We’re now past the halfway point to Bloodstock with 20 weekends left before the UK’s best metal weekender! As a result seven more bands have been announced!
Anthemic black metallers WINTERFYLLETH join the main stage fray. Their fifth album ‘The Dark Hereafter’ was released last October by Candlelight Records / Spinefarm. Check out the epic tracks via BandCamp at https://winterfylleth.bandcamp.com/ and then catch the latest news over at
Also being revealed are a handful of bands for the Sophie Lancaster stage. DENDERA bring their classic metal to BLOODSTOCK for a Friday slot. The band have their third studio album set for release this year, so expect new material! Watch their video for ‘Claim Our Throne’ for a taster of
their sound - https://youtu.be/V0bk7cdBsKI. For more on DENDERA, check out www.dendera.co.uk or www.facebook.com/denderauk.
Saturday sees doomsters KROH join the Sophie bill. KROH is the brainchild of Paul Kenney, founder member of both Mistress and Fukpig. Go watch their video for ‘Mother Serpent’ over at https://youtu.be/gYLvHoMnI0s and get the latest on the band on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XKrohX.
Also landing a Saturday slot are ABHORRENT DECIMATION, whose ‘Miasmic Mutation’ album was lauded by Metal Hammer as “one of 2015’s must-have death metal records”. Check out ‘Glaciate The Servants’ from that disc - https://youtu.be/hAbJmQSOvGU - and get more info over at
www.abhorrentdecimation.com or www.facebook.com/abhorrentdecimation.
Bagging a Sunday slot are British experimental metal squad, BOSSK. The band built their name via a series of EPs and touring with the likes of Cult Of Luna, Textures, and Baroness, and are now signed to Deathwish Inc. Their debut studio album ‘Audio Noir’ was released last year. If that sounds like your thing, investigate further at www.bosskonline.com or www.facebook.com/bosskonline.
We also welcome doompop outfit, COURTESANS to the Sunday bill. The band say, “To perform at BLOODSTOCK is incredible exciting. It’s a huge honour to play the Sophie Lancaster Stage, her legacy is at the heart of our ethics. We’re advocates of equality and have a zero tolerance to any form
of prejudice. We hope to raise a few eyebrows and stir some shit up!” Their new EP ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ comes out this month. Watch the video for ‘Mesmerise’ at:
https://youtu.be/6ZstRAEkWJs and find out more at www.facebook.com/thecourtesans.
Rounding out Sunday’s additions are Brit crew, WRETCHED SOUL. Described by Zero Tolerance as "refreshingly difficult to categorise", Terrorizer had a go and called them, "one of the UK's most promising underground Thrash bands." WRETCHED SOUL's savage second album ‘The Ghost Road’ was released in December through UKEM Records. Have a listen on YouTube via
https://youtu.be/YjKo4LmZcJE and learn more at www.facebook.com/wretchedsoul.
The first phase of BLOODSTOCK club nights start on 7th April! More will be added for June/July, so don’t despair if your local rock club isn’t listed yet. Get along to one of the following events, check out some tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands old and new, and be in with the chance of winning weekend
tickets or related giveaways. Expect fun ways to win tickets - previous year’s events featured the likes of bucking broncos, endurance tests, and air guitaring! Check your local club for details, as dates may be subject to change.
