Bloodstock 2012 has most successful year to date and confirm first special guests for 2013


BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR saw its most successful year so far last weekend as over 11,000 music fans descended on CATTON PARK for four days of ferocious metal mayhem. Capturing the phenomenal main stage performances across the weekend were streaming partner Daily Motion, attracting well over 200,000 visitors across the weekend from the UK.

Festival director Vicky Gregory comments:

“To say we were totally blown away by this year is an understatement! We had the highest attendance in the festivals 12 years with an overall attendance of 11,300 and looking at the feedback from fans they were equally blown away! We had for the first time live streaming via daily motion and had over 208,000 views from the UK alone.

“The feedback we have received from all the bands that played the festival has been superb with many saying it was the best festival they have ever played and to hear that makes all the hard work worth it! Role on 2013 and a huge thanks to all that attended the festival – its good to know metal is so alive in the UK!!!!”

Wasting no time in moving forward with plans for next year’s festival – which will see an increased capacity – organisers announced the first act to join the 2013 line up in the form of special guests ANTHRAX.

Early-bird tickets for the 2013 event are already on sale at only £100 (plus booking fee) for four days of the best collection of METAL on UK soil. Buy yours now at

BLOODSTOCK 2013 August 8th – 11th CATTON PARK

Line Up So Far:


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  1. It was a brilliant weekend !! Thanks to all the Bloodstock team and all the bands, but a special thankyou to the amazing fans who attended. The atmosphere was the best I have felt at a festival since back in the heady days of Knebworth in the ’70’s !! Alice was awesome , Sanctuary blew me away and Iced Earth were band of the weekend for me (that is only on the main stage though !! ) Unbelievable quality on all 4 stages and the New Blood Stage was THE place to be !!
    To quote Arnie “I’ll be back!”

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