Bloodstock opening camping a day early, more club nights announced

ARRIVE ONE DAY EARLY FOR JUST £20 (+ booking fee)

Bloodstock knows possible congestion and intended roadworks on the routes around Catton Park could cause delays sitting in traffic which no one likes. Plus, who doesn’t want a little more Bloodstock ! So, after extensive review with the licensing council, to make your festival experience even better this year, all standard campsites will open one day earlier at midday on Wednesday 7th August for a limited number of spots, to help spread arrivals over two days. Of course, coming early also means more time to get settled & hang out with your mates for more fun too!

To aid in that, there will be a cinema set up on the Midgard village green showing movies on Wednesday evening, a bar, food stalls, premium hand-crafted coffee (in the Ironwood campsite), plus some light evening entertainment via inflatables and DJ’s. The supermarket and Fat Frank’s camping shop will also be open in Midgard for anything you’ve forgotten and to blow up your airbed.

You should only consider buying a Early Arrival add-on ticket if:

  • You have or will be getting a standard weekend ticket (this includes those with a campervan ticket)
  • You are NOT travelling via a Big Green Coach package
  • You are NOT camping in the Serpents Lair VIP or Accessible campsites

Headbangers who have booked a Tangerine Fields pre-erected tent package (located in the Asgard campsite) can also arrive early on Wednesday from midday by purchasing the Early Arrival add-on ticket.

Standard campsites include Asgard, Valhalla, Midgard, Ironwood, Jotunheim, and Hel, plus for families and those wanting a quieter camping experience, Ragnarok. Vanaheim will also be open for those with campervan tickets.

Please note, if you are arriving by train, the arrivals shuttle from Tamworth train station does not run on Wednesday.

If you’ve already purchased your standard weekend ticket then you can purchase an Early Arrival add-on ticket for £20 + booking fee. If you haven’t yet purchased your standard weekend ticket then you can get both together priced at £205 + booking fee.

The limited Early Arrival add-on tickets will go on sale – on a first come first served basis – from the 2024 ticket store at 9am BST tomorrow, Friday 5th April.

Accessible campsite patrons and Serpents Lair VIP patrons with VIP parking will still need to arrive from Thursday midday as normal. This is because Bloodstock needs to contain the movement of traffic and patrons to one side of the festival whilst crew are busily completing the rest of the site, so these campsites cannot be open until then.

Bloodstock is working closely with the licensing council and appreciates your understanding to help get everyone on site safely and efficiently.

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Want to get the party started this month and meet some other Bloodstockers? The first batch of this year’s riotously fun club nights are revealed! Kicking off as soon as this Friday, there are 24 opportunities for merriment all over the country, with Manchester’s event even boasting a guest DJ set from Bury Tomorrow. There will also be a competition at every club night to win a pair of standard weekend festival tickets! If none of these nights are near you, more events will be announced for June & July in due course.

  • Fri 5th April – Reading – Face Bar, Schism
  • Sat 6th April – Torquay – The Attic, Party Hard!
  • Sat 6th April – Nottingham – Rock City, Alpha/Omega
  • Fri 12th April – Bristol – The Lanes, PHUCT
  • Sat 13th April – Manchester – The Bread Shed, Deadbolt (inc. Bury Tomorrow guest DJ set)
  • Fri 19th April – Exeter – The Cavern, Altern8
  • Fri 19th April – Guildford – The Star, Schism
  • Fri 19th April – Plymouth – The Junction, Pretty Fly
  • Sat 20th April – Liverpool – The Shipping Forecast, Boneyard
  • Fri 26th April – London – Electrowerkz, Voodoo
  • Sat 27th April – Stoke-on-Trent – The Sugarmill, Devil’s Night
  • Sat 27th April – York – Bluebox, Deadbolt
  • Fri 3rd May – Cardiff – Metros, Doomsday
  • Sat 4th May – Brighton – Above, Apocalypse
  • Sat 4th May – Torquay – The Attic, Party Hard!
  • Fri 10th May – Bristol – The Lanes, PHUCT
  • Sat 11th May – Isle of Wight – Strings, Apocalypse
  • Sat 18th May – Nottingham – The Sal, Hexx
  • Sat 18th May – Newcastle – Think Tank, Grindhouse
  • Sat 25th May – Southampton – Sobar, Apocalypse
  • Sat 25th May – Camberley – Agincourt
  • Sat 25th May – Stoke-on-Trent – The Sugarmill, Devil’s Night
  • Sat 25th May – Norwich – The Waterfront, Meltdown
  • Fri 31st May – Warrington – Eden, Asylum

All club nights are subject to change. Please check specific details with venues.

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Standard weekend tickets to Bloodstock, priced at £185 (+ bkg fee) are available now in the 2024 ticket store. Early Bird, VIP and campervan tickets are already sold out.

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2024.


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