While She Sleeps, Loathe and More Join Bloodstock 2021

2021’s Bloodstock is very much go with COVID-19 restrictions being lifted on July 19 – though the festival have had to make a few more last-minute changes to the line-up.

With Dark Tranquillity having to cancel their performance due to ​“international issues”, Loathe have been announced to take their place on the Ronnie James Dio main stage. 

​Erik Bickerstaffe says: “We are thrilled to be performing at this year’s Bloodstock Festival for the first time, and to be sharing the main stage on August 13 alongside an incredible and eclectic line-up of heavy artists,”

Elsewhere, after the news that Bury Tomorrow haee parted ways with guitarist / vocalist Jason Cameron, UK Metalcore crew have dropped off the line-up and will be replaced by  While She Sleeps.

“Due to the band’s current line-up situation and despite best efforts we are unfortunately unable to play Bloodstock this year, we are truly gutted!” say Bury Tomorrow. ​“We support the festival and hope everyone enjoys every minute of the weekend!

“We are however over the moon to confirm Bloodstock have invited us back next year so we will see you all at Bloodstock 2022!”

On top of that, Black Spiders have taken the spot of Unleash The Archers, and Lotus Eater will no longer play (having just split up themselves) and have been replaced by Foetal Juice.

Check out the updated poster for the festival:

Cradle Of Filth Are Replacing Dimmu Borgir For Bloodstock Festival 2021

Bloodstock Open Air Festival have confirmed a few changes coming to their 2021 line-up, with extreme metallers Cradle Of Filth replacing Dimmu Borgir.

Dimmu Borgir whom are unable to make the festival due to restrictions surrounding the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have released the following statement.

“Due to restrictions and uncertainties regarding international travel and logistics, we have to postpone Dimmu Borgir’s performance at Bloodstock until next year. The band is absolutely gutted about this, having to cancel Bloodstock again, but we have already confirmed with Vicky and the Bloodstock team that the band will be back in the UK for the 2022 edition. Stay safe!”

In addition, the festival organisers have announced the additional Wednesday date is set to consist of a headline set from Onslaught, with additional support from Beholder, Ward XVI, Raised By Owls, and Anakim.

Check out the full line-up for the festival below.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2021 is set to take place on August 11th – 15th 2021 at Catton Park, Derbyshire.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now via the official website.

Therapy?, Blood From Within, And More Join Bloodstock 2021 Lineup

Derby’s Bloodstock Festival 2021 lineup just got a little bigger with the announcement of five new additions.

Therapy?, Bleed From Within, Mother Vulture, Famyne, and Party Cannon have all been announced to play the festival.

In addition, Bloodstock has also announced that four overseas acts – The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Nekrogoblikon, and Toxic Holocaust – are unfortunately no longer able to make the 2021 event due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and vaccine constraints.

Check out the lineup below.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival will take place on August 11th – 15th 2021 at Catton Park, Derbyshire.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now via the following link.

Bloodstock Festival Confirm Their Revised 2021 Line-Up

The organisers of Bloodstock Festival have confirmed their revised line-up for their 2021 event, which is set to take place in August.

Due to ongoing restrictions with the pandemic, the festival organisers have stated that some overseas bands are unable to make the dates, with Mercyful Fate dropping from the line-up as Saturday main stage headliners, though they are set to return to headline the festival in 2022.

Kreator will now take the vacant Saturday slot to headline the festival for the first time. Also added to the line-up are Bloodshot Dawn, Seidrblot, and Evile.

The festival has also announced that Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Butcher Babies, Life Of Agony, Sacred Reich, Necrot, Exhumed, and Unto Others will unfortunately not be able to make the 2021 festival.

Bloodstock 2021 Adds More Names

More bands have been added to the 2021 Bloodstock Open Air Festival with the addition of King Goat, Exhumed, Idle Hands and more.

The full lineup can be found below.

Acid Reign
Agrona *
The Black Dahlia Murder
Black Tongue
Bury Tomorrow
Butcher Babies
Cattle Decapitation
The Crawling
Dark Tranquillity
Deified *
Devin Townsend
Diamond Head
Dimmu Borgir
Dog Tired
Exhumed *
Garganjua *
Grave Lines
Green Lung
Idle Hands *
Judas Priest
King Goat *
Liberty Lies
Life Of Agony
Lost Society
Mercyful Fate
Necrot *
The Night Flight Orchestra
Orange Goblin
Paradise Lost
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Raised By Owls
Ramage, Inc.
Sacred Reich
Savage Master *
Sharks In Your Mouth
Toxic Holocaust
Unleash The Archers
Video Nasties
Viscera *
Wolf Jaw

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2021 will take place August 11th – 15th 2021 at Catton Park, Derbyshire.

Bloodstock 2020 CANCELLED

Gigs and festivals around the world, Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2020 is the latest casualty of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

Judas Priest, Devin Townsend, Behemoth, Skindred and more were set to perform.

The news of the cancellation of the festival was confirmed in a statement from the festival’s organisers who’ve confirmed their intent to not only return next year in 2021 but as well as making this year’s tickets valid, they’re also added another date to it!

Here’s the full statement.


