Posted on by Oran

BLOODSTOCK is pleased to announce that at 8 pm tonight, 25th January, the brand new Bloodstock Radio Podcast will launch with a 1-hour weekly show. The show will feature music, interviews, news, and more. 

Bloodstock Radio

Team Bloodstock continue to grow the festival’s organic legacy with the launch of Bloodstock Radio which will be focusing on all things Metal with a plethora of music from not only bands that have and will be appearing at the festival, but also a whole host of bands from the official Metal 2 The Masses concept which is now active in 28 different regions.

According to Bloodstock, we are going to be treated to the following;

● Music – primarily (but not exclusively) from bands who have either been announced to play BOA17, who have played at BOA in past years, or relevant to a feature/interview.
● Band Interviews – a “My Bloodstock Experience” style chat with bands who have played BOA along with hooking up with some of the announced bands for 2017.
BOA Interviews – chats with others involved with BOA (at all levels, from the organisers down).
● Festival Updates – Highlighting band announcements, ticket information, promotional items and loads more.
M2TM Updates – Bulletins and reports from the various Metal 2 The Masses competitions.
● Special Features – Listen out for a few well-known names involved on a regular basis.

Listen in from 8 pm tonight at this location.

Bloodstock Aerial

Want to be heard on BLOODSTOCK’s Podcast?  Get involved! We’d love to hear from festival fans on anything relevant to BLOODSTOCK. It could be anything from your favourite BLOODSTOCK experiences, predictions/requests/responses to this year’s band announcements, gig reviews, M2TM comments – the only proviso that it is all about BLOODSTOCK! To contribute or for more details on how to get involved, email podcast@

Metal 2 The Masses Ireland will be launching this Saturday night with the very first heat featuring Na Cruithne, Pethrophia, Raum Kingdom, Dissension Rising and Freemen. Admission if FREE and voting slips are €3.00 and available judges on the night of the performance.  For more information, please click the graphic below. m2tm-live-heat-1

Bloodstock Open Air will be taking place in Catton Hall, between Thursday, August 10th through Sunday, August 14th. So far, Bloodstock has announced two of its headliners which are the mighty Amon Amarth and Megadeth who will be joined by Blind Guardian, Testament, Decapitated, Whitechapel, Hatebreed, Municipal Waste, Annihilator, Possessed, Skindred, HELL, Brujeria and Obituary. More bands to be announced over the coming months.

Bloodstock January 2017

Over the coming months, Bloodstock will be announcing a plethora of bands that will be filling up the four stages across the festival grounds. Tickets are on sale now, with a special payment plan in place for punters that are budgeting. Click here for more information on Bloodstock Tickets!


Metal 2 The Masses Ireland will be held over 11 events, hosting 35 bands beginning on Saturday, January 28th and running through to the final on Saturday, May 13th. For more information on Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland, please click this link.


Oran O’Beirne