Bloodstock Festival has added a further eight names to their bulging 2019 Bill. Joining headliners Sabaton, Parkway Drive and Scorpions, for the event that takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 8th - 11th August are Krysthla, All Hail The Yeti, Ten Tonne Slug and more.
Brit tech/prog extremists, Krysthla will kick off proceedings on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Saturday. The band are currently in the studio working on their third studio album, set for release this Summer.
LA-based metal squad, All Hail The Yeti are set to open the main stage on Sunday. The band released their third studio album, ‘Highway Crosses’ late last year via minusHEAD Records.
Six more bands pick up spots on the Sophie Lancaster stage, bringing their glorious noise for your delectation on both Thursday and Friday. Kicking off the fun after you’ve set up camp on Thursday are doom-laden riffmongers, Barbarian Hermit, classic hard rockers Blind River, Galway's Ten Tonne Slug, and bringing the party and all the laughs for opening night, Footprints in Custard. On Friday melodic death metal beasts Countless Skies and sludge metal squad Bongcauldron land spots on the Sophie stage.
Bloodstock Director, Vicky Hungerford and husband Alan’s clothing company Heavy Metal Lifting Club are proud to be the official sponsors of Bloodstock’s Strongest Man competition for 2019 which is held in the main arena for its 3rd consecutive year in 2019. The contest showcases some of the strongest men and women over 3 days at Bloodstock. Ant Brown from 100% CA, who runs the competition for Bloodstock, has organised 4 national qualifiers that you can get involved in, tagged ‘Muscle 2 The Masses, The Road to Bloodstock’s Strongest Man’. Heats will be held in four regions; Wales (tbc - 19th May), South (High Wycombe - 16th June), North (Newcastle - 29th & 30th June) and Midlands (Tamworth - 6th July) and the Top 5 competitors from each qualifier will compete in Bloodstock’s festival arena on either Friday or Sunday. For info on how to enter, click here.
Whilst the boys lift heavy on Friday and Sunday, the ladies do the same on Saturday, welcoming the best female athletes from across the land for Britain’s Strongest Woman 2019. The line-up will include two of the best in the World and the current World, Europe, Britain and England’s Strongest Women’s Champion, Andrea Thompson (Opens) and Rhianon Lovelace (U63kg), as well as Top 10 World’s finalist and current British U82kg Champion, Rebecca Cumpsty.
Meanwhile, the first phase of Bloodstock club nights start on Saturday 6th April, with more to be added for June/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 - previous events have seen the likes of bucking broncos, endurance tests, and air guitaring!
Events for April/May run as follows:
Sat 6th April - Stoke-on-Trent - Devil’s Night @ The Sugarmill
Thu 11th April - Reading - Q Bar
Fri 12th April - Bristol - PHUCT @ The Lanes
Sat 13th April - Camberley - Agincourt
Sat 13th April - Newcastle - Grindhouse @ Reds Bar (Northumbria Uni)
Sat 20th April - Glasgow - Cathouse
Sat 20th April - Norwich - Meltdown @ The Waterfront
Sat 27th April - Liverpool - Electrik Warehouse @ Pandamonium
Sat 27th April - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 27th April - Sheffield - Corporation
Fri 3rd May - Woking - Schism
Sat 4th May - Stoke-on-Trent - Devil’s Night @ The Sugarmill
Fri 10th May - Bristol - PHUCT @ The Lanes
Fri 10th May - Portsmouth - The Wedgewood Rooms
Sat 11th May - Coventry - The Phoenix
Sat 18th May - Aberdeen - Heavy Resistance @ The Shack
Sat 18th May - Norwich - Meltdown @ The Waterfront
Sat 25th May - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
The final allocation of VIP tickets, plus Podpads, Luxpads, Bellepads and Octopads are now on sale, plus a limited number of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket). For full details click here . Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees).
For a full list of bands currently announced, see poster below. Subscribe to the Bloodstock e-mailout to get band and news announcements as it happens.
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