As the festive season descends upon us, Bloodstock come bearing gifts! Four more bands for 2019!
Saturday’s special guest on the Ronnie James Dio main stage will be none other than thrash titans, Anthrax. The band are set to start work on a new studio album in 2019, so maybe we’ll get to hear something new at BOA19! In the meantime, check out a live version of their classic “Madhouse“, taken from their recent live DVD release, Kings Among Scotland.
In a UK exclusive, Norwegian black metal legends Dimmu Borgir join the bill as Bloodstock’s special guests on Sunday. After an eight year gap, the group released their tenth studio album, Eonian via Nuclear Blast in May. Investigate the video for “Council Of Wolves And Snakes” from that opus.
Adding to the main stage fun on Saturday, are Australian deathcore beasts Thy Art Is Murder. While the band have four albums, including their most recent, Dear Desolation to familiarise yourself with, they tantalisingly just dropped a brand new track on Black Friday. Listen to “Death Perception“.
Homegrown British act TesseracT bring their blend of djent and progressive metal to Catton Park on Friday. Most recently, the band have been traversing Europe with touring buddies Between The Buried And Me. Watch the video for “Juno“, from TesseracT’s fourth studio album Sonder.
These five join the previously announced Friday night headliner, Sabaton, Sunday’s bill toppers Scorpions, together with Children of Bodom, Code Orange, Soilwork, Cradle of Filth, Skeletonwitch, Dee Snider, Queensryche, Eluvitie, Rotting Christ and Hypocrisy on the Catton Park stages next August. Stay tuned for more bands to be announced soon!
Standard weekend tickets are still currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £132 for four days of metal fun), so pick up yours at the ticket store – if you want to save a few quid. Camper van passes are also available in limited quantities, but be quick, as limited spaces remain.
Bloodstock’s first wave of 2019 Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now sold out! A second wave, including deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased standard weekend tickets) will become available on Monday 17th December at 9am. For full details click here.
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Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.