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BLOODSTOCKAre you counting down the days yet to BLOODSTOCK 2017?  There’s just 37 days to go – that’s a mere 5 weekends!! Maybe you’re making plans which campsite you’re going to stay in? Perhaps the brand new Ragnarök campsite, named by you, the fans? Or maybe you’ve just picked up your day ticket?

Did you know that BLOODSTOCK’s online ‘click & collect’ service allows you to pre-order your 2017 merch for on site collection?  Festival attendees can snap up their faves now without fear of their size/design being already sold out on the day.  Just pre-order anything with a click & collect logo at https://bmerch.com/store/bloodstock/ and collect at the merch stall in the arena at any point over the weekend, knowing your item is guaranteed and paid for! You can pre-order until Monday 7th August.

Want to win lots of BLOODSTOCK goodies, plus a chance to meet bands, get your ticket upgraded, watch from side of stage, or just snap up some free tickets? Sure you do! You can win every week between now and the festival. Lots of prizes to be won just by sharing your fave BLOODSTOCK YouTube video on your social media! Get all the info on how to enter at:  www.bloodstock.uk.com/news/share-youtube-videos-and-win-tickets-to-bloodstock-2017.

As for bands, BLOODSTOCK can now reveal that opening the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday will be hotly-tipped Danish rockers FOREVER STILL. Signed to Nuclear Blast for the release of their debut album ‘Tied Down’, get familiar with the video for epic single ‘Scars’ at https://youtu.be/-GrcVsgj8UU then learn more via www.facebook.com/Foreverstill/.

BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to announce the return of the Jagermeister Stage. Grab your mates and some shots, and get ready to watch all these! Appearing on Friday, are groove-infused rockers ELECTRIC MOTHER (www.facebook.com/electricmotherband) who hail from the Viking isles of Orkney, Nottingham thrash n’ rollers HUNG DADDY (www.facebook.com/hungdaddyband), underground groove thrashers TRENDKILL (www.facebook.com/trendkilluk), the aptly-named BIGGUS RIFFUS (www.facebook.com/biggusriffus), and metal warriors HANOWAR (www.facebook.com/Hanowartruemetal). Livening up Saturday are SPYDERBYTE (www.facebook.com/spyderbyteband) – think AC/DC, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, & Motorhead in a blender, thrash metal Londoners BANGOVER (www.facebook.com/pg/BangoverUK), Brighton rockers TALES OF AUTUMN (www.facebook.com/TalesOfAutumn), unique Mancunian progsters TWISTED ILLUSION (www.facebook.com/pg/OfficialTIband), and classic rock road dogs DEPARTED (www.facebook.com/pg/departedbanduk), who count The Treatment’s ex-guitarist amongst their ranks. Sunday brings prog metal sludgers EVEREST QUEEN (www.facebook.com/everestqueenband) from Stevenage, Edinburgh doomsters ATRAGON (www.facebook.com/AtragonDoom), the classic/blues rock sounds of Stoke’s SILVERCHILD (www.facebook.com/silverchildband), and a ballsy blues riot from Manchester’s VOODOO BLOOD (www.facebook.com/VBloodofficial). If there’s any Jagermeister left, BLOODSTOCK may yet add a couple more bands to the fray.

When the metal finishes in the Hobgoblin New Blood tent each evening, a different set of howls take centre stage with BLOODSTOCK’s comedy bill.  The laughs continue through the evening and wrap up before the headliners take to the main stage.  Friday’s gag-filled line up is compere’d by everyone’s favourite Ginger Viking comic, Chris Brooker, and welcomes razor-sharp one-liner king, Gary Delaney and the award-winning queen of comic observation, Debra Jane Appleby.  Saturday evening’s bill is compere’d by David Jordan who brings his hilarious, edgy musical approach to comedy, we also welcome The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre!  One that has to be seen to be believed and leaves everyone crying with laughter!  Also bringing the laughs is award-winning stand-up, Quincy.  You may recognise him from ‘off the telly’!  On Sunday, Chris Brooker returns to compere once again and we welcome the dark and deliciously different jokes of Bethany Black and the maddest, silliest, stupidest pairing on the circuit, The Raymond And Mr Timpkins Revue.

Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK?  Need a ride or driving there and want cash for your empty seats?  BLOODSTOCK have teamed up with GOCARSHARE!  Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch!  GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback.  Plus you might even win a pair of tickets for next year!  For full details, head over to http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.  Prefer to come by coach?  BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017, from all over the UK.  They’ll bring you, all your camping gear and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds.  Visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel. For more travel info, look at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.

Already announced for 2017 are our three headliners AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, FALLUJAH, HAVOK, MACABRE, INQUISITION, DEVILMENT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, PUPPY, THE ONE HUNDRED, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, LIONIZE, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS and many more.  For the full list, visit http://www.bloodstock.uk.com – even more bands are still be announced!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Pick up weekend or day tickets at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Bring your mates or the whole family – if they’re under 4 years old, they can come for free!

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