BLOODSTOCK has two true loves…heavy and metal. This Valentine’s, let BLOODSTOCK sweep you off your feet with 19 more crushing bands for August’s best metal weekender. And, with the line-up now complete for the two biggest stages, day tickets have gone on sale in the ticket store. With SOEN, COMBICHRIST, XENTRIX, RYUJIN, IGNEA, UNPEOPLE, BURNER and many more all joining the bill, there’s something this year for everyone on Catton Park’s hallowed turf! If you’re still hungry for more, why not get involved in your local Metal 2 The Masses heats, and be part of shaping the line-up for the Hopical Storm New Blood stage, with lots of lower card bands still to be confirmed in the coming months.
Joining Sunday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage bill are Swedish progressive metallers, SOEN. The band recently released their sixth studio album, ‘Memorial’, via Silver Lining. Check out the lead single, ‘Unbreakable’, taken from that album here. And opening Sunday’s main stage are extreme metal comedians RAISED BY OWLS, who will be bringing their unique brand of mirth and revelry, as well as beefy riffs to kick off your Sunday morning. Watch their latest video effort here, ahead of their new album dropping in May.
Joining Saturday’s main stage bill are Ukrainian melodic metal storytellers, IGNEA, who are surely bound to play some fresh tracks off their latest record, ‘Dreams Of Lands Unseen’, released by Napalm Records last year. Perhaps including its lead single, ‘Dunes’?
Also landing a Saturday slot are British black metal outfit, DEITUS. Investigate ‘Irreversible’, the title track of their latest album released by Candlelight Records, here, if you’ve not yet discovered them.
That’s not all! Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Friday, expect to see atmospheric heavyists DARKEST ERA, death hardcore fusionists BURNER, symphonic black metallers HALIPHRON, Irish death squad DEATHCOLLECTOR, Swedish metal stalwarts WOLF, and opening proceedings that day will be powerhouse rock trio, HAXAN.
Saturday’s Sophie bill now features Las Vegas industrial squad COMBICHRIST, hot new alt rock collective UNPEOPLE, Brit hardcore newcomers CAULDRON, classic rock n’ rollers ASOMVEL, and Finnish deathcore outfit, ENEMIES EVERYWHERE.
If you’re coming by train but don’t have your own wheels like this mini-mosher, maybe you want to book seats on a shuttle to & from the festival site! BIG GREEN COACH have now got their shuttle service available for purchase, running to/from Tamworth station. Click here to buy your tickets while space lasts – a round trip is £14.
If you’re interested in their coach services to the festival, there are 35 pick-up points around the UK this year – you can buy a standalone travel ticket or opt for a bundle that includes a BLOODSTOCK ticket too. Get full details here.
Wanting a sustainable, climate-friendly camping experience this year? TANGERINE FIELDS can help you with that. For those who want to turn up onsite and have a tent set up and ready to go with airbed & sleeping bag, hire these in advance from Tangerine Fields who are based in the Asgard campsite. Check-in is open from Noon on Thursday. Here’s 6 reasons why using the service is easier, greener, and cleaner:
1. It’s so easy! Tailor the booking to fit your group size and appropriate sleeping kit, then just turn up and it’s ready to go.
2. Travel light. No having to dig out last year’s dusty or muddy kit and haul it across the country (and no nasty surprises with missing parts or broken zips).
3. A great camping spot, and together with your friends if you’re coming as a group.
4. Tangerine Fields will make sure you’re happy! They provide quality, dependable kit to handle the uncertainties of the UK Summer, plus their team are on hand throughout the weekend to help make the experience as cosy as possible.
5. Minimal waste, a low carbon footprint and fuss free way to love the planet and camp easy. Their waste is carefully and thoughtfully managed.
6. Socially responsible, they support small business partnerships and are proudly donating unwanted kit to charities that work with the homeless and disaster relief.
To order your pre-erected tent and accessories from TANGERINE FIELDS, click here.
How about a little something to get you in the mood? In the mood for BLOODSTOCK 2024 that is!! Warning: BLOODSTOCK’s brand new trailer may cause uncontrollable excitement. Disclaimer given.
The clock is ticking on the Ticket Deposit Scheme – there’s just 2 weeks to go ‘til it closes. Sign up anytime before 23.59pm on 29th February with an initial payment of £30.83 (+ bkg fee), then the remaining payments will debit your payment method monthly on 28th March, 29th April, 29th May and 27th June, with a final payment (+ transaction fee) debiting on 29th July. Sign up now over at the ticket store!
Standard weekend tickets to BLOODSTOCK, priced at £185 (+ bkg fee) are available now in the 2024 ticket store. Early Bird, VIP and campervan tickets are already sold out.
BLOODSTOCK’s 2024 Ronnie James Dio main stage headliners are AMON AMARTH, OPETH, and ARCHITECTS. Across the weekend you can also expect to see CLUTCH, HATEBREED, CARCASS, ENSLAVED, MALEVOLENCE, SATYRICON, ROTTING CHRIST, SYLOSIS, WHITECHAPEL, DEICIDE, GRAND MAGUS, DESERT STORM, THE VINTAGE CARAVAN, GREEN LUNG, EXIST IMMORTAL, ETERNAL CHAMPION, GROVE STREET, MIMI BARKS, CRYPTA, FORBIDDEN, NERVOSA, BEAST IN BLACK, KORPIKLAANI, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, FLOGGING MOLLY, SEPTIC FLESH, IGORRR, NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, HELLRIPPER, INFECTED RAIN, CULTURA TRES, SADUS, LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE, RED RUM, EVERGREY, TAILGUNNER, SOUTH OF SALEM, and ANKOR with more still to be announced.
Get full festival information over at bloodstock.uk.com.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2024.