Events for April/May run as follows:
Fri 7th Apr - Woking - Schism
Sat 8th Apr - Middlesbrough - ‘SUMO’ at Medicine Bar
Sat 8th Apr - Manchester - Satan’s Hollow
Thu 13th Apr - Doncaster - ‘Rawkus’ at Vintage Rock Bar
Fri 14th Apr - Bournemouth - ‘Thank Rock It’s Friday’ at Sound Circus
Fri 14th Apr - London - ‘Project Mayhem’ at Electric Ballroom
Fri 14th Apr - Ipswich - ‘The Riot’ at the Cock and Pye
Fri 14th Apr - Stoke - ‘Afterlife’ at the Underground
Sat 15th Apr - Coventry - The Phoenix
Sat 15th Apr - Norwich - ‘Meltdown’ at the Waterfront
Mon 17th Apr - Reading - Sakura
Wed 19th Apr - Huddersfield - ‘Rawkus’ at The Parish
Wed 19th Apr - Liverpool - ‘Rawkus’ at EBGB’s
Thu 20th Apr - Sheffield - ‘Rawkus’ at The Leadmill (ft Benji Webbe DJ set)
Fri 21st Apr - Bury - ‘Rawkus’ at Yates
Fri 21st Apr - London - ‘Rawkus’ at Lounge 666
Fri 21st Apr - Leicester - Firebug
Sat 22nd Apr - Birmingham - ‘Uprawr’ at Asylum
Sat 22nd Apr - Cardiff - FUEL
Sat 22nd Apr - Camberley - The Agincourt
Mon 24th Apr - Preston - ‘Rawkus’ at Blitz
Fri 28th Apr - Bristol - ‘PHUCT’ at Bierkeller
Fri 28th Apr - London - ‘Voodoo’ at Elektrowerkz
Fri 28th Apr - Plymouth - Envy
Sat 29th Apr - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 29th Apr - Sheffield The Corporation
Thu 4th May - Exeter - ‘TPT’ at Timepiece
Fri 5th May - Portsmouth - ‘Thunderdome’ at Edge of the Wedge
Sat 6th May - Hanley -‘Devil’s Night’ at JJ’s
Sat 6th May - Brighton - ‘Apocalypse’ at Envy
Sat 6th May - Stoke - ‘Alt Ctl Del’ at The Underground
Fri 12th May - London - ‘Project Mayhem’ at Electric Ballroom
Sat 13th May - Southampton - ‘Apocalypse’ at The 1865
Fri 19th May - Leicester Firebug
Sat 20th May - Stoke - ‘Rawkus’ at The Underground
Sat 20th May - Coventry The Phoenix
Sat 20th May - Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Sat 20th May - Middlesbrough ‘SUMO’ at Medicine Bar
Sat 20th May - Norwich - ‘Meltdown’ at The Waterfront
Fri 26th May - London - ‘Voodoo’ at Elektrowerkz
Sat 27th May - Wigan - ‘Rawkus’ at The Boulevard
Sat 27th May - Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 27th May - Sheffield The Corporation
VIP tickets and upgrades are now moving very quickly, with some packages
already sold out, so if you’re planning on ‘going VIP’, grab yours soon to
avoid disappointment over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.
Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners AMON AMARTH, Sunday’s headliners MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, KING PARROT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN and ONI. Many more, including our Saturday headliner 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. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee), plus increasingly limited VIP packages / upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than ‘on the day’ purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free!
Metallica today announced the European leg of their WorldWired Tour in support of their new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The tour kicks off with two shows in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on September 4th and 6th. Norway’s Kvelertak will be support for the tour run. See below for a complete list of all confirmed dates, no additional shows will be added.
Pre-sale tickets will be available to Legacy Met Club members beginning on Tuesday, March 21st at 10:00 AM CET, with pre-sale tickets available to all Fifth Members beginning on Tuesday, March 21st at 11:00 AM CET. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 24th. Visit www.metallica.com for complete ticket info.
Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard digital or standard physical copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Redemption information will be included in your ticket purchase confirmation email. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased, will be given on the redemption page. Please note that shipping and handling fees apply to the physical version of the album.
Metallica has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer three options of special enhanced experiences on this tour, including premium tickets and amenities, early access to the venue, a visit to the 'Memory Remains' exhibit of memorabilia, and meet and greets. For full package details, visit http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/metallica-europe-tour-2017/
Hardwired...To Self-Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 on Metallica's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com.
