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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Goes Old School with Latest Line-Up Additions

Bloodstock organisers have turned to the old guard for their latest round of additions. Check out who has just been announced here.



After announcing the addition of modern hardcore heavyweights Code Orange to their bill recently, Bloodstock Open Air organisers have turned to the old guard for the latest round of additions.

The new acts added to the line-up which will be headlined by Sabaton and The Scorpions reads as follows:

1. Grand Magus
The Friday headliner on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be Swedish heavy metal trio, Grand Magus. Frontman and guitarist JB commands us; “Dear Bloodstockers! The Magus returns to the UK to lay waste to your eardrums with metal! We are honoured to be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage and we will put our hearts and souls into making it something special for all of you. Can’t wait to see you all!”

2. Death Angel
Bringing some thrash to the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday are Bay Area five-piece, Death Angel. Frontman Mark Osegueda comments, “We haven’t played BLOODSTOCK since 2013, when we had to run straight from the stage after a blistering set to a van that took us to the airport to make it to our next show! So we look forward to experiencing this incredible festival properly in all its glory in 2019! It will have been six years since we graced that stage and we have been dying to return. We promise to show you how eager we’ve been to get back to BLOODSTOCK with a pure thrash set fuelled by raw human aggression and passion! Thank you BLOODSTOCK for bringing us back!!!!”

3. Metal Church
Metal Church step into a main stage slot on Friday. The American heavy metal trailblazers are set to release their twelfth studio album, Damned If You Do on 7th December via Nuclear Blast in the UK. Frontman Mike Howe says “We can’t wait to get over to the UK and bring Damned If You Do to our fans overseas. BLOODSTOCK is going to be an incredible time and a show not to be missed.”

4. Ross The Boss
Noted for founding both punk group The Dictators and the legendary Manowar, Ross Friedman and his band Ross The Boss join the bill.

5. Evil Scarecrow
Last but not least, Catton Park favourites, Evil Scarecrow will bring their intergalactic party to the main stage on Saturday.

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019. Get info on ticket packages and additional information over at

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