|BLOODSTOCK add a batch of Sophie Stage bands, announce club nights|
|Written by Gaz E|
|Thursday, 31 March 2016 15:44|
The clock's ticking! There are just 133 days 'til BLOODSTOCK, the best heavy metal party weekender of the year and BLOODSTOCK HQ has a bumper batch of Sophie Lancaster Stage bands to announce to cheer you into April.
Plus, if you didn't win festival tickets in the very popular BLOODSTOCK website's Easter Egg hunt, fear not, you could win a pair at one of the upcoming BLOODSTOCK raucous club nights - the first batch of party nights detailed below!
Joining the Sophie stage on Sunday are the new, but old school death metal outfit MEMORIAM. London's symphonic metal six-piece, PYTHIA are looking forward to rocking your face off on Sunday. THIS IS TURIN will be showcasing their brand of British tech metal on Saturday at BLOODSTOCK this Summer! Also partaking in Saturday's Sophie Lancaster stage shenanigans are ONE MACHINE, the thrashtastic brainchild of Steve Smyth (Nevermore, Testament, Forbidden). Sunday's final addition are Londoners, DERANGE.
The first batch of 2016's BLOODSTOCK club nights are also ready to go! That's thirty-three pre-festival parties already planned!! More will be added for June, July and early August, so don't despair if your nearest rock club isn't listed yet. In the meantime, get along to one/some/all of these, check out the headbangin' tracks being kranked out from BLOODSTOCK bands old and new, and be in with the chance of winning weekend tickets and BLOODSTOCK-related giveaways. Check with your local club for further details and expect the unexpected! Events for April and May stack up as follows:
Fri 1st April - Stoke on Trent, Bunker 13
Fri 6th May - Woking, Schism
*clubs can be subject to change, so always check locally*
Already announced for 2016 are headliners, TWISTED SISTER (in their last ever UK show), MASTODON and SLAYER, plus special guests BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and ANTHRAX. Also on the bill are FEAR FACTORY, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SYMPHONY X, SATYRICON, PARADISE LOST, DRAGONFORCE, METAL ALLEGIANCE, STUCK MOJO, ROTTING CHRIST, MISERY LOVES CO, GHOST BATH, VENOM, UNEARTH, DIAMOND HEAD, GOATWHORE, ACID REIGN and many more. Additional bands are still to be announced.
Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages are available now, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838
BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK's official sites at http://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and http://www.bloodstock.uk.com, or via Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.