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Bloodstock Open Air

Bloodstock Open Air
BloodstockOpenAirMainStage.jpg
Main stage
Genre Heavy metal, extreme metal, hard rock
Dates 2nd weekend in August
Location(s) Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, England, UK
Years active 2005-present
Founded by Paul Raymond Gregory, Vince Brotheridge
Website www.bloodstock.uk.com

Bloodstock Open Air is a British heavy metal festival held annually at Catton Hall in Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, since 2005. Bands that have played at the festival over the years include Twisted Sister, Saxon, Mastodon, Gojira, Behemoth, Slayer, Anthrax, Cannibal Corpse, Venom, Trivium, Rob Zombie, Emperor, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Kreator, Blind Guardian, Amon Amarth, Megadeth, Testament, Exodus, Immortal, Morbid Angel, Machine Head, Lamb of God, and hundreds of others. Originally on one stage only, the festival expanded to incorporate a second stage in 2006. Known simply as The Unsigned Stage, it was designed to provide a platform for the next generation of metal talent to reach a wider audience. In 2010 it was renamed The New Blood Stage.

2007 saw further expansion with the addition of a third stage, originally called The Lava Stage which in 2009 became the Sophie Lancaster Stage. In 2010 the capacity of this stage was increased and it became the festival's second stage. This second stage is also used by The 4 DJs Of The Apocalypse, who provide DJ sets until the early hours of the morning.

Bloodstock Open Air was conceived as an extension of the original Bloodstock indoor festival which ran from 2001 until 2006 at Derby Assembly Rooms. After an amicable parting in 2006 with his business partner Vince Brotheridge, in 2007 Paul Gregory brought his daughters and son Vicky Hungerford, Rachael Greenfield and Adam Gregory on board as directors. "It was an obvious move for me," he explained, "as all of them had been working on the festival from its inception. They have brought their talents to the fore as the festival's continued growth is very much due to their commitment."

In 2010, Heaven & Hell was scheduled to headline Bloodstock Open Air, but pulled out due to the death of singer Ronnie James Dio. The main stage at the festival was subsequently renamed as the "Ronnie James Dio stage" in tribute to him.

So far Bloodstock has featured bands from the following countries/dependencies/islands (as of 2018): Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, England, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Orkney Islands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Shetland Islands, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Lebanon, The Netherlands, USA and Wales.

Indoor festival

Bloodstock originally began as an indoor festival held in Derby Assembly Rooms which ran 6 years from 2001-2006. In order to associate the festival roots with Derby, where founder Paul Gregory lives, the festival's mascot/logo was based on the tale of The Derby Ram; a beast so large that, when a butcher finally slaughtered it, he drowned in the Ram's blood. A competition was run to name the beast and 'S-tan' was selected, he has appeared on almost all Bloodstock artwork since (only missing from the first 3 BOA festivals when the S-tan snake featured instead). The first year was a one-day event headlined by Saxon, whom Paul Gregory had known personally since being commissioned to do the artwork for their 1984 Crusader album. Attendance for the festival topped 700 people and, despite taking an (expected) financial loss, a second festival was arranged for the following year. The full line-up was:

Bloodstock 2001
Main Stage Darwin Stage

Saxon
Glenn Hughes
Blaze
Skyclad
Primal Fear
Dirty Deeds
Area 54
Shadowkeep

Orange Goblin
Return to the Sabbat
Underule
Evoke
Occupational Hazard
Freebase
Bloodstream
Consumed

2002 saw Bloodstock return with Blind Guardian headlining (again a band Paul Gregory knew through producing their artwork) which was their first UK show. Bringing metal acts to the UK for the first time has become a regular occurrence from Bloodstock and the stronger line-up (which also included Gamma Ray as second billing) doubled the festival's attendance to approximately 1500. The full line-up was:

2003 brought the first of many expansions to the festival as it stretched across two days. The first day was headlined by a returning Saxon and the second by Nightwish whom like Blind Guardian the year before were playing their first UK show. Paul & Gregory had gone on tour with Saxon the previous year and it was then that Vince first saw Nightwish which convinced them they should be booked for the Bloodstock festival. This year also featured Edguy's first UK show as they were drafted in to replace HammerFall after guitarist Oscar Dronjak broke his arm in a motorcycle accident only weeks before the show. The full line-up was:

