Tickets are flying out the door for BLOODSTOCK 2015, the biggest metal party weekend of the year, and now the VIP ‘Serpents Lair’ tickets are available! Do you like a bit of luxury as part of your festival experience, or just want to hang in the VIP bar with some of the bands playing? Well, don’t hang around, pick up your tickets today so you don’t miss out! As well as the usual ‘pitch-your-own-tent’ and ‘ready-pitched’ camping options in the exclusive VIP campsite, BLOODSTOCK once again has some additional VIP accommodation choices; Podpads, Bellepads, Octopads and Luxpads. Check out www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping for full details, photos and pricing. As well as a dedicated VIP camping area right behind the main stage compound, ‘proper’ toilet facilities, complimentary hot showers and the infamous ‘Serpents Lair’ VIP bar, featuring 120+ guest ales and ciders to sample, BLOODSTOCK also offers a range of additional entertainment exclusive to the Serpents Lair VIP experience. There will be plenty happening in the Lair FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!! Whilst the regulars all know its worth, if you’re new to the Serpents Lair, here’s the basics of the VIP camping experience at Bloodstock; *Private entrance with free parking directly over the road from your camping area *Party in the VIP bar with some of the artists performing this year *Priority access to the band signing tent (except headline acts) *Late night entertainment with guest DJs *24 hr hospitality staff to take care of your needs *10% discount voucher on Bloodstock merchandise purchased at the festival *FREE T-shirt and goodie bag, including lanyard with all stage times *Access to the festival site from midday Thursday through Monday Already bought your standard weekend ticket and want to upgrade to VIP? No problem! Just buy the upgrade from the Bloodstock storefront on the website. The very popular ‘Deposit Scheme’ (allowing you to break your ticket payment over three manageable instalments) will be announced and ready for sign up in the New Year. This scheme is not however, available for VIP packages. Head on over to the BLOODSTOCK Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Bloodstock right now to join in some pre-Christmas fun as the festival are running a 12 Days Of Christmas Competition, giving away all manner of limited and/or signed prizes from BLOODSTOCK bands past and present, every day ‘til Christmas! Already announced for 2015 are headliners WITHIN TEMPTATION, TRIVIUM, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production, special guests OPETH and SABATON, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, ARMORED SAINT, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, and ENSLAVED. More bands will be announced in January!
Feeling the winter chill creeping in? BLOODSTOCK to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar. Norwegian extremists ENSLAVED are added to BLOODSTOCK’s Main Stage next summer. With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head to some brand new tunes. Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson states; “We’ve been to BLOODSTOCK once before in 2009, and not only did we understand then why it has become the most important UK Metal festival – but it has grown to mammoth-proportions since. In sum; what an absolute pleasure and honour to be invited back. We like to think that we too have developed somewhat; having a few new, pretty awesome albums and world tours under our (over-stretched) belts. We can’t wait to come and show the BLOODSTOCK crowd what we’ve been up to. To quote one of our spiritual beacons; General Melchett: “If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.” While you ponder the awesomeness of that Blackadder reference and how much you love ENSLAVED, check out the video for ‘Thoughts Like Hammers’ from record ‘RIITIIR’ on the YouTube video below: Hailing from the frozen wilds of Finland, folk metal six-piece KORPIKLAANI are set to join the fray in a UK exclusive appearance. Guitarist Country Cane tells us; "After having great fun and sold out shows with our good friends in Sabaton and TÝR, we are excited to be back in the UK to play Bloodstock in 2015. We plan to return and get the crowds singing and dancing Korpiklaani style on our next rock n roll adventure”. Feast your eyes and ears on the official video for ‘Rauta’, from the 2012 Nuclear Blast-released album, ‘Manala’, on the YouTube video below: The band have been taking their special blend of folk and metal all over the world since the release of their eighth album, performing as far afield as China and South America! New York hardcore stalwarts, PRO-PAIN will also be decimating the Main Stage. Formed all the way back in 1991, these guys have a whopping fourteen studio albums to pick the set list from, not least their latest pummeling opus, ‘The Final Revolution’. See the official video for ‘Deathwish’ from that release on the YouTube video below: Head on over to the BLOODSTOCK Facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/Bloodstock from this Saturday to join in some pre-Christmas fun as Feeling the winter chill creeping in? BLOODSTOCK to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar. Norwegian extremists ENSLAVED are added to BLOODSTOCK’s Main Stage next summer. With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head to some brand new tunes. Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson states; “We’ve been to BLOODSTOCK once before in 2009, and not only did we understand then why it has become the most important UK Metal festival – but it has grown to mammoth-proportions since. In sum; what an absolute pleasure and honour to be invited back. We like to think that we too have developed somewhat; having a few new, pretty awesome albums and world tours under our (over-stretched) belts. We can’t wait to come and show the BLOODSTOCK crowd what we’ve been up to. To quote one of our spiritual beacons; General Melchett: “If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.” While you ponder the awesomeness of that Blackadder reference and how much you love ENSLAVED, check out the video for ‘Thoughts Like Hammers’ from record ‘RIITIIR’ on the YouTube video below : Hailing from the frozen wilds of Finland, folk metal six-piece KORPIKLAANI are set to join the fray in a UK exclusive appearance. Guitarist Country Cane tells us; "After having great fun and the festival launches a 12 Days Of Christmas Competition, giving away all manner of limited and/or signed prizes from BLOODSTOCK bands past and present, every day for twelve days! BLOODSTOCK’s limited batch of early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 When they’re gone, they’re gone, so grab yours at the discounted price! Guaranteed delivery before Christmas, so they make great Xmas gifts! Campervan pitches are also getting low, so if you want these, pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment. While you’re picking up your tickets, check out the new BLOODSTOCK trailer and get excited for next August on the YouTube video below: Already announced for 2015 are headliners WITHIN TEMPTATION, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production and TRIVIUM, special guests OPETH and SABATON, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, and ARMORED SAINT. More bands will be announced soon!
