Bloodstock Adds More Bands, Releases Day Tickets, And New Entertainment Plans

Bloodstock Open Air, the UK’s biggest independent metal festival, is just six weeks away. The fest will release a limited number of day tickets at 9 am (BMT) this Friday, 29th June! Adult day tickets are priced at £65 (+ booking fee) and child day tickets at £20 (+ booking fee) and will be available at You can still also pick up four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’, priced £145 (+ booking fee), and children’s weekend tickets at just £35 (+ booking fee). Children under 4 years old go free! Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever and may sell out in advance.

The festival has added new bands as well such as Demonic Resurrection, Metal 2 The Masses Finalists Democratus, Kinasis, Underdark , King Bison, Kilonova, Equinox, Cadance Noir, Ethyrfield, Barbarian Hermit, Servers, Psychotype, Skybrudd, and SRD.

BOA also announced new entertainment that will take place over at the Sophie Lancaster stage after the bands finish. For those of you less keen on sleep, the tent will transition into ‘The Lock In’, a fully immersive club night presented by Old Blue Last Beer and hosted by comedian Andrew O’Neill. Each night will feature a different DJ, celebrating a decade of metal! Thursday sees DJ Krusher unearthing tracks from the ‘70s, Friday rocks out to the ‘80s with dark lord Alexander Milas, on Saturday metal encyclopedia Dom Lawson brings you the best of the ‘90s, and Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade rounds out Sunday’s fun with top tunes from the ‘00s. Not only that, you can expect movies, world record attempts, games, prizes, a giant can sculpture(!) and even more.

If you missed out last month, Bloodstock’s cranking up the fun with some more club nights for July!

Sat 7th July – Stoke Sugarmill (Devil’s Night)

Sat 7th July – Coventry The Phoenix

Fri 13th July – Portsmouth Edge of the Wedge

Fri 13th July – London Electric Ballroom (Project Mayhem)

Fri 20th July – Leicester Firebug

Fri 27th July – London Elektrowerkz (Voodoo Summer Ball Rodeo)

Sat 28th July – Dublin Fibber Magees

Sat 28th July – Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Club

Sat 28th July – Sheffield Corporation

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information at