Sept. 4, 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Sept. 6, 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Sept. 8, 2017 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 10, 2017 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 12, 2017 – Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier
Sept. 14, 2017 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
Sept. 16, 2017 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
Oct. 22, 2017 – London, England, UK – The O2 Arena
Oct. 24, 2017 – London, England, UK – The O2 Arena
Oct. 26, 2017 – Glasgow, Scotland, UK – The SSE Hydro
Oct. 28, 2017 – Manchester, England, UK – Manchester Arena
Oct. 30, 2017 – Birmingham, England, UK – Genting Arena
Nov. 1, 2017 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
Nov. 3, 2017 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
Feb. 1, 2018 – Lisbon, Portugal – MEO Arena
Feb. 3, 2018 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Center
Feb. 5, 2018 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Center
Feb. 7, 2018 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
Feb. 10, 2018 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour
Feb. 12, 2018 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
Feb. 14, 2018 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
Feb. 16, 2018 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
Mar. 27, 2018 – Herning, Denmark – Jyske Bank Boxen
Mar. 29, 2018 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
Mar. 31, 2018 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
April 2, 2018 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
April 5, 2018 – Budapest, Hungary – Sports Arena
April 7, 2018 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
April 9, 2018 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
April 11, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland – Palexpo
April 26, 208 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
April 28, 2018 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
April 30, 2018 – Leipzig, Germany – Leipzig Arena
May 2, 2018 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
May 5, 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
May 7, 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
May 9, 2018 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
May 11, 2018 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
Northern Symphony is the UK's premier symphonic metal event that actively supports the UK's symphonic metal talent. Starting in 2015, the festival has featured bands from all across the UK, including Winter In Eden, Old Corpse Road, Apparition and more as well as the odd band or two from Europe.
With just over a month until the third edition of the event, Birmingham based outfit Celestial Wish have been added to the billing as main support to co-headliners Dakesis and Control The Storm. The band commented: "It's amazing to be playing Northern Symphony with so many great bands!"
Celestial Wish are a Birmingham-based Symphonic Metal act currently consisting of; Frontwoman Saneeta Ram, guitarist and orchestral composer Daniel Carpenter, violist Eileen Smith and bassist Fraser Banks. Their sound is characterised by the use of powerful orchestration, enchanting synths, soaring vocals, heavy riffs and blistering solos, which all come together to form a sound that takes the listener into their own personal dreamland, where each Celestial Wish comes true, and anything is possible.
Celestial Wish are heavily influenced by bands such as Nightwish, Kamelot, Avantasia, Within Temptation, Evanescence and Sonata Arctica, however, their list of influences goes far beyond the Metal genre, including such composers as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwarz and Danny Elfman. All of these inspirations have come together to form a powerful sound that one might describe as majestic, or epic.
Northern Symphony Festival takes place on Saturday 15th April at The Veneu in Selby, North Yorkshire and will feature Dakesis, Control The Storm, Celestial Wish, Dead of Night, Scottish metallers The Fall of Eve, Anglo-Graeco unit Synthetic, Welsh metal band Prophecy and newcomers Sorrow's End.
Tickets for Northern Symphony Festival can be purchased at this location for £8.
The controversial Chinese pianist, Sunny Li, who caused a social media storm amongst the normally sedate Classic FM online community when ‘training’ videos of her playing two grand pianos went viral with over a million views , sparking admiration and outrage in equal measure, is embarking on a UK tour this spring in line with the release of her new album.
Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/ClassicFM/videos/10154894757289260/
Whilst many of the comments on the video were complimentary, others took the form of what some may consider a sexist tirade due to the seemingly provocative style Sunny had to adopt when performing the ‘double grand work out’. The comments deeply affected the young pianist who had never experienced such attention in her homeland of China.
Sunny stated that she ‘wasn’t expecting a lot of views’ as the video was meant to be just for fun, as a way of displaying one of her piano workout methods, but some of the comments left her feeling confused and upset. Despite this, Li feels strongly about equality and encouraging people to play the piano. She added ‘There is no reason why women can’t play like men, they are just as equal. It’s the modern day – sometimes women are even better than the men!’
