Bloodstock Festival have announced their first wave of bands for the 2017 festival, including Friday night headliners Amon Amarth!

Swedish Viking metallers Amon Amarth will be sailing onto the Ronnie James Dio stage on the Friday night of the festival. Frontman Johan Hegg states “What’s up UK!  On August 11th 2017, we are invading BLOODSTOCK!  It’s going to be a fucking awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!” Get ready to Raise Your Horns with the band next year!

In the special guest slot this year are Blind Guardian. Bloodstock will be a 2017 UK exclusive appearance for the band and they are one of the most requested acts to play the festival each year. With three decades of music under their belt, they’re sure to play a killer set!

Also playing on the Friday are metal legends Testament. The band are currently on an international tour with Amon Amarth and have just released a new album Brotherhood Of The Snake. Check out their latest video for The Pale King HERE

Making a welcome return to Catton Park are Hatebreed, the legends of hardcore will be gracing the stages on the Saturday of the festival. Earlier this year, the band released a new album The Concrete Confessional, check out their latest video for Looking Down The Barrel Of Today HERE.

Three other bands that have also been announced for the Ronnie James Dio stage are Whitechapel, Possessed and UK heavy metallers, Hell.

Early Bird weekend camping tickets for the festival are now on sale at a discounted price of just £120 (plus booking fee) and you can get them at this link HERE. Children’s tickets are also available via the same link. Unfortunately, Camper Van pitches have already sold out.

The first batch of VIP packages have already sold out, so the next allocations will be available from the 16th December, but you’d better be quick because they’re guaranteed to sell out!

Bloodstock Festival will be taking place 10-13th August 2017 at Catton Park in Derbyshire.

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