Bloodstock Festival has announced a further four bands for the 2018 bill. Joining headliners Judas Priest, Gojira and Nightwish are Venom Inc, Jasta & Friends, Orphaned Land, and Vola. Happening from 9th - 12th August, the event takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire.
Tickets for 2018 are flying out the door, with less than 50 VIP tickets remaining. Standard tickets, as well as the very popular Deposit Scheme and the last few camper van pitches are all currently available in the ticket store.
Jasta & Friends are set for a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday. No stranger to the event, and a great friend of the festival, Bloodstock, welcome's back the front man of Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow and Icepick, with his solo band. Guests will be revealed in due course, Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Down, Kingdom of Sorrow) has already been confirmed to join the line-up. Says Jamey says, “I’m beyond excited and honoured to have my first UK show with Jasta be at the mighty Bloodstock Festival! So many legends have graced the Bloodstock stages, we will channel their energy and give the fans a killer set with some special surprise guests!”
Venom Inc also join Saturday’s main stage bill. With new album, ‘Avé’ released via Nuclear Blast last year, the seminal British metal icons will be bringing both classic tracks and new to Bloodstock next August.
Our Saturday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner will be Orphaned Land. The ground-breaking band’s new album, ‘Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs’ is set for release later this month via Century Media and features guest appearances from Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kürsch, Tomas Lindberg from At The Gates and progressive virtuoso Steve Hackett.
Also joining the bill are the hotly tipped Danish prog metal outfit Vola, who join the Sophie stage bill on Saturday. The band are hard at work on their new studio album, set for release through Mascot Records this year.
Standard weekend tickets are now available priced at £145. Bloodstock’s payment plan meanwhile, helps ease the ‘lump sum’ shock of paying by breaking it into five smaller, more manageable amounts. Sign up in the ticket store any time before 28th Feb for an initial deposit of £36.00. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29.00 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively.
One day tickets will go on sale next summer, with interested parties encouraged to register here.
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