Posted on by Oran

With the clock well and truly ticking down to, what is undoubtedly, the Heaviest Festival line up in the UK, Bloodstock are pleased to announce the replacements for the recent unfortunate cancellation of Devildriver and Nonpoint. 

Down The Barrel Photography © 2021

BLOODSTOCK is delighted to announce that the legendary, Norwegian black metal icon  ABBATH will step in to fill the breach on Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage.

Rarely in the UK, and not at BLOODSTOCK since Immortal’s headline slot in 2011, this is certifiably a set not to be missed!!

ABBATH declares, “We’re really looking forward to be coming back to the UK to shake the Bloodstock foundation. It’s been way too long!” Get up to speed with this full stream of latest release ‘Dread Reaver’, out now via Season Of Mist, or watch the video for ‘Dream Cull.’ Better hone your meme skills, too.”

With Nonpoint dropping out, the previously announced, almighty BOSSK are moving up the Sophie Lancaster stage bill to takeover their slot, and BLOODSTOCK can also reveal the addition of crossover thrash beasts PEST CONTROL to keep your heads bangin’.

Check out their blinding new album ‘Don’t Test The Pest‘ below…

The festival is more than just bands though! BLOODSTOCK is excited to welcome the UK’s biggest rock and metal fitness company ROCKFIT for the first time!

Renowned for an amalgamation of cardio, dance, and some serious body-sculpting set to a pure rock and metal playlist for those that like it loud, if you’re not sleeping in then ROCKFIT will be the perfect way to shake off the night before and limber you up for the pit!

Squatting to Slayer, singing your lungs out, and even the occasional viking row, there will be a 45-minute open air class kicking off Friday, Saturday, and Sunday  in the main arena at 10:15am! RockFit at Bloodstock is going to be a seriously unique festival fitness experience for metal fans by metal fans to leave you feeling energised and fit for the pit!

If the ROCKFIT workout gets you hot under the collar, then BLOODSTOCK also has the perfect thing to cool things down. BLACK ICE-CREAM is back!

Have you explored BLOODSTOCK’s official YouTube channel yet? Do subscribe too so you don’t miss any exciting premieres – like the four new clips from Behemoth’s scorching 2022 headline performance that are debuting this month! You can watch ‘Deathless Sun’ and ‘Off To War’ now, with two more mind-blowing songs to come!

BLOODSTOCK’s very popular club nights kick off from Friday 7th April!

Taking place all over the country, which one from this list below is your closest? Grab your mates, hit the dance floor, and perhaps you’ll be a lucky winner coming home with a free pair of weekend tickets – every club night will be running a competition! If none of these are near you, fret not, there will be more party nights at other locations through June and July revealed soon.


Fri 7th April – Guildford, Schism

Sat 8th April – Newport (Isle of Wight), Strings

Fri 14th April – Bristol, The Lanes

Fri 21st April – Manchester, Satan’s Hollow

Sat 22nd April – Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast

Fri 28th April – Warrington, FC2

Fri 28th April – Cardiff, Metro’s

Sat 29th April – Camberley, Agincourt

Sat 29th April – Stoke-on-Trent, The Sugarmill


Sat 6th May – Brighton, Above

Fri 12th May – Bristol, The Lanes

Sat 20th May – Newcastle, Reds Bar @ Northumbria Uni Students Union

Fri 26th May – Warrington, FC2

Fri 27th May – London, Elektrowerkz

Sat 27th May – Southampton, Suburbia

Sat 27th May – Stoke-on-Trent, The Sugarmill

Sun 28th May – Exeter, The Cavern

Planning your travel yet to BLOODSTOCK?  Big Green Coach will drop you & your gear right inside the festival gates for minimal walking, from all around the UK. Get more info at BIG GREEN COACH. For more travel info, look under the info section on BLOODSTOCK’s official website here.

Never been to BLOODSTOCK before and just want to come for a day to check things out? A limited number of day tickets are on sale now in the ticket store.

Adult day tickets are £75 and if you’d like to make it a family day out, child day tickets are £25 (mini moshers under 4 can come for free), plus booking fees. Ready for the full weekend experience with your metal brethern? VIP and campervan tickets are already sold out, but you can still get standard weekend tickets in the ticket store!

Watch BLOODSTOCK’s latest trailer here or by clicking below.

Oran O’Beirne 2023