Bloodstock 2003
Main Stage (Friday) Main Stage (Saturday) Darwin Stage (Saturday)

Saxon
Blaze
Power Quest
5th Man Down
Biomechanical

Nightwish
Paradise Lost
Edguy
Masterplan
Saracen
DragonForce
Illuminatus
Mercury Rain

Biomechanical
F.U.L.C.
Waylander
Fourwaykill
Invey
Bates Motel
Ninedenine
Cruel Humanity
Bumsnogger

2004 saw continued growth in attendance with the festival selling out and brought Gamma Ray back to headline the first day and Children of Bodom headlined the second day. The full line-up was:

Bloodstock 2004
Main Stage (Friday) Femme Fatale Stage (Friday) Main Stage (Saturday) Darwin Stage (Saturday)

Gamma Ray
Threshold
Sinergy
Illuminatus
Infobia

Season's End
Invey
Liquid Sky
Super Massive Object

Children of Bodom
Sonata Arctica
Primal Fear
Balance of Power
Evergrey
Edenbridge
Panic Cell
Intense

Fourway Kill
Cruachan
The Prophecy
Gutworm
Nowhere Near the Garden
Humanity
Seven Years Dead
Rezin 69

2005 was the first year which saw both the indoor & outdoor festivals running. HammerFall were booked to play, now with a headline slot on the first day, and Within Temptation headlined the second day. The full line-up was:

After Forever performing on the Main Stage at Bloodstock 20059
After Forever performing at Bloodstock 2005.
Bloodstock 2005
Main Stage (Friday) Battle Metal Stage (Friday) Main Stage (Saturday) Darwin Stage (Saturday)

HammerFall
Stormwarrior
Metalium
Reckless Tide

Conquest of Steel
Warchild
Deliverance
Zillah

Within Temptation
Amon Amarth
After Forever
Bob Catley
Raven
Iron Savior
Suidakra
Season's End
Rise to Addiction

Cathedral
Soliloquy
Balance of Silence
Jesus Fix
Kingsize Blues
Kyrb Grinder +
Dreadnought
Mfkzt
Pro-jekt
Osmium

+ Kyrb Grinder weren't originally booked to play, but the band members were working at the festival and delays in the running of the Darwin stage left a gap, so they played a short sell to fill in the gap.

2006 was the last year an indoor festival was hosted allowing for full focus on the outdoor festival from then on. Primal Fear headlined day one with My Dying Bride headling day two and thus being the last ever band to play at Bloodstock as an indoor festival. The full line-up was:

Onslaught performing at Bloodstock in 2006
Bloodstock 2006
Main Stage (Friday) Darwin Stage (Friday) Main Stage (Saturday) Darwin Stage (Saturday)

Primal Fear
Axel Rudi Pell
Savage Circus
Majesty
Marshall Law

To-Mera
Eden
Steel Tormentor
Captive Audio
Awaken

My Dying Bride
Deathstars
Onslaught
Brainstorm
Machine Men
Omnium Gatherum
Sworn Amongst +
Spellblast
Illuminatus

Vanden Plas
Deadfall
Enemy Unknown
Died Smiling
Tourettes Syndrome +
Beyond Afterlife
Agankast
Mael Mórdha
Isaiah
H.O.S.T.I.L.E.
The Boy Will Drown

+ Tourettes Syndrome had originally been booked to play the main stage. However, their flight was delayed and they didn't arrive in time. Sworn Amongst were bumped up from their scheduled Darwin Stage slot to fill the gap, and Tourettes Syndrome played on the Darwin Stage later in the day when they eventually arrived.

BOA 2005

Bloodstock Open Air 2005 was the first outdoor venture for the festival after selling out the indoor festival which had a maximum capacity of 2500. Catton Hall was selected as the venue to allow growth in size (up to 10,000) without losing the festival's established friendly atmosphere and also maintained its link to Derby. The festival featured only one stage which was headlined by Sebastian Bach (Friday) and Children of Bodom (Saturday).

