Bloodstock Release Day Tickets; Launch YouTube Competition

Just six short weeks ’til we throw open the gates at Catton Park and the metal hoardes flood onto our hallowed turf for BLOODSTOCK 2016!  To celebrate, day tickets are now on sale! Ticket prices have been frozen for the FOURTH year running at £60 each (+ booking fee) and are available from  If you can’t make it for the whole weekend, come join the metal party for just one day and catch one of 2016’s headliners; the legendary TWISTED SISTER on Friday for their last ever UK show, prog metal titans MASTODON on Saturday, or closing out the weekend on Sunday, global thrash icons, SLAYER.  There’s plenty more to keep you entertained, just check the daily line ups here.


VIP tickets and packages are moving VERY quickly this year and there’s not many left.  If you’ve left it ’til the last minute to pick up VIP or VIP upgrades in years past, don’t delay this time as they WILL sell out soon.  Grab your VIP tix without delay to avoid disappointment.

On Facebook, Twitter or Google +?  Want the chance to win a pair of tickets to BLOODSTOCK?!  Sure you do!  Here’s how you can get involved.  It’s very simple…

Subscribe to the official BLOODSTOCK YouTube Channel (bloodstockfestivals), then have a look through all our awesome video clips.  Pick your favourite video from the channel and publicly share it on your network of choice; Facebook, Twitter or Google+.  If you’re already subscribed to our YouTube channel, just pick your choice and share.  Simples!  If you share on Facebook, make sure you set the audience of the post to ‘public’ so we can see it on your wall.  If we can’t see it, your entry won’t be counted.

Bloodstock Crowd

Each week between now and the festival weekend in August, the BLOODSTOCK webmaster will trawl the ‘shares’ from our YouTube Channel and select a winner at random to win a pair of weekend tickets!  There’ll also be other ‘spot’ prizes for randomly selected winners during this period, including ‘Upgrade’ vouchers that convert a standard ticket to a Serpents Lair VIP hospitality ticket (you’ll need to already have a standard ticket in hand to activate the upgrade, or you can purchase one if you win the ‘upgrade’ voucher), a raft of BLOODSTOCK and band merchandise goodie bags, or the chance for you and a mate to watch side stage for selected band performances!  So plenty of opportunities to win, by merely sharing a video on your page.

Be sure to share from the official ‘bloodstockfestivals‘ YouTube channel or your entry won’t be registered.  A direct link to the Bloodstock Youtube channel is

So get sharing those favourite official Bloodstock Festival YouTube channel clips for your chance to be a lucky winner!

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!