Bloodstock (and ourselves) are very much hoping that this year’s event can go ahead, and they’re continuing to add to the bursting 4-and-a-half-day bill. The first one has been bandied around on the forums and facebook group so I know it’s going to go down well…
Landing a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday are Therapy? The Northern Irish rockers released their Greatest Hits (2020 Versions) album last year via Marshall Records and are currently dropping some of their classic albums on vinyl. Maybe they’ll bust out their cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking The Law” for us at Catton Park like they did at Hellfest in 2014.
Rising metalcore squad, Bleed From Within pick up a slot on Sunday’s main stage. Bloodstockers may have caught the Scottish band in their ‘virtual support slot’ on the recent Lamb Of God livestream.
Opening Thursday’s Sophie stage and setting the bar high for the day’s proceedings will be Bristol blues-punk noiseniks, Mother Vulture. Their frenetic live show shouldn’t be missed, infusing the chaos and anarchic spirit of the Stooges and MC5 with their modern day twist.
Also grabbing a Thursday slot on the Sophie stage are Canterbury’s progressive doomsters and New Blood stage alumni, Famyne. The band’s name was inspired by Opeth’s track “Famine” (from the prog metal kings’, Heritage album). Famyne’s second studio album is set for release in the coming months, so stay tuned for possible new music at Catton Park!
Last, but not least, the original “party slam defenders” Party Cannon are set for a Sophie stage slot on Saturday. The band are hard at work on a new album (check out the updates on their Facebook page) and recently restocked their merch store, so head to https://partycannon.bigcartel.com for all your Party Cannon needs, including a ridiculous brightly coloured sew-on patch for your battle jacket!
With four overseas bands pulling out last week – Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Nekrogoblikon and Toxic Holocaust – be assured that Bloodstock is committed to finding additional bands to fill any gaps on the bill, in the best effort to deliver the most awesome festival weekend you’ve ever had!
BLOODSTOCK’s 2021 main stage headliners are DEVIN TOWNSEND (Friday), KREATOR (Saturday), and JUDAS PRIEST (Sunday). The festival will also feature sets from DIMMU BORGIR, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, BURY TOMORROW, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SAXON, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, BLOODYWOOD, MEMORIAM, RAMAGE INC., GREEN LUNG, CONJURER, ORANGE GOBLIN, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, SYLOSIS, WINTERFYLLETH, THE CRAWLING, RAISED BY OWLS, ANAKIM, ACID REIGN, SVALBARD, SOEN, DOG TIRED, BAILER, BLASPHEMER, BLACK TONGUE, LIBERTY LIES, PIST, SHARKS IN YOUR MOUTH, SEIDRBLOT, BLOODSHOT DAWN, & EVILE so far. More bands performing across the long weekend are still to be announced.
Standard weekend tickets for the extended, now 5-day event in 2021 remain under a temporary price freeze at £145 (+ booking fees). In addition, child tickets and parking tickets for 2021’s event are available now at the ticket store, as well as a limited number of day tickets. VIP and campervan tickets for 2021 are sold out.
Grab your BLOODSTOCK merch here, including lockdown t-shirts, face masks, & hoodies. You know how they sell out fast!
BLOODSTOCK 2021 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 11th-15th August 2021. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com.