Just a quick announcement as we’re really busy here today! Bloodstock have announced five new bands this morning, their Sunday main stage opener and four more for the Sophie Lancaster.
Kicking things off on Sunday will be Manchester’s Broken Teeth. Not a band to be tackled with a hangover, so we recommend not stopping drinking from Saturday night right the way through.
- Maryland, USA rockers Lionize bring the groove & funk to the party.
- Leeds’ very own Black Moth! Kerrang! describes them, “like Electric Wizard meets Band Of Skulls, in a dungeon.”
- Finnish metal outfit Wolfheart swoop in to showcase their new album Tyhjyys which James really liked.
- If black metal blended with doom and punk catches your interest, don’t miss Nuclear Blast’s brutal German duo Mantar.
After last year’s huge success, the 100%CA strongmen competition returns to the arena even bigger and better, and 2017 adds the women getting involved too! Friday sees the ladies battling it out for England’s Strongest Woman, boasting an impressive line up of 8 Arnold’s and 5 World’s competitors as well as Jenny Todd (the reigning middleweight Arnold’s champion) and Donna Moore (the current open weight Arnold’s champion and World’s Strongest Woman)! Sponsored by Xplosiveape, there’s a £1200 prize up for grabs, a first for the women’s sport.
Saturday brings the return of Europe’s Strongest Man u90kg. Will reigning champ Rob Ward keep his hands on the title or will Tom Hibbert, Calum Evans, or Davy Wallace knock him off his throne? Sunday’s finale offers a tiered prize pot of £2500 for the top 5 in Xplosiveape’s Strongest Man.
See some of the UK’s best athletes, including Graham Hick (current British log press holder, World’s Strongest Man competitor, and third at Britain’s), fast-rising demon Mark Steele, and current England’s Strongest Man, Paul Smith. Come along, cheer, and snap a photo with the strongest men and women in the country!
If that leaves you in need of refreshment, head over to Kraken’s Freaky Tiki black spiced rum bar, where you can indulge in dastardly concoctions amongst black palm trees, tiki torches, and shrunken heads. Adorn yourself with a black lei and keep an eye out for the Kraken Hunters patrolling the arena. Look for the totem pole, you won’t be able to miss it.
BLOODSTOCK’s also pleased to announce the return of the very popular Jagermeister Stage, showcasing some of the hottest up’n’comers in heavy music. Bands performing will be revealed in the coming weeks!
If bourbon revs your engine, you’ll be thrilled to hear that Bulleit are cruising in with their classic Studebaker truck bar, offering their infamous frontier whiskey, along with a host of other Bulleit goodies! They might have a hair-raisin’ surprise up their sleeve too…
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee), plus increasingly limited VIP packages/upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than ‘on the day’ purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free!