The UK’s biggest independent Rock and Metal Festival, Bloodstock Open Air, has just announced another mouth-watering batch of bands for its 2023 edition and with some heavy hitters and complete legends in the mix, 2023 is surely going to be another Bloodstock you simply don’t want to miss out on.
Not one, but two Main Stage Special Guests have been unleashed in the form of Swedish heavyweights In Flames on the Friday and Thrash Giants Anthrax on the Saturday.
The Ronnie James Dio Stage on the Sunday is being bolstered up by Brazilian Thrash icons Sepultura and Rock legends Ugly Kid Joe.
The Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday will be headlined by none other than Deathcore luminaries Whitechapel with Nonpoint and Trollfest also joining the fray on the Sophie Lancaster Stage on the Friday.
New York Hardcore legends Biohazard are bringing their original line up to the hallowed turf of Catton Park to treat us to a headline set on the Sophie stage on the Sunday and Church Of The Cosmic Skull will also be hitting the Sophie Stage on the Sunday.
Bloodstock has already announced an impressive first wave of bands for 2023 with Killswitch Engage and Megadeth being confirmed as the Main Stage headliners for the Friday and Sunday respectively
Early bird tickets are down to their last few, at a discounted price, so grab yours now at www.bloodstock.seetickets.com
Get full festival information at bloodstock.uk.com.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2023.
Read our live reviews of 2022 Bloodstock here
In addition, the grass roots music-supporting METAL 2 THE MASSES 2023 programme is underway! If you’re a self-released or unsigned band, throw your hat in the ring to land a slot on BLOODSTOCK’s New Blood stage next August.
Regions announced so far are: CHESTERFIELD, NORTHERN IRELAND (Belfast), REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (Dublin), SHEFFIELD, HITCHIN, MANCHESTER, MILTON KEYNES, BOURNEMOUTH, LEEDS, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ESSEX (Colchester), KENT (Gravesend), BRISTOL, NORTH WALES (Wrexham), LEICESTER, STOKE ON TRENT, SOUTH WALES (Cardiff), NOTTINGHAM, DEVON & CORNWALL (Saltash), SCOTLAND (heats locally, final in Edinburgh) and LONDON.