While we all wait patiently for the final lockdown restrictions to be eased in the UK, BLOODSTOCK HQ remains busier than ever finalising details for this year’s event.
So while you’re making your long-anticipated summer plans, here are 14 more reasons not to miss the fun at Catton Park in August, BLOODSTOCK’s 5-day 20th birthday party.
Definitely bringing heavy and/or metal to the Jagermeister Stage on Friday are sludge instrumentalists Wall (feat. twins Ryan & Elliot Cole of Desert Storm & The Grand Mall), Reading trio Black Emerald, slap bass/drum duo Ale of Adam, doom/stoner crew Godless Suns, and Häxan, devotees of modern classic rock.
Joining them on Saturday’s Jager line-up are: alt metalheads Zookeeper, The New Sun (a solo project from Garganjua’s Scott Taylor), Middle Eastern doomsters Lowen, instrumental heavy prog three-piece Mountain Caller, and playing an additional stripped down set, power metal squad Primitai (who play their full electric set over on the Sophie Stage on Friday).
Save a bit of head-bangin’ energy to go with your Jager shot though, because come Sunday, you won’t want to miss: bluesy hard rockers The Howling Tides, 100% prog beasts Trilobite, grindcore punkers Boycott The Baptist, and Gemma Fox, the vocalist from Collibus, not the grime singer.
If you’re on Facebook, make new friends before you even arrive and get chatting to your BLOODSTOCK brethren in these unofficial groups – BMF666 and Bloodstock Camp Loners & Newbies. Don’t be surprised to see the festival directors joining in the conversation.