If you tuned into Planet Rock Radio this morning, you’ll have been amongst the first to hear Bloodstock’s hotly anticipated news, revealing the final two Ronnie James Dio main stage headliners for 2020’s event. Devin Townsend was announced as Friday night’s headliner last month. Without further ado…
Metal legends Judas Priest will headline Sunday night. In a year when Bloodstock celebrates 20 years, we can think of no better place to also celebrate Judas Priest’s 50 Heavy Metal Years! The Grammy Award-winning British icons were recently nominated again for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and to date have sold over 50 million albums. Their latest release, 2018’s ‘Firepower’, saw the band return all guns blazing, earning the accolade Best British Album at the Planet Rock Awards. Judas Priest enthuse:-
“Horns up Bloodstock - the Priest is back to headline the 20th year of Bloodstock with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary show!! A double barrel, once in a lifetime, blast of metal mania 2020....!!”
You can watch a special message from the inimitable Rob Halford at: https://youtu.be/2VJIsrJf_Mc.
The mighty Behemoth are set to headline Saturday in a UK festival exclusive for 2020. Having wowed fans across the globe with their phenomenal set on both Slayer’s final US tour and Slipknot’s current Knotfest Roadshow, the Polish metal heavyweights will be upping the stakes by bringing their biggest and best production to date. Don’t miss the spectacle of them closing out the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Saturday night!
Charismatic frontman Nergal tells us:-
“Bloodstock! The hallowed lands of Catton Park will once again host our Fiendish Festivities. This is Behemoth’s first UK festival headline and that will be celebrated in the only way we know how; Hell will be raised, blood will be shed, and magick will descend! We shall see you there Legions!”
Hear it straight from Behemoth themselves at: https://youtu.be/oe_1eQyZpXY.
BLOODSTOCK will be headlined on Friday by DEVIN TOWNSEND and also welcomes PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, LIFE OF AGONY, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SACRED REICH, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILITY, and BUTCHER BABIES so far. Many more bands performing over the weekend will be announced in due course.
Discounted Early Bird tickets, VIP tickets, child tickets and car parking tickets for 2020’s event are available now at the ticket store. Campervan tickets for 2020 are already sold out.
BLOODSTOCK 2020 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 6th-9th August 2020. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Due to phenomenal demand Within Temptation and Evanescence have added three more dates to the UK leg of their 'Worlds Collide' tour as well as three more in Europe. VIP pre-sale begins 9 a.m. GMT 29th October followed by general on sale at 9 a.m. on 1st November. Tickets are available HERE.
Fronted by two of the most influential and creative women in the rock world in the form of Amy Lee from Evanescence and Sharon den Adel from Within Temptation, the extra UK dates take in Glasgow, Leeds, and Birmingham.
Den Adel commented:-
"It is beyond our greatest expectations that a lot of our shows with Evanescence would sell out so quickly! We are super grateful for this. Surprise! We’ve got a surprise for Belgium, Luxembourg and the UK: we are adding some extra shows end of April and beginning of May. Check out the extra dates!
“We are very excited to announce that due to the overwhelming response to our upcoming tour with Within Temptation, we are adding 5 more dates!”
Full tour dates are:
Sat 4th Belgium, Brussels Palais 12 (SOLD OUT)
Sun 5th France, Paris Accor Hotel Arena
Tues 7th UK, London, The O2
Thurs 9th Germany, Berlin Velodrome
Sat 11th Germany, Frankfurt Festhalle
Sun 12th Switzerland, Zurich Hallenstadion
Tues 14th Italy, Milan Mediolanum Forum
Wed 15th Germany, Munich Zenith
Fri 17th Germany, Hamburg Sporthalle
Sat 18th Germany, Leipzig Arena
Mon 20th Germany, Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Hall
Tue 21st Netherlands, Amsterdam Ziggodome (SOLD OUT)
Wed 22nd Netherlands, Amsterdam Ziggodome
Fri 24th Belgium, Brussels, Palais 12*^
Sun 26th Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Rockhall Mainhall*^
Tue 28th UK, Glasgow, The SSE Hydro *
Thur 30th UK, Leeds, First Direct Arena*
Fri 1st UK, Birmingham, Arena*
*= New dates
^= New dates on sale Thursday, October 31st at 10am CEST.
A variety of VIP ticket packages are available to ensure fans obtain the best seats in the house. Other VIP benefits include the opportunity to meet the band and attend their sound check, plus receive exclusive merchandise items.
For full details go to: www.evanescence.com and www.within-temptation.com
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Within Temptation: Facebook / Instagram / YouTube / Spotify / Twitter / Website
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