BOA 2005 took place from Friday 24 June to Saturday 25 June and the line up was as follows:-

BOA 2006

Bloodstock Open Air 2006 brought in a second stage called simply "Unsigned Stage" this was to showcase new unsigned acts to a wider audience like the indoor festival did previously to on their second stage. Now backed by Wacken Open Air the festival was able to attract more European metal bands to the line-up which was headlined by Edguy (Friday) & Stratovarius (Saturday). It was the last year which had both the indoor & outdoor festivals running together.

BOA 2006 took place from Friday 14 July to Saturday 15 July and the line up was as follows:-

Unsigned Stage
Friday Saturday

Evile
Kingsize Blues
Headless Cross
Pitiful Reign
Nephwrack

Deadweight
Sicfelt
State of Serenity
Nekkrosis
Kyrb Grinder
Spitting Blood
Beyond All Reason
Isaiah
Deadeye
Solace
Luna Pin
Phat Jerusalem
Cycle VI
Black River Project

BOA 2007

Sinnergod performing on the Unsigned Stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2009
Sinnergod performing at Bloodstock Open Air 2007.

Bloodstock Open Air 2007 brought further growth for the festival which now ran over three days and included three stages. The additional stage was named the Lava Stage and allowed more established but smaller acts to perform at the festival. Following a stronger marketing campaign which included advertisement within HMV and greater coverage in music media, attendance at the festival more than doubled from the previous year exceeding 5000 people. The festival's website also went through a major overhaul and the opportunity was given to unsigned bands to upload their videos. Following public voting, Costa Rican band Sight Of Emptiness won and were invited to open the main stage on Thursday. The three mainstage headliners were Testament (Thursday), Lacuna Coil (Friday) & In Flames (Saturday).

BOA 2007 took place from Thursday 16 August to Saturday 18 August. The line up was as follows:-

Unsigned Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday

stage closed

Hexagram
Idiom
King Lizard
Sinocence
Forever Never
Cerebral Fix
Timefall
Enemo J
The Aftermath
Life Denied
Omen
Mindflow

Terrathorn
Axis of Evil
Exit Ten
Trigger 9
Honey for Christ
Nemhain
Speed Theory
Nephwrack
Sinnergod
The Hollow Earth Theory
The Apostacy
Kobrakai
Hanging Doll

Lava Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday

Beholder

Zenith
Blindsight

Rollin' Thunder
Headrush

BOA 2008

Alestorm performing on the Main Stage at Bloodstock Open Air festival in 2008
Alestorm performing at Bloodstock Open Air 2008.

Bloodstock Open Air 2008 took place from Friday 15 August to Sunday 17 August. The line up was as follows:-

Scuzz Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

From the Ashes
Sorcerer's Spell
The Dead Lay Waiting
Anger Management
Firebrand Super Rock
Son of Science
Obsessive Compulsive
Hospital of Death
Broken Faith
A470
Deadfilmstar

The Berzerker
RSJ
Metalloid
Concept of Time
Hellfighter
Keltic Jihad
The Defiled
Blood Island Raiders
The Dirty Youth
Mantra
Empyreal Destroyer
Witchsorrow
Denounce
9 Days Down

TesseracT
Silent Descent
Musta Talvi
Ted Maul
Raven's Creed
Necrosadistic Goat Torture
Celtic Legacy
Ravenage
Serotonal
De Profundis
Blasphemous Creation
Cursed as Angels

Lava Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Conquest of Steel
Bungle Jr

The Inbreds
Invasion
Outcryfire
Pro-jekt

Sondura
Fury UK
Seven Years Dead

Liquid Sky
Adam Bomb
Breedapart
Heaven's Gate
Esoterica

BOA 2009

Equilibrium performing on the Main Stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2009
Equilibrium performing at Bloodstock Open Air 2009.

