BLOODSTOCK wins at the 2012 UK Festival Awards!


BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR is thrilled to announce their win in the ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ category at the UK Festival Awards 2012, which was held at London’s Roundhouse. The event, which saw over half a million fans and festival go-ers cast their votes over the last month, acknowledges outstanding achievement in the UK live festival industry.

The independently-run BLOODSTOCK saw off considerable competition from the likes of Latitude, RockNess, The Secret Garden Party and Wakestock to pick up the trophy. Festival director, Paul Gregory commented, “We want to thank everyone who voted for Bloodstock in the UK Festival Awards. It shows the overwhelming support the metal fans have for their festival, which always will be by the fans, for the fans.”

Meanwhile, BLOODSTOCK marches on in setting the bar even higher for 2013. With a rapidly growing reputation as the UK’s best metal festival by those ‘in the know’, this ‘best kept secret’ isn’t going to stay a secret for much longer. Tickets for 2013 are moving at their fastest pace yet and with two stellar headliners already locked in for next year’s event; seminal metal icon, KING DIAMOND and Virginian groove-metal masters, LAMB OF GOD, the future looks bright for BLOODSTOCK.

Bloodstock’s ‘Early Bird’ tickets are on sale now for 2013. Pick yours up at for the bargain price of £100 (plus booking fee) for a four-day weekend pass. After Dec 14th (or sooner if these limited tickets sell out first), the price will revert to the standard £125 (plus booking fee) for a weekend pass. Look up all the info on Bloodstock 2013 so far, plus check out some fantastic coverage from this year’s festival over at

Bloodstock takes place at Catton Park in Derbyshire on 8-11th Aug 2013.