Bossk set for Sophie Stage at Bloodstock


Following the unfortunate news that ska-punkers RUSSKAJA have called it a day, and will therefore no longer be performing at BLOODSTOCK this summer, festival organisers have announced who will be stepping into their slot…  

This enigmatic and experimental band formed in 2005 but it was eleven years before their debut Audio Noir saw light of day through Deathwish Inc and exploded them into post-metal’s most respected echelons. Despite nods to Neurosis and Converge, this distinctive, atmospheric five-piece remain hard to pigeonhole, and continue to display their bone-crushing heaviness on latest album Migration, which also features a guest spot from Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson on the singleMenhir‘, which we bring you above. This Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday will be filled by none other than the mighty BOSSK! 

BOSSK said: “It’s been a fair few years since we last played at Bloodstock. When we played the first time we were a little apprehensive about how we would go down at a predominantly fast metal festival, but the response was incredible. And even better the next time. To play in 2023 is going to be incredible, and to see the festival continue to grow is a great thing for the UK music scene. Thank you to everyone involved for having us back, we can’t wait. Hail the riff!”

Time is running out to sign up for the very popular weekend ticket Deposit Scheme. If you’re keen, you must sign up before 28 Feb. With payments spread across 6 monthly instalments, it makes it much more manageable to pay for your standard weekend ticket. An initial payment of £34.50 is due upon sign up, then five additional payments of £27.50 will debit your bank account on 28 Mar, 28 Apr, 29 May, 28 Jun, with a final instalment on 28 Jul. Join the scheme or see all ticket options here.  

Never been to BLOODSTOCK before and just want to come for a day to check things out? Can’t do the whole weekend this summer but don’t want to miss all the fun? A limited number of day tickets are on sale now in the ticket store. Adult day tickets are £75 and if you’d like to make it a family day out, child day tickets are £25 (mini moshers under 4 can come for free), plus booking fees. Want to come for the full weekend experience? VIP and campervan tickets are already sold out, but you can still get standard weekend tickets in the ticket store! If you’d like to stay onsite so you don’t miss a single minute of the action, camping is included! There’s also a dedicated quiet campsite, sometimes preferred by those with junior headbangers and fans of a proper sleep.  

If you’ve not yet seen it, please check out BLOODSTOCK’s brilliant new trailer right here. 

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10-13 August 2023. All you need to know about tickets and travel is at the official website.