Bloodstock Open Air 2009 took place at Catton Hall from Friday 14 August to Sunday 16 August. The line up was as follows:-

Unsigned Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Vallenbrosa
The Green River Project
Gods of Hellfire
Blindfolds Aside
Alternative Carpark
Snakebite
Divine Chaos
Left to Bleed
Bloodshot Dawn
Bisonhammer
Ventflow

The Saw Doctors
Severed Heaven
Hunted
Solsikk
O.M.T
Inner Eden
Sanctorum
Internal Conflict
Switchblade Scream
Niyah Sky
Nefarious
They Will Rise

Nya
Into the Woods
Nightmare World
Biomortal
Sower
Primitive Graven Image
Long Time Dead
Triaxis
Annwn
Agonyst
Eibon la Furies

Sophie Lancaster Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Pythia
Malefice
Godsized
Xerath

The Rotted
Abgott
Arthemis
Celesty

Eden's Curse
Tribe
Darkness Dynamite
Anterior

Jägermeister Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Blitzkrieg

Godsized
Celesty

Beholder
Into the Woods

BOA 2010

GWAR performing on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2010
Gwar performing at Bloodstock Open Air 2010.

Bloodstock Open Air 2010 celebrated the festival's 10th anniversary, and took place between Friday 13 August and Sunday 15 August. The line up was as follows:-

Sophie Lancaster Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Desecration
Hospital of Death

Powerwolf
Enforcer
Steelwing
Collapse

Sylosis
Benediction
Regardless of Me
Mordecai

Killing Machine
Winterfylleth
Witchsorrow
The Prophecy
Purified In Blood

New Blood Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Arceye
Credit to Dementia
Shrapnel
Splintered Soul
Senturia
Tempestora
Morgue Orgy
Grieve
Betraeus
Lordaeron
Under Blackened Skies

The Whores
Reism
Chaos Asylum
Silas
Flayed Disciple
Aghast
Lithurgy
Zocalo
Achren
Echoes Fall
Burn the Hive

Furyon
Core Project
Orestea
Stone Circle
Mutant
Extreme Od
Ishmael
Traces
Hekz
Neonfly
Old Corpse Road

Jägermeister Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Betraeus
Sworn to Oath
Victor Smolski

Silas
Cosmic Vortex of Doom
Hanging Doll
Point Blank Fury

Fury UK

  • Heaven & Hell were booked to headline on Sunday, but pulled out due to Ronnie James Dio's continuing health issues.[1]
    • Shortly after Heaven & Hell pulled out, Dio died. The main stage was later renamed the Ronnie James Dio stage in tribute to him.[2]
    • Twisted Sister's headline slot was moved from Friday to Sunday to replace Heaven & Hell. Opeth were then booked to fill the Friday headline slot.
  • Dream Evil were confirmed for the mainstage on Friday, but were forced to pull out due to "personal commitments".[3]
  • Behemoth were confirmed for the mainstage on Friday, but pulled out due to the hospitalisation of frontman, Adam "Nergal" Darski.[4]Cathedral were announced as their replacements.
  • The Sophie Lancaster stage was increased in size and became Bloodstock's second stage. It now plays host to larger, more well known bands, as well as DJs, karaoke, film showings, competitions and more.

BOA 2011

Kreator performing on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2011
Kreator performing at Bloodstock Open Air 2011.

Bloodstock Open Air 2011 took place at Catton Hall between Friday 12 August and Sunday 14 August 2011. This year the festival had over 10,900 visitors. The line up was as follows:-

Sophie Lancaster Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Steve Hughes
Jason Rouse
Beholder
Revoker
Xerath
Achren

Lawnmower Deth
October File
Byfrost
Arthemis
Romeo Must Die
Cerebral Bore
Imicus
Mortad

Keith Platt
Stephen Hill
Angel Witch
The Rotted
Deadly Circus Fire
Hammer of the Gods
Def-Con-One
Blake
Dripback

Steve Hughes
Jason Rouse
Criminal
Amaranthe
Power Quest
Survivors Zero
Hellish Outcast
Nemhain
Evil Scarecrow
Grand Ultra

New Blood Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Brezno
Training Icarus
Cryostorm
Decimation
The Furious Horde
Saturnian
Rannoch
Primitai
Entro-P
Inner Fire
Shreddertron
Unknown Fear

Intensive Square
Haerken
Pure Negative
Hostile Rising
Furyborn
Foul Body Autopsy
Impaled Existence
Uburen
Bury the Conscious
Soulsphere
Zombie Militia
Bludvera

Lifer
Achilla
Talanas
Northern Oak
Sanguine
Twilight's Embrace
Sacred Illusion
Akarusa Yami
Spires
Visitor
Wolfcrusher
Candid Iniquity

Jägermeister Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Primitai
Alternative Carpark
Rannoch
Spires
Foul Body Autopsy

Northern Oak
Obsessive Compulsive
Guardians of Andromeda
Fantasist
Avenge Thee & Name

The Last in Line
Pig Iron
Inferno
Operation Error
Amaranthe

  • Nevermore were booked for the Ronnie James Dio stage, but were removed from the official line up in July. No official explanation has yet been released.
  • Primevil were booked for the Sophie stage, but were later removed from the official line up. No explanation has yet been released.

