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Fancy winning yourself one pair of guest passes for this year’s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL? Details below…

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Not only do you get access to attend the best metal weekend of the year, but you also get access to the guest VIP Serpents’ Lair Bar and a backstage production tour!!! How good is that?

Overdrive has teamed up with our friends at Bloodstock Open Air and Forbidden Planet International to bring you ‘The Amazing Prize Give Away!

With the UK’s most anticipated annual Heavy Metal gathering just around the corner, Bloodstock Open Air, Overdrive and Forbidden Planet International have formed a media partnership to bring you a competition that will not only give you access to the most epic Metal Festival of the year, but also a personal tour of the backstage production area, access to the exclusive VIP Guest bar and 4 days camping on the lush grounds of the impressive Catton Hall estate in Derbyshire.

All you have to do to enter is the following;

[1] Like/Follow the social media links below for Overdrive, Forbidden Planet and Bloodstock Open Air.



Bloodstock Open Air


Forbidden Planet

Facebook (Pick the store closest to your location.)

[2] Answer the below question:

Q – Thrash Legends Anthrax have a song about which 2000AD comic book character?

[3] Place your answer in the comments on the Forbidden Planet social media platform where you see this competition from 3.30pm today (July 17th), share as a public post, and tag the friend you wish to bring.

Click here to choose the Forbidden Planet store Facebook page you wish to enter.

It’s that simple!

Winners will be chosen at random by each Forbidden Planet store location and contacted privately on August 1st. 18+ only.

Prize does not include travel expenses, camping gear or spending money.


About Bloodstock Open Air

Established in 2001, Bloodstock has progressed over the years from its humble beginnings as a one day event at the festivals spiritual home of the Derby Assembly Rooms, to what we have today, a three day full-on metal extravaganza held in the grounds of Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire.


Now boasting the best part of 100 bands across four stages, showcasing the best in metal from UK/EU Underground to top International acts along with comedy, karaoke, a mini-fairground, the Serpents Lair VIP bar (a fest within a fest for ale, cider and perry drinkers!) and more, all wrapped up within the camaraderie and atmosphere that truly sets this festival apart from the rest and there you have it – Bloodstock Open Air!

This year features some of the genres most in-demand live acts including Sabaton, Parkway Drive, Scorpions, Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Powerwolf, Grand Magus, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Queensryche, Children of Bodom and many more.


Tickets and additional information can be found via this link.

About Overdrive

Having launched in late 2012, Ireland’s has fast become one of the leading sources of Heavy Metal, Underground/Alternative and sub-genre music news, with a daily updates on all the latest information, reviews, competitions, exclusive interviews and much more from the world of metal and beyond. Make sure to follow/like/bookmark if you have an interest in all things HEAVY!


About Forbidden Planet International

With 15 stores across UK, and Ireland, bringing you the finest in comics, graphic novels and cult merchandise.

Like a convention, every day, Forbidden Planet International is the very beating heart of the world of comic book heroes, cult sci-fi books, comics and collectibles, plus action figures and toys.

Get sharing/following and good luck!

Oran O’Beirne 2019