Bloodstock have expanded the line-up to this year's BOA Festival with the announcement that six more bands have joined the bill. Headlined by Gojira, Judas Priest and Nightwish, this years' event takes place from 9th - 10th August at Catton Park, Derbyshire. The announcement comes as this weekend's special Easter events near, with club nights, and Easter egg hunt to win a pair of festival ticket kicking off at 8am Friday at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Joining the blossoming bill on Friday for a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot are British thrash icons Onslaught. Speaking about the announcement, the band say; “Onslaught have always loved playing at Bloodstock, the UK’s finest metal festival and this year the show is going to be something special indeed! We’ll see you maniacs at the front!”
Also nabbing a Friday slot opening the main stage are British metal crew, Feed The Rhino. The quintet’s latest album, ‘The Silence’ landed last month via Century Media with lead track, ‘Heedless’ landing its premiere via Daniel P. Carter on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. Have a listen! The band tell us “We are beyond honoured to be performing at this years Bloodstock Festival. See you in the Pit!"
Japanese power metal ladies, Lovebites secure a slot on Friday’s Sophie Lancaster stage. The five piece release a new mini-album, ‘Battle Against Damnation’ on 6th June.
London death metallers, De Profundis join with Sophie stage slot on Friday. The band are readying the release in May of new album, ‘The Blinding Light of Faith’.
Brit thrash outfit Reprisal also land a Friday Sophie slot. Their new album, ‘None Survive The Sun’ lands on Friday 30th March via Hostile Media.
Finally, progressive death metal New Yorkers Uucured land a slot on Sunday’s Sophie stage. Having just wrapped a 28-date US run with Soulfly, the four piece come to Europe this Summer to play shows with their friends in Jasta.
Elsewhere, the first phase of Bloodstock club nights starts on Monday 16th April, with more to be added for June and July. Get along to one of the following events, check out some tunes from Bloodstock bands old and new, and be in with the chance of winning weekend tickets or related giveaways. Expect fun ways to win tickets - previous year’s events featured the likes of bucking broncos, endurance tests, and air guitaring! The full list of dates confirmed so far are below.
Bloodstock 2018 Club Nights:
Mon 16th April - Reading Coalition
Fri 20th April - Camberley Agincourt
Fri 27th April - Bristol The Hatchet
Fri 27th April - Woking Schism
Sat 28th April - Birmingham Eddie's Rock Club
Sat 28th April - Sheffield Corporation
Sat 5th May - Exeter Catacombs
Sat 5th May - Brighton Envy
Sat 5th May - Hanley JJ's
Sat 12th May - Southampton - Engine Rooms
Fri 25th May - Bristol The Hatchet
Sat 26th May - Birmingham Eddie's Rock Club
Sat 26th May - Sheffield Corporation
Standard weekend tickets for Bloodstock 2018 are available now, priced at £145. One day tickets will go on sale towards the summer, with interested parties encouraged to register here.
Other acts confirmed for 2018 include melodic hard rockers Mr. Big, hard core crossover legends Suicidal Tendencies, and the Chris Jericho led Fozzy. For a look at the full 2018 line-up, see the event poster below.
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