BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2018 ADDS FOUR MORE BANDS TO THE LINE-UP!

BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce four more bands for August’s best heavy metal weekender!  Tickets are moving fast for 2018 and we expect another advance sell-out, so don’t delay in picking up yours! There’s also only 6 days left to sign up to our deposit scheme…

We welcome pirate metal’s finest, ALESTORM with a big ‘Oh Wow!’ as they join the bill on Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage!  Frontman Chris Bowes says, “Oh wow!  It’s been 10 years since our debut album, ‘Captain Morgan’s Revenge’ came out and somehow, it’s also been 10 years since we last played Bloodstock Open Air!  Let’s have a very silly party time, Englandshire.  I promise we won’t be shite.”  Grab the 10th Anniversary edition of the debut, released just last month and raise your rum to the lyric video of the title track; https://youtu.be/GTyMhv7MCCs.

The much-lauded PALLBEARER join us in a Sunday slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage, bringing their monumental, doom-laden, melodic heaviosity to Catton Park!  The Little Rock, Arkansas-based band have been praised by everyone from the New York Times to Loudwire, Decibel and SPIN, and rightly so!  The band’s third album, ‘Heartless’ made many journalists’ Top Albums of 2017 list.  Check out their video for ‘I Saw The End’, taken from that opus here – https://youtu.be/DNl_18Kr56g.

Nottingham hard rockers FAHRAN pick up a Friday slot on the Sophie stage.  The band recently released a video for new track, ‘State Of Mind’ taken from their upcoming album, ‘VAPOURS’ – https://youtu.be/KW58TKJGyhw. The opus is set for release this summer.  Stay tuned on their latest news at www.facebook.com/Fahranmusic.

British rock crew, DOOMSDAY OUTLAW land a spot on Sunday’s Sophie stage bill.  The five piece have just announced new album, ‘Hard Times’, which is set to arrive in May via Frontiers.  Check out lead track ‘Spirit That Made Me’ – https://youtu.be/eNMPo5DrsJM and if you like what you hear, you can pre-order the record at radi.al/HardTimes.

Final call for the 2018 Deposit Scheme!  There’s just 6 days left to sign up for BLOODSTOCK’s payment plan, which eases the shock of a ‘lump sum’ payment by breaking your ticket price into five more manageable amounts.  Sign up in the ticket store before the cut-off time of 11.59pm on Wednesday 28th Feb for an initial deposit of just £36.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively and your 2018 ticket is secured!  Sign up over at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

Standard weekend tickets are also available, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun, so grab yours now!  If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets do not go on sale until late June.  Register your day ticket interest here – https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, AMARANTHE, EXHORDER, VOLA and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

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Reading and Leeds Festival has revealed Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy, and Panic! at the Disco as its 2018 headliners

Reading and Leeds Festival has revealed Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy, and Panic! at the Disco as its 2018 headliners – and just four of 54 names announced to play at Reading’s famous Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ legendary Bramham Park this August bank holiday weekend (24th – 26th). Skepta, Wolf Alice, Annie Mac, Dua Lipa, J Hus, Diplo, Ms Banks, Pale Waves, Sigrid, Wretch 32 and Yungen are amongst the top rock, dance, alternative and urban acts on the line-up. Tickets are on sale now and available here. 

Kings of Leon headline Reading and Leeds for their second time. With seven albums under their belt and an arsenal of hits –there are few better equipped to close a day of top music at Reading and Leeds.

Probably the hottest act in the world right now and in the middle of a sold-out stint of UK shows, Kendrick Lamar returns to Reading and Leeds this year– and rightly so, being the new owner of five Grammy Awards. The Compton rapper is expected to deliver an unstoppable set on the Reading and Leeds stages, packed with trailblazing hits from widely acclaimed 2017 album DAMN.

Fall Out Boy are also revealed as Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park headliners. True Reading and Leeds veterans and crowd favorites, the Chicago four-piece has established their place on the festival bill over the last decade. This time around, fans can expect a guitar-fuelled celebration of certified hits like “Dance, Dance,” “Thnks fr th Mmrs,” “Centuries” as well as new songs from their latest album MANIA.

Completing the quartet of headliners this year are Panic! at the Disco. Brendon Urie and his Las Vegas outfit will take the crowds through a night-time journey of a glittering back catalogue – including landmark albums Pretty. Odd and A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, along with songs from the certified platinum, Grammy nominated album Death Of A Bachelor.

Elsewhere, the record-breaking Dua Lipa will play Reading and Leeds as a UK festival exclusive this summer, joined by the hotly-tipped new acts Sigrid and Pale Waves. Dance fans will have their fill with the likes of legends such as Annie Mac, Birmingham breakthrough DJ favourite Hannah Wants, Riton & Kah-Lo, Bristolian duo My Nu Leng and American genius and Major Lazer co-creator Diplo.

