Bloostock have announced four more bands for 2018 including the mighty At The Gates who will be Special Guest on the Ronnie James Dio stage on the Sunday night. The Swedish heavyweights are currently hard at work on the follow up album to 2014’s At War With Reality which is set for release on 18th May via Century Media.

Taking the Saturday night special guest slot on the Sophie stage are seminal New Orleans thrash pioneers, Exhorder while Las Vegas sludge metal beasts, Weight Of The Tide are also set to appear on the Sophie stage. Finally California death metal outfit, Sangre also join the Sophie stage bill.

New Additions:
At The Gates
Weight Of The Tide

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018 with Nightwish, Gojira and Judas Priest confirmed as headliner. Get further information over at


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