Bloodstock Open Air continues to close in with day tickets releasing their at 9am tomorrow, 30th June! Weekend tickets are apparently selling faster than ever this year and may well sell out entirely before the festival weekend, so don’t delay if you want to guarantee a spot at the UK’s best metal festival!
Tickets are wpriced at £60 (plus booking fee) and are available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’ are also still available, priced £139 (plus booking fee). Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free!
Festival founder, Paul Raymond Gregory is bringing back his annual on-site RAM Gallery. In addition to showing selections from his own world-renowned portfolio, Paul invites some of his favourite rock & metal-related artists to exhibit. This year he welcomes Berlin-based artist and illustrator, Eliran Kantor, who’ll show six pieces of work. Eliran has created sleeve art for numerous metal artists including Testament, Soulfly, Iced Earth, and Hatebreed. Also returning to RAM Gallery in 2017 is Orange County artist, Christian Sloan Hall, who show a few of the many pieces of work he’s created for our Friday headliner, Amon Amarth. Christian will be in the gallery to sign limited edition prints, which will be available for sale, so come by, say hello and snap up something extra special for your wall. Also exhibiting will be Daniel P. Carter; artist, musician, and presenter of the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. Dan studied at the prestigious St Martins School of Art and has created sleeves for many albums, most recently Me And That Man’s début (Nergal from Behemoth), Songs of Love And Death. On the photography side, the RAM Gallery is also thrilled to welcome celebrated rock photographer, Paul Harries, who’ll show six photographic pieces from his incredible portfolio. Adding a new flavour to the gallery this year is Heathen Waxworks. Their hand-carved 3D candleware in a range of unique designs are based on RAM Gallery-appropriate mythical and esoteric themes; Nordic Storm, Pagan Woodland, Native American, Hammered Horror and Satanic Majesty. Regular RAM Gallery contributor and luthier Cynosure, creator of hand-made guitars as art, will be exhibiting two brand new bespoke instruments. One of the new instruments is Saxon-inspired and will sit on the ‘Saxon Wall’ beside pieces of Paul Gregory’s original artwork for the British metal stalwarts.
The finals for this year’s ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ campaign and the next round of winners earning a slot on the New Blood stage.
Raised By Owls
BOA 2017 already features Amon Amarth, Ghost, And Megadeth, Plus Arch Enemy, Kreator, Blind Guardian, Hatebreed, Testament, Obituary, King 810, Brujeria, Whitechapel, Skindred, Possessed, Annihilator, Municipal Waste, Hell, Decapitated, Soilwork, Chelsea Grin, Macabre, Inquisition, Scarab, Wintersun, Oni, Dendera, Kroh, Abhorrent Decimation, Courtesans, Wretched Soul, Bossk, Winterfylleth, Gods, Blind Haze, Arthemis, Season’s End, Blind River, Endeavour, Blaakyum, Dakesis, Nordjevel, Torqued, Black Moth, Mantar, Wolfheart, Lionize, Broken Teeth, Devilment, Battle Beast, Devil’s Playground, Ba’al, Merithian, Enslavement, Zhora, Mist, Shrouded, Heathen Deity and more.
BOA 2017 will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (plus booking fee), with car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than ‘on the day’ purchase) also available now. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee). Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.
Ghost’s Cult’s 2016 coverage below: