Bloodstock Open Air Announces the “Raise Your Horns Contest”

Bloodstock Open Air has announced a fan contest, the Raise Your Horns Contest (#BLOODSTOCKRAISEYOURHORNS)! To enter send you best scream in a 10-15 second (max) video to the team at Bloodstock. Prizes include VIP tickets to Bloodstock 2019, a back stage tour and more! Watch the video below to get the deets and enter!

BOA 2019 headliners Sabaton, Parkway Drive and Scorpions, as well as Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Children Of Bodom, Code Orange, Powerwolf, Soilwork, Cradle Of Filth, Thy Art Is Murder, Tesseract, Metal Church, Soulfly, Death Angel, Dee Snider, Queensryche, Eluveitie, Swallow The Sun, Evil Scarecrow, Ross The Boss, Grand Magus, Rotting Christ, Incite and Hypocrisy on the Catton Park stages this August.

Bloodstock Director, Vicky Hungerford and husband Alan’s clothing company Heavy Metal Lifting Club are proud to be the official sponsors of Bloodstock’s Strongest Man competition for 2019 which is held in the main arena for its 3rd consecutive year in 2019. The contest showcases some of the strongest men and women over 3 days at Bloodstock and you too can enter if you think you’re strong enough! Ant Brown from 100% CA, who runs the competition for Bloodstock, has organised 4 national qualifiers that you can get involved in, tagged ‘Muscle 2 The Masses, The Road to Bloodstock’s Strongest Man’. Heats will be held in four regions; Wales (tbc – 19th May), South (High Wycombe – 16th June), North (Newcastle – 29th & 30th June) and Midlands (Tamworth – 6th July) and the Top 5 competitors from each qualifier will compete in Bloodstock’s festival arena on either Friday or Sunday. If you think you’re strong enough, come join the lifting fun. We need supporters too, so if you prefer less strenuous pastimes, come along to watch the competitors battle it out for a place at Bloodstock! For info on how to enter, click to

Whilst the boys lift heavy on Friday and Sunday, the ladies do the same on Saturday! We’re also welcoming the best female athletes from across the land for Britain’s Strongest Woman 2019. The line-up will include two of the best in the World and the current World, Europe, Britain and England’s Strongest Women’s Champion, Andrea Thompson (Opens) and Rhianon Lovelace (U63kg), as well as Top 10 World’s finalist and current British U82kg Champion, Rebecca Cumpsty. It’s shaping up to be one of the best women’s contests ever!

Our first phase of BLOODSTOCK club nights start on Saturday 6th April! More will be added for June/July, so don’t despair if your local rock club isn’t listed yet. Get along to one of the following events, check out some tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands old and new, and be in with the chance of winning weekend tickets or related giveaways. Expect fun ways to win – previous events have seen the likes of bucking broncos, endurance tests, and air guitaring! Check your local club for details, as dates may be subject to change. Events for April/May run as follows:

Sat 6th April – Stoke-on-Trent – Devil’s Night @ The Sugarmill

Thu 11th April – Reading – Q Bar

Fri 12th April – Bristol – PHUCT @ The Lanes

Sat 13th April – Camberley – Agincourt

Sat 13th April – Newcastle – Grindhouse @ Reds Bar (Northumbria Uni)

Sat 20th April – Glasgow – Cathouse

Sat 20th April – Norwich – Meltdown @ The Waterfront

Sat 27th April – Liverpool – Electrik Warehouse @ Pandamonium

Sat 27th April – Birmingham – Eddie’s Rock Club

Sat 27th April – Sheffield – Corporation

Fri 3rd May – Woking – Schism

Sat 4th May – Stoke-on-Trent – Devil’s Night @ The Sugarmill

Fri 10th May – Bristol – PHUCT @ The Lanes

Fri 10th May – Portsmouth – The Wedgewood Rooms

Sat 11th May – Coventry – The Phoenix

Sat 18th May – Aberdeen – Heavy Resistance @ The Shack

Sat 18th May – Norwich – Meltdown @ The Waterfront

Sat 25th May – Birmingham – Eddie’s Rock Club

The final allocation of VIP tickets, as well as Podpads, Bellepads and Octopads are now on sale, plus limited remaining VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket). Luxpads are already SOLD OUT! For full details click to Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up at Day tickets will go on sale in limited quantities on 28th June. Sign up for a reminder email here –