Bloodstock have added four more acts to this years' Bloodstock Open Air festival lineup. Soilwork, Macabre, Wintersun and Scarab join previously announced headliners Megadeth and Amon Amarth, as well as a host of others, at the Midlands' metal fest which takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 10 - 13 August.
With Swedish metal marauders, Soilwork confirmed for a main stage, frontman Björn ‘Speed’ Strid says; "We are really thrilled to return to UK soil after a killer mini-tour with Arch Enemy last year. That ended with one of the most spectacular and sweatiest shows to date at The Underworld in London. Bloodstock is always a riot and we cannot wait to hit the stage this summer. Bring it England!!!"
‘Murder metal’ outfit Macabre meanwhile, will be making a rare visit to UK shores, and are set for a headline slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Chicago-based band blend elements of true crime, math rock, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more. Says guitarist/vocalist, Corporate Death; “We haven’t been back to the UK in several years but Bloodstock is exactly where Macabre should play if you know our music.”
Elsewhere, metallic Finns Wintersun are also lined up to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage. The band are hard at work on new album, ‘The Forest Seasons’ which is set for release this Summer via Nuclear Blast. Say the band; “It’ll be great to come back to the atmospheric Bloodstock. We had a blast in 2011, but this year is extra special since we’re going to play new music for you guys! See ya in August!"
Finally, keen to include bands from less obvious parts of the world too, Bloodstock is delighted to welcome back Egyptian death metallers, Scarab, to the Sophie stage. The band are currently recording their new album, ‘Martyrs Of The Storm’ so expect some new material at Catton Park this August!
With Bloodstock 2017 taking shape, organisers have teamed up with Big Green Coach, who have have 21 departure cities for coaches directly to the Bloodstock festival site; Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Newport, Oxford, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea, and Worcester. Big Green Coach will bring you, all your camping gear, & beer supplies and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds. Check out the details and secure your seat for only £10 (the rest is payable in July) here.
Also available now is the very popular ticket deposit plan. The payment scheme helps ease the pain of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums. Sign up in the ticket store before 28th Feb with an initial payment of £34.80. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June and July respectively. Get full info on the link above.
The latest additions to the 2017 line-up join the likes of Blind Guardian, Hatebreed, Testament, Obituary, Brujeria, Skindred, Possessed, Annihilator, Municipal Waste, Hell, Decapitated and more who are all set to appear over the weekend.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) . Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee). Camper van pitches have now sold out.