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Bloodstock Open Air – 11-15 august 2021 – Walton on Trent, UK

Following the continuing government recommendations on mass gatherings and social distancing this summer, Bloodstock Open Air Festival has issued the following statement:

Dear Bloodstockers,

Following the ongoing government guidance on mass gatherings and social distancing, we are extremely disappointed to announce that this year’s Bloodstock will no longer be going ahead. We respect the government’s mandate and recognise it is made with the best intentions, in order to protect the health & safety of not only our audience, but our staff, crew, musicians, and other contractors who work on site at Bloodstock. Safety remains of paramount importance to us.

We know you have been concerned about what the developing Covid-19 situation would mean for Bloodstock and will be as disappointed as we are at this tough decision, but we hope you can appreciate it is the right choice to make at this time. We had been working tirelessly to ensure we could still offer the top quality Bloodstock experience you trust us to provide, year on year – and this year more than ever, when we invited you to celebrate 20 Years of Bloodstock with us. We do not – and never will – take this trust in us for granted.

We have been reading your comments on our social media, and many of you have said that in this circumstance, you would like the option to roll your 2020 ticket over to 2021’s event – and we can confirm that you are able do that. Rest assured that Bloodstock will return with an almighty vengeance, better and stronger than ever, so to that end and to help assuage your disappointment, next year Bloodstock will be adding an extra day!

The festival will be 5 days and start from Wednesday, as opposed to Thursday; the dates for 2021’s event will be 11th – 15th August. This will be at no extra cost to those who have already purchased weekend tickets for 2020 and wish to roll them over. We will also freeze prices at the ticket store until later this year, when prices will then increase by just £10 and a new, longer 6-month instalment plan will launch to make that option even easier to manage. The on-sale date for day tickets and any returns on previously sold out ticket categories, such as camper vans, will be announced in due course. We are happy to report that many artists on this year’s line-up have already reconfirmed for 2021 and we look forward to sharing further plans with you soon. Meanwhile, you can watch an updated trailer for the festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sog-gFKuhiU&feature=youtu.be and a special message from metal overlord Rob Halford, from headliner Judas Priest, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqGUx054Iyg&feature=youtu.b

Should you prefer a refund, we also wish to state that full, face value refunds will be available to everyone who has already purchased a Bloodstock 2020 ticket from official sellers and assure you of our best efforts to process those refunds within 28 days, where possible. We have a lot to sort out, so please bear with us – everyone who has purchased a ticket already from Seetickets will be emailed in the next 7-14 days.

We are also updating our website and have launched a new page to answer your questions about refunds & the roll-over process https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pa…/ticket-refund-or-roll-over.

While we understand the current financial climate is difficult for many, we sincerely hope you will decide to join us to celebrate Bloodstock next year. As an independent, family run festival, we wish to extend our deepest appreciation for your continued and loyal support.

We know we are privileged to have such a strong Bloodstock community, and as a united family of heavy metal fans, we will prevail.

Vicky, Adam, Rachael, Paul, and all at Team Bloodstock.


Next year we will be celebrating 20 years of BLOODSTOCK #BOA20

The UK’s Bloodstock Open Air is currently taking place at Catton Park in Derbyshire and will run through Sunday – but organisers have wasted no time in revealing the first six artists who will be there 2020 to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary.

Bloodstock 2020 will take place between August 6-9 and it’s been announced that Bay Area thrashers Vio-lence will play their only UK show at next year’s Bloodstock, while Phoenix-based four piece Sacred Reich will also take to the stage.

And that’s not all, Skindred will also play, as will The Black Dahlia Murder, Dark Tranquility and Butcher Babies, while the headline acts will be announced in due course.

Those attending Bloodstock this weekend will have the chance to grab early bird tickets in person from the on-site box office for £130.

Early bird tickets, VIP passes, car parking, child tickets and camper van tickets will also be available online from 9am on Monday (August 12) from the official online ticket store.


🔥 Coming to Bloodstock with an exclusive UK show for 2020, Devin Townsend is set to headline Friday on BLOODSTOCK’s Ronnie James Dio main stage! Here’s Devin to tell you the news 👉 https://youtu.be/noN0RK4LedA

🔥 Metal legends Judas Priest will headline Sunday night! In a year when BLOODSTOCK celebrates 20 years, we can think of no better place to also celebrate JUDAS PRIEST’s 50 Heavy Metal Years!

