Bloodstock Announce 3 More Bands for 2017


BLOODSTOCK is excited to roll out their next band announcement for 2017 and it’s a brutal one!

BOA Update

Florida death metal kingpins, OBITUARY land themselves a Sunday slot on the main stage.  With a brand new studio album coming in Spring 2017 via Relapse Records, the band recently unleashed the ‘Ten Thousand Ways To Die’ CD, featuring two brand new studio tracks and a full live set from the ‘Inked In Blood’ World Tour.  Check out a taste of what’s to come on that new studio album via brand new track, ‘Loathe’ – and get excited for their Catton Park set!

Poland’s tech/death-meisters, DECAPITATED are lined up for a Friday slot.  Having delivered some of the most influential death metal of the 21st century, anticipation is high for DECAPITATED’s new studio album set for release in 2017.  Guitarist/founder Vogg tells us, “We’re very excited to be returning to Bloodstock Festival – it will have been three years since our last time.  We’re currently in the studio getting ready to unleash the monster we’ve been working on for the past twelve months and can’t wait to play some Polish metal for our UK fans next Summer!”

Mexican-American agitators, BRUJERIA also join the main stage bill!  The band recently released their first album in 16 years, ‘Pocho Aztlan’ via Nuclear Blast, comprising twelve tracks of uncompromising riffs and brutality.  Check out the video for ‘Vive Presidente Trump’ here; then grab your CD bundle or vinyl over at

Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners AMON AMARTH, plus BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, WHITECHAPEL, POSSESSED and HELL.  Many more are still to be announced!

Early bird weekend camping tix are on sale at a discounted £120 and due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages were put on sale last month on a first come, first served basis.  This allocation quickly SOLD OUT!  The remaining VIP allocation and a number of VIP upgrades (to accompany previously purchased early bird tickets) and will be available from 16th December, but don’t hang around if you want these, as VIP is set to sell out even earlier in 2017.  Also stay tuned for details of 2017’s ticket deposit scheme (payable over 5 instalments) in just a few weeks time!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at  Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee).  Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!