Did you pick up your BLOODSTOCK Serpents Lair VIP tickets? A very limited last batch are still available, which may find you partying in the VIP bar next to some of the bands on the bill! There’s plenty of extra fun included, exclusive to the Serpents Lair, as well as the little extras like hot showers and ‘real’ toilets, your tent being a stones throw from the main stage and a dedicated VIP entrance and parking area. While you’re perusing which of the 100+ real ales & ciders to try next in the Serpents Lair bar, there’s sure to be something interesting going on. Maybe check out THE GRUESOME TWOSOME and their guest performers for a fire-breathing, angle-grinding, outrageously sexy bar show in the Serpent’s Lair! Super hot!! Go give ‘em a like on Facebook www.facebook.com/GruesometwosomeUK . Also appearing over the weekend will be the multi-talented BIG C, bringing a laid back blues set during the day, then switching it up to some heavy metal spoken word after hours. Check him out here doing a bit of spoken word Cannibal Corpse YouTube video below: . ZOCALO BLOOZE will also be playing some blues covers and original material and TEN FOOT WIZARD will be performing an exclusive electric blues set on the Serpent’s Lair VIP stage. There’ll be numerous guest DJ sets during the weekend, including Chris and Simon of Winterfylleth, Team Rock Radio’s Pete Bailey and the legendary journalistic pair of Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer, The Guardian) and Jerry Ewing (editor of Prog Magazine, Classic Rock) with their ‘Dom & Jerry Show’. The legendary Club Serpent kicks in after-hours from 11pm, with the Vicious Breed DJs on Thursday night, Friday night hosts Metal Hammer’s Party Night with The Dark Lord Alex Milas, Merl and Amit bringing the house down with their set of classic rock and metal bangers. Saturday’s Rock n’ Pop party with Darren and Rob is an always raging, regular outing, and on Sunday the Vicious Breed DJs return to close out the weekend while you drink the bar dry. Keep a look out for ALICE BIZARRE, the ever-popular make-up artist who’ll paint your face however you fancy; King Diamond? Gene Simmons? Alice Cooper? Either way, she’s got you! The BRITCITY ONE JUDGES will be out and about bringing the law down on you perps (remember Dredd’s appearance on stage with Anthrax last year?!), plus the peace, love and carnage will be in residence with ALIEN LOVES PREDATOR. Alternative magician DEE CHRISTOPHER will be wow’ing you while you sup your drinks, and remember JESUS! getting the hump at the Cradle of Filth shirt-wearing punter?! He’ll be back wandering the Lair - maybe there’s an even better photo opportunity waiting...! Tickets are available now for a 4-day Thurs-Sun pass with camping. Look up all the ticket options over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event//bloodstock/catton-park/727717 . Don’t forget, if you can’t make the whole weekend, there are also single day tickets available from £60 plus booking fee.
Make sure you check out CYNOSURE GUITARS as featured special guest Visual Artists in the new gallery exhibit promoting and presenting their unconventional instruments,known as, “functional art”. !With the RAM Gallery, Paul Raymond Gregory illustrates his belief in supporting visual and aesthetic artists as much as musicians.. One of CYNOSURE's four guitars on display will be the eponymous custom-built ‘Bloodstock Guitar’ (Infernus model), featuring full-branding and idiosyncrasies, coupled with the concept of Bloodstock Festival that promises to be “...the most ‘Metal’ guitar of all time...”, says Artist and Luthier, CYNOSURE. ! Be sure to make time at the festival to come in and view the guitars in the RAM Gallery. CYNOSURE GUITARS are no strangers to producing concept guitars. !During 2013, CYNOSURE built a series of postmodern guitars featuring technologies and thematics of differing eras of Industrial Revolution that were exhibited at the World-renowned Art fair, ‘Art Basel’. Check out more on CYNOSURE GUITARS at www.cynosureguitars.com
The Bloodstock 2014 Merch range is now on sale in the Bloodstock store to collect on site at the festival for those who want to guarantee a shirt in your size. We only produce a limited run of certain designs so don’t miss out on this year’s great range including our new special edition summer shorts. For those of you fortunate enough to have acquired one of the very limited membership’s to this year’s ROCK SOCIETY –one of the many benefits is the opportunity to purchase a bespoke Rock Society 2014 t-shirt which has been designed by our very own Roc Soc member Col Gray. The t-shirt will be available to purchase online from today priced at just £15 to collect at the festival merchandise tent– and yes all bands will be printed on the back of the t-shirts! As we are only printing a very limited run of Rock Soc T-shirts, whatever isn’t sold online in advance will go on general sale at the festival itself - So don’t miss out and grab your shirt in your size and collect it at the festival – the Buy now Collect on site option will be open to all until 5th August. Go to http://bmerch.com/bloodstock/
The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there's a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages. BALLS DEEP bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal. Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers ACELDAMA will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s RESIN will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material. Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. GOAT LEAF bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, OAKHAART’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, SINPATHETIC grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, ERADIKATOR’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, CACODAEMONIC’s unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham.
BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity as the big weekend nears, but that doesn't mean they've not had time to think of another fun idea to give something back to the BLOODSTOCK faithful! Now you can win yourself a case of beer at the festival by way of the BLOODSTOCK Facebook Selfie competition! Each entrant MUST be 18+ to enter (if you win, your ID will be checked when you claim your prize at the main box office on site). Each winner will be emailed a voucher with their details on, to exchange for a slab of cold ones at the main festival box office on site. Squirrel them back to your tent, or share 'em with your friends, there and then. All you need to do to enter is take a photo of yourself with your 2014 Bloodstock ticket and upload it to the Bloodstock Festival Facebook page, tagging yourself in the photo. Every single day between tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd July and Wednesday 6th, the day before the festival begins, BLOODSTOCK HQ will draw one winner to win a voucher for a case of beer. Each daily winner's photo will be posted on the BLOODSTOCK Facebook page that day and the winner will be direct messaged with details of how to claim, so be sure to check the BLOODSTOCK Facebook page each day to see if you're in luck! What are you waiting for?!! Get snapping and uploading those photos to the BLOODSTOCK page in order to be in with a chance to win! You only need to post your photo once to enter and winners will be chosen at random from the posts on the page, so don't forget to tag yourself! Happy snapping!