First up, Corrosion of Conformity join the Ronnie James Dio main stage bill. Now reunited with Pepper Keenan up front, Bloodstock’s faithful can look forward to a slew of classics from their three-decade-plus career. Pepper tells us:
It’s been a real pleasure after all this time to get back with the COC lads and start jamming again and creating music. We are having a blast! We’ve have had so much support from all over the globe and landing on a fest like Bloodstock really sums it up. We’re honoured and cannot wait to up the fuckin’ hammers in the middle of nowhere in merry ol’ England! Thank you! Ohh yeah, don’t forget me cider ….!
Unearth also join the Bloodstock bill for the first time. If you’re fast, you can get clued up on their new material in time for August by picking up current album, Watchers of Rule at a discounted price of around a fiver over at their merch store.
Wherever they can, Bloodstock is proud to bring you bands who don’t often grace UK shores, so joining the main stage bill to play their first ever UK show are atmospheric US black metal outfit, Ghost Bath.
Local heroes, Evil Scarecrow also make a triumphant return! Are you familiar with the semi-legendary “Crabulon”?! You will be… As serious contenders for the ‘most fun had on stage’ prize, what do they make of their return?
We’re back! Again! We’re like the Bloodstock house band or maybe a bad STD that you can’t get rid of. Either way, we’re hoping to bring our biggest ever show and even some new material. After the historic, record breaking crowd of 2014, we’re looking forward to being back on that stage, although a custom-built, floating glass pyramid ‘Scarecrow Stage’ would have been nice. We’re genuinely overwhelmed and beyond excited to be back partying with our Bloodstock brothers and sisters.
Also, joining the Sophie stage bill are XII Boar. A big slab of rock n’ roll-infused, southern-fried metal, this power trio are determined to make sure everyone has a good time. Ric Flair raves:
We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing our trademarked XII Boar grooves to Bloodstock. This year’s line-up is already beyond words and we’re so stoked to be a part of it. Get your dancing shoes on and get down to the super massive XII Boar sound as we’re assembling the biggest party Bloodstock has ever seen! See you there!
FINAL CALL for the Deposit Scheme!!! Today (29th Feb) is the last day left to sign up for Bloodstock’s very popular payment plan. This year it’s even more manageable to pay for your ticket in stages, with the scheme expanding the payments from 3 to 5 months.
The 1st payment of £34.80 is payable immediately, then 4 additional payments of around £30 will debit your account on 28th of March, April, May and June. (Exact amounts; £27.80 for Mar/Apr/May, £31.30 in June to include postage). Sign up over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838. VIP tickets are NOT available via the payment plan, although pending VIP availability, you could purchase a VIP upgrade in July or August and still be in time for the festival!