site. You can have them blow up your air bed while you wait, or even ‘rent-a-tent’ from them for the weekend. Not only that, they also solve the problem of towing it all home on the train with their ‘festival bag’ service, where they’ll deliver all your kit back to your home address within 3-5 days post-event. And if you don’t want to keep your tent after BLOODSTOCK, you can drop it off at their donation point in the Midgard campsite too, so it goes to charity and not to landfill.
If you’d rather not wrestle with your own, you can rent one of Tangerine Fields’ pre-pitched tents, ready for your arrival at Catton Park. No hassle putting it up and then taking it down on Monday morning! Check out all the size options and book online here.
Also based in the Midgard campsite are our festival SAMARITANS – available 24hrs a day, from Wednesday night through to Monday morning. If at any time you’re feeling low or need some mental health support, please stop by their tent for a non-judgmental and confidential chat with someone trained to listen. Learn more about the Samaritans here. You can also stop by the Medical/Welfare tent in the main arena.
BLOODSTOCK’s 2021 main stage headliners are DEVIN TOWNSEND (Friday), KREATOR (Saturday), and JUDAS PRIEST (Sunday). The festival will also feature sets from SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, DIAMOND HEAD, THERAPY?, VENOM PRISON, SAXON, THE WILDHEARTS, WHILE SHE SLEEPS, LOATHE, GLORYHAMMER, BLEED FROM WITHIN, NAPALM DEATH, PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS, MEMORIAM, RAMAGE INC., GREEN LUNG, CONJURER, ORANGE GOBLIN, RAGING SPEEDHORN, LAWNMOWER DETH, CONAN, SYLOSIS, WINTERFYLLETH, HACKTIVIST, THE CRAWLING, EVIL SCARECROW, ACID REIGN, SVALBARD, BORSTAL, ONSLAUGHT, NETHERHALL, SEIDRBLOT, MOTHER VULTURE, WARGASM, MALEVOLENCE, BLOODSHOT DAWN, and EVILE, with plenty more besides and a wealth of new and breaking bands on our New Blood & Jagermeister stages.
The remaining one day tickets are available in the ticket store while they last, along with child tickets and parking tickets. VIP and campervan tickets for 2021, along with weekend tickets are now sold out.
BLOODSTOCK 2021 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 11th-15th August 2021. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com.
We look forward to seeing you next week.
Photos (top to bottom) by Steve Dempsey, Katja Ogrin, Mark Lloyd, & Katja Ogrin