“Dear Bloodstockers,

Following the ongoing government guidance on mass gatherings and social distancing, we are extremely disappointed to announce that this year’s BLOODSTOCK will no longer be going ahead. We respect the government’s mandate and recognise it is made with the best intentions, in order to protect the health & safety of not only our audience, but our staff, crew, musicians, and other contractors who work on site at BLOODSTOCK. Safety remains of paramount importance to us.

We know you have been concerned about what the developing COVID-19 situation would mean for BLOODSTOCK and will be as disappointed as we are at this tough decision, but we hope you can appreciate it is the right choice to make at this time. We had been working tirelessly to ensure we could still offer the top quality BLOODSTOCK experience you trust us to provide, year on year – and this year more than ever, when we invited you to celebrate 20 Years of BLOODSTOCK with us. We do not – and never will – take this trust in us for granted.

We have been reading your comments on our social media, and many of you have said that in this circumstance, you would like the option to roll your 2020 ticket over to 2021’s event – and we can confirm that you are able do that. Rest assured that BLOODSTOCK will return with an almighty vengeance, better and stronger than ever, so to that end and to help assuage your disappointment, next year BLOODSTOCK will be adding an extra day!

The festival will be 5 days and start from Wednesday, as opposed to Thursday; the dates for 2021’s event will be 11th – 15th August. This will be at no extra cost to those who have already purchased weekend tickets for 2020 and wish to roll them over. We will also freeze prices at the ticket store until later this year, when prices will then increase by just £10 and a new, longer 6-month instalment plan will launch to make that option even easier to manage. The on-sale date for day tickets and any returns on previously sold out ticket categories, such as camper vans, will be announced in due course. We are happy to report that many artists on this year’s line-up have already reconfirmed for 2021 and we look forward to sharing further plans with you soon. Meanwhile, you can watch an updated trailer for the festival and a special message from metal overlord Rob Halford, from headliner Judas Priest.

Should you prefer a refund, we also wish to state that full, face value refunds will be available to everyone who has already purchased a BLOODSTOCK 2020 ticket from official sellers and assure you of our best efforts to process those refunds within 28 days, where possible. We have a lot to sort out, so please bear with us – everyone who has purchased a ticket already from Seetickets will be emailed in the next 7-14 days.

We are also updating our website and have launched a new page to answer your questions about refunds & the roll-over process.

While we understand the current financial climate is difficult for many, we sincerely hope you will decide to join us to celebrate BLOODSTOCK next year. As an independent, family run festival, we wish to extend our deepest appreciation for your continued and loyal support.

We know we are privileged to have such a strong BLOODSTOCK community, and as a united family of heavy metal fans, we WILL prevail.

Vicky, Adam, Rachael, Paul, and all at Team BLOODSTOCK.”

More details will be announced as they develop.

Bloodstock 2019 Announces Final Bands

The final bands for Bloodstock 2019 have been announced!

After Code Orange recently cancelled all of their European tour dates, which included Bloodstock Festival due to a “scheduling conflict” with completing their next project, The Wildhearts have been confirmed as their replacement for the Ronnie James Dio stage.

In addition to this, Scottish Glooms Lotus Eater will be replacing SHVPES after they cancelled their slot on the Bloodstock lineup.

Other bands announced are as follows: Pemphigoid, Black Falcon, Crimson Tusk and Jackals Backbone, as well as New Blood stage acts Death By KIGAIAXERO, Midnight Prophecy, Grief Ritual, Voltunas, Empire Warning, Voidlurker, Stormcast, Fractions and Leadrobot.

Check out the full lineup below.


Bloodstock Announces 7 More Bands

UK’s very own Bloodstock Festival has added several more to its lineup.

Aborted, Skeletal Remains, The Lazys, Boss Keloid, 3 Headed Snake, Red Method and Dust Bolt will play alongside Cradle of Filth, Code Orange, Tesseract and more.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on August 8th – 11th 2019.


Parkway Drive To Headline Bloodstock Festival

Parkway Drive has announced they are the final headliner of this year’s Bloodstock Festival.

They’ll be playing alongside Sabaton and The Scorpions at the event which will take place on August 8th – 11th at Catton Park, Derbyshire.

Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall commented, saying “This will be our first shot headlining a UK festival. We’ll be bringing full production, we want to give Bloodstock a set that’s worthy of a headline slot. We’re psyched! Thanks for having us!”

For the full lineup, check it out below.


Bloodstock Announces More Bands

There are so many festivals being announced at the moment, it’s so hard to keep track of them all. There’s been Leeds and Reading Festival, Slam Dunk, Pile Up and now Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced more names to their lineup. Latest names on the lineup include legends of Thrash Anthrax, Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir and British Progressive metal group TesseracT.


The full lineup is as follows:

Anthrax *
Children Of Bodom (UK exclusive)
Code Orange
Cradle Of Filth
Death Angel
Dee Snider
Dimmu Borgir *
Evil Scarecrow
Grand Magus
Hypocrisy (UK exclusive)
Metal Church
Ross The Boss
Rotting Christ
Sabaton (UK exclusive)
TesseracT *
Thy Art Is Murder *

* = New line-up addition

Next year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival will take place on August 8th-11th 2019 at Catton Park, Derby.