Bloodstock Open Air festival has added Arch Enemy, Chelsea Grin and Oni to its 2017 line-up. The trio 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.
Arch Enemy will be joining us as Sunday’s special guests. The band, now fronted by Alissa White-Gluz, are set to release a new live DVD / Blu-Ray of their full 2016 Wacken festival set titled ‘As The Stages Burn!’ on 31st March via Century Media. Says guitarist Michael Amott; "We're very much looking forward to being a part of this year's edition of Bloodstock, which actually takes place very close to where my father was born. We'll be bringing our 'pure fucking metal' attack home... Hail to England!"
Salt Lake City deathcore mob Chelsea Grin also land an early main stage slot on Friday. The band released their fourth studio album, ‘Self Inflicted’ via new label home Rise Records last summer and unveiled a video for ‘Broken Bonds’. The clip can be viewed below. Says front man Alex Koehler; “We are looking forward to heading back overseas this summer to be part of Bloodstock 2017. When we were offered the show and we saw the lineup we were extremely excited. We’ve seen tons of videos from Bloodstock in the past and cannot wait to be there.”
Lastly, prog metallers ONI join the ranks on the Sophie stage on Saturday. Signed to Metal Blade, these Canadians recently unveiled a creepy video for ‘The Only Cure’ from debut album ‘Ironshore’, featuring guest vocals from Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe. Front man Jake Oni says; “In the past year, we’ve had the pleasure of playing the UK a few times, but being a part Bloodstock 2017 is a huge honour. We are not only excited to show this festival what we’ve got, but also to see some of the masters that are playing!!! You don't want to miss this!” ONI warm up for their Bloodstock debut by traversing Europe next month with Children Of Bodom.
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.