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6th February 2018


With Bloodstock now just six months away, tickets are moving faster than ever in 2018 so don't delay in picking up yours. There's another batch of bands to announce; one main stage band and seven more to flesh out part of the Sophie stage line-up.

Swedish Metal crew Amaranthe play the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday. Featuring three vocalists, the band are a unique mix of Death and Power Metal. Their video for single 'Maximize' has already racked up more than 5.5million views.

Landing a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday are Mancunian bruisers Ingested. The Century Media signed band have built a reputation for savageDeath Metal, taking their influences from classic gore and splatter movies. Joining them on the Friday line-up are Mortishead, who bring their hybrid of industrial, thrash, groove and sludge Metal to the Sophie stage. Mortishead are former victors of Bristol's Metal 2 The Masses and made their debut on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage in 2015.

Joining the ranks on Saturday's Sophie bill are Irish trio, Dead Label and all the way from Perth, Australia, prog Metallers Voyager will join the fray on Saturday. The long-running group dropped their sixth album, 'Ghost Mile', last May.

After having to pull out last year, Nuclear Blast's brutal German duo Mantar are able to join Sunday's Sophie bill in 2018. Don't miss them if you love a bit of Black Metal combined with doom and punk. If thrash is more your thing, be sure to catch Brighton beasts King Leviathan plus heavy supergroup Act Of Defiance. They were formed in 2014, by ex-Megadeth men Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, plus Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr) and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall).

If you haven't grabbed your tickets yet and are a bit stretched post-Christmas, Bloodstok's payment plan helps ease the 'lump sum' shock of paying for your ticket by breaking it into five smaller, more manageable amounts. Sign up in the ticket store any time before 28th Feb for an initial deposit of £36.00. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29.00 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively. Find out full details and sign up right here.

With Friday night headliners Judas Priest, Saturday night headliners Gojira and Sunday headliners Nightwish already announced, along with Doro, Emperor, Devildriver, Orphaned Land, Venom Inc, Mr Big, Watain, Combichrist, Nails, Orden Ogan and Memoriam so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for Bloodstock.

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information right here.


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