BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce the addition of three more awesome bands to the main stage bill in 2014.
Axe-wielding Swedes, AMON AMARTH jump aboard their Viking Longboat and sail in to invade Catton Park for the special guest slot on Sunday! Having recently headed up Metal Hammer’s ‘Defenders of the Faith’ tour, in the wake of recent album release, ‘Deceiver of the Gods’, expect this to be your only chance to catch the mighty horde that is AMON AMARTH in the UK in 2014. With frontman Johan Hegg also set to play the role of Viking warrior, ‘Valli’ in a new movie called ‘Northmen – A Viking Saga’, 2014 is set to be an exciting year for the band. Look up more info on the movie here: http://northmen-derfilm.ch/web/, then head over and check out the brand new lyric video for album track, ‘As Loke Falls’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpZiuh0MlpM.
Popularly regarded as delivering one of the sets of the weekend at BLOODSTOCK 2012, HATEBREED make a return to churn up the turf with their circle pit skills once more in 2014. Workaholic, firebrand frontman, Jamey Jasta is excited for it, admitting; “When I found out, I opened my window and yelled ‘FUCK YEAH, MOTHERFUCKER!!!!’ My neighbor looked up at me startled, and asked what the outburst was all about. I told him “We’re playing BLOODSTOCK 2014!!!” So spread the word people, it’s gonna be a great summer and it will be HATEBREED’s only UK show, so don’t you dare miss it!” Jamey assures everyone that current album, ‘The Divinity Of Purpose’ is “all pit, no shit”, so click through to see the video for album track, ‘Honor Never Dies’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozd-T2k6_JE.
Also jumping on to the bill are the much-revered, pioneering post-metal trio, PRONG. Led by founder guitarist/frontman Tommy Victor, and rounded out by Tony Campos (Static X, Soulfly) and Alexei Rodriguez (Walls of Jericho, 3 Inches of Blood), PRONG are currently working on a brand new album, ‘Ruining Lives’, which is pencilled for a Spring 2014 release via SPV. While you’re waiting for the newie, follow their Spotify playlist channel over at https://play.spotify.com/user/prongofficial, or maybe watch the incendiary trio’s video for ‘Revenge….Best Served Cold’ from 2012’s ‘Carved Into Stone’ album here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2uW_lg2is0.
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 athttp://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.