Bloodstock also welcomes Heaven Shall Burn in their first ever UK festival appearance. The well respected German metalheads are warming up for the slot by touring with Trivium in early 2023.
Also bagging a Friday main stage slot are electro nu-core squad, Seething Akira, whose new album ‘Nozomi’ just landed.
Saturday’s main stage sees NOLA swamp kings Crowbar join the fray along with hotly tipped London metal trio, Urine.
Sunday on the RJD main stage sees the return of All Hail the Yeti, after having to cancel their 2022 appearance due to unforeseen circumstances. The SoCal sludgemeisters released their latest collection, ‘Within The Hollow Earth’ last November.
Also grabbing a Sunday main stage slot are rising metal squad Dead Label, who are fast becoming festival favourites, and, all the way from Mongolia, Uuhai.
There’s plenty of action over at the Sophie Lancaster stage too. Friday welcomes heavy Swedes Brothers of Metal, while gore grind merchants Gutalax from the Czech Republic will liven up Saturday. Not slacking off as the weekend draws to a close, Sunday adds supergroup Cobra the Impaler and North Yorkshire’s Invasions.
This coming Monday 21st November, the very popular Deposit Scheme will be available for sign ups. Payments are spread across 6 months, making it even more manageable to pay for your ticket in instalments. An initial payment of £34.50 is due upon sign up (which you can do at any time before 21st Feb), then five additional payments of £27.50 will debit your bank account on 28 Mar, 28 Apr, 29 May, 28 Jun, with a final instalment on 28 Jul, which will include postage. Sign up to the scheme here.
In addition, the grass roots music-supporting METAL 2 THE MASSES 2023 programme is underway and has added even more locations! If you’re a self-released or unsigned band, throw your hat in the ring to land a slot on BLOODSTOCK’s New Blood stage next August. Full details of all venues and who to contact to enter in each region, can be found here or on Facebook. Heats kick off very soon - apply NOW so you don’t miss out!
BLOODSTOCK’s 2023 Ronnie James Dio main stage headliners are KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and MEGADETH, with the third to be announced in the coming months. Also appearing are IN FLAMES, DEVILDRIVER, ANTHRAX, BIOHAZARD, SEPULTURA, WHITECHAPEL, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, UGLY KID JOE, DECAPITATED, GATECREEPER, ZEAL & ARDOR, KING 810, UNTO OTHERS, NONPOINT, CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL and TROLLFEST. Many more are yet to be announced.
With tickets selling faster than ever for 2-23, all VIP packages and campervan passes are already sold out. Grab your weekend tickets now at the ticket store.
Get full festival information at bloodstock.uk.com.