The good news keeps coming for metal fans, with BLOODSTOCK announcing three more additions to the 2014 bill. Not bought your ticket yet? Time is ticking on ‘early bird’ availability, as they’re nearly all gone, so let these three bands tip the balance and pick up your ticket today.
LACUNA COIL are set to grace the main stage on Saturday. The band have just wrapped recording of their new studio album, which is pencilled for a late March release via Century Media. Fiery frontwoman, Cristina Scabbia comments “To be back at BLOODSTOCK will be such a BLAST! I can’t wait to see my family of Coilers in the UK again and to meet new friends. I promise pure damn adrenaline from our stage!! See ya there!”, whilst co-vocalist, Andrea Ferro enthuses “The UK is one of my favourite places to perform, it’s really special. The audiences are so enthusiastic, their approach to rock music just feels similar to my own somehow and that’s why I’m really excited to be part of Bloodstock Open Air 2014! It will be LACUNA COIL’s second time there and I’m curious to see how the festival has grown. We will have songs from the new album and some LC classics, so see ya all in the summer!” Check out their video for ‘Trip the Darkness’ from last album, ‘Dark Adrenaline’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Slipping into Saturday’s special guest slot are CARCASS. Having released their critically acclaimed new album, ‘Surgical Steel’ via new record label, Nuclear Blast in September, the band are looking forward to their Catton Park return. Bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker warns, “Unfinished business… CARCASS will return to Bloodstock 2014. With new blood, new album, new songs, we’ll be firing on all cylinders. If you think you’ve already seen this band, think again. We’ll see you come what may in the mud and the rain, there to knock the air out of your inflatable swords and knock the wind out of your sails. Let there be rot!” Check out the lyric video for ‘Captive Bolt’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Irish celtic/pagan metal five-piece, PRIMORDIAL also join the bill. Renowned for their atmospheric and powerful stage shows, the band impressed many at 2011’s BLOODSTOCK in the wake of the release of last album, ‘Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand’. Making their return for next year, PRIMORDIAL are not a band who tour relentlessly, so take the opportunity to catch them and their unique sound at BLOODSTOCK 2014. Check out this live taster of ‘Empire Falls’ from 2009’s PaganFest; http://www.youtube.com/watch?
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 to take you from the rail station to the site for a bargain £10 return. To secure your seats, click through to www.biggreencoach.co.uk/
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://bloodstock.seetickets.
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/
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 AMON AMARTH, OBITUARY, CROWBAR, HATEBREED, PRONG, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SAXON, DECAPITATED, FLOTSAM & JETSAM and EVIL SCARECROW. 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.