Bloodstock 2023 Band Feature: Square Wild

Bloodstock 2023 takes place from August 10th to August 13th. Across 4 stages, the festival boasts an incredible line-up that includes headliners Killswitch Engage Meshuggah and Megadeth. As always, we will be featuring some of the bands that will be playing this year’s festival. Giving you a rundown of who they are, what they’ve released, and what you can expect come August.

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What do you get when you mix rock, prog, ska, jazz, metal, reggae and funk with a punk attitude? You get an experience like no other, you get a reason to dance and head-bang at the same time, you get Square Wild.

Aiming to get the New Blood stage absolutely bouncing, Square Wild have been strongly and steadily wowing audiences up and down the country, while scooping awards after awards along the way. Anyone who has experienced Square Wild in the flesh has remembered it and that has spread the world like an infectious disease. Square Wild are communicable and everyone wants to catch it.

All of this in an incredible short amount of time. Releasing their debut EP ‘Tree-P’ at the end of 2021 and currently working away on their debut full-length. You may not have heard of Square Wild yet, but come Bloodstock, you won’t be able to stop talking about them.

Just ask anyone who saw them battle their way through the Manchester Metal 2 the Masses to win it. Square Wild might not have a ‘traditional’ Bloodstock sound but that just makes them stand out from the pack even more.

Square Wild will take to the New Blood stage on the Friday of the festival. Be prepared to expend some serious energy. We spoke to the band about what it means to play the festival, what Bloodstock means to them, and what attendees can expect from their show, and they had this to say:

Playing this festival means so much to us. From going as punters and seeing friend’s bands perform on the New Blood stage to imagining us up there is absolutely amazing. It still hasn’t sunk in. It’s lit such a fire up our arses and we can’t wait to show Bloodstock how we do it! Bloodstock has housed the best metal and rock bands for so many years, it really is an honour to share the festival with some of our favourite artists and we can’t thank the whole M2TM team enough for this opportunity.

People can expect a lot of fun, knees up inducing breakdowns, dual lead, sarcasm, eccentricity, and energy off us as well as a huge mix of genres and styles. We have something for everyone and we’re gonna absolutely rip that stage apart.


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