BOA 2012

Alice Cooper performing at Bloodstock Open Air in 2012

Bloodstock Open Air 2012 was scheduled to take place at Catton Hall between Thursday 16 August and Sunday 19 August 2012 (a week later than usual, owing to the festival organisers not wanting the festival to clash with the closing of the 2012 London Olympics); however, the dates were changed to between Thursday 9 August and Sunday 12 August.[5] This change was never officially explained. The line-up was as follows:-

Sophie Lancaster Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Viking Skull
Marionette
Bloodshot Dawn
Saturnian

Dirty Sanchez
Alcest
Eastern Front
Pythia
Death Valley Knights
Derision
Sweet Savage
Primitai
Gonoreas
Commander in Chief

Orange Goblin
Sight of Emptiness
Witchsorrow
Winterfylleth
Furyon
Rising Dream
Infernal Tenebra
Dripback
Savage Messiah
Splintered Soul

Anaal Nathrakh
Headcharger
Demonic Resurrection
Nociferia
Ancient Ascendant
Crimes of Passion
Battalion
Flayed Disciple
Re-Armed

New Blood Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Fallen Fate
Infernal Creation
Kataleptic
Scare Tactics
Killer Hurts
Exile the Traitor
My Wooden Pillow
Cambion
Krepuskul
Warhorse
Waking Theo
Control the Storm
InComa

Gone Til Winter
Doomed
Reflection in Exile
Cosmic Vortex of Doom
Tempus Fusion
Bull Riff Stampede
Wretched Soul
Sublime Eyes
Father
The Conflict Within
Stormborn
Merciless Fail
Apollyon

Airstryke
Blynd
Incinery
Shattered Skies
A Thousand Enemies
Huron
Reign of Fury
Dreamcatcher
Hakin
Sa-da-kO
Aethara
From Ruin
Seprevation

Jägermeister Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Absolva
Dave McPherson
Andraste
Dakesis
Skarlett Riot

I AM I
Dreamcatcher
Kyrbgrinder
Triaxis
From Ruin

The Mercy House
Kobra and the Lotus
Orianthi
Splintered Soul
A Thousand Enemies

  • Lock Up were booked to play on the RJD stage on the Friday, but were removed from the lineup. This was later confirmed on the official Bloodstock Twitter page due to logistical problems.
  • Deicide were booked to play on the RJD stage on the Sunday, but ended up cancelling the whole European tour that BOA was a part of. Because of this Evile were moved from the Sophie Lancaster Stage to the Ronnie James Dio Stage to fill the void.
  • Anthrax were announced for BOA 2013 before Machine Head's Headline set

BOA 2013

Sabaton performing at Bloodstock Open Air 2013

Bloodstock Open Air 2013 took place at Catton Hall between Thursday 8 August and Sunday 11 August.

The line-up was:

Sophie Lancaster Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Tragedy
Ravenage
OAF
Bull-Riff Stampede
Motherload

Scar Symmetry
Xentrix
Xerath
Cypher 16
Skiltron
The Prophecy
Shrapnel
Bloodbound
Absolva
The Way of Purity

Last In Line
Power Quest*
NeonFly
Mael Mordha
Scarab
Betraeus
Vanderbuyst
Sworn Amongst
Unfathomable Ruination

Dying Fetus
Wolfsbane
Belphegor
Breed 77
Gormathon
Evil Scarecrow
Bossk
RSJ
Grifter
States of Panic
Lifer

New Blood Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Mair
Craniation
Fahran
Second Rate Angels
Karybdis
Prosperina
Nocturna
Warpath
Left Unscarred
Shoel Afterlife
Rezinwolf
Cruel Humanity
This Is Turin