Flying the flag for UK urban music this year is luminary Skepta who will take to the stage following his surprise appearance with Lethal Bizzle in 2017, as well as triple BRIT Award-nominee J Hus, AJ Tracey, Ms Banks, IAMDBB, Wretch 32, Nadia Rose, Kojo Funds and Fredo. Stateside stars joining the bill are Playboi Carti, Lil Pump and modern hip-hops self-proclaimed boyband Brockhampton, as well as the genre-defying Post Malone – the 22-year old NYC musician making musical waves around the world.

Following a secret opening performance on the Festival Republic stage last year, Reading and Leeds favourite Wolf Alice are set to play. The North London quartet’s 2017 album ‘Visions of a Life’ received widespread critical acclaim, with NME calling it the album of the year and affirming them as ‘Best Band in Britain’ – so we can no doubt expect an even more exhilarating set this year.

Indie fans will not be disappointed, with some of the most genre-defining acts billed to play this year. Liverpool rockers The Wombats join the line up, following their recently released album ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’. Repping Manchester will be Courteeners, storming through five studio albums and hits including ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ and ‘What Took You So Long’. Brighton four-piece The Magic Gang also join the bill in addition to Bedford-born and critically celebrated singer-songwriter Tom Grennan takes to the stage beside them after an incredible first year.

Reading and Leeds have been famous for earth-shattering rock acts over the years and 2018 will be no different, with something on the line-up for every type of rock fan. Florida rock outfit UnderØath will appear this year alongside the likes of noughties favourites Sum 41 and none other than California legends Papa Roach, as well as Waterparks, Hollywood Undead and Ohio-based hardcore band Beartooth. The best in British rock will of course also be represented in the form of Creeper – Southampton’s famous horror-punk six-piece.

Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn commented: “Reading and Leeds prides itself on being a music-first festival and this year’s line-up already proves that. Kings of Leon and Fall Out Boy are bands that have grown with the festival and its fans and we couldn’t be more pleased to invite them back to headline. Adding Panic! at the Disco and Kendrick Lamar, probably the most sought-after act in the world right now, we think Reading and Leeds Festivals 2018 are off to an amazing start – with even more to come, so watch this space.”

With hundreds of acts set to play, Reading and Leeds will again be the unmissable festival weekend of the summer – defining and celebrating the sounds of modern ground-breaking music, as well as a world-class comedy line up.

Fans can be the first to hear further line-up announcements, artist news and much more by signing up to the newsletters at www.readingfestival.co.uk and www.leedsfestival.co.uk or via the official Reading and Leeds Festival app, available to download now on Android and iOS.

BLOODSTOCK ADDS MORE BANDS!

The days are clicking by and BLOODSTOCK is just six months away!  Tickets are moving faster than ever in 2018 so don’t delay in picking up yours!  There’s another batch of bands to announce; one main stage band and seven more to flesh out part of the Sophie stage line up.

BLOODSTOCK is pleased to welcome Swedish metal crew AMARANTHE (www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand) to the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday. Featuring three vocalists, the band are a unique mix of death and power metal. Their video for single ‘Maximize’, at https://youtu.be/nfk7YZJtmeo, has already racked up more than 5.5 million views!

Landing a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday are Mancunian bruisers, INGESTED (www.facebook.com/ingesteduk).  The Century Media-signed band have built a reputation for savage death metal, taking their influences from classic gore and splatter movies.  Joining them on the Friday line-up are MORTISHEAD (www.facebook.com/mortishead) – definitely not to be confused with Portishead! – who bring their hybrid of industrial, thrash, groove & sludge metal to the Sophie stage.  As former victors of Bristol’s Metal 2 The Masses, we’re thrilled to see the band progress since their debut on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage in 2015.

Landing a slot on Saturday’s Sophie bill, we welcome back Irish trio, DEAD LABEL (www.facebook.com/DeadLabel).  The three piece are rapidly growing a reputation and we’re thrilled to have them as BLOODSTOCK alumni!  All the way from Perth, Australia, prog metallers VOYAGER (www.facebook.com/voyageraustralia) join the fray on Saturday. The long-running group dropped their sixth album, ‘Ghost Mile’ last May.

After having to pull out last year, we’re pleased Nuclear Blast’s brutal German duo MANTAR (www.facebook.com/MantarBand/) are able to join Sunday’s Sophie bill in 2018!  Don’t miss them if you love a bit of black metal combined with doom and punk.  If thrash is more your thing, be sure to catch Brighton beasts, KING LEVIATHAN (www.facebook.com/KingLeviathanMetal).  BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to welcome heavy supergroup, ACT OF DEFIANCE.  Formed in 2014, by ex-Megadeth men Chris Broderick & Shawn Drover, plus Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr) & Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall), check them out at http://metalblade.com/actofdefiance/.

Standard weekend tickets are now available priced at £145 for four days of metal fun, so grab yours now at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

If you haven’t grabbed your ticket yet and are still broke from Christmas shenanigans, BLOODSTOCK’s payment plan helps ease any ‘lump sum’ shock by breaking your ticket payment into five smaller, more manageable amounts.  Sign up in the ticket store any time before 28th Feb for an initial deposit of just £36.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively.  Find out full details or sign up over at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets do not go on sale until June.  Register your day ticket interest here – https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, VOLA and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.