Bloodstock 2018 is all set to be the biggest yet, with tickets moving fast and set to sell out again in advance. The countdown is now on, with just 12 weeks to go!
If you’re arriving early on Thursday to set up your pitch, we kick off the festival arrivals night in heavy duty style with five awesome bands on the Sophie Lancaster stage.
Arkona headline the party, bringing their pagan/folk infused tunes all the way from Moscow in Russia. The band’s current album, Khram was released earlier this year, and you can buy a copy at this link. Check out Shtorm taken from that release:
Portsmouth Death Metallers and 2009 Metal 2 The Masses alumni Bloodshot Dawn also land a slot. Watch their official video for Shackled, taken from the recently released Reanimation album:
Bringing their bagpipes to the bill are Argentinian folk metal outfit Skiltron. Check out the track All Men Die from current album, Legacy of Blood, and get a taster of their sound:
The really rather excellent SOS Festival 2017 alumni, Fire Red Empress also grab a place on the bill. Their debut album, Black Morphine arrived last year, featuring Dead Nature. Check out that video:
Lastly, to Leeds doomsters Hundred Year Old Man goes the honour of opening the festival proceedings for 2018, by being the first band on the Sophie Lancaster Stage on the Thursday night. The Leeds sludgesters recently released their debut album, Breaching which you can stream or buy with a click of this link.