Bloodstock Open Air is set to transform a corner of Derbyshire into a full on metal heaven once again this weekend when more than 10,000 metal fans make the annual pilgrimage to Catton Hall - the call to be part of one of the top independent metal festivals the UK is too much to refuse.
No one has a negative word to say about this event (a rare thing in the festival world) that's been running in different guises since 2001 with Saxon headlining and a crowd of just 700. Bloodstock is the bastard baby of Paul Gregory and Vince Brotheridge who've managed to create quite the perfect monster - one that put the big ones to shame. This extraordinary metal fest has grown and evolved into an event to be reckoned with which has, year on year, punched way above its weight and its reputation is now (ahem) rock solid - this is one event not to be missed in your rock calendar.
Each time it brings you an array of UK festival exclusives and this year the guys have secured shock rocker legend Alice Cooper, closing the festival on Sunday night, Iced Earth, Sepultura, Nile, Mayhem, Moonsorrow, Freedom Call and Watain all as UK exclusives.
“We’re keen to showcase a variety of live music gigs and festivals to ensure we’re catering for the widest possible audience. Bloodstock Open Air is a well respected metal music event and we’re delighted to be able to screen it live for those unable to make the event in person.”If you've got anything left in the tank by Sunday night Bloodstock will present the "Wildside - Party Rock Night!" on the Sophie Lancaster Stage - the ultimate party to end everything on - have you got what it takes?
Daniel Adams, Dailymotion
Bloodstock is one of those well-kept secrets - you're likely to be a laughing stock if you're not at Bloodstock this weekend so what are you waiting for??? Black, Death, Rock, Goth, Power, Industrial, Thrash, and Prog - you name it - they've got it - with tattoos on.
Bloodstock Open Air is on between the 9th and 12th August 2012 at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased on the gate.