FESTIVAL NEWS : BLOODSTOCK forge ahead, announcing 11 new bands for 2021

BLOODSTOCK FORGE AHEAD, ANNOUNCING 11 MORE BANDS FOR 2021!

We’re full speed ahead with plans for this year’s event and are excited to announce a string of new bands to the 2021 bill at Catton Park!

THE WILDHEARTS romp into a main stage slot on Friday! Having been a big hit in 2019 when they stepped up last minute to fill in a cancellation, we’re happy to welcome the band back to Catton Park this year. With 2019’s ‘Renaissance Men’ album being deemed a huge return to form (as well as a return to the ranks for original bassist, Danny McCormack), the band also very recently dropped the ‘The Wildhearts, Live: 30 Year Itch’ via Round Records. Check out ‘Urge (Live)’ from that collection here

Grabbing a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday are Corby’s finest, the mighty RAGING SPEEDHORN! Having impressed many with their ‘Hard To Kill’ comeback album in October 2020, we’re thrilled to see they’re back and bringing their delicious noise to BLOODSTOCK. Check out the video for the album’s very awesome, groove laden title track here.

Moving into Saturday’s headline position on the Sophie stage are PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS. The band unveiled their splendid new album ‘We’re The Bastards’ in November via Nuclear Blast, having recorded it in Wales during the lockdown. You can feast your ears on the lead single, ‘Born To Roam’ here – or indeed, learn all the words to the entire album via this YouTube playlist.

Also grabbing Thursday spots on the Sophie stage are HACKTIVISTTHUNDEROUS JONESASHEN CROWNLUNA’S CALLURNEFORLORN WORLDSEETHING AKIRA, and KING WITCH

A re-booted version of the METAL 2 THE MASSES scheme is under way, with 21 regions hosting one-off events to fast track a selection of local bands to the BLOODSTOCK New Blood Stage, as BLOODSTOCK continues to champion grassroots metal, year in, year out. Check out the participating locations below and if you’d like to enter your band into the mix, contact local promoters for details here.

 

SAT 3RD JULY

BRISTOL – Exchange

WOLVERHAMPTON – KK’s Steel Mill

HITCHIN – Club 85

WREXHAM/NORTH WALES – Central

SHEFFIELD – Mulberry Bar

BRIDGEWATER/SOMERSET – The Cobblestones

COLCHESTER – The Soundhouse

NORWICH – The Brickmakers

 

4TH JULY

CARDIFF/SOUTH WALES – Fuel Rock Club

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – Trillians

BIRMINGHAM – The Asylum

 

10TH JULY

CHESTERFIELD – The County Music Bar

STOKE-ON-TRENT – The Underground

BELFAST/NORTHERN IRELAND – Voodoo

GRAVESEND/KENT – Leo’s at The Red Lion

NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms

MANCHESTER – The Bread Shed

EDINBURGH/SCOTLAND – La Belle Angele

LEEDS – Key Club

LONDON – The Unicorn, Camden

 

11TH JULY

BRIGHTON – Green Door Store

BLOODSTOCK’s 2021 main stage headliners are DEVIN TOWNSEND (Friday), KREATOR (Saturday), and JUDAS PRIEST (Sunday). The festival will also feature sets from DIMMU BORGIR, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, BURY TOMORROW, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SAXON, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, BLOODYWOOD, MEMORIAM, RAMAGE INC., GREEN LUNG, CONJURER, ORANGE GOBLIN, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, SYLOSIS, WINTERFYLLETH, THE CRAWLING, RAISED BY OWLS, ANAKIM, ACID REIGN, SVALBARD, SOEN, DOG TIRED, BAILER, BLASPHEMER, BLACK TONGUE, LIBERTY LIES, PIST, SHARKS IN YOUR MOUTH, SEIDRBLOT, BLOODSHOT DAWN, & EVILE so far. More bands performing across the long weekend are still to be announced.

Standard weekend tickets for the extended, now 5-day event in 2021 remain under a temporary price freeze at £145 (+ booking fees). In addition, child tickets and parking tickets for 2021’s event are available now at the ticket store, as well as a limited number of day tickets. VIP and campervan tickets for 2021 are sold out.

Grab your BLOODSTOCK merch here, including lockdown t-shirts, face masks, & hoodies.

BLOODSTOCK 2021 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 11th-15th August 2021. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com.