Bloodstock Open Air 2019 is nearly upon us and to say we’re excited is an understatement. We adore the festival and this year’s line-up is simply phenomenal. From the Ronnie James Dio Main Stage to the Sophie Lancaster Stage to the New Blood and Jägermeister Stages, there is something for everyone! Not got your tickets yet!? What are you waiting for!? Head over to the Bloodstock Festival website here and join thousands of like-minded head-bangers for a weekend of quality rock and metal.
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Footprints in the Custard started as the butt of a bad joke and have continued in this vein ever since, to the dismay of many mothers in the world. Based in Manchester, the five-piece are known for their catchy and heavy music that details the lurid side of life from bodily functions and heavy drinking to sexually active bears.
Perhaps preceded by their reputation for elaborate costumes, including an infamous mankini, a tutu and an army of inflatables, the stage show is certainly a sight to behold.
With three albums, two EPs, two Christmas singles and a whole lot of silliness, the boys have garnered live credentials that include Bloodstock Festival, Hammerfest, HRH Metal, Amplified and Download. Throughout it all they’ve supported such acts as Psychostick, Dog Fashion Disco, Lagerstein, Arnocorps, Green Jelly and Kunt and the Gang as well as providing full backing to Chav comedian MC Devvo.
It’s unrelentingly silly and with the addition of their new album ‘A New Low’, that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
They will be playing the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Thursday the 8th August 2019.
1. Hello Footprints in the Custard! Congratulations on getting on the bill of Bloodstock 2019. How are you feeling about coming back?
Thanks dude! We’re feeling pretty ecstatic about the whole thing – Bloodstock has kinda been our home as a band as punters for over 10 years now, so being asked back to play is incredible!
2. You first played there in 2016 on the New Blood and are an example of how bands that play that stage can move up the bill over the years. Does that make you feel proud?
Absolutely! Considering how strong the calibre of bands were in 2016 on the New Blood stage, it’s really humbling to join the likes of Ramage Inc and Conjurer as alumni who have moved up. We’re very happy to see our friends in Barbarian Hermit, Countless Skies and Ten Ton Slug also move up to the SOPHIE stage this year too!
3. You’re on the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Thursday. What can Bloodstockers expect from your set?
Thursdays at Bloodstock have always been the big party night, and we intend to carry on that most noble of traditions and bring a massive party with us! Expect inflatables, puerile humour and lots of drinking! We’re planning on playing a lot of material from our new album, as well as a few FitC classics!
4. Do you feel like the odd one out on the Thursday? You’re sharing a stage with Rotting Christ! Or does the challenge excite you?
We’re pretty used to being the odd one out on a lineup usually, but it’s never stopped us from doing what we do best and making tits of ourselves!
With the Thursday lineup being as eclectic as it is though, everyone may well feel a bit of the odd one out. Thankfully, this is Bloodstock and Bloodstock is all about the metal family – we’re all in this for the same reasons!
5. Are you there all weekend? If so who are you most looking forward to checking out yourself?
Asides from the bands we’ve already mentioned, we’re very much looking forward to The Wildhearts who were a massive influence on us in the early days. Manchester M2tM winners Saurr are also up there for us, as are Xentrix, Children Of Bodom, Evil Scarecrow, Witch Tripper and Goat Monsoon who may well have the best band name ever! It’s an amazing lineup this year!
6. You’ve embraced the whole ‘party band’ moniker and become one of the most respected names in the UK scene. Does it ever get difficult to live up to the expectations or is this just your way of life now?
We’re not sure that respected is necessarily the word we would use, but we like to think we do a pretty good job of whatever it is that we do! People seem to enjoy it, at least!
As far as expectations are concerned, we’ve always been really fortunate to have great crowds regularly – they do most of the hard work for us. It’s easy to have a party when everyone is up for it! Our favourite part of being in a band is getting the chance to see everyone having a most excellent time!
7. What does the rest of 2019 look like for Footprints in the Custard?
2019 has already been a massive year for us with the recording and release of our new album, ‘A New Low’. We’re off out on tour across the UK in September with our good mates from Down Under, Lagerstein, for a string of shows! That’s going to be a very messy time!
We’ve also been asked to headline the Sunday of this years SOPHIE Fest in Manchester, which is an incredible honour having played it a few times over the years! We’re also playing Voyage Of The Damned in Preston with other Bloodstock alumni and friends Red Rum and Ward XVI – it’s shaped up to be a very busy year for us, and we plan to carry it on going forward into 2020!