While the world continues to open up, we are still hearing more details on the bastion of live heavy metal that is Bloodstock Festival 2021. Weekend camping tickets are now sold out, but day tickets are still available.
Anyone wanting a last-minute ticket or sell their own for whatever reason can visit here.
In addition to this news, the final bands have been locked in for 2021:
Opening the Sophie Stage on Saturday is Netherhall:
Netherhall secured their place by winning a competition with Planet Rock Radio.
In the second phase of Metal 2 The Masses winners have been crowned. This includes:
South Wales champions Pearler
Kent went with groovy doom metallers Struck/ Down
Leeds let fuzzy sludgers Sound Of Origin lead the way
Birimingham’s Insurgent beat the rest
Elder Druid, Northern Ireland’s winners, join them on Friday
On Saturday we have Brighton band Kinzoku
Hull hail their thrash-groove heroes Irontooth
Wolverhampton winners are Blood Church
Cotton Mouth win the Nottingham heats
Stoke’s dread-soaked dropouts The Ghoules also make the bill, as well as Scotland’s Nassau.
Fan favourite The RAM Gallery (no relation) will return to the festival featuring artwork from Bloodstock founder Paul Gregory and many more. This will display artwork commissioned for headliners Judas Priest .
Bloodstock are also happy to announce their partnership with charity Mind, represented by Patch Amnesty who raise money for the mental health charity. Click here to read our interview with Patch Amnesty founder Michael Lacy. The festival is also raising funds for Derbyshire Blood Bikes who do a lot of great work transporting blood and medical needs for the NHS.
Click here to read out interview with Bloodstock band booker Vicky Hungerford. She spoke to us about her dream bookings, the history of the festival and coping with the lockdown.
BLOODSTOCK’s 2021 main stage headliners are DEVIN TOWNSEND (Friday), KREATOR (Saturday), and JUDAS PRIEST (Sunday). The festival will also feature sets from SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, DIAMOND HEAD, THERAPY?, VENOM PRISON, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SAXON, THE WILDHEARTS, GLORYHAMMER, BLEED FROM WITHIN, NAPALM DEATH, PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS, MEMORIAM, RAMAGE INC., GREEN LUNG, CONJURER, ORANGE GOBLIN, RAGING SPEEDHORN, LAWNMOWER DETH, CONAN, SYLOSIS, WINTERFYLLETH, HACKTIVIST, THE CRAWLING, EVIL SCARECROW, ACID REIGN, SVALBARD, BORSTAL, SEIDRBLOT, MOTHER VULTURE, BLOODSHOT DAWN, and EVILE, plus many more.
Bloodstock 2021 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 11th-15th August 2021. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com