Back in September, Bloodstock announced that Devin Townsend would headline the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday with a very special, UK exclusive set. Bloodstock can now reveal more details about that setlist… it’s down to you, the fans, to help decide it! Dying to hear a deep cut of Strapping Young Lad? What about a favourite Devin Townsend Project classic?! Now’s your chance to have your say! A huge list of songs from throughout Devin’s career has been added to the Bloodstock Facebook Page. Devin will be watching and an update will be released in due course…

Not sure what you’re going to pick, but our vote is going for the aptly named “Relentless”:


In addition to this awesome news, Bloodstock has announced that the mighty Saxon will be special guests on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday! Watch a clip of classic track “747 Strangers In The Night (Live)” from the new live release to prepare you for what the band promise to be their biggest, boldest show yet.


In addition to this four more bands have been added to the line-up:

Orange Goblin (RJD Stage – Sunday)
Conjurer (RJD Stage – Saturday)
The Night Flight Orchestra (Sophie Stage Headliner – Thursday)
Unleash The Archers (Sophie Stage)

Here’s “Thankless”, just a taster of what to expect from Conjurer when they make their Main Stage debut at Bloodstock in August:


Bloodstock’s ever popular ticket deposit scheme kicks off at 9am on December 20th, allowing you to spread your standard weekend ticket purchase over 5 instalments. You can sign up at any time until February 28th and will make your first payment of £29 + booking fees straight away. After that, payments break down as follows: Payment 2 – £29.00 (debited on 27/03/20), Payment 3 – £29.00 (debited on 27/04/20), Payment 4 – £29.00 (debited on 26/05/20), and then your Final Payment – £29.00 + postage (debited on 26/06/20). Please note VIP and child tickets are not eligible for the deposit scheme.

Excited? We bloody are! If you’re still wondering what to expect from Bloodstock, here’s their brand new trailer:


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.