First of the newly announced and landing a slot on the main stage is the nefarious metal group Devilment. Featuring the unmistakable vocals of Dani Filth, you can catch the band on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on the Friday at the festival. Commenting on the announcement, the band say:
Obviously the band are really looking forward to playing the festival, and as a English band it will definitely be an honour to play the main stage on what is tantamount to the best British festival out there. Hopefully festival goers will come and check Devilment out, we intend on putting on quite a raucous heavy metal spectacle!
Also announced and bagging the much coveted Thursday night headliner slot on the Sophie stage are Helsinki’s own Battle Beast. Bassist Eero commented:
“We’re psyched to be taking on Bloodstock for the first time. We had a great time playing in the UK this spring, and it’s really neat to be returning there so soon. Looking forward to seeing all our friends again soon!”
Bloodstock can also announce the first batch of additions from the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals! Friday welcomes Coventry winners Devil’s Playground, who combine hardcore vocals with power melodies and modern metalheads Merithian, who took top prize in the Swindon heat. Also brutalising Friday are Brighton’s death metal victors Enslavement, influenced by classics like Suffocation, Immolation, & Devourment. On Saturday, Sheffield champions BA’AL add their blackened doom plus Dublin’s top dogs Zhora bring some progressive sludge a long way from Tipperary. Sunday sees Slovenian doomsters Mist roll in, as part of the band exchange with MetalDays. CD application conquerors Heathen Deity join Sunday from the Midlands. Last but not least, melodic death metallers Shrouded also join Sunday’s bill, having clinched first place in Belfast’s final.
Planning your travel to Bloodstock yet? Need a lift or driving there and want cash for your empty seats? Bloodstock has teamed up with GoCarShare again so you can rock out and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch! GoCarShare is integrated with Facebook so that you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback. Plus you might even win a pair of tickets for next year! For full details, head over to their website. Prefer to come by coach? Big Green Coach have 21 departure cities directly to Bloodstock in 2017, from all over the UK. They’ll bring you, all your camping gear and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds. Visit their website for full details.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee) from the official tickets website. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free! VIP & camper van tickets are sold out.