Bloodstock organisers have confirmed the final two headliners joining Devin Townsend for their August 2020 metal weekender.

Firstly, making their return to Catton Hall will be metal legends Judas Priest who will headline Sunday night. In a year when Bloodstock celebrates 20 years, the Grammy-Award winning metal icons will be returning to celebrate 50 Heavy Metal Years and had this to say about their return:

“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 here:


Joining them will be the mighty Behemoth who 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.

Charismatic frontman Nergal tells, “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 here:


Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2020. Get info on ticket packages and additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.