Bloodstock Festival have announced seven new bands for next year’s festival!
Following a blockbuster event back in August, which included the reveal of AMON AMARTH, ARCHITECTS, ROTTING CHRIST, MALEVOLENCE and more, now, seven more bands have been announced for the UK’s biggest metal festival!
Leading the charge in the new announcement is Swedish progressive legends OPETH, who will headline Friday’s Ronnie James Dio Stage for a very special fan-chosen set, whilst hardcore veterans HATEBREED will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a set on the main stage.
Also announced is Norwegian progressive black metallers ENSLAVED, Brazilian death thrashers NERVOSA, Brazilian death metallers CRYPTA, Finnish power metallers BEAST IN BLACK and Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN.
Speaking about headlining next year’s festival, frontman Mikael Akerfeldt says, “so…back to Bloodstock 2024 for us, it appears! I don’t remember how many times we’ve played the festival, but we do have fond memories from there. ‘Filling in’ for HEAVEN AND HELL when RJD had passed is one. Fuck! Can’t remember a more emotional event on stage for us, to be honest. Anyhoooo, we’ll be there ‘rocking’ and ‘rolling’ in our own way, playing songs that you’ve chosen (apparently). Please be gentle. Right now I feel pretty far from being a ROCKER, as I’m writing this sat in my (favourite) greasy sweatpants, and my hair is greasier than ever. I’m working, you see. But I promise I’ll have a look in the mirror before we hit the stage. The band will be tight (that’s also a promise). I’ll sing OK (semi-promise). You’ll recognise the songs (I really have no idea, but you picked them!) and, we’ll be IN. THE. ZONE! All in all, providing the weather’s nice and the beer is cold, the possibilities for a magical night are rather decent. Wouldn’t you say? Hope to see (and hear) you there.”
Bloodstock Festival 2024 is set to take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 8th August – 11th August 2024. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
For more information on the festival like their official page on Facebook.