Bloodstock Open Air have added a further ten bands to the 2017 line-up. The latest additions join headliners Amon Amarth, Megadeth and Ghost at the the three day event which is taking place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 10 - 13 August. The line-up so far can be viewed on the poster below.
Featuring the unmistakable vocals of Dani Filth, Nefarious Nuclear Blast group Devilment will join the line-up on Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday. Speaking about their addition, the band declare, “Obviously the band are really looking forward to playing the festival, and as a English band it will definitely be an honour to play the main stage on what is tantamount to the best British festival out there. Hopefully festival goers will come and check Devilment out, we intend on putting on quite a raucous heavy metal spectacle!”
Thursday’s headliner over on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be Helsinki’s own Battle Beast! With ferocious riffs galore, the Finns are both heavy and metal, and perfect for opening night party act. Bassist Eero comments, “We're psyched to be taking on Bloodstock for the first time. We had a great time playing in the UK this spring, and it's really neat to be returning there so soon. Looking forward to seeing all our friends again soon!”
Also heading for Cartton Park are the first batch of additions from the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals. These include Coventry winners Devil's Playground, who combine hardcore vocals with power melodies, modern metalheads Merithian, who took top prize in the Swindon heat, and Brighton’s death metal victors Enslavement, who have all secured Friday slots.
On Saturday, Sheffield champions Ba’al add their blackened doom, along with Dublin top dogs Zhora, who will be bringing bring some progressive sludge a long way from Tipperary.
Sunday meanwhile sees Slovenian doomsters Mist roll in, as part of the band exchange with MetalDays. Originally all-female, the group builds on the legacy of acts like Black Sabbath, Candlemass, & Pentagram.
Finally, CD application conquerors Heathen Deity join the Sunday bill along with melodic death metallers Shrouded who clinched first place in Belfast’s recent final.
Meanwhile with the festival approaching, Bloodstock have teamed up with Gocarshare again to provide travel opportunities for those with spare seats. Attendees can register where they’re travelling to/from, their route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch. Gocarshare is integrated with Facebook, making referencing much more accessible. For full details, click HERE.
Alternatively, Big Green Coach will once again gave 21 departure cities directly to Bloodstock from all over the UK. Click HERE for more details.
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), with and under four’s going free. Camper van pitches have now sold out.