We’re proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with the brewers of our favourite ale, as we host the HOBGOBLIN Newblood Stage and offer up a raft of options for you to get your band to Bloodstock. Focused on Unsigned and Self Signed bands we’ll be looking at acts from both the UK and abroad through either The Metal 2 The Masses, Video Uploads or good old fashioned CD submissions ... yep remember them? HOBGOBLIN WORLDWIDE VIDEO UPLOAD Hobgoblin will be opening up the search worldwide via www.Wychwood.co.uk , inviting acts to submit their videos online from mid January 2015. Fans can vote for their favourite act, with the winner bagging the coveted slot on the Newblood stage. In exchange for their vote, participants also win the chance to take home a whole host of music-related prizes via an ‘instant win’ competition. METAL 2 THE MASSES Bands can apply directly to local promoters who are running showcase events up and down the UK - these could also win you a further slot on the Sophie Stage 2016 along with slots at Wacken (Ger), Metaldays (Slov) and a raft of other additional prizes. This scheme is focused on UK acts and full details can be found on the website, but to beat the rush these are some of the Promoters running events in their regions. If none of these regions suit and you feel a venue closer to you may be willing to host the events, then please email us their details and we will contact them. BEDFORDSHIRE – THE CASTLE TAVERN - castle.tavern@Hotmail.co.uk - 07584 165637 BELFAST – VOODOO BAR – firstname.lastname@example.org - 07779729547 BIRMINGHAM – THE ROADHOUSE - email@example.com - 0121 2462273 BRISTOL – THE FLEECE – firstname.lastname@example.org – 07874263408 BRIGHTON – THE GREEN DOOR STORE - email@example.com – 07972 569961 BURNLEY – SANCTUARY ROCK BAR - Meridian_2011@yahoo.co.uk – 07795490649 CREWE – THE BOX – firstname.lastname@example.org – 01270 257398 DEVON & CORNWALL – EXETER /FALMOUTH & PLYMOUTH - email@example.com - 07851 951431 EAST ANGLIA – THE NORWICH BRICKMAKERS - NorwichM2TM@gmail.com – 07891 001578 or 07946 649859 GLASGOW – IVORY BLACKS - firstname.lastname@example.org – 07538463752 OR 0141 2484114 LIVERPOOL – THE LOMAX - email@example.com - 07477 669591 LONDON – PURPLE TURTLE - firstname.lastname@example.org - 07869 249706 MANCHESTER – GRAND CENTRAL - email@example.com – 07922 942898 NORTHAMPTON –THE ZOMBIE HUT- Deadsetmanagement@gmail.com – 07975738996 NOTTINGHAM – THE INTAKE CLUB - firstname.lastname@example.org – 01623 624437 OXFORD – THE BULLINGDON - email@example.com – 07535407436 or 01491 613043 READING – FACEBAR - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com –07810 014725 SELBY – THE VENUE - firstname.lastname@example.org – 07967 088658 OR 01575 707998 SOUTH WALES – FUEL ROCK BAR – email@example.com - 07906228499 WOLVERHAMPTON –FIXXION WAREHOUSE - firstname.lastname@example.org – 07743454017 or 07581438565 EURO AND SCANDINAVIA - METAL 2 THE MASSES The following promoters are running events in their regions that could see your band playing at Bloodstock (Additional Wacken slot not included) NORWAY - email@example.com – 004795 817277 ROMANIA - firstname.lastname@example.org - REP OF IRELAND - Bloodstockireland@gmail.com – 00353857806115 Please note more Promoters / Venue details will be coming on board all the time so check the website. If you have a venue in your region/country that would be interested in running events then please email email@example.com CD SUBMISSIONS If you are a signed to a label or self release act wishing to apply for the Newblood Stage (but not via the M2TM), then please send CD's and Biogs to the following address. This is open to bands both European and Worldwide .... Bloodstock Open Air - Newblood c/o Simon Hall 80 Capmartin Road Radford Coventry CV6 3FX
