Saturday, July 2, 2022

Want to play at BLOODSTOCK?

BLOODSTOCK has teamed up with HOBGOBLIN, who have announced the HOBGOBLIN Newblood Stage. The stage will allow you to try and get your band, or your favourite unsigned band to BLOODSTOCK in 2015!

There are also a few other ways in which you could get a band to Bloodstock, there is the The Metal 2 The Masses programme via video uploads, or good old fashioned CD submissions. Take a look at the options below!

Metal 2 The Masses Tour

Bands can apply directly to local promoters who are running showcase events up and down the UK  These events might also win you a further slot on the Sophie Stage 2016, along with slots on the bill at Wacken (Germany) or Metaldays (Slovenia) and a raft of other additional prizes! This scheme is focused on UK acts and details on all the local events can be found at

Please Note: More promoters/venues will be coming on board all the time so keep checking the website for the most up to date details.  If you have a venue in your region/country that would be interested in running events, please email:

Hobgoblin Worldwide – Video Upload

Hobgoblin will be opening up the search worldwide via, inviting acts to submit their videos online from mid-January 2015. Fans can vote for their favourite act, with the winner bagging the coveted slot on the Newblood stage. In exchange for their vote, participants also have a chance to take home a whole host of music-related prizes via an ‘instant win’ competition.

CD Submissions

If you are signed to a label or a self release act wishing to apply for the Newblood Stage (but not via the M2TM), then please send CD’s and biogs to the following address.  This is open to bands worldwide…

Bloodstock Open Air / Newblood
c/o Simon Hall
80 Capmartin Road

Bloodstock has a small amount of early-bird weekend tickets left, so be quick if you want one, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from

Guaranteed delivery before Christmas, so make great Xmas gifts! Campervan pitches are also available and these also move quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Already announced for 2015 are headliners, TRIVIUM, WITHIN TEMPTATION, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production, special guests OPETH and SABATON, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, and ARMORED SAINT.  Yet more bands will be announced soon!

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at and


Victoria Purcell
Editor of RAMzine - Creator of content. Chaser of Dreams. Lover of cats, metal, and anthemic sounds. \m/

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