Following government guidelines on public gatherings and social distancing, Bloodstock has had to cancel the 2020 festival. This was supposed to be the 20th anniversary of Bloodstock.
Organisers from Team Bloodstock issued a statement today:
“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…”
You can read more information on their website here.
In addition, Bloodstock have announced an extra day for 2021. The statement continues:
“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…”
Check out the new trailer here
In addition, metal legend and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has made a video assuring us Judas Priest, and most the bands on the bill, will return in 2021:
Below is a new version of the 2021 poster: