FESTIVAL NEWS: Bloodstock announce four more spooktacular acts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 30 October 2017 13:31

Just in time for Halloween, Bloodstock has announced four more spooktacular bands - and added the 2018 Rock Society tickets to the ticket store.  




Watain – who release their sixth album, ‘Trident Wolf Eclipse’ on 5 January, will headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage in a UK festival exclusive.  Frontman Erik Danielsson commented:


"Our last performance at Bloodstock in 2012 was also the final date on the ‘Lawless Darkness’ tour.  The sun was setting while we played and the crowd was getting louder and wilder the darker it became.  [It was] a very charged atmosphere.  [We’re] eager now to return and see what the eventful years that have passed and the force accumulated since then has done to both us and the Bloodstock crowd.  Furthermore, England is of course sacred ground when it comes to metal in general, so when performing there, the stakes are always high.  May all those that doubt be impaled upon them."  


Combichrist and Memoriam have been added to the main Ronnie James Dio stage for the Friday, and German power metallers Orden Ogan on Saturday.  They join headliners Judas Priest, Gojira and Nightwish, as well as DevilDriver, Emperor and Nails.


Bloodstocks Rock Society tickets become available in the store on Halloween morning at 9.00am!


The ‘Rock Society’ is effectively the festival’s ‘Members Club’, offering not only a 10 per cent discount on the price of a weekend ticket (on top of the early bird discount if the Rock Society membership and ticket bundle option are booked together), priority signing tent access, a Rock Society laminate, access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, a tour of the backstage and production areas to see ‘behind the scenes’, the chance to meet with the festival organisers, a dedicated hangout area in the Rock Society tent on site, a Rock Society Facebook community.  Memberships are priced at £75 and limited to 300.


Also now in the store are tickets for the new Vanaheim campervan field.  Due to increasing demand each year, some site adjustments have been made to allow for more pitches.  The new Vanaheim site is located across the road, directly adjacent to Serpents Lair VIP parking, allowing an increase in size to accommodate 240 campervans, as opposed to just 130.  Tickets for campervan pitches will remain at this year's price of £60.  

Bloodstock’s first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now sold out.  The final allocation, the last batch of VIP deluxe packages and a limited amount of VIP upgrades, priced at £145 (for those who’ve already bought ‘early bird’ tickets), will become available on 16 December.

Standard weekend tickets are currently available at the ‘early bird’ price of £125.  In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone.  

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire, from 9 - 12 August 2018.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 13:37