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Bloodstock Festival has pushed the boat out even further with this awesome competition for bands taking part in next years Metal 2 The Masses campaign. Offering bands from all over the UK and Europe a chance to represent not only their local scene, but also their country in the form of neck-breaking metal! What’s not to like about that huh? Find out all about it below!



BLOODSTOCK’s friends at Hobgoblin are once again hosting the Metal 2 The Masses Video Upload competition for 2016. The multi-layered Metal 2 The Masses scheme gives unsigned and DIY bands a chance to play on the Newblood Stage. Instead of taking part in the local M2TM heats, another way to enter is by submitting your video to Hobgoblin’s upload site!


If you have a video, get it uploaded now and you could be in with a chance of shaking the Newblood stage at Bloodstock! Not only this, but Scuzz TV will be giving 10 lucky bands a chance by airing their videos on the Scuzz channel! Get all the info over here!


If you’re not aiming to take to the stage any time soon, then Hobgoblin are giving away stacks of prizes in return for your votes. All you have to do is vote for your favourite band and be in with a chance of winning VIP weekend tickets, Hobgoblin beer, festival flags or over 500 legendary Hobgoblin t-shirts! Just click here to set up an account and get voting! But keep visiting, as new bands keep entering!

Bands! If you’re thinking of throwing your hat in the ring, check the below video out to whet the appetite.

BLOODSTOCK’s standard weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £139 (+ booking fee) and can be purchased from this link.

The official Irish Metal 2 The Masses will be kicking off in Dublin’s Fibber Magees on January 16th with a total of 35 of the best Irish metal bands taking part on the journey that will result in a winner being chosen by Bloodstock representative, booker, promoter and Metal 2 The Masses boss, Simon Hall in May. For more interest in Metal 2 The Masses Ireland, just click on the graphic link below and connect with us via Facebook.


BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at and, or via Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.

Photography by  – Down The Barrel Photography © 2015

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