Regrouped Brit industrio-metallers, KILL II THIS join the main stage for a Saturday slot. Frontman, Mark Mynett says “BLOODSTOCK is one of the finest metal festivals there is; this year’s stunning line up says it all! So we are both delighted and honoured to be playing the Ronnie James Dio stage.” Check out their video for ‘The Universe In A Nutshell’ here;
Stepping into Friday’s special guest slot on the Sophie Lancaster Stage are Norway’s black jazzsters, SHINING. Singer Jørgen Munkeby comments, “Last time we played at BLOODSTOCK was one of the best and most exciting shows we’ve ever done. We’re so much looking forward to be back at the UK’s best metal festival again!” Remind yourself of their sound with the video for ‘The Last Stand’ below:
Also landing Friday slots on the Sophie stage are Brit crust/grindcore monsters, FOETAL JUICE and British apocalyptic metal crew, ANTI CLONE. Tunisian symphonic prog metallers, MYRATH play the Sophie stage on Saturday, as do French avant-garde extremists, MISANTHROPE. Lastly, stepping into a Sunday Sophie slot are US progressive thrash beasts, VEKTOR.
The second wave of BLOODSTOCK club nights kicks off in June. Get along to one of the following local events for a chance to win BLOODSTOCK weekend tickets and BLOODSTOCK-related giveaways. Check with your local club for further details in case of changes and expect the unexpected! Events for June and July stack up as follows:
Wed 1st June – Nottingham – Bodeg
Thu 2nd June – Bury – Blind Tiger
Sat 4th June – Stoke-on-Trent – Bunker 13
Thu 9th June – Manchester Rebellion Bar
Sat 18th June – Stoke-on-Trent – Bunker 13 (Rawkus)
Fri 24th June – Middlesbrough – SUMO
Fri 24th June – Reading – Face Bar
Fri 24th June – London Elektrowerkz
Fri 24th June – Glasgow – Cathouse
Fri 24th June – Ipswich – The Cock and Pye
Sat 25th June – Birmingham – Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 25th June – Sheffield – Corporation
Thu 30th June – Exeter – Timepiece
Fri 1st July – Leicester – Firebug
Sat 2nd July – Doncaster – The Vintage Rock Bar
Sat 2nd July – Brighton – Envy
Sat 2nd July – Coventry – The Phoenix
Sat 2nd July – Stoke-on-Trent – Bunker 13
Fri 8th July – London – Electric Ballroom
Thu 14th July – Winsford – De Bees
Sat 16th July – Birmingham – The Asylum
Sat 23rd July – Burnley – Sanctuary Rock Bar
Thu 28th July – Sheffield Leadmill
Sat 30th July – Birmingham – Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 30th July – Sheffield – Corporation
Already announced for 2016 are the three headliners, TWISTED SISTER (in their last ever UK show), MASTODON and SLAYER, plus special guests BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and ANTHRAX. Also on the bill are FEAR FACTORY, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SYMPHONY X, SATYRICON, PARADISE LOST, DRAGONFORCE, METAL ALLEGIANCE, STUCK MOJO, ROTTING CHRIST, MISERY LOVES CO, GHOST BATH, VENOM, UNEARTH, DIAMOND HEAD, GOATWHORE, ACID REIGN and many more. Additional bands are still to be announced.
Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages are available now, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at this location.
BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com, or via Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.
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