18th June 2019


With just three weeks to go until Bloodstock, the line-up is now complete and the final batch of bands have now been revealed for festival weekend.

VIP tickets have now sold out, but there's still time to grab a standard weekend or a one day ticket at the ticket store right here.

One of the highlights of Bloodstock 2019 will be Judas Priest axe legend KK Downing appearing with Manowar founding guitarist Ross The Boss for part of his set at Catton Park, heralding KK's first public performance in 10 years! None more Metal!

Due to the unfortunate cancellation of Code Orange's Summer European shows, The Wildhearts will step into their Ronnie James Dio Main Stage slot on Saturday. Frontman Ginger tells us: "I am over the fucking moon to be playing Bloodstock Festival. I've been waiting for this for years.

"I always said that the first time I attend Bloodstock, I want to be on the bill. What a way to lose your cherry!"

The Wildheart's latest album, 'Renaissance Men' landed recently, heralded as one of the best rock albums of the year so far by Classic Rock Magazine and you can check out 'Dislocated' right here.

Also charging in to grab a spot on the Sophie Lancaster stage are Scottish gloom squad Lotus Eater, replacing SHVPES who have also regrettably had to cancel. The Glasgow based outfit recently released their 'Social Hazard' EP via Hopeless Records. Check out the video for 'Mother' here.

Rounding out the Jägermeister Stage bill are Death Metal trio Pemphigoid and heavy groove rock squad Black Falcon who both play Saturday, as well as sludge Metal crew Crimson Tusk and female-fronted death/groove outfit Jackals Backbone, who fill out Sunday's line-up.

Finally, here's the last batch of New Blood stage artists, who have won their spots via the Metal 2 The Masses programme. Friday brings Somerset death/thrash champions Death By Ki, Brighton's progressive/tech victors Gaia, London runners-up, alt progsters Xero, and a bonus from the Merseyside final, trad Metallists Midnight Prophecy. On Saturday, Cheltenham winners Grief Ritual add some new wave blackened hardcore, joined by Bristol's prog thrash conquerors Voltunas, London's groove Metal top dogs Empire Warning, doom beasts Voidlurker, who won in Birmingham.

Bloodstock organisers were so impressed by melo-death act Stormcast at the Brighton final, they've given a slot too and there's two more bands finishing off the Sunday New Blood line-up - Leicester's prog Metalheads Fractions and Leeds industrial groovers Leadrobot.

Friday night's headliner Sabaton, Saturday's top dogs Parkway Drive and Sunday's bill toppers Scorpions are joined by Ross The Boss with KK Downing, Queensrÿche, Dee Snider, Eluveitie, Grand Magus, Evil Scarecrow, Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Children Of Bodum, Rotting Christ, Krysthla, Xentrix, Code Orange, Cancer Bats, Powerwolf, Soilwork, Cradle Of Filth, Thy Art Is Murder, Tesseract, Metal Church, Soulfly, Death Angel, Swallow The Sun, Aborted and many more with more bands still to be announced.

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th to 11th August 2019. Get additional information right here.



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