Grand day out at Bloodstock!

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Bloodstock have announced another five top bands for next year’s festival at Catton Park in Derbyshire. Headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday night will be Swedish heavy metal trio, GRAND MAGUS! Frontman & guitarist JB declared: “Dear Bloodstockers! The Magus returns to the UK to lay waste to your eardrums with metal! We are honoured to be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage and we will put our hearts and souls into making it something special for all of you. Can’t wait to see you all!”

Bringing some thrash to the Ronnie James Dio main stage also on Friday are Bay Area five-piece, DEATH ANGEL. Frontman Mark Osegueda said: “We haven’t played Bloodstock since 2013, when we had to run straight from the stage after a blistering set to a van that took us to the airport to make it to our next show!  So we look forward to experiencing this incredible festival properly in all its glory in 2019!

“It will have been six years since we graced that stage and we have been dying to return. We promise to show you how eager we’ve been to get back to Bloodstock with a pure thrash set fuelled by raw human aggression and passion!  Thank you Bloodstock for bringing us back!!!!” The band have also been working on new material for their ninth studio album set for release in 2019 with producer, Jason Suecof.

METAL CHURCH also step into a main stage slot on Friday.  The American heavy metal trailblazers are set to release their twelfth studio album, Damned If You Do on 7 December via Nuclear Blast.  Their 2016 release XI marked the return of former frontman Mike Howe. Mike said: “We can’t wait to get over to the UK and bring Damned If You Do to our fans overseas. Bloodstock is going to be an incredible time and a show not to be missed.”

Noted for founding both punk group The Dictators and the legendary Manowar, Ross Friedman and his band ROSS THE BOSS join the bill.  Having been introduced to Manowar co-founder Joey DeMaio by none other than Ronnie James Dio, it seems only fitting that they will perform on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday.

Last but not least, a Catton Park favourite, EVIL SCARECROW will bring their intergalactic mayhem to the main stage on Saturday. The band have an array of fabulous vinyl and special editions available for recently released studio album, Chapter VI: Antartartica over at PledgeMusic.

Bloodstock’s first wave of 2019 Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT!  A second wave, including Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased standard weekend tickets) will become available on Monday 17 December at 9am.  For full details click here.

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