The Infernal Sea
Skreamer
One for Sorrow
Dishonour the Crown
Ten Cent Toy
Internal Conflict
In the Hills
Gehtika
XII Boar
Diesel King
Mask of Judas
Elithia
Fallen Riot

Bludger
Amulet
Merciless Terror
Bound By Exile
Negligence
Eridium
Fury
Line of Fire
NeonHalo
Kremated
Oceanis
Scar City
Black Emerald

Jägermeister Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Mitchel Emms
Ravenage
Wraith
Mia Klose
Resin

Incassum
Awake By Design
The Earls of Mars
Ballsdeep
Cavorts

Phil Campbell's All Starr Band
Betraeus
Andy James
The Bastard Sons
Operation Error

Pritchard vs Dainton, Andrew O'Neill & Full Contact Medieval Tournament Combat also appeared at the festival.

*Power Quest's final show before disbanding.

BOA 2014

Avatar performing on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2014
Avatar performing at Bloodstock Open Air 2014.

Bloodstock Open Air 2014 took place at Catton Hall between Thursday 7 August and Sunday 10 August.

The line-up was:

Sophie Lancaster Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Jaldaboath
Monument
Incinery
Gehtika
Ballsdeep

Rotting Christ
Skyclad
Diabolical
Winterfylleth
Deals Death
Zerozonic
De Profundis
Krokodil
Aghast!
Cambion
Gurt

Hellyeah
Sister Sin
Battleaxe
Blood Red Throne
Obsidian Kingdom
Conquest of Steel
The Mercy House
Old Corpse Road
Profane Omen
The King Is Blind
Babylon Fire

Satan
Graveyard
Collibus
Krow
Stormzone
Stahlsarg
Voices
Morgue Orgy
Haerken
October File
Aaron Keylock

New Blood Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Jackknife Seizure
Jonestown
Angerman
Dog Tired
Hogslayer
Sinpathetic
Alone with Wolves
Oakhaart
Brutai
Abhorrent Decimation
No Sin Evades His Gaze
Convincing Clearity
Goat Leaf

All Consumed
Cacodaemonic
Warcrab
The Canyon Observer
Phantom
Metaprism
Resin
Born of the Jackal
Synaptik
The Threat
Darkeye
Reprisal
Back Down or Die

The Self Titled
Once Upon
Kill All the Gentlemen
Scordatura
Stoneghost
Today the Sun Dies
Psykosis
Leatherneck
Akbal
Eradikator
Unseen Prophecy
King Goat
Byzanthian Neckbeard

Jägermeister Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Aceldama
King Creature
Undersmile
Ten Foot Wizard
Cadence Noir

Alzir
Orphaned Land Acoustic
Massive Wagons
The Darkhorse
The Amorettes

enkElination
Ded Orse
The Heretic Order
Rabid Bitch of the North
Resin Acoustic

Prior to Lamb Of God's set at Bloodstock 2013, Emperor were announced for the 2014 event.
Phil Campbell's All Starr Band were booked to headline Thursday on the Sophie stage but withdrew 2 weeks before the festival due to Phil's Motörhead commitments.
Due to Graveyard's flight being delayed, Graveyard and Avatar swapped slots at last minute.

BOA 2015

Savage Messiah performing on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2015
Savage Messiah performing at Bloodstock Open Air 2015.

Bloodstock Open Air 2015 took place at Catton Hall between Thursday 6 August and Sunday 9 August.[6]

The lineup was:

Sophie Lancaster Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

ArnoCorps
Red Rum
Desecration
Metaprism
Reign of Fury

Delain
Conan
I AM I
Hang the Bastard
Fire Red Empress
Ne Obliviscaris
Re-Animator
Messiah's Kiss
Bast
Oaf
Silas

Fleshgod Apocalypse
Jettblack
Planet of Zeus
Burgerkill
Mordred
Battalion
Godsized
Jasad
Ethereal
Ageless Oblivion
Anihilated
Pist

Godflesh
Onslaught
Trepalium
Lawnmower Deth
Destrage
Saille
Ol Drake
Alunah
Villainy
Dead Label
The Izuna Drop
Triaxis

