Following on from Monday's sideshow announcement's, Bloodstock Open Air has announced a further slew of acts to bolster this year's already impressive festival line up. Joining the already announced headliners Twisted Sister, Slayer and Mastodon at the event which takes place in Catton Park, Derbyshire from 11 - 14 August 2016, reformed Brit metallers Kill II This, masked marauders Anti Clone and more will take to the stage, at the heaviest bill of the year.
Kill II This join the main stage for a Saturday slot. Front man Mark Mynett says: “Bloodstock is one of the finest metal festivals there is; this year’s stunning line up says it all! So we are both delighted and honoured to be playing the Ronnie James Dio stage.”
Stepping into Friday’s special guest slot on the Sophie Lancaster Stage are Norway’s black jazzsters, Shining. Singer Jørgen Munkeby comments: “Last time we played at Bloodstock was one of the best and most exciting shows we’ve ever done. We’re so much looking forward to be back at the UK’s best metal festival again!”
Also landing Friday slots on the Sophie stage are the comically monikered Brit crust / grindcore monsters Foetal Juice and British apocalyptic metal crew, Anto Clone. Tunisian symphonic prog metallers Myrath meanwhile play the Sophie stage on Saturday, as do French avant-garde extremists, Misanthrope. Lastly, stepping into a Sunday Sophie slot are US progressive thrash beasts, Vektor.
The second wave of Bloodstock club nights meanwhile kicks off in June. Get along to one of the following local events for a chance to win Bloodstock weekend tickets and Bloodstock-related giveaways. The full list of events is listed below.
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.
Bloodstock 2016 Club Nights:
1 Jun - Nottingham - Bodega
2 Jun - Bury - Blind Tiger
4 Jun - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13
9 Jun - Manchester Rebellion Bar
18 Jun - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13 (Rawkus)
24 Jun - Middlesbrough - SUMO
24 Jun - Reading - Face Bar
24 Jun - London Elektrowerkz
24 Jun - Glasgow - Cathouse
24 Jun - Ipswich - The Cock and Pye
25 Jun - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
25 Jun - Sheffield - Corporation
30 Jun - Exeter - Timepiece
1 Jul - Leicester - Firebug
2 Jul - Doncaster - The Vintage Rock Bar
2 Jul - Brighton - Envy
2 Jul - Coventry - The Phoenix
2 Jul - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13
8 Jul - London - Electric Ballroom
14 Jul - Winsford - De Bees
16 Jul - Birmingham - The Asylum
23 Jul - Burnley - Sanctuary Rock Bar
28 Jul - Sheffield Leadmill
30 Jul - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
30 Jul - Sheffield - Corporation