Bloodstock Festival 2019 announce 6 bands as an early Halloween treat

As Halloween creeps up, Bloodstock Festival has prepared an early treat and announced six new bands to join their previously announced Friday night headliner, Sabaton on the 2019 bill at Catton Park.

Children Of Bodom land a Friday spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage in what is a UK exclusive set. The band entered Danger Johnny Studios with producer Mikko Karmila earlier this year to work on a new studio album, due for release in 2019, following 2015's devilishly good I Worship Chaos.

Cradle Of Filth return to Catton Park's main stage on Saturday. The British hellfiends are no strangers to our hallowed ground and we're keenly expecting both tricks and treats aplenty. Lead Cenobite Dani Filth had this to say about returning to Bloodstock: "Obviously we want to finish what we started ten years ago, that is to finish our set! And for that alone we are really, really looking forward to bringing a massive Cradle show back to the Bloodstock fans! We fucking can't wait!"

Soilwork also pick up a Sunday slot in a UK festival exclusive. The Swedish metallers are currently hard at work in the studio brewing their eleventh studio album and the follow up to 2015's acclaimed The Ride Majestic.

Bloodstock will be able to see the inimitable Dee Snider on Sunday's main stage. The Twisted Sister frontman's recent solo album For The Love Of Metal was the result of a challenge issued by Hatebreed frontman (and BOA favorite) Jamey Jasta. Whilst appearing on Jasta's podcast, Jamey told Dee that he ought to make a "true metal album" and he wanted to produce. The project forged ahead, picking up numerous plaudits on release earlier this year.

Bloodstock also welcomes Queensryche to the main stage on Sunday. The Todd La Torre fronted outfit are putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming new album too and are giving Pledge Music an early taste. Head over here to sink your teeth in and get your claws on all kinds of pre-order bundles.

Lastly, but definitely not least, Swedish death metal luminaries Hypocrisy join us on Sunday. With Peter Tagtgren at their helm, the band released their first record back in 1992 and have released 11 more since. The band enter the studio in January 2019 to create a new masterpiece, their first since 2013's End of Disclosure.

Standard weekend tickets are also currently available  at 'early bird' prices (just £132 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store. Camper van passes are also available in limited quantities, but be quick, over 50% have nearly gone.

For those who like the VIP side of things, Bloodstock's first wave of 2019 Serpent's Lair VIP tickets are also available, priced at £290. A second wave, including the Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads and Podpads etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those with tickets already) will then become available on 16th December at 9am. Click here for further information.

Bloodstock trialled the deposit scheme for VIP tickets in 2018, but please note, there will be no deposit scheme, for VIP tickets this year.

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.

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