Hobgoblin New Blood Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Hexis
Piss Viper
Diatessaron
Blackened Ritual
King Leviathan
Forgotten Remains
Countless Skies
We Are the Catalyst
Mutagenocide
XVII
Kryocell
Loft
Mortishead

Victorian Whore Dogs
Sumer
From Eden to Exile
Akarusa Yami
Bloodyard
Codex Alimentarius
Soulborn
Martyr De Mona
Chaos Trigger
Mastiff
Overoth
Deified
Amethyst

Wretched Toad
Burden of the Noose
Scarred
Left for Red
By Any Means
Taken By the Tide
Animator
Obey
Spirytus
Incipit
Tombstone Crow
Hell's Gazelles
Skarthia

Jägermeister Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Witch Tripper
City of Thieves
The Parallax Method
The Mighty Wraith
Winter Storm
Foul Body Autopsy

Hanowar
Morass of Molasses
Knock Out Kaine
Circle Spectre Haunting
Pig Iron
Devine Solace

Hell Puppets
Snowblind
Blind Haze
Endeavour
Bigfoot
Killer Hurts

VIP Bar Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Ozzbourne again

The sideshow Pritchard vs Dainton also appeared at the festival. The historical battle re-enactment group Battle of the Nations UK have been confirmed.

After Sabaton's set, Venom were announced for the 2016 festival. Also, on the Sunday, Behemoth were announced for BOA 2016 as well.

BOA 2016

Satyricon performing at Bloodstock Open Air in 2016

BOA 2016 took place at Catton Hall between Thursday 11 and Sunday 14 August 2016.

The lineup was:

Sophie Lancaster Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Phil Campbell's All Starr Band
Psykosis
Sumer
Karybdis
Sublime Eyes

Diamond Head
Beyond the Black
Beholder
XII Boar
Foetal Juice
The Charm the Fury
Meta-Stasis
Anti-Clone
Brutai
Boss Keloid
Fury

Acid Reign
Shining
Bull-Riff Stampede
One Machine
Misanthrope
Vodun
The King Is Blind
This Is Turin
The Raven Age
Mage
The Heretic Order

Goatwhore
Pythia
Memoriam
Vektor
Whispered
Derange
Witchsorrow
Divine Chaos
Krysthla
Sanguine
Desert Storm

Hobgoblin New Blood Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Exhumation
Agrona
The Crawling
Triverse Massacre
End of Salvation
Burning the Dream
Vehement
Garganjua
Husk
Seed of Sorrow
Souls of Jack Ketch
Redeye Revival
Witch Tripper

Poseidon
The Face of Ruin
Regulus
Mordrake
After The Abduction
Conjurer
Famyne
Ramage Inc
Vendetta
Heriot
Ten Ton Slug
Bearfist
Black Ink Sun

Gutlocker
Footprints in the Custard
Valous
Chronicles
The John Doe's Burial
Firebomb
Rabid Bitch of the North
Art of Deception
I Saw the World Burn
Far from History
Kahtet
Pteroglyph
Visions of Disfigurement

Jägermeister Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Two Tales of Woe
Vrona
Fuelled Hate
Chasing Dragons
The Hyena Kill
Isarnos

Vicious Nature
Vice
Broken
Zlatanera
Pulverise
Cybernetic Witch Cult

Attica Rage
Dirty King
Sodomized Cadaver
Aklash
Outright Resistance
Jukebox Monkey

BOA 2017

Megadeth performing at Bloodstock Open Air in 2017

BOA 2017 took place at Catton Hall between Thursday 10 and Sunday 13 August 2017.

The lineup was:

Sophie Lancaster Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Battle Beast
Wind Rose
The Infernal Sea
Gurt
Ramage Inc

Inquisition
Lionize
Shrapnel
Black Moth
Season's End
Dendera
Morass of Molasses
Corpsing
Endeavour
Internal Conflict
Iron Rat

Macabre
Xentrix
OHHMS
Red Rum
Florence Black
GODS
Abhorrent Decimation
The One Hundred
Kroh
Eradikator
Blind River

Wintersun
Bossk
Arthemis
Criminal
ONI
Wolfheart
Puppy
Courtesans
Wretched Soul
Blind Haze
GraVil