While large portions of the UK are cooing over the penguin in the John Lewis Christmas TV ad, over at BLOODSTOCK HQ, we prefer this little fella on the YouTube video: If our SEPULTURA-listening friend is more your style too, BLOODSTOCK HQ have got your back, with three more crackin’ bands announced before the holidays, including the final headliner. Heavy hitting Florida metalheads TRIVIUM are revealed as Friday’s Main Stage headliners in a UK exclusive for 2015. Always effusive in their praise of UK audiences, the band are stoked to be making their first appearance at BLOODSTOCK. Frontman Matt Heafy raves, “The UK is where the world first took notice of TRIVIUM, and to pay true homage to that, TRIVIUM will be playing the most Metal festival that exists in the UK: BLOODSTOCK! We are thrilled beyond words to celebrate our first time at BLOODSTOCK with the the UK’s Metal elite.” With a new album on the cards in 2015 via label Roadrunner Records, BLOODSTOCK should be on the ‘must attend’ list for any TRIVIUM fan! See clips from their last run on this side of the pond in the video for ‘Through Blood And Dirt And Bone’, from sixth album ‘Vengeance Falls’ on the TYouTube video below: Swedish power metal titans SABATON are elated to be locked in as Friday night’s special guests. Bassist Par Sundstrom comments, “We just had a kick-ass tour in the UK with lots of sold-out shows! With this fresh in our mind, we cannot wait to return to these shores again and this time we can actually bring our full production to BLOODSTOCK! It will be the first time we have done a show like this at a British festival!” Can’t wait ‘til then? The band also have a one-off show on Jan 12 at The Forum in London, with support from DELAIN and BATTLE BEAST. Check out ‘To Hell And Back’ from latest album ‘Heroes’, released via Nuclear Blast in May, on the YouTube video below: Portland, Oregon’s ‘dark folk’ metallers, AGALLOCH also join the bill for the Sunday. Having released fifth studio album, ‘The Serpent & The Sphere’ this summer, the band are excited to bring their atmospheric and progressive new material to Catton Park. Check out the standout track ‘Dark Matter Gods’ from the latest album on the YouTube video below: Last shot for early birds! The special low price early bird weekend tickets with camping are only available until Dec 15 (unless they sell out first)! Pick ‘em up cheap at £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 Guaranteed delivery before Christmas and excellent gifts! Campervan pitches are also nearly all gone, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment. Like the music in the penguin video? Don’t forget, you can see SEPULTURA at BLOODSTOCK next Summer too. No penguins will be appearing, but all of these awesome bands are…. Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, and ENSIFERUM. Heaps more bands are still to be announced in the coming weeks!
Here at Bloodstock HQ, we got to thinking fondly about how nuts some of our fans truly are. To this end we thought it could be fun to go Crackers, Xmas style but we want it to be a HEAVY METAL XMAS SYTLE. So what do you need to do? Simple really, let’s get into the Xmas spirit and act out a bit of fun. We want to see your Christmas photo’s with you doing something truly outrageous (keep it clean) but with a festive spin, you can be acting out, or generally anything where we can see the spirit of the festive season has been invoked. So get your thinking and creative caps on and get shooting NOW… We then want you to SHARE your photo’s and get as many likes as you can on the Bloodstock Facebook competition thread. For our part, we’ll up the stakes a little. We will award a Bloodstock Goody Bag EVERY DAY for the most imaginative and completely nuts photo’s we see, with the most OUTRAGEOUS top 3 we like, winning some top prizes. The three BIG prizes will be as follows: 1st Place SIGNED GUITAR FROM BLOODSTOCK 2014 FRIDAY NIGHT HEADLINERS “DOWN”, Plus 1 x Pair of standard weekend camping tickets to Bloodstock 2015, plus a back stage tour at BOA 15, plus Bloodstock goody bag. 2nd Place 1 x Pair of standard weekend + camping tickets to Bloodstock 2015, plus Bloodstock goody bag and a back stage tour next year. 3rd Place Bloodstock goody bag, plus 1 x Pair of standard weekend + camping tickets to Bloodstock 2015. Competition closes midnight on Friday 12th December with winners being announced on Monday 15th December, we will do our BEST to get your prizes out to you in time for Xmas. So let’s make this a Xmas to remember and get taking these photo’s NOW, make sure you share your photos with your friends and make sure they like the photo’s, the more likes you can get will make up 40% of the voting process.