Watch Devildriver’s Full Performance From Bloodstock 2018

Devildriver spent most of 2018 touring incessantly behind their new album Outlaws Til The End Vol. 1 (Napalm Records). Now you can watch pro-shot footage of their blistering full performance at this past Bloodstock Open Air Festival. Continue reading

BLOODSTOCK 2018 Part I – Catton Hall, Derbyshire UK

With people on social media proudly sharing photographs of their recently purchased or newly patched up tents, or cirrhosis-inducing beer supplies during the days and even weeks leading up to the event itself, by the time the big day actually arrives, anticipation for Bloodstock 2018 has already turned into a Christmas-like level of excitement. Continue reading

Victoria Hungerford Talks Booking Bloodstock Open Air And More

 

The biggest underground metal festival in the world, Bloodstock Open Air kicks off today. Headlined by titans of metal like Judas Priest, Nightwish, and Gojira, the festival has grown over the years from a small cottage enterprise to a huge undertaking. One of the lynchpins of the operation is Vicky Hungerford, as one of the four directors of the festival. She is directly responsible for booking the bands on the fest and attracting world-class talent every year. Thus, she helps to shape rock and metal history in the process year in and year out. We chatted with Vicky by phone a few days ago to get her take on BOA 2018, the challenges of planning such a big festival, and much more.

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Suicidal Tendencies, Wednesday 13, Kamelot, And Mr. Big Added To Bloodstock Open Air

Four more bands have been added to Bloodstock Open Air 2018! Suicidal Tendencies, Wednesday 13, Kamelot, and Mr. Big! Both Suicidal and Wednesday 13 will be making their BOA debuts. Continue reading

Doro, Fozzy, Bloodbath And SepticFlesh Added To Bloodstock 2018!

Bloodstock Open Air 2018 have added Doro, Fozzy, Bloodbath And SepticFlesh to their growing lineup! “The Queen of Metal”, Doro will headline the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Friday night, and her set might be one of the highlights of the weekend. Earlybird tickets are available, but moving fast for the festival that is sure to sell out. Continue reading

Bloodstock Open Air Adds Watain, Orden Ogan And More!

Watain, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Bloodstock Open Air continues to add more bands to its impressive lineup with Swedish black metal masters Watain joining festival as the headliner of Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage. Also joining the bill are Orden Ogan, Combichrist, and Memorium.  Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Details below. Continue reading

Emperor, Devildriver, And Nails Added To Bloodstock 2018!

Bloodstock Open Air 2018 has named three more incredible bands to the bill. Emperor, Devildriver, And Nails will all join the fest next summer, all three of them exclusives, at the largest independent metal festival in the UK. Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Continue reading

Bloodstock Open Air 2018 Names Judas Priest As A Headliner

Judas Priest, by Melina D Photography

Bloodstock Open Air, the finest independent heavy metal festival in the world, has named legends of NWOBHM, Judas Priest as their third headliner in 2018. Having never played BOA before, “The Priest” will play at Catton Park in 2018 on Friday night, August 10th. Continue reading