Bloodstock Launches the 2017 ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ Programme

BLOODSTOCK Launches the 2017 ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ Programme!

BLOODSTOCK’s annual, hugely popular, grass roots-supporting ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ scheme offers unsigned and DIY bands the chance of being part of the BLOODSTOCK festival experience.  Plans for 2017’s are under way and BLOODSTOCK along with our favourite ale, Hobgoblin, are aiming once again to track down the best breaking metal bands across the UK!

Below is the list of participating venues and regions so far (there’s more to come in Europe) – so if you’re in a self-signed or unsigned band and want to try out for a slot on the BLOODSTOCK bill, then get in touch with the promoter near you for details and get yourselves involved!!  One winner from each event will win a slot on the ‘New Blood’ stage, with some lucky runners up also considered.

Email your nearest promoter on the details below to get full details on the local events and throw your hat in the ring.  In August 2017, YOU could be stepping on stage at BLOODSTOCK 2017!

COVENTRY – THE ARCHES – (#m2tmcov) –

BRIGHTON – GREEN DOOR STORE – (#m2tmbrighton) –

SWINDON – THE VICTORIA – (#m2tmswindon) –


BELFAST – VOODOO – (#m2tmbelfast) –

GLASGOW – IVORY BLACKS – (#m2tmglasgow) –

DUBLIN – FIBBER MAGEES – (#m2tmdublin) –

INVERNESS – MAD HATTERS – (#m2tminverness) –

CARLISLE – THE BRICKYARD – (#m2tmcarlisle) –



KENT – THE RED LION – (#m2tmkent) –

DEVON & CORNWALL – THE LIVE WIRE – (#m2tmdevcorn) –

CARDIFF – FUEL – (#m2tmcardiff) –

NEWCASTLE – TRILLIANS – (#m2tmnewcastle) –

BURNLEY – SANCTUARY – (#m2tmburnley) –

MERSEYSIDE – EBGB’S – (#m2tmmerseyside) –

NOTTINGHAM – MAZE – (#m2tmnottingham) –

MANCHESTER – REBELLION – (#m2tmmanchester) –

HITCHIN – CLUB 85 – (#m2tmhitchin) –

LONDON – NAMBUCCA/THE SCALA – (#m2tmlondon) –

BRISTOL – THE EXCHANGE – (#m2tmbristol) –

OXFORD – THE BULLINGDON – (#m2tmoxford) –

LINCOLNSHIRE – CAFÉ INDIEPENDENT – (#m2tmlincolnshire) –

SELBY – THE VENUE – (#m2tmselby) –

BOURNEMOUTH – THE ANVIL – (#m2tmbournemouth) –

NORTHAMPTON – THE PRINCE OF WALES – (#m2tmnorthampton) –

BIRMINGHAM – ROADHOUSE – (#m2tmbirmingham) –

Full details can be found at

COMING SOON – European/Scandinavian M2TM details, the Hobgoblin Video Upload entry programme, the M2TM Prize Pool and loads more.

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!