Judas Priest
Judas Priest

Bloodstock 2020: Judas Priest and Behemoth announced as headline acts

Yes! You read that correctly! The final headliners for Bloodstock Open Air 2020 have been announced as heavy metal pioneers Judas Priest, and modern metal maestros Behemoth.

2020 marks 20 years for Bloodstock as a festival, and 50 years for Judas Priest as a band.  Frontman Rob Halford had this special message for fans (see video below):

So Priest are headlining Sunday night, Polish extreme metal mob Behemoth will be headlining the Saturday.

Charismatic frontman Nergal had this to say:

“BLOODSTOCK! The hallowed lands of Catton Park will once again host our Fiendish Festivities. This is BEHEMOTH’s first UK festival headline and that will be celebrated in the only way we know how; Hell will be raised, blood will be shed, and magick will descend! We shall see you there Legions!” 

They join Friday’s headliner Devin Townsend, alongside PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, LIFE OF AGONY, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SACRED REICH, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILITY, and BUTCHER BABIES so far. Many more bands performing over the weekend will be announced in the coming months.

About Neale McGeever

Contributing Editor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

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