To add insult to injury, Sunny, who is a strong advocate of getting young people into classical music, believes that the musical genre is potentially on the verge of becoming extinct and therefore feels that the passionate side of classical music needs to truly compete with its pop music counterparts. Consequently, talent needs to go hand in hand with style and fashion in order to reach a younger ‘streetwise’ audience. She has compared classical music to ‘a very meaningful book that is close to the soul’ and it is this idea that she wants to push forward to young people in the hope that they might give classical music a chance.
Sunny is combating her detractors with these empowering standpoints and intends to show them just how passionate she is to spread the classical message with her upcoming tour of the UK this year. Having won many awards in China for her art as well as being a brand ambassador for the leading UK piano company, www.pianorestorations.co.uk , Sunny is also in the running to become a ‘Young Steinway Artist’, a highly sought after distinction that may well see her endorsed by the piano manufacturing giants.
24/02/2017: St. James Church, London
07/03/2017: Great St. Mary’s Church, Cambridge
17/03/2017: St. James Church, London, with orchestra
25/03/2017: St. Margaret Church, Oxford
26/03/2017: Stanborough Park Church, Watford
01/04/2017: Faversham Assembly Rooms
07/04/2017: St. John's, Waterloo
28/04/2017: St. John's, Waterloo
12/05/2017: Wigmore Hall, London
27/05/2017: St. George's Church, Beckenham
16/08/2017: Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge
Sunny’s album, Sunny Li Piano, is out now on Itunes, Google Music, Spotify and Amazon:
De Profundis have been confirmed as part of a touring package that will be bringing an icy chill to spring in the UK. Along with atmospheric black metallers Fen and tour headliners, the Norwegian lords of the dark, Taake, De Profundis will be descending like black angels upon Bristol, London, Manchester and Glasgow during April. The dates are as follows:
April 6th - Exchange, Bristol - https://www.facebook.com/events/1174269739347094/
April 7th – The Dome, London - https://www.facebook.com/events/341771126204589/
April 8th - Ruby Lounge, Manchester - https://www.facebook.com/events/1765262270462391/
April 9th - Ivory Blacks, Glasgow - https://www.facebook.com/events/1514083958606600/
On this tour De Profundis will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the release of their debut album, Beyond Redemption. There will also be a very special release to commemorate the first decade of De Profundis being unveiled at this time, featuring artwork from renowned artist Gary Ronaldson (Kreator, Napalm Death, Benighted etc) – more details on this to follow soon. Meanwhile the band are nearing completion on recording work for their fifth album which will be released later in 2017.
UK’s Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death never slow down and are excited to announce a next headlining run across European together with Brujeria and Power Trip for April/May under the very suitable banner "Campaign For Musical Destruction”.
Napalm Death’s Mark 'Barney' Greenway checked in with the following comment: “It's been absurdly long since we did anything resembling a proper European tour. To make up for it, it's nice then that we can bring along a box of crazies like Brujeria - certainly not run-of-the-mill. And Power Trip are, like, the good bits of that crossover thing from back in the day. And for our part we'll be digging out a few sweet treats from the annals of Napalm Death. We are officially as excited as small children.”
