Lucky for some, Bloodstock springs into March with news of seven more bands joining this summer’s best metal weekender and a massive thirteen more coach pick-up locations, making it easier than ever to get you, your mates, and all your camping gear to Bloodstockfor a very fine metallic time this August.
Belgian death metal kings Aborted stride onto the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday. The band tell us, “Bloodstock! It’s been a while! We couldn’t be more thrilled to lay waste to thee in the most offensive of manners this coming summer. Prepare my friends, the blastbeat is coming!” Their current album TerrorVision is blazing holes in our speakers over at BOA HQ.
Cali death metallers, Skeletal Remainsjoin Saturday’s fray on the Sophie Lancaster stage. The band released their third album ‘Devouring Mortality’ last April via Dark Descent/Century Media, and returned to the road for extensive touring, which now includes a run of US dates with Hatebreed and Mexican headline shows this spring. Aussie rockers The Lazys crash into a Sunday spot on the Sophie stage. If you love a bit of AC/DC-style classic rock n’ roll, these boys are definitely worth a watch and are sure to bring the party! The band’s current album, ‘Tropical Hazards’ came out last year.
3 Headed Snake join the Sophie stage bill on Saturday. The LA-based classic metal band was put together by current Ministry guitarist Sin Quirin and features the soaring vocals of Johnny Ray. Go pick up the five piece’s eponymous 3-track debut EP from iTunes or Bandcamp.
BBoss Keloid land a Sunday slot on the Sophie stage. With current album, Melted On The Inch being released last year on Holy Roar Records to vast critical acclaim (Prog Magazine called it “an extraordinary piece of work”), Bloodstock are excited to welcome the prog metallers back to Catton Park.
German crossover thrash squad Dust Boltsnag themselves a Saturday slot on the Sophie stage. Their brand new album, ‘Trapped In Chaos was released last month via Napalm Records.
Red Methodromp into a Saturday slot on the Sophie stage. The band, comprising former members of Meta-Stasis and The Defiled, are set to release their debut album, For The Sick sometime this year.
Making your travel plans yet and usually come by coach? We asked you to let the good folks at Big Green Coach know if you wanted a new pick-up point in your town and if there was enough interest, they'd look into it. They had such great response, they've added an extra 13 pick-up points for their BOA coaches! Travel direct from your town and get dropped off inside the Bloodstock gates, bringing your camping gear and supplies with you! Say hello to a total of 34 locations, with prices for a return ticket starting at just £32. The full list now runs as follows; ABERDEEN, BIRKENHEAD, BIRMINGHAM, BRADFORD, BOURNEMOUTH, BRISTOL, CAMBRIDGE, CARDIFF, CARLISLE, CHESTER, DUNDEE, EDINBURGH, EXETER, GLASGOW, GLOUCESTER, LANCASTER, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON (Victoria Coach Station), MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, NEWPORT, NORWICH, OXFORD, PERTH, PLYMOUTH, PRESTON, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, SUNDERLAND, SWANSEA, TAUNTON and WORCESTER. Head over to the Big Green Coach site to book your seat or your coach + ticket bundle. Big Green Coach's services were hugely popular last year and many routes sold out in advance of the event, so please book early to guarantee your spot. If you're coming by train instead and need a shuttle ride from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site, Big Green Coach do those too, so click to their site to secure your place for just £10 (it's more expensive on the day) and get ahead of the rush.