BLOODSTOCK is full steam ahead on planning for August and there’s five more bands to announce!
Landing a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday are THERAPY? The Northern Irish rockers released their ‘Greatest Hits (2020 Versions)’ album last year via Marshall Records and are currently dropping some of their classic albums on vinyl. Pre-order those over here. Maybe they’ll bust out their cover of Judas Priest’s ‘Breaking The Law’ for us at Catton Park like they did at Hellfest in 2014.
Rising metalcore squad, BLEED FROM WITHIN pick up a slot on Sunday’s main stage. BLOODSTOCKers may have caught the Scottish band in their ‘virtual support slot’ on the recent Lamb Of God livestream. You can check out their performance of ‘Into Nothing’, taken from 2020’s much lauded ‘Fracture’ album and their ‘Viral Hysteria’ live set here.
Opening Thursday’s Sophie stage and setting the bar high for the day’s proceedings will be Bristol blues-punk noiseniks, MOTHER VULTURE. Their frenetic live show shouldn’t be missed, infusing the chaos and anarchic spirit of the Stooges and MC5 with their modern day twist. Check out their party-starting video for ‘Tell Me’ here.
Also grabbing a Thursday slot on the Sophie stage are Canterbury’s progressive doomsters and New Blood stage alumni, FAMYNE. The band’s name was inspired by Opeth’s track ‘Famine’ (from the prog metal kings’, ‘Heritage’ album), check out the influences on ‘Faustus’, the lead single taken from their 2018 debut album here. FAMYNE’s second studio album is set for release in the coming months, so stay tuned for possible new music at Catton Park!
Last, but not least, the original ‘party slam defenders’ PARTY CANNON are set for a Sophie stage slot on Saturday. The band are hard at work on a new album (check out the updates on their Facebook page) and recently restocked their merch store, so head to https://partycannon.bigcartel.com for all your PARTY CANNON needs, including a ridiculous brightly coloured sew-on patch for your battle jacket!
With four overseas bands pulling out last week – BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION, NEKROGOBLIKON and TOXIC HOLOCAUST – be assured that BLOODSTOCK is committed to finding additional bands to fill any gaps on the bill, in the best effort to deliver the most awesome festival weekend you’ve ever had!
A re-booted version of the METAL 2 THE MASSES scheme is under way, with 21 regions hosting one-off events to fast track a selection of local bands to the BLOODSTOCK New Blood Stage, as BLOODSTOCK continues to champion grassroots metal, year in, year out. Check out the participating locations below and if you’d like to enter your band into the mix, contact local promoters for details here.
SAT 3rd JULY
BRISTOL – Exchange
WOLVERHAMPTON – KK’s Steel Mill
HITCHIN – Club 85
WREXHAM/NORTH WALES – Central
SHEFFIELD – Mulberry Bar
BRIDGEWATER/SOMERSET – The Cobblestones
COLCHESTER – The Soundhouse
NORWICH – The Brickmakers
Sun 4th JULY
CARDIFF/SOUTH WALES – Fuel Rock Club
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – Trillians
BIRMINGHAM – The Asylum
Sat 10th JULY
CHESTERFIELD – The County Music Bar
STOKE-ON-TRENT – The Underground
BELFAST/NORTHERN IRELAND – Voodoo
GRAVESEND/KENT – Leo’s at The Red Lion
NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
MANCHESTER – The Bread Shed
EDINBURGH/SCOTLAND – La Belle Angele
LEEDS – Key Club
LONDON – The Unicorn, Camden
Sun 11th JULY
BRIGHTON – Green Door Store
If you’ve yet to make your travel plans, BIG GREEN COACH are back as our Official Coach Partner. There’s 33 pick-up points around the country, you can choose to arrive Wednesday or Thursday and they’ll get you home on Monday. In fact, you can mosh til you drop and sleep all the way back. Get dropped right inside the festival gates, no one gets you closer! Deposit scheme available and new Flexi Option means your seat is 100% protected. Pick up points include ABERDEEN, BIRKENHEAD, BRADFORD, BOURNEMOUTH, BRISTOL, CAMBRIDGE, CARDIFF, CARLISLE, CHESTER, DUNDEE, EDINBURGH, EXETER, GLASGOW, GLOUCESTER, LANCASTER, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON (Victoria Coach Station), MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, NEWPORT, NORWICH, OXFORD, PERTH, PLYMOUTH, PRESTON, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, SUNDERLAND, SWANSEA, TAUNTON and WORCESTER. Check out all info at https://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.
BLOODSTOCK’s 2021 main stage headliners are DEVIN TOWNSEND (Friday), KREATOR (Saturday), and JUDAS PRIEST (Sunday). The festival will also feature sets from DIMMU BORGIR, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, BURY TOMORROW, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SAXON, THE WILDHEARTS, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS, BLOODYWOOD, MEMORIAM, RAMAGE INC., GREEN LUNG, CONJURER, ORANGE GOBLIN, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, RAGING SPEEDHORN, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, SYLOSIS, WINTERFYLLETH, HACKTIVIST, THE CRAWLING, RAISED BY OWLS, ACID REIGN, SVALBARD, SOEN, BLASPHEMER, PIST, SHARKS IN YOUR MOUTH, SEIDRBLOT, NOCTEM, BLOODSHOT DAWN, & EVILE and many more. Even more bands performing across the long weekend are still to be announced.
Standard weekend tickets for the extended, now 5-day event in 2021 remain under a temporary price freeze at £145 (+ booking fees). In addition, child tickets and parking tickets for 2021’s event are available now at the ticket store, as well as a limited number of day tickets. VIP and campervan tickets for 2021 are sold out.
Grab your BLOODSTOCK merch here, including lockdown t-shirts, face masks, & hoodies.
BLOODSTOCK 2021 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 11th-15th August 2021. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com