The award-winning BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL are excited to announce a second batch of breaking bands to grace their updated ‘New Blood’ stage in 2013. The stage is sponsored by BOA’s favourite thirst-quenchers, Hobgoblin.
BLOODSTOCK is very proud to support new bands from all over the world and the ‘New Blood’ stage gives them the platform to showcase grass roots acts, underlining their belief that you don’t necessarily need a big record deal to have a shot at playing the fest. The following bands were chosen from CD applications to perform at the festival, while more will be added later via the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ tour which rolls out from clubs and venues across the UK and into Europe from June.
The lucky eight additions span a range of metal genres; REZINWOLF (Thrash), PROSPERINA (Prog), MASK OF JUDAS(Groove/Tech), BOUND BY EXILE (Death), XII BOAR (pronounced Twelve Bore – Stoner/Sludge), KREMATED (Thrash), THE INFERNAL SEA (Black), and FURY (Trad).
Has your fave new band not been selected yet? Fear not, for BLOODSTOCK intend to keep hunting out new additions via CD applications, video uploads, and the mighty ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ events! There’s plenty more to come and still time to enter! Full details can be found at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/events/boa-2013/stages/new-blood-stage.
Also incoming on the BLOODSTOCK front are the first batch of club promo nights. More are being added for June and July, but in the meantime, get along to one of the following events, check out some tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands old and new, and get in with the chance of winning weekend tickets or related giveaways.
Fri 5th April – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – Newcastle Uni
Sat 6th April – STOKE ON TRENT – Bunker 13
Thu 11th April – LONDON – The Purple Turtle
Sat 13th April – BIRMINGHAM – The Asylum
Sat 20th April – NORWICH – The Waterfront
Sat 20th April – MANCHESTER – Jabez Clegg
Sat 27th April – DERBY – Mosh
Sat 27th April – BIRMINGHAM – Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 27th April – GLASGOW – Classic Grand
Sat 4th May – BRIGHTON – Belushi’s
Sat 4th May – LIVERPOOL – The Krazyhouse
Sat 4th May – STOKE ON TRENT – Bunker 13
Sat 4th May – SHEFFIELD – The Corporation
Mon 6th May – IPSWICH – Liquid and Envy
Fri 17th May – MIDDLESBROUGH – The Empire
Fri 17th May – SUNDERLAND – The Independent
Sat 18th May – NORWICH – The Waterfront
Sat 18th May – MANCHESTER – Jabez Clegg
Fri 24th May – LEICESTER – Mosh
Sat 25th May – GLASGOW – The Cathouse
Sat 25th May – BIRMINGHAM – Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 25th May – CARDIFF – Bogiez
Fri 31st May – NOTTINGHAM – The Maze
BLOODSTOCK tickets are on sale now, priced at £125 (plus booking fee) for a weekend pass with camping. VIP ticket packages and upgrades are also now available. Look up all the info on BLOODSTOCK 2013 so far, plus check out all kinds of awesome coverage from 2012’s festival over at www.bloodstock.uk.com or www.facebook.com/bloodstock.
BLOODSTOCK takes place at Catton Park in Derbyshire on 8-11th Aug 2013 and features SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, KING DIAMOND, ACCEPT, ANTHRAX, VOIVOD, DEVILDRIVER, AVANTASIA, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, WHITECHAPEL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and many more.