Bloodstock Festival 2017 Band Feature/Interview: Red Rum

Bloodstock is the premier metal festival in the UK, showcasing the cream of rock & metal across a wide spectrum of genres. The 2017 edition takes place from the 10th to the 13th of August. Head over to the festival’s website to find out much more & pick up tickets, but be quick as it’s close to selling out!

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The line-up this year is one of the best the festival has ever managed to put together. With a huge range of established & up-and-coming bands spread across the four days. Bloodstock is all about advancement, helping bands grow & bringing them back in higher & higher slots. Red Rum are a fantastic example of this.

Having first played Bloodstock in 2015 opening the Sophie Lancaster Stage, this year they make their return 4th from top on the same stage! With an incredibly loyal fanbase their set is going to be one of the highlights of the entire weekend. Bring the booze, Red Rum will bring the party!

We’re very proud to bring you an interview with Red Rum.

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1. Tell us a bit about yourselves. How’d you get started as a band?

We started as a college project back in 2011 that quickly gained in popularity, and have been going strong as a band ever since.

2. How are you feeling about playing Bloodstock this year?

We’re all really excited to be getting back out onto the Sophie Lancaster stage! We played there before in 2015 and couldn’t wait to be invited to play it again!

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3. What can people expect from your set?

We’ll be playing a mixture of songs from our first EP and our latest album, and there may even be a sneak peak at some new material!

4. What bands (if any) are you hoping to check out while you’re there?

There’s lots of amazing bands playing Bloodstock this year, some of our top picks to watch would definitely include Amon Amarth, Ghost, Decapitated and Hatebreed.

5. What’s the future plans for the band?

We have an as yet untitled album in the works, be sure to stay tuned to our social media for more information on it as it develops!

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We’d like to thank Red Rum for taking the time to speak with us. Make sure you check them out at Bloodstock & on their future tours. You can keep up to date with the band’s touring schedule using BandsInTown.

Their debut album Animus is out now & can be picked up from all major streaming services such as Spotify, Google Play & Apple Music. You can also pick the album up over on Bandcamp digitally & on CD via Amazon.

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Keep up to date with all Red Rum news by liking them on Facebook.


  • Carl Fisher

    Owner/Administrator/Editor/Writer/Interviewer/YouTuber - you name it, I do it. I love gaming, horror movies, and all forms of heavy metal and rock. I'm also a Discworld super-fan and love talking all things Terry Pratchett. Do you wanna party? It's party time!

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