Hobgoblin New Blood Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Nordjevel
Mantra
Blood Oath
Enslavement
Seek Solace in Ruin
Devil's Playground
Raze the Void
Blood Thread
Ashen Crown
Thuum
Embodiment
K-Lacura
Merithian

Dakesis
zhOra
Decrepit Monolith
Hoofknuckle
Malum Sky
Ba'al
Solar Sons
Infected Dead
Raised By Owls
Titan Breed
Reaper
Hundred Year Old Man
Ward XVI

Blaakyum
Vorbid
Mist
Na Cruithne
Netherall
Prognosis
Shrouded
Sentience
Torqued
Heathen Deity
Seething Akira
Battalions
Switchblade City

Jägermeister Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Hanowar
Biggus Riffus
Trendkill
Hung Daddy
Electric Mother

Departed
Twisted Illusion
Tales of Autumn
Bangover
SpyderByte

Voodoo Blood
Unitra
Silverchild
Atragon
Everest Queen

VIP Bar Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Darth Elvis and the Imperials
Manidu

Steak
Noisepicker

Black Shot Rose
Orphan Gears

BOA 2018

BOA 2018 took place at Catton Hall between Thursday 9 August and Sunday 12 August 2018.

The lineup was:

Sophie Lancaster Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Arkona
Bloodshot Dawn
Skiltron
Fire Red Empress
Hundred Year Old Man

Doro
Bleed From Within
Suicidal Tendencies
Ingested
De Profundis
Reprisal
Sodomized Cadaver
Godthrymm
Fahran
Mortishead
Deity's Muse

Orphaned Land
Exhorder
With the Dead
Voyager
A Forest of Stars
Vola
Conjurer
Dead Label
Weight of the Tide
Limb
Forgotten Remains

Watain
Pallbearer
Act of Defiance
Mantar
Demonic Resurrection
Underside
Sangre
Alien Weaponry
King Leviathan
Uncured
Doomsday Outlaw

Hobgoblin New Blood Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

King Bison
Trivax
Body Harvest
Sertraline
Underdark
A Ritual Spirit
Seven Hells
Kinasis
Pelugion
Vulgore
Democratus
Garshkott
Turbyne

Earthbound
Luna's Call
Psychotype
Valafar
Aonia
Equinox
Oracle
13
Negative Thought Process
Ashborn
Cadence Noir
Kilonova
The Brood

Srd
Servers
Sellsword
Skybrudd
Dead Before Mourning
Barbarian Hermit
This Place Hell
Obzidian
Ethyrfield
Crawlblind
Drudge
Autocracy
Imminent Annihilation

Jägermeister Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

The Heretic Order
Kamikaze Test Pilots
Untamed
Callus
Damaged Reich

Voodoo Sioux
Luke Appleton
Sinocence
Alpha Omega
Cranial Seperation

Gemma Fox
Abduction
True Believer
Def Goldblum
Dawn of Anubis

VIP Bar Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Vital Idol

Season of the Witch
Gator Bait
Metalhead

Spires
Pop-Up Puppet Cinema
Brule
Ten Foot Wizard

Peter Holland
Kapsel
Rekovered

BOA 2019

BOA 2019 is due to take place at Catton Hall between Thursday 8 August and Sunday 11 August 2019.

The currently announced lineup is:

Sophie Lancaster Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday




Hobgoblin New Blood Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday
Jägermeister Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday
VIP Bar Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

See also

References

  1. ^ [1] HEAVEN AND HELL CANCEL ALL SUMMER APPEARANCES FOR 2010 - Official Bloodstock Announcement
  2. ^ [2] MESHUGGAH CONFIRM ONLY UK APPEARANCE OF 2010 - Official Bloodstock Announcement
  3. ^ [3] SWEDISH SUPERGROUP BLOODBATH CONFIRM FIRST AND ONLY UK APPEARANCE AT BLOODSTOCK 2010 - Official Bloodstock Announcement
  4. ^ [4] BEHEMOTH FORCED TO CANCEL - CATHEDRAL STEP UP TO REPLACE THEM - Official Bloodstock Announcement
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 August 2011. Retrieved . BLOODSTOCK 2011 HUGE SUCCESS - 2012 TICKETS ON SALE NOW - Official Bloodstock Announcement
  6. ^ "Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2015: Review of this year's event". Derby Telegraph. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 2016.

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