Bloodstock welcomes in 2019 by announcing four new bands for August’s best metal weekender. If you’ve dropped all your money on Christmas and are counting the pennies, the popular ticket payment plan is also now open, breaking that weekend ticket cost into five much more manageable chunks. First things first though, four more join the fray….
Powerwolf land the coveted main stage special guest slot on Friday. The band tell us
“We’re looking forward to returning to the mighty Bloodstock Festival after almost ten years to celebrate the metal mass with our friends in the UK – this is going to be a truly wild one!!”
Soulfly also step into a Ronnie James Dio main stage spot on Friday. Frontman Max Cavalera is looking forward to playing at Catton Park, telling us
“Bloodstock 2019, get ready! It will be a Cavalera invasion! Soulfly will be playing a lot of songs off our new album, Ritual. My son, Richie, is coming with Incite too and together we will make a day to remember! Fuck yeah! Let the Ritual begin!”
Soulfly released their eleventh studio album, Ritual via Nuclear Blast earlier this year.
As Max Cavalera pre-empted, Phoenix metal squad, Incite come to Catton Park for the first time, picking up Friday’s hotly-contested main stage opening spot! With their fifth studio album, Built To Destroy landing in stores on 25th Jan via MinusHEAD Records, there’s plenty of catalogue to check out if you’ve not listened to the band before.
Finnish prog doomsters, Swallow The Sun grab themselves an early main stage spot on Saturday. The band recently released the atmospheric and ethereal Lumina Aurea EP on the Winter Solstice in December via Century Media and is currently gearing up to release their new album When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light which will be released on January 25th, 2019.
These four bands join the previously announced Friday night headliner, Sabaton, Sunday’s bill toppers Scropions, together with Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom, Code Orange, Soilwork, Cradle of Filth, Thy Art Is Murder, Tesseract, Metal Church, Death Angel, Dee Snider, Queensryche, Eluveitie, Evil Scarecrow, Ross The Boss, Grand Magus, Rotting Christ and Hypocrisy on the Catton Park stages next August. Stay tuned for more bands to be announced soon!
Bloodstock’s very popular ticket payment plan is available now, where you can spread the cost of your standard weekend ticket over 5 affordable instalments! Your first payment of just £36 (initial installment of £29, plus £7 booking fee) is due at sign up – which you can do at any time until 28th Feb – then four further instalments of £29 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 3rd June, and 2nd July respectively. Please note, VIP tickets are not available on the deposit scheme.
The final allocation of VIP tickets, plus Podpads, Luxpads, Bellepads and Octopads are now on sale, plus a limited number of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket). For full details click here.. Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up on the official ticket site.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.