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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS and More Confirmed for BLOODSTOCK 2020 Metal Weekender

Organisers at Bloodstock have confirmed four more acts for the 2020 weekender, including Philip H.Anselmo & The Illegals.



As Halloween approaches and Autumn rolls in, Bloodstock have announced four more amazing bands joining the heavy metal shenanigans in Catton Park next August as well as details of this year’s Rock Society memberships.

First up, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will be bringing their much lauded A Vulgar Display of Pantera set to the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday. Bound to be one of the “Do Not Miss” sets of the weekend, performing a slew of Pantera classics, ror a taste of what’s to come, check out this clip of a similar set earlier this year, in Brooklyn, NY’s famous St Vitus bar.

On Saturday, Paradise Lost fans are in for a treat, as the gothic-doom overlords will be performing their much loved fifth album Draconian Times, which was released in 1995, in full!

Next up, Life Of Agony will be joining the bill on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday performing tracks from their new album The Sound Of Scars, released by Napalm Records just 11 days ago.

When legends like Metallica and Megadeth cite them as an influence, you know they’ve earned their spot. Diamond Head pick up a slot on Sunday’s main stage bill and will show exactly why they’re considered one of the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.

Finally, Bloodstock’s Rock Society memberships go on general sale at 9am on Thursday 31st October. Offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (on top of the early bird discount when you purchase the ‘Rock Society membership + ticket bundle’ option), the society offers all sorts of other cool benefits like priority signing tent access, access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, special tours of the backstage & production areas seeing ‘behind the scenes’, a Rock Society laminate, a dedicated hangout area in the Rock Society tent on site and plenty more besides. Full details can be found here.

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

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