Bloodstock Open Air comes roaring back to Derbyshire’s Catton Park in August for another mammoth Metalfest!
Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) is the UK’s biggest independent METAL festival. Held at the picturesque location of Catton Park, Walton on Trent in Derbyshire, B-O-A has won the hearts and minds of fans of heavy ROCK AND METAL by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line up on UK soil.
You can expect some 12,000 metal heads descending on Derbyshire in August for 4 days of unadulterated full on Heavy Metal!!!
BLOODSTOCK boasts over 100 international rock and metal acts across four stages, as well as other attractions including a huge international metal market, the infamous late night metal Karaoke, fairground rides, ‘The Bloodstock Arms’ festival bar serving real ale, full weekend camping and one of the best atmospheres the festival scene has to offer. Add to this a signing tent where you can meet your favourite bands, and for those of you who need those extra creature comforts - an extra special VIP experience in the Serpents Lair camping and hospitality backstage bar, which offers 40 different real ales, this really is an unmissable date in the headbangers calendar. Metal brethren at your marks!
Artists booked to appear include Down, Megadeath, Emperor, Saxon, Children of Bodem.
Ronnie James Dio Stage
Thursday 7th August
Friday 8th August
Saturday 9th August
Ronnie James Dio Stage
Sunday 10th August
Created on Tue 11th March 2014
Bloodstock the UK’s biggest independent metal festival, revealed another 6 artists for this years event, including “blackjazz” act Shining, folk metal pioneers, Skyclad.
Created on Mon 6th January 2014
The Bloodstock deposit scheme is now on sale to help you spread the burden of paying for your 2014 weekend ticket. Now you can secure your wristband for three incremental payments of around £40.
Festival goers will have a 3-month window (9am on 6th Jan until midnight on 7th March) to subscribe to the scheme, with the initial payment being taken on the day they sign up. The deal breaks down as follows:
Created on Fri 8th November 2013
Bloodstock Festival which takes place between Thu 7th to Sun 10th August at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, has today released details of a further four bands to appear at the 2014 event: Crowbar, Obituary, Children of Bodem and Evil Scarecrow.
Created on Wed 30th October 2013
‘Rock Society’ memberships go on sale this Thursday 31st October. The Bloodstock ‘Rock Society’ is effectively the festival’s ‘Members Club’, offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (including on top of the already discounted early bird ticket if you’re quick enough!), but all sorts of other cool benefits, like access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, priority signing tent access, special tours of backstage & production areas so you can see ‘behind the scenes’, a rock society laminate, and plenty more besides.
Created on Tue 22nd October 2013
Megadeth will play Bloodstock for the very first time, in a career nearing 30 years and counting. MEGADETH has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning five consecutive platinum albums in the US and numerous accolades along the way, including 11 GRAMMY® nominations. The band’s latest studio album released in June, ‘Super Collider’, reunites firebrand frontman Dave Mustaine once again with guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist David Ellefson, and drummer Shawn Drover. The release debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on the UK album chart and notched up Top 40 album chart debuts in a further 22 countries worldwide.
Created on Wed 2nd October 2013
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL is thrilled to reveal that New Orleans sludgemeisters DOWN are to headline the Friday night at BLOODSTOCK 2014. The show will be a UK exclusive.
Created on Mon 12th August 2013
After one of the most successful and biggest event's to date, Bloodstock have revealed Emperor as a headline act for the 2014, taking place from 7th-10th August 2014.
VENUE ADDRESS: Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England.
Catton Hall is located centrally within the triangle of 3 East Midlands towns, Lichfield, Burton On Trent and Tamworth.
Big Green Coach, The Music Travel Company, are planning to exclusively offer return coach services direct to the heart of Bloodstock. Coaches operate from 26 different locations around the UK so there should be a pick up near you! You can purchase your coach travel with or without a festival ticket. No need to worry about driving, lack of sleep or suffering from any over indulgence! Big Green Coach takes the hassle out of travel.
Departure locations: Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Bridgend, Bristol, Cardiff, Carlisle, Chester, Glasgow, Gloucester, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesborough, Newcastle, Newport, Oxford, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Stockport, Sunderland, Swansea, Warrington and Worcester.
Make your way to Birmingham New Street railway station. From Birmingham New Street station take the train to Lichfield City. This journey should take approximately 35 Minutes. Lichfield station is 7 miles from Catton Hall and is about 15-20 minutes drive.
For info on trains from your nearest station to Lichfield City, call National Rail on: 08457 484 950 or check out their website: www.nationalrail.co.uk
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From the North: Follow the M1 Southbound and exit onto the A38 at Junction 28, heading West for Burton / Birmingham. Keep travelling until you pick up the B-O-A directions, which will exit you at the Alrewas / Rugely / Tamworth A513 turnoff. Follow the signs to the festival.
From the West or South (a): From the M5 (from the West) or the M40 (from London), take the M42 Northbound. Between Junctions 8 and 9 take the M6 toll road and exit at T4 onto the A38 Northbound. Follow the B-O-A roadsigns which will exit you at the Alrewas / Rugely / Tamworth A513 turnoff. Follow the signs to the festival.
From the South (b): Take the M1 from London, and exit at Juntion 24, following the A50 to Stoke. After a few miles you will exit onto the A38 to Burton. Follow the B-O-A roadsigns which will exit you at the Alrewas / Rugely / Tamworth A513 turnoff. Follow the signs to the festival.
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Catton Hall is 20 miles from either Birmingham or Nottingham East Midlands Airport. 60 miles from Manchester and 130 miles from Heathrow.
LOCAL INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL
This is a useful website www.traveline.org.uk to look at or call 0871 200 2233 to find details of local bus and train routes and timetables or call National Rail on: 08457 484 950 or check out their website: www.nationalrail.co.uk
|Grail Court hotel||5.41||Burton upon Trent||Info|
|East Lodge (St. Georges)||5.43||Burton upon Trent||Info|
|The Delter B&B||6.02||Burton upon Trent||Info|
|Belmont Guest House||6.56||Tamworth||Info|
|Cathedral Lodge Hotel||6.73||Lichfield||Info|
|Castle Hotel Tamworth||7.01||Tamworth||Info|
|Hoar Cross Hall Spa Hotel||7.09||Staffordshire||Info|
|The Appleby Inn Hotel||7.49||Swadlincote||Info|
|The Brookhouse Hotel||8.00||Burton upon Trent||Info|
|The Mill Wheel Inn||8.26||Burton on Trent||Info|
|Drayton Court Hotel||8.44||Fazeley||Info|
|Dog & Partridge Hotel by Good Night Inns||8.49||Tutbury||Info|
|Drayton Manor Hotel||8.54||Tamworth||Info|
|Champneys Springs||9.28||Ashby De La Zouch||Info|
|The Royal Hotel||9.30||Ashby De La Zouch||Info|
|Coppers End Guest House||9.34||Lichfield||Info|
|Smithy Studio Bed & Breakfast||9.61||Ashby De La Zouch||Info|
* Distances are provided for guidance and are calculated 'as the crow flies'. For directions and actual distances by road, please refer to the hotel directions tab for the particular hotel.