The organisers of Bloodstock Open Air have unveiled a number of sideshow attractions that will take place during the festival. As well as the search for 'Bloodstock's Strongest Man', the sword and armour of historical fighting team 'Battle Of The Nations U.K.' will entertain the crowd during the event which takes place in Catton Park, Derbyshire from 11 - 14 August 2016.
With less than 100 days until Bloodstock, the additions join this years' impressive bill which includes headliners, Twisted Sister, who will be playing their last ever UK show, progressive metal leviathans Mastodon, and angels of death Slayer.
Bloodstock will welcome some of the strongest people in the world to the festival, by teaming up for the first time with 100% CA team, will host two special strongmen events. On Saturday, twenty top athletes from across Europe will compete for the title of ‘Europe’s Strongest Man Under 90kgs’, while Sunday will see the inaugural ‘Bloodstock ’s Strongest Man’ challenge taking place, which aims to showcase some of the biggest and strongest competitors hand-picked from around the world.
Over the two days, the athletes will complete two events in each title, including a max deadlift event. Other challenges set to be contested include an overhead log-press for reps, a loading medley consisting of five objects - two which weigh nineteen stone, and a gruelling back-to-back tug of war. Special guests at the event will be World’s Strongest Man and Arnold’s competitor Rob Frampton, and Dave Meer, the local Tamworth multi-record-breaking strongman who has competed in the UK’s Strongest Man numerous times.
If swords and armour are more your thing meanwhile, the ferocious 'Battle Of The Nations U.K.' historical fighting team will be on site from Friday to Sunday. The U.K. Federation regularly compete around the world, and are ranked among the very best. Field Captain Rob ‘Moose’ Morris comments: “Bloodstock is always the most popular event we host in the tournament calendar. The unique atmosphere and amazing music always combine to a complete unreal experience. Showing the music fans what being a real metal-head involves; wearing 16kg of armour and caning the hell out of your opponent in August!”
Now in its twelfth year as an outdoor event, Bloodstock is one of the U.K.'s most popular metal events.
Joining the headliners at the 2016 happening are special guests Gojira, Big Four pionneers Anthrax, and NWOBHM heroes Diamond Head. Other acts set to appear over the weekend include Fear Factory, Corrosion of Conformity, Paradise Lost, Dragonforce and more.
Weekend tickets for Bloodstock Open Air 2016 with camping, plus various VIP packages are available now priced from £139 (+ booking fee). For more information visit the official Bloodstock site.