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Bloodstock Open Air Clarifies 2020 Position; New Bands Added to Line-up

Organisers for Bloodstock Open Air have issued a statement clarifying the current position regarding their 2020 event set to take place in August.



Despite the coronavirus pandemic decimating the Summer live event calendar, Bloodstock Open Air organisers have issued a statement reassuring everyone that currently, the Bloodstock 2020 event planning is proceeding with full care and attention, in order to bring you the best event yet to celebrate 20 Years of Bloodstock. The team are closely monitoring government guidelines and co-operating with the relevant authorities to assure the best and safest environment for fans, bands, staff, and site workers come August.

Organisers strongly hope that life will be getting back to normal in four months time and by then, a heavy metal party with friends will be just the good cheer that everyone needs. As such, the team at Bloodstock HQ has brightened up our day by announcing five more bands who will be gracing Catton Park in August.

Firstly, Finnish metal squad, Lost Society have landed a slot opening the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday. The band will be promoting their No Absolution album released last month through Nuclear Blast.

Merseyside’s Video Nasties join Saturday’s Sophie Lancaster stage bill. Recently signed to the label APF, the gruesome group issued their debut full-length Dominion on Friday 13th March.

Hotly tipped rock n’ roll three-piece, Wolf Jaw have landed a Sunday slot on the Sophie stage. The band released their most recent album, The Heart Won’t Listen recently via Listenable Records.

Grave Lines also bring their doom laden, gothic atmospherics to the Sophie stage on Sunday. The four piece have been hard at work on their third studio album.

Finally, Vexed land themselves a slot on Sunday’s Sophie stage. With support from the likes of Thy Art Is Murder’s frontman, CJ McMahon (who guested on their 2019 debut single, “Elite”), Vexed are causing a bit of a stir on the UK scene so make sure you check out why on the Sunday.

Currently Bloodstock is set to take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2020. Get info on ticket packages and additional information over at the Official Bloodstock Website.

Poster artwork for Bloodstock Open Air 2020

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