The Bloodstock festival faithful are on countdown as it’s just over three weeks to 2016’s best heavy metal weekender! The bill for the Jägermeister stage is together and Bloodstock is excited to welcome all these bands to the bill. Note that we’ll be chasing each and every one for a pre-festival rundown, even sitting in their gardens and shouting through the letterbox if it comes down to this.*
Friday’s line-up includes: Leeds hard rockers Chasing Dragons, Corby metal outfit Fueled Hate, Brighton prog-rockers Vrona, Irish sludgemonsters Two Tales Of Woe, Manchester’s hard rock duo The Hyena Kill and London folk metallers Isarnos.
Saturday’s bands include: Wakefield metal band Broken, Belfast stoner rockers Zlatanera, Midlands metallers Vicious Nature, Leeds’ female-fronted rapcore band Pulverise, Bury metal 4-piece Vice and Cornwall’s psych/spacerock animals, Cybernetic Witchcult.
Sunday’s bill will include: Stevenage metal 5-piece Outright Resistance, Gravesend stoner rockers Jukebox Monkey, Welsh old school death metallers Sodomized Cadaver, Tyneside doomsters Dirty King, Glasgow heavy rockers Attica Rage and black metallers Aklash.
The last of the Hobgoblin New Blood stage slots have been snapped up via the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals. Joining the chaos are: death metallers End Of Salvation and thrash beasts Redeye Revival on Friday, stoner/heavy psych animals Regulus and melodic death metal mob The Face Of Ruin on Saturday and metal four piece Gutlocker, prog/tech outfit Kahtet, Polish deathcore mob The John Doe’s Burial, Nottingham rockers Firebomb, self-proclaimed ‘street mafia geek metal’ outfit Chronicles and heavy rockers Valous on Sunday. The final act added to the New Blood stage is the winner of Hobgoblin’s video upload competition, who also go into a Sunday slot. That lucky band is Manchester punk metal outfit, Footprints In The Custard. You can watch their ‘age-restricted’ winning video for ‘The Descent of Decency’ here.
Got all your camping gear ready? This year, Bloodstock’s campsite partner is Miss Daisy’s Camping Store. If you can’t be bothered to tow a ton of camping gear to site, order online and collect your stuff from the Miss Daisy tent in the main Midgard campsite at Catton Park. Saves a lot of hassle and achy shoulders! Place your order or just see what’s available via their ‘click & collect’ service here.
Want to check out the 2016 merch range? Bloodstock’s online ‘click & collect’ service allows you to pre-order your favourites for on site collection. Festival attendees can snap up their choice of t-shirt or grab the 2016 beer mug or hip flask without fear of their size or design being already sold out on site. Simply pre-order at https://bmerch.com/store/
How to get to Bloodstock? Ditch the hassle of car parking, trains, & transfers and let their official coach travel partner Big Green Coach take you and your camping gear straight to the festival from 21 UK cities. Various packages are on sale now; secure your coach trip straight to the festival site with only a £10 deposit. To book your return seat and see where to catch the coach, check: http://www.biggreencoach.co.
The three headliners for this year are: Twisted Sister (in their last ever UK show), Mastodon and Slayer, plus special guests Behemoth, Gojira and Anthrax. Also on the bill are Fear Factory, Corrosion Of Conformity, Symphony X, Satyricon, Paradise Lost, Dragonforce, Metal Allegiance, Stuck Mojo, Rotting Christ, Misery Loves Co, Akercocke, Ghost Bath, Venom, Unearth, Diamond Head, Goatwhore, Acid Reign and many more.
Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages, are available now priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at the following link. Learn more about VIP via this video but don’t hang about, as these tickets always sell out in advance!!
Keep and eye out for our upcoming pre-festival interviews with all of the New Blood, Jäger & most of the Sophie stage bands!
*Our lawyers say we have to draw the line at the letterbox thing as it’s “stalking” or “harassment” or something.