Here is a list of all upcoming dates for Napalm Death:
Napalm Death , “Campaign For Music Destruction” Europe Tour w/ Brujeria, Power Trip
25.04. Copenhagen (Denmark) – Amager Bio
26.04. Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pustervik
27.04. Stockholm (Sweden) – Kraken STHLM
28.04. Flensburg (Germany) – Roxy
29.04. Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory
30.04. Haarlem (The Netherlands) – Patronaat
01.05. Köln (Germany) – Underground
02.05. Berlin (Germany) – SO36
04.05. Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat Klub
05.05. Brno (Czech Republic) – Klub Fléda
06.05. Kassel (Germany) – K19
07.05. Saarbrücken (Germany) – Garage
09.05. Birmingham (UK) – O2 Institute
10.05. Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand
11.05. Manchester (UK) – Rebellion
12.05. London (UK) – The Electric Ballroom
13.05. Paris (France) – Le Glazart
14.05. Antwerpen (Belgium) – Zappa
16.05. Six-Fours-Les-Plages (France) – Espace André Malraux
17.05. Geneva (Switzerland) – L'Usine
18.05. Bologna (Italy) – Zona Roveri
19.05. Karlsruhe (Germany) – NCO Club
20.05. München (Germany) – Backstage
21.05. Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Effenaar
Other NAPALM DEATH tour dates 2017
17.03. Limerick (Ireland) – Dolans Warehouse
18.03. Dublin (Ireland) – Voodoo Lounge
19.03. Belfast (Northern Ireland) – Limelight 2
24.03. Haven (UK) – Hammerfest
31.03. Moita/Lisboa (Portugal) – Moita Metal Fest
08.04. Erica (The Netherlands) – Pitfest
10.04. Kiev (Ukraine) – Monte Ray
11.04. Vilnius (Lithuania) – Legendos Club
12.04. Riga (Latvia) – Melna Piektdiena
13.04. Tallin (Estonia) – Club Tapper
14.04. St. Petersburg (Russia) – Opera Club
15.04. Kaliningrad (Russia) – Yalta Club
16.04. Moscow (Russia) – Volta Club
17.04. Yekaterinburg (Russia) – TeleClub
19.04. Tbilisi (Georgia) – Night Office
20.04. Erevan (Armenia) – Vitamin Club
07.07. Viveiro (Spain) – Resurrection Fest
03.08. Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air
Skunk Anansie have announced some additional UK headline & festival shows for May 2017; these follow on from a full European tour kicking off in late January, with the band set to visit 14 different countries across a six week period, including a sold out London date at the Brixton Academy on February 4th.
Support on the European tour comes from edgy, rockin’ duo, The Pearl Harts.
An opening act for the UK shows in May is still to be confirmed, but the dates & venues are as follows:-
May 25th – Bristol, O2 Academy
May 26th – South Derbyshire, Bearded Theory Festival (‘Pallet’ stage headliner)
May 27th – Manchester, O2 Ritz
‘Anarchytecture’ – Skunk Anansie’s sixth studio album, produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Pixies, Ghost) – was released last year to much critical acclaim and impressive official chart positions, with Classic Rock magazine saying, ‘Like Queen or Muse, they’re at their best when they push beyond the narrow centre-ground of hard rock in search of something bigger, stranger and more glamorous…’
‘Anarchytecture’ is available to purchase here via Amazon or here via iTunes.
Bloodstock is excited to kick off the New Year by announcing Megadeth as their Sunday night headliner!
Megadeth’s mainman, Dave Mustaine tells us “We kick off 2017 by announcing we'll be headlining Sunday night at Bloodstock, one of my favourite, purely metal, British festivals! Megadeth had a blast last time and I can't wait to bring the Dystopia World Tour to Bloodstock this Summer. See ya at Catton Park in August!"
Megadeth were recently nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Metal Performance’ category for the title track of their current critically acclaimed ‘Dystopia’ album. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK95lWHl7js and grab a copy of ‘Dystopia’ at http://smarturl.it/MegadethDystopia.
Also available now is the very popular ticket deposit scheme! The payment plan helps ease the ‘big lump’ shock of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums. You can sign up in the ticket store at any time from now until 28th Feb, with an initial payment of £34.80 payable on sign-up. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June and July respectively. Get full details over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options.
If you have Scuzz TV, check out Gojira's incredible full set from Bloodstock 2016 which is being broadcast regularly on the channel! Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/yLZT5Ao7o8M. The show will be repeated on the channel all through January.
Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners AMON AMARTH, plus BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL and DECAPITATED. Many more are still to come! Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media for the latest!
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (plus booking fee), plus limited VIP packages/upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than ‘on the day’ purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee). Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.
