Krysthla set to open up the main Ronnie James Dio Stage on Day 2 of Bloodstock 2019


Bought your BLOODSTOCK 2019 ticket yet? We’re more than half way there now; just 19 weekends remain ‘til you can be back with your metal brethren on the hallowed ground of Catton Park. But with more than 80 bands still to announce and a host of other goodies in store to reveal too, it’s on with the show and eight more acts have just been added to the UK’s best metal weekender this August.

Brit tech/prog extremists, KRYSTHLA will kick off proceedings on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Saturday.  The band are currently in the studio working on their third studio album, set for release this Summer, so expect new material in August!  In the meantime, check out the video to ‘The Minor Mystery Of Death’ taken from their last release, Peace In Our Time.

LA-based metal squad, ALL HAIL THE YETI are set to open the main stage on Sunday. The band released their third studio album, Highway Crosses late last year via minusHEAD Records. Tune into ‘The Nuclear Dust’ taken from that album.

Six more bands pick up spots on the Sophie Lancaster stage, bringing their glorious noise for your delectation on both Thursday and Friday.  Kicking off the fun after you’ve set up camp on Thursday are doom-laden riffmongers, BARBARIAN HERMIT, classic hard rockers BLIND RIVER, groove heavy slug-lords TEN TON SLUG and bringing the party and all the laughs for opening night, FOOTPRINTS IN THE CUSTARD. On Friday on the Sophie stage, we also welcome melodic death metal beasts COUNTLESS SKIES and sludge metal squad BONGCAULDRON.

BLOODSTOCK Director, Vicky Hungerford and husband Alan’s clothing company Heavy Metal Lifting Club are proud to be the official sponsors of BLOODSTOCK’s Strongest Man competition for 2019 which is held in the main arena for its 3rd consecutive year in 2019. The contest showcases some of the strongest men and women overthree days at BLOODSTOCK and you too can enter if you think you’re strong enough!

Ant Brown from 100% CA, who runs the competition for BLOODSTOCK, has organised 4 national qualifiers that you can get involved in, tagged ‘Muscle 2 The Masses, The Road to BLOODSTOCK’s Strongest Man’.  Heats will be held in four regions:

  • Wales (tbc – 19 May)
  • South (High Wycombe – 16 June)
  • North (Newcastle – 29 & 30 June)
  • Midlands (Tamworth – 6 July)

The Top 5 competitors from each qualifier will compete in BLOODSTOCK’s festival arena on either Friday or Sunday.

If you think you’re strong enough, come join the lifting fun. We need supporters too, so if you prefer less strenuous pastimes, come along to watch the competitors battle it out for a place at BLOODSTOCK!  For info on how to enter, click here.

The final allocation of VIP tickets, as well as Podpads, Bellepads and Octopads are now on sale, plus limited remaining VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket). Luxpads are already SOLD OUT!  For full details click here.

Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up here.  Day tickets will go on sale in limited quantities on 28 June. Sign up for your reminder email here.

  • BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8-11 August 2019.  Get all the additional information here.