Putting a sting in the tail of 2019's line-up, Bloodstock has announced that The Scorpions will close the event. The German rockers, currently celebrating more than five decades as a band, join previously announced Friday night bill-toppers Sabaton for the festival which will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire, from 8th - 11th August, 2019.
Speaking about the announcement of their Sunday 11th August appearance, the band said; "We are very happy and proud to be headlining at Bloodstock Festival 2019 in Derbyshire and we‘re thrilled to rock our fans in the UK once again like a hurricane.”
Scorpions have notched up 18 studio records, including 2015’s ‘Return To Forever’ and have sold over 160 million albums in their 50+ year career. With front man Klaus Meine at the helm, the band’s line up features legendary axemen Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs, bassist Paweł Mąciwoda and former Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee who now sits behind the drums after stepping into the role in 2016.
Scorpions join the previously announced Friday night headliner, Sabaton, together with Children of Bodum, Soilwork, Cradle of Filth, Dee Snider, Queensryche and Hyprocacy on the Catton Park stages next August. Stay tuned for more bands to be announced soon!
Standard weekend tickets are currently available at ‘early bird’ prices at just £132 for four days of metal fun, at the ticket store. Camper van passes are also available in limited quantities.
For those who want their VIP spot guaranteed, Bloodstock’s first wave of 2019 Serpents Lair VIP tickets are also available priced at £290. A second wave, including the Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased standard weekend tickets) will then become available on 16th December at 9am.