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Wipe away those January blues, because BLOODSTOCK has three more bands locked and loaded, ready to level Catton Park in August!

The METAL ALLEGIANCE project joins the bill!  You never know who’ll show up on stage at a METAL ALLEGIANCE show, but the line-up confirmed so far includes Testament’s Alex Skolnick, Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda, Anthrax’s Scott Ian & Charlie Benante, Russell Allen from Symphony X, Gary Holt from Slayer & Exodus, Mike Portnoy of Twisted Sister/numerous other projects, plusMETAL ALLEGIANCE leader, Mark Menghi.  Mike Portnoy says “I’m so excited for Metal Allegiance to make their UK debut at one of the most metal festivals on Earth!  The perfect audience to share this brotherhood of metal with.”  Who else might step into their ranks for the day?  You’ll have to be at BLOODSTOCK to find out!!

Also joining the 2016 line-up are Atlanta’s rap metal pioneers, STUCK MOJO.  Having reformed in 2014, the band are active once more and this year celebrate the 20th anniversary of their second album, ‘Pigwalk’. Check out the video here –

. The band have been working on a new album with producer Andy Sneap.  Stay tuned on the latest news on the release over at New Orleans metallers, GOATWHORE also join us as Friday’s Sophie Lancaster stage headliners!   The band are hard at work on their new album which is expected to see the light of day later this year.  Check out the video for ‘Bearing Teeth For Revolt’, shot at NOLA’s infamous ‘House of Shock’ –  Get clued up on the band over at their main website –

BLOODSTOCK’s very popular Deposit Scheme for 2016 has undergone a few changes this year and it’s now even more manageable to pay for your ticket in stages, with the scheme expanding the number of payments from 3 months to 5 months.  Less to shell out each month!  To pay this way, just sign-up at any time before 29th February.  The 1st payment of £34.80 is payable immediately, then 4 additional payments of approximately £30 will debit your account on 28th of March, April, May and June.  (Exact amounts; £27.80 for Mar/Apr/May, £31.30 for June to include postage).  Get signed up over at  We regret that VIP tickets are NOT available via the payment plan, although pending remaining VIP availability, you could purchase a VIP upgrade in July or August and still be in time for the festival!

Already announced for 2016 are our three headliners, TWISTED SISTER (in their last ever UK show), MASTODON and SLAYER, plus special guests BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and ANTHRAX.  Also on the bill are FEAR FACTORY, SYMPHONY X, SATYRICON, PARADISE LOST, DRAGONFORCE, ROTTING CHRIST, VENOM and ACID REIGN.  Many more are still to be announced.

Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages are available now, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at, or via Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.

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