🔥The mighty BEHEMOTH are set to headline Saturday in a UK festival exclusive for 2020!

🔥 Jinjer are also set to make their BLOODSTOCK debut with a slot on Saturday’s main stage.

🔥 Power metallers Gloryhammer land a Sunday spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage.

🔥 Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals will be bringing their much lauded ‘A Vulgar Display of Pantera’ set to the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday!

🔥 On Saturday, Paradise Lost fans are in for a treat, as the gothic-doom overlords will be performing their much loved fifth album ‘Draconian Times’ in full!

🔥 Life Of Agony Famiglia will be joining us on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday.

🔥 Diamond Head pick up a slot on Sunday’s main stage bill and will show exactly why they’re considered one of the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement

🔥 The mighty Saxon (Official) will be special guests on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday!

🔥 Joining the Sunday main stage line up, are Orange Goblin with their unmistakable heavy metal blend of stoner, doom, black, crust, and southern rock.

🔥 Fast-rising British metal beasts Conjurer join the main stage fun on Saturday.

🔥 Thursday’s Sophie Lancaster stage headliners will be none other than Swedish hard rockers The Night Flight Orchestra

🔥 On Sunday, the Sophie stage welcomes Canadian power metal squad Unleash The Archers

🔥BLOODSTOCK is delighted to announce that Sunday’s headliner on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be none other than Connecticut bruisers Hatebreed

🔥Performing for the very first time, are British metalheads Bury Tomorrow

🔥Landing a spot on the main stage on Saturday, are home-grown, heavy metal beasts Sylosis

🔥BLOODSTOCK also welcomes Portland, Oregon thrashers Toxic Holocaust

🔥Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday, don’t miss the return of atmospheric black metal squad Winterfylleth

🔥Californian deathgrind merchants Exhumed will also appear on Sophie Lancaster stage this year

🔥Last but certainly not least, Californian three-piece Necrot will be bringing their blend of death metal/punk to the Sophie stage.

🔥 Brit thrash luminaries, Acid Reign are set for a Friday slot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage!

🔥Also appearing on Friday’s main stage, are Bristol’s hardcore punk crew Svalbarduk

🔥Goth-soaked metal newcomers, IDLE HANDS – PDX will open the main stage on Sunday!

🔥Swedish progressive rock collective, Soen crash straight into Friday’s special guest slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage.

🔥 Viscera earn themselves a Sophie stage slot on Saturday.

🔥Edinburgh’s riff squad and former BLOODSTOCK ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ alumni, Dog Tired also land a slot on Friday’s Sophie stage.

🔥 Louisville, Kentucky’s Savage Master will be opening the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Saturday

🔥 Blackened-death metal demons BLASPHEMER stride onto Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage

🔥 Joining them on Sunday’s Sophie stage, are modern hard rock crew, Liberty Lies

🔥 Also performing on the Sophie stage on Sunday, are BLACK TONGUE

🔥 Bury based riff juggernaut PIST are added to the Sophie Sunday bill

🔥 Add Sharks In Your Mouth to your must-see Sophie list on Saturday

BLOODSTOCK are also set to welcome the previously announced SkindredThe Black Dahlia Murder, VIO-LENCE, Sacred ReichDark Tranquillity, and Butcher Babies. BLOODSTOCK’s remaining two headline acts and many more bands performing over the weekend will be announced in due course.

SO.. We welcome 5 more bands to the bill!

🔥Finnish metal squad, Lost Society bag a slot opening the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday!

🔥Merseyside’s VIDEO NASTIES join Saturday’s Sophie Lancaster stage bill.

🔥Hotly tipped rock n’ roll three-piece, Wolf Jaw (formerly The Bad Flowers) grab a Sunday slot on the Sophie stage.

🔥 Grave Lines also bring their doom laden, gothic atmospherics to the Sophie stage on Sunday.

🔥Lastly, VEXED land themselves a spot on Sunday’s Sophie stage.

BLOODSTOCK 2020 is set to take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 6th-9th August 2020. Meanwhile, stay home, stay safe, BLOODSTOCK awaits!

Finally, BLOODSTOCK’s Rock Society memberships go on general sale at 9am on Thursday 31st October!

Get your Early Bird tickets NOW at bloodstock.uk.com

Early Bird, VIP, child tickets and car parking tickets for #BOA20 are available at bloodstock.uk.com


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11 - 15 Aug 2021


12:00 - 23:00
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