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With applications coming in thick and fast for Ireland’s annual heavy music showcase, the 2020 Metal 2 The Masses live dates have just been confirmed. Get the official dates listed below;

Now in it’s seventh year, Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland returns with another blistering selection of bands that will be taking to the stage, not only for the coveted place at Bloodstock Open Air this August, but for a chance to reach bigger audiences in Ireland and across the UK and Europe.

2020’s live dates have now been revealed (see below) and will no doubt deliver a selection of unpredictable showcases brining of some of the countries best unsigned underground/alternative heavy music to the foreground.

Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses 2020 – The Live shows.

FINAL – Saturday May 16th
Semi 3 – Sat 25th April
Semi 2 – Sat 18th April
Semi 1 – Sat 11th April
Wildcard – Sat 4th April
Heat 7 – Sat March 28th
Heat 6 – Sat March 14th
Heat 5 – Sat Feb 29th
Heat 4 – Sat Feb 15th
Heat 3 – Sat Feb 8th
Heat 2 – Sat Feb 1st
Heat 1 – Sat Jan 25th

This year’s Metal 2 The Masses Ireland welcomes a new host of media partners featuring Tower Records Dublin, who will be stocking all semi-finalists EP’s/CD’s/LP’s with a promotional campaign from Overdrive.

The highly-respected Trackmix Studio has also come on board and will be offering all six finalists a FREE session in the Dublin-based studio. How awesome is that?

Our friends in Forbidden Planet will be getting involved to promote the events in their busy Dublin city centre location and will be offering their support for all the live shows.

Down The Barrel Photography © 2019

We are delighted to announce that Vocalzone will be back once again to represent the grass roots of Irish metal and will be offering all bands a selection of their products over the series of live events from late January to the final on May 16th.

Overdrive’s sister company Mainstage Design will be offering all Metal 2 The Masses bands a special 20% discount on EPK’s (Electronic Press Kits) which is a well-proven essential tool for bands/artists who are looking to reach out to promoters, record labels, booking agents, media platforms and endorsement opportunities.

Applications for Metal 2 The Masses Ireland are now open and can be accessed here.

Black Shuck Bloodstock 2019 – Photo: Down The Barrel Photography © 2019

Bloodstock Open Air 2020 will be celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary with the likes of Devin Townsend (UK Exclusive), Behemoth and Judas Priest 50th Anniversary show (UK Exclusive) as well as a fierce line up that includes, Paradise Lost, Vio-Lence, Sacred Reich, Jinjer, Diamond Head, Skindred, Life of Agony, The Black Dahlia Murder and many more.

Oran O’Beirne 2019