As we pelt into December, Bloodstock HQ is getting some Christmas treats ready! As well as preparing the on-sale dates of VIP upgrades, the remainder of the VIP ticket allocation and this year’s deposit scheme, we’ve three more bands to announce for 2017!
Joining the BOA fray for the first time are Skindred. The boisterous Welsh crew mix a unique blend of reggae, punk and metal and are renowned for their live shows. If you’ve ever taken part in Evil Scarecrow’s epic ‘Crabulon’ before, get ready to join in with the Newport helicopter! Check out the video for ‘Sound The Siren’ from their current album ‘Volume’, out now via Napalm Records - https://youtu.be/GFfnWl_kTjA.
Also landing a main stage slot are Canadian thrash icons, Annihilator. Last year’s ‘Suicide Society’ album - the band’s fifteenth! - spawned tour dates around the globe, but rumour has it they’re heading back to the studio this month! Check out Jeff Waters and his cohorts slaying through their classic track ‘Alison Hell’ at Wacken 2015 and get a taster of what’s in store at Bloodstock via https://youtu.be/P6cDYteXJpA! Minus the mud, of course!
Rounding out the latest announcement are crossover thrash buddies, Municipal Waste! With last album ‘The Fatal Feast’ coming out four years ago, maybe Bloodstock will get treated to a new tune or two?! Frontman Tony Foresta tells us “We are very excited to be finally returning to one of our favourite metal festivals - Bloodstock! We’re looking forward to getting greasy with all of our UK fans!” Meanwhile, check out the space-gore-tastic video to the title track here: https://youtu.be/GLY4Rpii7bM.
Early bird weekend camping tix are on sale at a discounted £120 and due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages were put on sale last month on a first come, first served basis. This allocation quickly SOLD OUT! The remaining VIP allocation and a number of VIP upgrades (to accompany previously purchased early bird tickets) and will be available from 16th December, but don’t hang around if you want these, as VIP is set to sell out even earlier in 2017. Also stay tuned for details of 2017’s ticket deposit scheme (payable over 5 instalments) in just a few weeks time!
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 http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2017/catton-park/1010726/. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee). Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.
Chart topping pop trio, Years & Years, are to headline a one-off acoustic gig at Islington's Union Chapel on Monday 12 December at 7pm, in aid of housing and homelessness charity Shelter.
The show will see Years & Years take to the stage with a stripped back performance, to raise funds for the charity's urgent appeal to help all those fighting bad housing and homelessness this Christmas. They will be supported by some very special guests, and the night will feature one-off collaborations.
Frontman, Olly Alexander, said: "We're linking up with Shelter for the first time and putting on a cute intimate performance to help mark their 50th anniversary :) We're hoping our fans will come see us and show support for Shelter's amazing work. It's going to be a special night.
"No child should have to face homelessness at any time, let alone Christmas. As a band, we're well aware of the incredible work that Shelter does, and we're very, very happy to be able to do our part to help them make sure no-one is left to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own."
Tickets for the performance, priced at £30, are available via ballot. To enter the ballot, visit the website – www.shelter.org.uk/yearsandyears the ballot closes at12pm on 1st December and successful applicants will be notified from 2nd December. All of the money raised will go directly to Shelter.
50 years since the charity was first founded, sadly over 120,000 children will wake up homeless and living in temporary accommodation this Christmas morning – the highest number since 2007.
The charity's advisers work tirelessly every day of the year – including Christmas Day – to support families across the country battling to keep a roof over their heads.
Campbell Robb, Shelter's chief executive said: "This is a fantastic way to help Shelter this Christmas, and enjoy an exclusive performance from Years and Years – who we're thrilled to have supporting us for the first time. News of the devastating rise in homeless children will bring heartache to millions of people across Britain. But the sad fact is, fifty years since Shelter was founded, too many families still need our help.
Every penny raised from this very special acoustic gig will help Shelter to continue to be there for the thousands of families facing homelessness this Christmas."
To support Shelter's urgent Christmas appeal please visit www.shelter.org.uk or text SHELTER to 70555 to donate £3.
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