Bloodstock Clarifies 2020 Event Position, Books Additional Bands for 2020

Bloodstock Open Air 2020 is still hoping to go forward with its 20th-anniversary edition this summer in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival has announced that BOA 2020 event planning is proceeding with full care and attention, in order to bring you the best event yet to celebrate 20 Years of Bloodstock. The team is closely monitoring government guidelines and cooperating with the relevant authorities to assure the best and safest environment for our Bloodstockers, bands, staff, and site workers come August and will continue to keep you updated with any further developments. New bands added to the bill include Lost Society, Video Nasties, Wolf Jaw, Grave Lines, Vexed, and more TBA.

Bloodstock strongly hopes that life will be getting back to normal in four months time and by then, a heavy metal party with our friends will be just the good cheer that everyone needs. As such, Bloodstock HQ thought everyone would appreciate news on something to look forward to. Here’s five more bands who will be gracing Catton Park in August…agle’ from that record here.

Bloodstock’s 2020 main stage headliners are Devin Townsend (Friday), Behemoth (Saturday), and Judas Priest (Sunday). The festival also features sets from Hatebreed, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Skindred, Paradise Lost, Life Of Agony, Bury Tomorrow, Black Dahlia Murder, Diamond Head, Jinjer, Vio-Lence, Sacred Reich, Gloryhammer, Dark Tranquillity, Butcher Babies, Cattle Decapitation, Bloodywood, Memoriam, Ramage Inc, Green Lung, Bossk, Conjurer, Orange Goblin, The Night Flight Orchestra, Unleash The Archers, Saxon, Sylosis, Toxic Holocaust, Nector, Winterfylleth, Exhumed, Nekrogoblikon, The Crawling, Raised By Owls, Anakim, Acid Reign, Svalbard, Idle Hands, Soen, Viscera, Dog Tired, Bailer, Savage Master, Blasphemer, Black Tongue, Liberty Lies, Pist, & Sharks In Your Mouth so far. Many more bands performing over the weekend are still to be announced! Unsure what to expect? Watch a trailer all about Bloodstock here.

While you’re quarantined at home, check out Bloodstock’s YouTube channel, stuffed full of amazing tracks and sets from years gone by, including Gojira’s incredible headline set in 2016, Amon Amarth’s pyro-laden 2017 visit, Wednesday 13’s spooktacular BOA debut and Lamb of God steaming through ‘Walk With Me In Hell’ back in 2013. There’s hundreds more besides, just click to the channel to get your fix.

Feel like chatting online with some like-minded metalheads? Join in with the regular posts over on Bloodstock’s Facebook page or try a Bloodstock-friendly forum like the BMF666 group, where the festival’s directors themselves are known to post from time to time, or the Bloodstock Camp Loners & Newbies group, particularly popular with first-timers or those attending on their own. You can also find Bloodstock on Twitter and Instagram!

Standard weekend tickets, VIP tickets, child tickets, and car parking tickets for 2020’s event are available now at the ticket store. A limited number of day tickets will go on sale later this year – sign up for a free reminder here. Campervan tickets for 2020 are already sold out. Bloodstock has also added a Covid-19 page on its website here.

Bloodstock 2020 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 6th-9th August 2020. For more info, click to

Stay home. Stay safe. Bloodstock awaits!