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That time of the year is once again upon us. Yes, folks Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland 2024 applications are now open. If you (or your band) wish to grace the stage at next year’s Bloodstock Open Air, then find out all you need to know below…

Photo РDown The Barrel Photography © 2023

Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses will celebrate 10 years of live shows in 2024, and as always, will be giving unsigned Irish underground bands a platform to showcase for a chance to perform at Bloodstock next August in the United Kingdom.

With headliners, Architects, and Amon Amarth already confirmed, as well as Clutch, Malevolence, Flogging Molly, Hellripper, Green Lung, Igorrr, Rotting Christ, The Night Flight Orchestra, Korpikiclani, Infected Rain, Septicflesh, Unleash The Archers, with many more acts yet to be announced in the months ahead.

If your band would like to follow in the footsteps of 2023’s Irish Metal delegates, LaVein (pictured above), and perform on the New Blood Stage, meet the bulk of the Metal media, fellow touring bands, booking agents, promoters, and label A&R representatives, then please fill in your details via the official Bloodstock Ireland application form, which can be found below.

This year’s application process is strictly for bands that reside in the Republic of Ireland only and are expected to have at least 30 minutes of original material for the live showcases.

As always, Metal 2 The Masses Ireland is open to all underground genres however all we ask is that all band members MUST be 18 years of age and above, and must be able to travel to the UK from August 8th-11th, 2024.

Metal 2 The Masses Ireland Illuminati have benefitted from the platform that is provided, which has included booking for international support bands via MCD, UK tours, and other festival bookings (Wacken and Metaldays) as well as interest from reputable booking agents and labels.

Check out some of Metal 2 The Masses Ireland artists below…

With live dates due to be announced in the coming weeks, Metal 2 The Masses Ireland 2024 is expected to run from late January with a series of 12 live showcases featuring approximately 35 bands from all over the Republic of Ireland. The grand final will be taking place on Saturday, May 11th, 2024.

As always the live shows will include a varied mix of genres from all over the country, merchandise stalls, and regular raffles for tickets to multiple live shows in Dublin, as well as a chance to win full weekend camping tickets for Bloodstock 2024.

The application process for Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland will remain open until Wednesday, November 1st, however, if all the slots are filled prior to that date, applications will close, so make sure you sign up sooner rather than later.

Check out some of the highlights from our final earlier this year below.

Oran O’Beirne 2023