BLOODSTOCK announce first wave of New Blood Stage bands, plus Easter Competition!

The award-winning BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL are excited to announce the first batch of breaking bands to grace the Hobgoblin-sponsored ‘New Blood’ stage in 2014.

BLOODSTOCK is very proud to support new bands from all over the world and the ‘New Blood’ stage gives them the platform to showcase grass-roots acts, underlining their belief that you don’t necessarily need a big record deal to have a shot at playing the fest.  The following bands were chosen from CD applications to perform at Catton Park, while more will be added later via the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ tour which kicks off on 10th May and rolls through local clubs and venues throughout June.

Bloodstock metal to masses tour 2014This year’s tour is the biggest to date, encompassing 23 regions, including various UK cities, as well as events in Latvia, Norway, and the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey.  The best bands are chosen from each event to land a spot at Bloodstock this year.

The lucky seven additions span a range of metal genres;  Londoner’s ABHORRENT DECIMATION (death metal), Canada’s PHANTOM (trad metal), Slovenians THE CANYON OBSERVER (post-noise/sludge), Norway’s ANGERMAN (grunge rock/metal), London outfit BRUTAI (metalcore), Scotland’s SCORDATURA (death metal) and South London outfit, STONEGHOST (hard classic rock).

Has your fave new band not submitted yet?  Fear not, for BLOODSTOCK will keep hunting out new additions via CD applications, video uploads, and the aforementioned ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ tour for some weeks yet!  There’s still time to enter!  A full list of application options can be found here

With Easter weekend looming, BLOODSTOCK are once again running their website’s very popular Easter Egg hunt, as they have done in years past.  Will you be one of three lucky winners of a pair of weekend tix with camping?!  Simply collect the URLs of the pages where the twelve eggs are hidden, email those in to, with your name and address included and you could be in with a chance of weekend tickets!  The hunt begins at 8am on Good Friday, 18th April and ends at 8pm on Tuesday 22nd April.  Click over to the BLOODSTOCK website at to take part.

BLOODSTOCK 2014 is promising to be the biggest and best yet!   Friday night’s headliners are New Orleans sludgemeisters, DOWN.  Joining them to head up Saturday are re-united black metal overlords, EMPEROR and closing out proceedings on Sunday are mighty thrash legends, MEGADETH.  Also appearing are AMON AMARTH, DIMMU BORGIR, HATEBREED, OBITUARY, CROWBAR, LACUNA COIL, CARCASS, PRONG, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SAXON, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, EVIL SCARECROW, GRAVEYARD and many more.   Even more bands and other cool on site things will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch the video trailer for BLOODSTOCK 2014 and get excited about what’s in store!!  You can view it at:

For plenty of travel options to the festival, including details of coaches from all over the country with Big Green Coach, shuttles from local train stations, and car-sharing with GoCarShare (which can even win you a pair of tickets for next year), click here.

Tickets are available now priced £130 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass with camping.  VIP tickets and upgrades are also available.  Look up all the ticket options over at

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-10th August 2014.

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