BLOODSTOCK’s hugely popular, grass roots-supporting ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ scheme gives unsigned and DIY bands the chance of being part of the Bloodstock festival experience.
After the festival’s biggest and most successful year in 2021 – an absolute triumph in the face of adversity – the M2TM programme is back! Plans are already well underway with local promoters and Bloodstock is aiming once again to track down the hottest new metal talent who’ll win slots to perform on their Hobgoblin Beer-sponsored New Blood stage.
M2TM 2022 will initially take place in 28 regions across the UK, Ireland and Norway, with further regions to be announced as soon as possible. See the full list of participating regions below, and if you’re in a self-released or unsigned band and want to try out for a slot on the Bloodstock bill, get in touch with the event nearest you and get yourselves involved!!
One winner from each region will secure themselves a slot on the New Blood stage and some of the very best runners-up may also get lucky, space permitting. In August 2022, you, or your favourite local band could be stepping on stage at Bloodstock !
Bands should get their applications into their nearest regional promoter ASAP, as heats kick off in the coming weeks. Any local promoters in regions not yet represented can email Simon Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information if they wish to host the scheme in their local area.
Regions announced so far are: SCOTLAND (Edinburgh), NORTHERN IRELAND (Belfast), IRELAND (Dublin), LEEDS, NORWICH, MANCHESTER, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, SHEFFIELD, MERSEYSIDE (Liverpool), LONDON, KENT (Gravesend), STOKE ON TRENT, CHESTERFIELD, LEICESTER, HITCHIN, ESSEX (Colchester), BRIGHTON, NORTH WALES (Wrexham), SOUTH WALES (Cardiff), DEVON & CORNWALL (Saltash), NOTTINGHAM, SOMERSET (Bridgewater) & NORWAY (Oslo).
Full details of venues and who to contact to enter in each region, can be found here.
BLOODSTOCK’s 2022 Ronnie James Dio main stage headliners are BEHEMOTH, LAMB OF GOD and MERCYFUL FATE. Also appearing across the weekend are DIMMU BORGIR, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS playing their Pantera set, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, GWAR (in a UK festival exclusive), BURY TOMORROW, SACRED REICH, LIFE OF AGONY, SPIRITWORLD, BELPHEGOR, BUTCHER BABIES, VIO-LENCE, BLOODYWOOD, JINJER, LORNA SHORE, DOYLE, LOST SOCIETY, HATEBREED, SLEEP TOKEN, DARK FUNERAL, EYEHATEGOD, DISCHARGE, STATIC-X, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, ENFORCED, PARTY CANNON, SOEN, HERIOT, BLOOD YOUTH, BLACK TONGUE, HEART OF A COWARD, FEROCIOUS DOG, HEATHEN and NEKROGOBLIKON as well as many more yet to come. Stay tuned for more band announcements soon.
With tickets selling faster than ever, all VIP packages, Early Bird tix and campervan passes are already sold out. Weekend camping tickets & child tickets are available now at the ticket store.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11-14 August 2022 – Latest news and ticket info here.