With just six weekends to go, Bloodstock have released a limited number of day tickets for the 2018 event. Adult day tickets are priced at £65 (+ booking fee) and child day tickets at £20 (+ booking fee) and will be available HERE. You can still also pick up four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’, priced £145 (+ booking fee), and children’s weekend tickets at just £35 (+ booking fee). Children under 4 years old go free! Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever and just like last year, are highly likely to sell out in advance, so don’t delay if you want to guarantee access to the UK’s best metal weekender!
In other Bloodstock news, Demonic Resurrection are joining the Sophie Lancaster stage line-up on Sunday, replacing Bio Cancer who have regrettably had to cancel. Jetting in from Mumbai, India, Demonic Resurrection released their fifth album 'Dashavatar' earlier this year.
The regional Metal 2 The Masses finals have continued to storm across the U.K., helping Bloodstock to add the best of up and coming, grassroots talent to the New Blood stage. Friday brings melo-death Cardiff winners Democratus, Somerset champs Kinasis with their brand of technical extreme metal, and Nottingham’s top dogs Underdark. Also snatching a guest spot are filthy, southern-fried, metal n’ rollers King Bison.
Joining the New Blood stage on Saturday, are thrash-tinged Newcastle victors Kilonova, hard rockers Equinox who took first place in the Merseyside final, and Wrexham’s winners Candice Noir, who describe themselves as goth folk n’ roll!
Sunday’s New Blood bill welcomes Devon/Cornwall conquerors Ethyrfield, whose guitarist has even been mentored by the legendary Tony Iommi, doomy sludgers Barbarian Hermit who brought along all the riffs to win in Manchester, and from their excellent CD application, Servers, described by Metal Hammer as; "Mastodon meets Queen’s brand of intelligent riffs." Adding some international flavour, are Polish winners, the anonymous mask-wearing Psychotype and Norway victors Skybrudd, a melting pot of doom/sludge/black/dark metal, as well as black n’ roll troubadours, SRD, via a band swap with Slovenian festival Metaldays.
Bloodstock is also a load of brand new entertainment which will take place on the Sophie Lancaster stage. After the bands finish, ‘The Lock In’ - a fully immersive club night presented by Old Blue Last Beer and hosted by comedian Andrew O’Neill - will each night feature a different DJ, celebrating a decade of metal. Thursday sees DJ Krusher unearthing tracks from the ‘70s, Friday rocks out to the ‘80s with dark lord Alexander Milas, on Saturday metal encyclopedia Dom Lawson brings you the best of the ‘90s, and Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade rounds out Sunday’s fun with top tunes from the ‘00s. Not only that, but attendees can expect movies, world record attempts, games, prizes, a giant can sculpture, and even more.
Meanwhile, Bloodstock's club nights continue throughout July. With a chance to win weekend tickets, associated prizes, and hear blistering tracks from Bloodstock bands, old and new, the full list of events runs as follows:
Sat 7th July - Stoke Sugarmill (Devil’s Night)
Sat 7th July - Coventry The Phoenix
Fri 13th July - Portsmouth Edge of the Wedge
Fri 13th July - London Electric Ballroom (Project Mayhem)
Fri 20th July - Leicester Firebug
Fri 27th July - London Elektrowerkz (Voodoo Summer Ball Rodeo)
Sat 28th July - Dublin Fibber Magees
Sat 28th July - Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 28th July - Sheffield Corporation
In addition to the headliners, other acts confirmed for 2018 include melodic hard rockers Mr. Big, hard core crossover legends Suicidal Tendencies, and the Chris Jericho led Fozzy. For more names on the 2018 line-up, see the event poster below.
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