Bloodstock Open Air has announced the latest additions to its 2017 line-up. Comprised of established acts as well as 'Metal To The Masses' competition winners, the additions join headliners Amon Amarth, Megadeth and Ghost at the event which is taking place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 10 - 13 August.
The full bill can be viewed on the poster below, however joining Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage bill are Denver-based thrash animals Havok. The band recently released their fourth studio album, ‘Conformicide’ via Century Media. Also landing the opening slot on Saturday’s main stage are San Francisco tech death outfit, Fallujah.
Fleshing out the bill on the Sophie Lancaster stage are a further seven bands. Joining on Friday will be Norwich thrashers Shrapnel, Leicester metal five-piece Internal Conflict, Yorkshire’s stoner blues squad Ironrat, and London extremists, Corpsing, who feature members of Akercocke and Aghast. Bringing their critically acclaimed noises on Saturday are heavy prog beasts OHHMS, and rounding out Sunday’s line up are British/Chilean thrash/death outfit, Criminal and purveyors of mammoth metal grooves Gravil.
With phase two of the annual ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ talent competition completed, winners of the regional heats have all landed a slot on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage. On Friday, fans of Lamb of God, Fear Factory, and Whitechapel should be sure to catch Carlisle champions, Seek Solace In Ruin, while if Sylosis, Trivium, and Children of Bodom are more your thing, look out for Saltash heroes Mantra. Also celebrating on Friday, are Leicester victors Bloodbath and Wolverhampton top dogs Ashen Crown.
Saturday brings Southern metal riffers Titan Breed, who clinched first place in Glasgow, Gravesend winners Infected Dead, and three-piece progsters Solar Sons who won the Inverness heat. Joining them will be Cardiff conquerors Malum Sky with their mix of progressive styles, and Norwegian M2TM winners Vorbid.
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.