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BLOODSTOCK's 11 Bands Of Christmas

 


As December extends its frosty fingers, BLOODSTOCK is getting in the festive spirit with some early Xmas gifts by way of another chunky 2024 announcement. If you’re hoping for some heavy metal next summer, BLOODSTOCK’s got your presents wrapped up with a bow on top! And if you want to give the gift of heavy metal (yes, we mean a ticket for BLOODSTOCK 2024), you can now download a special festive card when you order at the ticket store to help present it to the lucky recipient!


Don’t miss BLOODSTOCK’s Festive Facebook Live at 7pm on Dec 7th for some seasonal fun & oh maybe some prizes… and we suggest you keep your eyes (and your sprouts) peeled for who knows what other treats might be in store across the festival’s socials later this month…





On the Ronnie James Dio main stage, grindcore & melodic death metal pioneers CARCASS land Sunday’s special guest slot. The “most influential band out of Merseyside since The Beatles” released their current studio album, ‘Torn Arteries’ in 2021 via Nuclear Blast to colossal acclaim. Get a taster via the official video for ‘The Scythe's Remorseless Swing’ here.




Also appearing Sunday on the RJD main stage are South American progressive sludge metal project, CULTURA TRES. Last year, the 4-piece, featuring Sepultura’s Paolo Pinto Jr on bass, released their 5th studio album, ‘Camino De Brujos’. Check out the video for ‘Signs’ taken from that album here.




Black metal icons, SATYRICON will return to the stage for the first time in 5 years to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage. In what are becoming increasingly rare appearances, frontman Satyr informs us: “The way SATYRICON’s attitude has resonated with English fans throughout our journey as a band, has made us feel that playing there isn’t so much a visit, but rather a homecoming. Having decided to do only a few select shows, we can’t go everywhere, but fortunately there are a few places our hearts seem to take us, one way or the other. Like England.” Remind yourself of one of their classics via the video for ‘The Pentagram Burns’ and don’t miss this opportunity to catch them live.




The mighty SYLOSIS steam into a Saturday slot on the Sophie stage. Their latest album, ‘A Sign Of Things To Come’ landed in September and the Brit metal heavyweights told us, “We can’t wait to be back at BLOODSTOCK! We’ve had some amazing shows over the years, but it feels like next year is going to be really special!” We can’t wait either! In the meantime, get a load of new song ‘Descent’ taken from that brand new release.




Also appearing on Saturday’s Sophie stage are American goth metal project, LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE. Fronted by enigmatic songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben V, they released their most recent album ‘Haunted People’ in 2022. Check out their epic video for ‘Live As Myself’, taken from that album, here.




Ahoy! Metal pirates RED RUM also grab a Saturday Sophie slot. If you like your pirate tunes laden with riffs and melodies, RED RUM aren’t to be missed. Sing along with ‘We Pirates’ taken from their current album, ‘Book of Legends’ out now on Trollzorn Records.




SADUS bring their death/thrash sounds to BLOODSTOCK’s Sophie stage for the first time ever on Sunday. The band came off an extended hiatus in 2017 and signed to Nuclear Blast for the recent release of new studio album, ‘The Shadow Inside’. Check out the lyric video for album track, ‘Ride The Knife’.




On Sunday’s Sophie stage bill, expect to see Spanish alt metal collective, ANKOR. Fronted by Jessie Williams (who hails from Bristol, UK), the band blend metalcore with progressive and electro elements, creating a sound of their very own. Find out for yourself by watching the video for ‘Darkbeat’, the first of four chapters here.




If you’re a weekend ticket holder, the party starts early for you on Thursday. Once you’ve set up camp and had your first cold one, prog metal Swedes EVERGREY are set to headline Thursday’s Sophie stage, with earlier evening sets from classic heavy metallers TAILGUNNER and Bournemouth rock n’ roll squad, SOUTH OF SALEM.





The very popular Deposit Scheme is also live in the ticket store! Sign up anytime before 23.59pm on 29th February with an initial payment of £30.83 (+ bkg fee), then the remaining payments will debit your payment method monthly on 28th March, 29th April, 29th May and 27th June, with a final payment (+ transaction fee) debiting on 29th July.



If you’ve already snapped up your ticket and want to square away your travel plans for BLOODSTOCK 2024, Big Green Coach offer a great solution, taking you directly on to the festival site with all your camping gear, from a town near you. They offer 35 pick-up locations, including two new cities, Coventry and Nottingham. Full list includes: Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Bradford, Bridgend, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Carlisle, Chester, Coventry, Crewe, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newport, Nottingham, Norwich, Oxford, Plymouth, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Swansea, Taunton, Worcester and York. If you’ve not yet booked your festival ticket, you can also opt for a bundle that includes one. Get full details over at https://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.






If you’ve already snapped up your early bird ticket and want to square away your travel arrangements for BLOODSTOCK 2024, Big Green Coach offer a great solution, taking you directly on to the festival site with all your camping gear, from a town near you. They’ve just announced 35 pick-up locations for next summer, including two new cities, Coventry and Nottingham. Full list includes: Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Bradford, Bridgend, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Carlisle, Chester, Coventry, Crewe, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newport, Nottingham, Norwich, Oxford, Plymouth, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Swansea, Taunton, Worcester and York. If you’ve not yet booked your festival ticket, you can also opt for a bundle that includes one. Get full details here.




Standard weekend tickets to BLOODSTOCK, priced at £185 (+ bkg fee) are available now in the 2024 ticket store. Early Bird, VIP and campervan tickets are already sold out. The very popular Deposit Scheme will also be available to sign up to from 9am on Tuesday 21st November.




BLOODSTOCK’s 2024 Ronnie James Dio main stage headliners are AMON AMARTH, OPETH, and ARCHITECTS. Across the weekend you can also expect to see CLUTCH, HATEBREED, ENSLAVED, MALEVOLENCE, ROTTING CHRIST, WHITECHAPEL, DEICIDE, GRAND MAGUS, DESERT STORM, THE VINTAGE CARAVAN, GREEN LUNG, EXIST IMMORTAL, ETERNAL CHAMPION, GROVE STREET, MIMI BARKS, CRYPTA, FORBIDDEN, NERVOSA, BEAST IN BLACK, KORPIKLAANI, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, FLOGGING MOLLY, SEPTIC FLESH, IGORRR, NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, HELLRIPPER, and INFECTED RAIN, with many more yet to be announced.



Get full festival information over at bloodstock.uk.com.




BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2024.

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