Bloodstock 2015 roars into life!! First announcments here!

Posted on by Oran

You might have just packed your tent away and are still scraping the dried mud off your boots from this years Bloodstock Festival. Well, the organisers have just dropped the first few bands that will be gracing the stage for next years gathering!


WITHIN TEMPTATION are set to play their only UK show next year as Saturday night headliners at Catton Park! It is a triumphant return for the Dutch megastars, who headlined BLOODSTOCK in 2005, as their very first UK festival appearance and only second ever UK show.

Frontwoman Sharon den Adel enthuses, “We’re thrilled to play BLOODSTOCK again! We had such a great time before and can’t wait to take ‘Hydra’ to the stage at Catton Park. It’s a really exciting time for us right now and we’re looking forward to bringing the fire!!” Check out their video for ‘Dangerous’ from their current album, ‘Hydra’, featuring none other than Howard Jones (The Devil You Know, ex-Killswitch Engage) below:

Slotting in to the Saturday night special guest slot are Swedish progmeisters, OPETH. Having landed at #14 on the UK album charts last week, their highest chart position to date for new studio album, ‘Pale Communion’, OPETH are looking forward to returning to BLOODSTOCK. Comments frontman Mikael Akerfeldt; “We’re happy to confirm that we’ll be back at the BLOODSTOCK festival next year! I don’t know how many times we’ve played there now, but it’s a real great place, a nice festival run by nice people. Too bad it’s like….a year or so away!?” Check out new track, ‘Cusp of Eternity’ while you’re waiting!

Early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from here. Camper-van pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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 here.

Bloodstock 2014 - Just a normal day in the neighborhood!

Bloodstock 2014 – Just a normal day in the neighborhood!

Photography  – Steve Dempsey  – Down The Barrel Photography