Bloodstock has added a further ten bands to it's already bulging line-up. As well as adding six to the Sophie Lancaster stage, four lucky bands have won slots on the New Blood stage to celebrate the start of the ‘Metal To The Masses’ finals.
The latest additions join headliners Amon Amarth, Megadeth and Ghost, at the the three day event, which is taking place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 10 - 13 August. A full list of confirmed acts can be viewed on the poster below.
Landing slots on the Sophie Lancaster stage are Leeds metal trio Blind Haze, Italian classic metal outfit, Arthemis, sludgy groove beasts Gods , symphonic goth outfit Season's End, Bristol progressive rockers Endeavour, and classic rock n’ rollers, Blind River.
Bloodstocks’s groundbreaking search for the best breaking bands culminates soon with the kick off of the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals on 22nd April. The festival’s incentive to give up-and-coming acts a break by offering slots on the bill at Catton Park has helped give many acts a career launchpad and the finals see the M2TM team narrowing it down and picking their winners for 2017. This year, Metal 2 The Masses ran in twenty-nine UK regions, with events also taking place in Ireland and Norway to find bands for the New Blood Stage. The lucky bands winning a slot on the New Blood stage will also be in with a chance of landing extra goodies from Gibson Guitars, Studiomaster and Carlsbro or recording time with Russ Russell at his Parlour Studios in Northampton.
Having won a slot on Bloodstock's New Blood stage in 2016, the Northern Irish band, The Crawling are announced as winners of Metal 2 The Masses’ prize of a slot at the Slovenian festival, Metaldays.
Bloodstock have also announced the first bands landing a slot on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage, hand picked from CD and online applications.
Hailing from Beirut, Lebanon are Blaakyum. The band’s blend of thrash & groove metal is infused with crushing Middle Eastern percussion and oriental guitars.
British power-proggers Dakesis also land a slot. The band’s sound ranges from powerful metal anthems to expansive, progressive instrumental and orchestral soundscapes.
Norway’s Nordjevel will bring some black metal to the New Blood bill. Featuring ex-Ragnarok and Marduk members in their ranks, their pedigree is second to none.
Lastly, British groove metal animals, Torqued also win a slot.
Bands still wanting to throw their hat in the ring for a New Blood slot can apply via the Hobgoblin video upload platform , or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org for further 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.