Anyone who went to BLOODSTOCK this year would be amazed to see the strength and depth of metal in the upgraded big top ‘Newblood Stage’ and next year promises to deliver yet again. With their ale-loving friends at Hobgoblin continuing their support of BLOODSTOCK, the commitment to underground metal grows as ‘Hobgoblin Presents BLOODSTOCK’s Metal 2 The Masses’.
BLOODSTOCK has an ever-increasing number of venues and promoters in the UK and overseas supporting the scheme, and in addition to the roadshow, there’s a raft of other entry platforms to get bands on to the bill at the UK’s heaviest of festivals. This really is an event with an eye on the future of metal.
Further to the tour itself, which begins in May 2014, BLOODSTOCK will also be taking CD submissions, and their Hobgoblin pals will be continuing their M2TM video upload programme worldwide, as in years prior. Look out for the print ads, coasters and special BLOODSTOCK branded beer bottles.
This year BLOODSTOCK have no less than 20 regions covered in the UK, including places as far afield as the Channel Isles, so if you’re unsigned or self-released and fancy sharing a spot on the bill with likes of MEGADETH, DOWN and EMPEROR, we suggest you get in touch with any of the following venues and make it happen!
Take it from the boys in Karybdis, one of the 2013 event’s successful bands, when they say “It was fantastic to have been part of BLOODSTOCK! No one does it better!”
BRISTOL – THE FLEECE – email@example.com
CHANNEL ISLANDS – FERMAIN TAVERN – firstname.lastname@example.org
KENT – THE IVY – email@example.com
BRIGHTON – THE GREEN DOOR STORE – firstname.lastname@example.org
EAST ANGLIA – BRICKMAKERS (MAIN ROOM) – NorwichM2TM@gmail.com
BEDFORDSHIRE – THE CASTLE TAVERN – castle.tavern@Hotmail.co.uk
READING – THE FACEBAR – email@example.com
LONDON – THE PURPLE TURTLE – firstname.lastname@example.org
MANCHESTER – THE GRAND CENTRAL – email@example.com
GLASGOW – IVORY BLACKS – firstname.lastname@example.org
DUNDEE – BEAT GENERATOR LIVE – email@example.com
NUNEATON – THE QUEENS HALL – firstname.lastname@example.org
BOURNEMOUTH – THE ANVIL – email@example.com
DEVON AND CORNWALL – THE WHITE RABBIT – firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTH WALES – THE FULL MOON – email@example.com
LIVERPOOL – THE LOMAX – firstname.lastname@example.org
SELBY – THE RIVERSIDE – email@example.com
BIRMINGHAM – THE ROADHOUSE – firstname.lastname@example.org
SHEFFIELD – SOUTH SEA – email@example.com
NOTTINGHAM – THE INTAKE – firstname.lastname@example.org
Also the following promoters are running events in their representative countries..
SOUTHERN IRELAND – FIBBER MAGEES – Lar@blankmgmt.com
LATVIA – MUSIC FACTORY – email@example.com
NORWAY – THE TRIBUTE ROCKEKLUBB – firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in taking part? Head on over the BLOODSTOCK website for more details.
Need help getting to the site? Big Green Coach are once again the official and exclusive coach travel partner to BLOODSTOCK Festival. Let their drivers take you, your mates, and your camping gear direct to the festival grounds! Easy!! Choose from 26 locations direct to the heart of BLOODSTOCK, from the very reasonable rate of £34: BIRKENHEAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BRIDGEND, BRISTOL, CARDIFF, CARLISLE, CHESTER, GLASGOW, GLOUCESTER, LANCASTER, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON, MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE, NEWPORT, OXFORD, PRESTON, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, STOCKPORT, SUNDERLAND, SWANSEA, WARRINGTON, and WORCESTER. Coach trips arrive at the festival site on Thurs 6th August and return home Monday 11th August. Alternatively, if you’re arriving by train, book yourself a shuttle seat to take you from the rail station to the site for a bargain £6 return. To guarantee your seats, click through to www.biggreencoach.co.uk/bloodstock.
BLOODSTOCK’s ‘ROCK SOCIETY’ memberships sold out in a record-breaking four hours, so don’t hang around in picking up your weekend tickets. They’re also flying out the door as more bands get announced!! Tickets for 2014′s event are still on sale at special ‘EARLY BIRD’ prices – a total snip at £115 for a 4-day weekend ticket with camping. There is only a limited number of early bird tickets left. When they’re gone, they’re gone, and tickets revert to full price! Pick ‘em up now at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/affiliates/id/1095_1.
You can now also book your BLOODSTOCK pre-erected tents for the general campsite via festival partner, Tangerine Fields (VIP packages will be on sale later). If you’re travelling to the fest from abroad, these are very popular options, as it’s easier and often cheaper than bringing camping gear in your luggage. Click through to see various options here: www.tangerinefields.co.uk/events/bloodstock-open-air-2014.html.
With the three 2014 headliners already announced, the event is shaping up to be the strongest yet. Friday night’s bill toppers are New Orleans sludgemeisters DOWN. Joining them to head up Saturday night are black metal overlords, EMPEROR and closing out proceedings on Sunday are the mighty thrash legends, MEGADETH. Also announced so far are SAXON, DECAPITATED, and FLOTSAM & JETSAM. More bands will be announced shortly.
BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-10th August 2014. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.