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.
Tomorrow is Lost are a hard rock band hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Formed in February 2017, Tomorrow is Lost have enjoyed a whirlwind of a beginning, having firmly made their presence known across the country with the release of their singles, Insane and We Are The Lost taken from their debut release, The Shadowman EP, which was released in December 2018.
After an incredibly successful 2018, Tomorrow Is Lost tore into 2019 with guns blazing. With a string of fantastic gigs and festival appearances all lined up with shows booked right into 2020.
The band stated: “We’re still trying to process exactly what just happened on Saturday! As if we’re going to Bloodstock!? It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for us and we’re just so grateful to be given this chance. Taking part in the Metal 2 The Masses competition has been the best experience from beginning to end, and the support that’s been shown to all of the bands throughout has given us such faith in the rock and metal community – it’s a real honour to be a part of it, and we’re ready to give this absolutely everything we’ve got”.
Tomorrow is Lost are Cass King on vocals with Joe McDermott and Ryan O’Hara on guitars. Alongside them, on the bass, it’s Josh Fodden and on drums, Marc Rush.
They took part in the Newcastle leg of the Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses events seeing off fierce competition to emerge as winners and earn their place at Bloodstock 2019.
Tomorrow is Lost will be playing the New Blood Stage on Friday the 9th August 2019.
1. Congratulations on winning the Newcastle leg of the M2TM and earning your slot on the Bloodstock New Blood Stage. What made you decide to take part?
Competitions get me right on edge so I have absolutely no idea what the guys were thinking! I’m so pleased we did though, it was an awesome experience from start to finish and really humbling to share the stage with so many amazing local bands. I never imagined that we would end up in this position so we’re extremely grateful to have been given such an absolutely amazing opportunity. We’re full on ready to grab it with both hands.
2. What were some of the highlights of your competition run?
I think for me the rapport between bands and genuine support that they showed for each other throughout was really great. You could see that bands were genuinely pleased to see each other succeeding. We’ve made a few new friends from the contest and it really opened our eyes to the breadth and diversity of rock and metal music in the north east. And we got to play 3 killer shows in our hometown – and who wouldn’t wanna do that?
3. Describe the feeling, if you can, upon hearing your name read out as the winners?
Haha – I was loitering by the back door pracitsing my gracious loser face, such was the level of talent on display that night. Genuinely I don’t think we have ever been as shocked in the two years we’ve been playing together – it still doesn’t feel real!
4. How big of an opportunity is playing the New Blood Stage for Tomorrow is Lost? We’ve seen some bands really grow from it over the years!
I think from the start we’ve been lucky enough to have had some truly incredible breaks, and Bloodstock is without doubt our biggest yet. Being at the lighter/softer end of the festival lineup – i think we were very much a leftfield choice to win the Newcastle final, and that in itself is a testament to the diversity and breadth of music represented at Bloodstock for new and established artists alike. I’m fully ready for the challenge of getting the crowd on side nice and early!
5. What can Bloodstockers expect from you come festival time? Why should they come see you?
Well I guess that depends on how high the stage is? (if you know, you know!)…but we just wanna have fun and make the most of what could be a once in a lifetime shot, and we want everyone else to be a part of that moment with us. Performances are very much an inclusive and immersive experience, we want to crowd to feel every bit as part of the show as we do, and we’ll be giving it blood, sweat and tears until the bitter end. We’re straight up, balls out, melodic rock with attitude to match. Get up early, see you down the front?
6. Are you regular attendees to the festival or will this be your first time?
Bloodstock virgins the lot of us.
7. Are you hanging about all weekend? If so who are you most looking forward to seeing?
I’m so gutted that we aren’t going to be staying for the weekend, as we’re in the studio and actually running away for the day so we can make it to Bloodstock! So it’s a bittersweet feeling I guess…
Parkway Drive are a personal favourite of mine who I would love to have seen, and also Midnight Prophecy who are also playing the New Blood Stage after winning the Liverpool final – we’ve played with these guys a number of times now and really hope they kill it up there!
8. What does the rest of 2019 look like for Tomorrow is Lost? Shows? Releases?
A BIGGGGGG BIGGGG BIGGGGG release! I’m so sad I can’t share any more details just yet but I promise we’re gunna be sharing a lot more very soon! So keep eyes and ears peeled over at www.tomorrowislost.com – or keep up to date with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!