Mastodon Confirmed as Saturday Headliners at Bloodstock 2016

Mastodon Confirmed as your Saturday Bloodstock 2016 Headliners

BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to unveil their first 2016 headliner; Atlanta’s mighty beasts, MASTODON!  They will headline the Saturday night at the Catton Park festival.


Loved and respected by critics, music fans, and their peers, this will be MASTODON’s first performance at BLOODSTOCK!  The band’s current album, ‘Once More Round The Sun’ picked up stellar reviews on its release last year and landed at #10 on the UK album chart; their UK career high.  The band are currently getting ready to play Knotfest in the US before heading out on tour with Judas Priest across the States.  Check out their cat-tastic video for ‘Asleep In The Deep’ here; and get up to speed with all things Mastodon over at or for lots of live clips.

MASTODON’s Troy Sanders comments; “Since day one, nobody has embraced Mastodon better than the UK has.  Thank you for inviting us to our first festival headlining slot at Bloodstock 2016!  We will not disappoint.”

Stay tuned for more exciting BLOODSTOCK news very soon!  Headliner #2 also gets announced later this coming week!!

BLOODSTOCK’s early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from  BLOODSTOCK prides itself on being family-friendly and welcomes rockers of all ages!  A weekend ticket with camping for children aged 4 – 11 is just £35 (+booking fee), and if your little mosher is under 4, they can join you for free (Note: all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 18). Campervan pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

MASTODON join the bill with the previously announced VENOM and Friday’s special guests, BEHEMOTH who’ll be playing their album, ‘The Satanist’ in full at BLOODSTOCK 2016!

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at and, or on Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.

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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!