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LIVE REVIEW: BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL, CATTON PARK UK – 11-14TH AUGUST 2022


LIVE REVIEW by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

UK’s heaviest metal festival, Bloodstock, returned to Catton Park during a heatwave, but that didn’t stop thousands of metal heads clad in primarily black clothing. The festival keeps getting bigger and better, initially starting as an indoor event, and now it’s an open-air event with a capacity of 20,000. 2022 was hot as hell, both in terms of the impressive line-up of big well-known acts to upcoming rising stars of metal and, of course, the scorching temperatures.

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BLOODSTOCK reveals first batch of 2023 bands!


BLOODSTOCK festival is thrilled to already be looking ahead and announcing a swathe of awesome bands for the 2023 event, which is set to take place on 10th-13th August 2022 at Catton Park, Derbyshire. 

Metalcore pioneers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are set to headline the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday, their first ever appearance at the festival. Meanwhile, thrash legends MEGADETH will close out proceedings in spectacular style on Sunday night. Other confirmed main stage bands include DEVILDRIVER, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, KNOCKED LOOSE, DECAPITATED and GATECREEPER.

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W:O:A 2023: THE FIRST BANDS FOR THE 32ND WACKEN OPEN AIR ANNOUNCED


Wacken Open Air 2023 will be a big one, no doubt. And a lot of it, because it will be a four-day-festival for the first time. While in 2022 fans needed an extra ticket for Wacken Wednesday, that day will be included for everybody in 2023 – the festivities will start officially on Wednesday, Aug 2. We all know it’s true: Things have to get loud in the North during the first weekend of August. And we all missed it, that’s for sure. Just have a look at the big metal party currently underway…

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Final countdown to BLOODSTOCK!


BLOODSTOCK is gearing up for their best ever festival and the countdown is ON!  There’s just over a week to go, ‘til the marauding metal hordes thunder through the gates of Catton Park and return to their spiritual ‘home’ at BLOODSTOCK

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, SOEN have had to cancel, but the heavy noise of STRIGOI will slide into a Sunday slot on the Sophie Lancaster Stage.  But there’s plenty to keep you entertained across the weekend, not least that very special ‘surprise’ set on Friday afternoon over on the Sophie Stage!  Who could it be?!!

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BLOODSTOCK’S BAND BONANZA… AND A SECRET SET


BLOODSTOCK has a ton of exciting news this week as the festival gets ever closer! In hugely exciting news, on Friday afternoon over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, we’re bringing you a very, *very* special ‘surprise set’ from an internationally renowned band. We can’t tell you any more, so you’ll just have to come along and see! You’ll be kicking yourself if you miss it!!

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PREVIEW: BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL UK 11-14TH AUGUST 2022


UK’s heaviest metal festival, Bloodstock, is fast approaching, taking place at Catton Park, Derbyshire, on 11th-14th August 2022. With a colossal line-up consisting of Ronnie James Dio main stage headliners Behemoth, Mercyful Fate (only UK show) and Lamb Of God plus tonnes of hefty other heavy hitters plus rising metal acts. Here are just some bands we recommend you catch over the loaded weekend!

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