Bloodstock Open Air Postponed Until 2021, Bands Announced and an Extra Day Booked

It seemed inevitable, but Bloodstock Open Air has been postponed until 2021. The festival made a statement today announcing the move, caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The fest will freeze 2021 prices for the next six months fro those who have yet to buy tickets for the next fest, at which point they will rise. They also released a video statement from Rob Halford of Judas Priest, still the headliner in 2021, and updated poster and fest trailer. Continue reading

Watch Queensryche Perform Their Full Set at Bloodstock Open Air 2019

Bloodstock Festival has shared a new video on its YouTube channel (which you should subscribe to). They have shared a pro-shot video of Queensryche’s awesome full set at Bloodstock 2019. Their current album The Verdict (Century Media) was released last year. Continue reading

Bloodstock Adds Six New Bands and New Charity Partner!

 

Bloodstock Open Air 2020 continues to pile on the big names with six new acts added to the lineup! Savage Master, Blasphemer, Liberty Lies, Black Tongue, Pist, and Sharks In Your Mouth have joined a bill that includes headliners Devin Townsend (Friday), Behemoth (Saturday), and Judas Priest (Sunday) as well as Hatebreed, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Skindred, Paradise Lost, Life Of Agony, Bury Tomorrow, Black Dahlia Murder, Diamond Head, Jinjer, Vio-Lence, Sacred Reich, Gloryhammer, Dark Tranquillity, Bloodywood and more! The fest also named this year’s charity partner will be the mental health charity Mind. Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, and campaign to improve services and raise awareness. 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem every year and Mind won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. In addition to guestlist donations, raising funds on behalf of Mind on site at BLOODSTOCK will be festival attendee Michael Lacy, with his Patch Amnesty initiative. Bring your old, spare, or new patches to donate, browse patches to buy, or even just stop by for a chat. All proceeds go to Mind. Please look out for Patch Amnesty/Mind signage and stop by his stand in the main arena to give your support. Continue reading

Bloodywood, Cattle Decapitation, Memoriam, Ramage Inc, and More Added to Bloodstock

 

Bloodstock Open Air has announced the headliners and other bands for their The Sophie Lancaster Stage added a bunch of new bands Bloodywood, Cattle Decapitation, Memoriam, Ramage Inc., Green Lung, and Bossk to the 2020 edition of the festival. The fest already includes main stage headliners are Devin Townsend (Friday), Behemoth (Saturday), and Judas Priest (Sunday). The festival also welcomes Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Skindred, Paradise Lost, Life Of Agony, Black Dahlia Murder, Diamond Head, Jinjer, Vio-Lence, Sacred Reich, Gloryhammer, Dark Tranquility, and Butcher Babies so far. Many more bands performing over the weekend will be announced in due course. Tonight there will be a Facebook Live Q&A with BOA fest directors Adam Gregory and Vicky Hungerford in a Facebook Live Q&A tonight! Check the link below and more for additional details on the fest. Continue reading

Watch The Trailer for Parkway Drive’s New Documentary “Viva The Underdogs”

Parkway Drive, who has gone from up and coming band to global festival headliner (such as Bloodstock Open Air) in just a decade, is releasing a documentary in early 2020. Viva The Underdogs will be shown in Australian cinemas on January 22. More information on other territories to follow. The film features over a decade of behind the scenes personal footage, coupled with unprecedented access to the bands’ most explosive live tours and world’s biggest music festivals. The film gives an incredibly honest and candid look at Parkway Drive’s journey; the good-times, battles, triumphs, and sacrifices. The band continues to tour the globe supporting its acclaimed 2018 album, Reverence (Epitaph). Watch the explosive trailer (seriously, fire!) right now! Continue reading

Watch Anthrax Perform “I Am The Law” at Bloodstock 2019

Anthrax continues their world tour of 2020 having opened for Slayer’s final world tour, worldwide music festivals, and even participating in this week’s Megacruise. Watch the legendary thrash band perform at Bloodstock Open Air 2019 in this pro-shot, multi-camera video, playing their 1987 classic ‘I Am The Law’, from their Among The Living album (Island/Megaforce). Continue reading

Devin Townsend is The First Headliner Announced For Bloodstock 2020

Bloodstock Open Air has made their first headliner announcement for their grand 2020 anniversary festival, naming Devin Townsend to headline Friday Night on the Ronnie James Dio stage. Devin breaks the news in a video you can watch below. Other bands announced are Jinjer, Gloryhammer, joining previously announced acts Skindred, Black Dahlia Murder, Vio-Lence, Sacred Reich, Dark Tranquillity, and Butcher Babies. Two more headliners and scores more bands to be announced until next summer.  Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 49: Nathanael Underwood of Damim Talks New Album and Festivals

Ghost Cult caught up with Damim leader Nathanael Underwood (ex-Akercocke/DAM) over Skype recently to discuss the bands crushing new album, A Fine Game Of Nil, out now via Apocalyptic Witchcraft Records. Speaking right before their appearance at Bloodstock Open Air, Nathanael discussed festival crowds versus playing intimate small clubs, their new album, working with Death Metal producing legend Neal Kernon, being a truly DIY band, and much more! Continue reading

Architects, Bring Me The Horizon, Fever333, Bloodstock Open Air and More Win at The Heavy Music Awards

The third annual Heavy Music Awards were announced last night at a packed O2 Forum Kentish Town, hosted by Laura Jane Grace alongside live performances by Cancer Bats, Loathe, Nova Twins and Delaire The Liar. For the third year in a row, Architects took home a major win with two awards here – the first time any winner has picked up multiple awards at the same HMAs. The Brighton act picked up Best Album for Holy Hell, as well as Best Live Band. Other bands that won include Bring Me The Horizon, Parkway Drive, Fever333, Bloodstock Open Air for best festival, Dream State, photographer Paul Harries and more. Here is the full winners list: Continue reading

Watch Video of Dee Snider Performing at Bloodstock Open Air

Another year, another successful Bloodstock Open Air Festival has come and gone. The best independent major music festival in the UK packed a wallop this year with Bloodstock Open Air coprions, Parkway Drive and Sabaton headlining. Tickets are already on sale for next year! One of the stand out acts of the entire weekend was Dee Snider with his solo band! Watch some video of the band performing at the fest and stay tuned for our full review and photo set of the fest including Dee and a host of others. Continue reading