Bloodstock reveals Sophie Lancaster Stage headline acts

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Bloodstock has revealed details of the Sophie Lancaster Stage headline acts for 2015.

Topping the bill on the metal festival’s Friday night will be dutch symphonic metal band Delain. In a statement revealing the news the band said: “It will be an extra important and special occasion for us to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage and meet up with our friends at the Sophie Lancaster Foundation again. We look forward to rocking out at Bloodstock and hope to see many of you there!”

Delain’s song “We Are The Others” was written about Sophie Lancaster.

The headline act on Saturday will be Fleshgod Apocalypse who will be making their Bloodstock debut this year. Said the band of the news: “It’s a great honour for us and we can’t wait to crush one of the most important stages in the UK and Europe!”

Other bands playing sets on the Sophie Lancaster stage will include Mordred, Destrange and Battalion.

Bloodstock takes place over the weekend of 6th-9th August 2015 at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Already announced for the festival are Rob Zombie, Within Temptation, Trivium, Sabaton and Opeth.

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Bloodstock launches Metal 2 The Masses programme


Bloodstock festival has launched its Metal 2 The Masses programme for the 2015 festival.

Metal 2 The Masses gives bands across the globe the opportunity to play at Bloodstock on the New Blood stage.

There are various ways to take part in the programme, details of which you can find below:

Hobgoblin Video Upload
Acts from across the globe can upload their music video at from mid-January next year. Once uploaded, metal fans can then vote for their favourite acts and the winner will have the opportunity to play a set on the Bloodstock New Blood Stage.

Metal 2 The Masses Tour
Focusing exclusively on UK metal bands, you can also apply to promoters in your local area who will be running Metal 2 The Masses events across the country. You can find details of the events here. The winners of this part of the programme could be given the opportunity to play on the Sophie Stage at Bloodstock, plus the opportunity to play at the Wacken and Metaldays festivals.

CD Submissions
Also open to bands worldwide, if you have a CD of your music you can submit it via snail mail to the following address for consideration:

Bloodstock Open Air / Newblood
c/o Simon Hall
80 Capmartin Road

Early bird tickets for Bloodstock 2015 are on sale now. The festival takes place at Catton Park in Derbyshire on the 6th to 9th of August.

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Trivium are final headline act for Bloodstock 2015!


Trivium have been announced as the final headline act for the Bloodstock Open Air festival in 2015.

The band will close out the Friday night of the UK metal festival on the main stage, with frontman Matt Heafy clearly enthusiastic about the news:

“The UK is where the world first took notice of Trivum,” he says. “And to pay true homage to that, Trivum will be playing the most metal festival that exists in the UK: Bloodstock! We are thrilled beyond words to celebrate our first time at Bloodstock with the the UK’s metal elite.”

Also announced for the Friday night are Sabaton, filling the ‘Special Guest’ slot, and Agalloch who will play at the festival on the Sunday.

Says Sabaton bassist Par Sundstrom: “We just had a kick-ass tour in the UK with lots of sold-out shows. With this fresh in our mind, we cannot wait to return to these shores again and this time we can actually bring our full production to Bloodstock! It will be the first time we have done a show like this at a British festival.”

Bloodstock takes place 6th-9th August, 2015 at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Tickets are available now.

Check out the latest lineup below:

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Bloodstock 2015: Overkill, Ensiferum & Belphegor join the party

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Bloodstock have added three new bands to their 2015 festival lineup.

Thrash metallers Overkill have been added to the bill on the Ronnie James Dio stage, and they’ll be joined by Finnish folk metal outfit Ensiferum and death metal marauders Belphegor.

Says Overkill frontman Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth: “We are loading the BIG guns and setting sail for the UK this summer! Be warned! The island is in danger, it’s a White Devil Army… Let’s make Bloodstock 2015 a bloodbath!”

The three bands will play alongside the likes of Within Temptation, Rob Zombie, Opeth, Sepultura and Cannibal Corpse, all of whom have already been announced for the open air metal festival in Derbyshire.

Bloodstock 2015 will take place at Catton Park, Walton On Trent from the 6th – 9th August. Tickets are available now via the Bloodstock Event Page an

Check out the latest lineup details below:

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Three new bands for Bloodstock 2015

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Bloodstock have announced three new acts for 2015.

Hot on the heels of the already impressive news that Opeth, Cannibal Corpse and Within Temptation will play headline sets at next year’s event, comes the announcement that they will be joined by Death DTA, Nuclear Assault and Dark Angel.

Says Nuclear Assault bassist, Dan Lilker: “In 2015, it will be 30 years since Nuclear Assault solidified our lineup and started making a name for ourselves in the metal/crossover scene. To commemorate this, the band will write and record another album and play some shows for a ‘Final Assault.’ The live front will be of a limited nature due to the reality of people in the band having careers that they can’t just walk away from for the time needed to go tour the world like we did in the ’80s. Nevertheless, we will try to do whatever we can, especially in the summer to get out there and thrash for everyone again. Progress on writing will not go quickly due to a couple of facts; we are geographically challenged, so can’t just jam once a week like we used to, and we want to make sure that this album is really killer so we can go out with a big bang.”

Bloodstock takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6-9th August 2015. You can buy tickets for the festival here.

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