Monday, 27 February 2017

BLOODSTOCK Launches the 2017 ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ Programme!

bs_m2tmBLOODSTOCK launches the 2017 ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ programme!

BLOODSTOCK’s annual, hugely popular, grass roots-supporting ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ scheme offers unsigned and DIY bands the chance of being part of the BLOODSTOCK festival experience.  Plans for 2017’s are under way and BLOODSTOCK along with our favourite ale, Hobgoblin, are aiming once again to track down the best breaking metal bands across the UK!

Below is the list of participating venues and regions so far (there’s more to come in Europe) – so if you’re in a self-signed or unsigned band and want to try out for a slot on the BLOODSTOCK bill, then get in touch with the promoter near you for details and get yourselves involved!!  One winner from each event will win a slot on the ‘New Blood’ stage, with some lucky runners up also considered.

Email your nearest promoter on the details below to get full details on the local events and throw your hat in the ring.  In August 2017, YOU could be stepping on stage at BLOODSTOCK 2017!

COVENTRY – THE ARCHES – (#m2tmcov) –

BRIGHTON – GREEN DOOR STORE – (#m2tmbrighton) –

SWINDON – THE VICTORIA – (#m2tmswindon) –


BELFAST – VOODOO – (#m2tmbelfast) –

GLASGOW – IVORY BLACKS – (#m2tmglasgow) –

DUBLIN – FIBBER MAGEES – (#m2tmdublin) –

INVERNESS – MAD HATTERS – (#m2tminverness) –

CARLISLE – THE BRICKYARD – (#m2tmcarlisle) –



KENT – THE RED LION – (#m2tmkent) –

DEVON & CORNWALL – THE LIVE WIRE – (#m2tmdevcorn) –

CARDIFF – FUEL – (#m2tmcardiff) –

NEWCASTLE – TRILLIANS – (#m2tmnewcastle) –

BURNLEY – SANCTUARY – (#m2tmburnley) –

MERSEYSIDE – EBGB’S – (#m2tmmerseyside) –

NOTTINGHAM – MAZE – (#m2tmnottingham) –

MANCHESTER – REBELLION – (#m2tmmanchester) –

HITCHIN – CLUB 85 – (#m2tmhitchin) –

LONDON – NAMBUCCA/THE SCALA – (#m2tmlondon) –

BRISTOL – THE EXCHANGE – (#m2tmbristol) –

OXFORD – THE BULLINGDON – (#m2tmoxford) –

LINCOLNSHIRE – CAFÉ INDIEPENDENT – (#m2tmlincolnshire) –

SELBY – THE VENUE – (#m2tmselby) –

BOURNEMOUTH – THE ANVIL – (#m2tmbournemouth) –

NORTHAMPTON – THE PRINCE OF WALES – (#m2tmnorthampton) –

BIRMINGHAM – ROADHOUSE – (#m2tmbirmingham) –

Full details can be found at

COMING SOON – European/Scandinavian M2TM details, the Hobgoblin Video Upload entry programme, the M2TM Prize Pool and loads more.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at  Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee).  Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.


About Mark Dean

I'm a 40+ music fan. Fond mostly of rock and metal - my staple musical food delights. Originally from Northern Ireland, I am now based in the UK-Manchester. I have a hectic musical existence with regular shows and interviews. Been writing freelance for five years now with several international websites. Passionate about what I do, I have been fortunate already to interview many of my all-time musical heroes. My music passion was first created by seeing Status Quo at the tender age of 15. While I still am passionate about my rock and metal, I have found that with age my taste has diversified so that now I am actually dipping into different musical genres and styles for the first time. Photo: Mark Dean with Jeff Kendrick of Devildriver - Photography by Olga Kuzmenko

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