With just 168 days to go, Bloodstock Open Air, which returns to Catton Hall from August 10th to August 14th and is set to be headlined by Behemoth, Mercyful Fate and Lamb of God, have announced the final six bands to complete the Sophie Lancaster Stage.

First up, joining the party on Thursday night will be Bristol blues-punk band Mother Vulture while joining them will be serial killer grindcore misfits Basement Torture Killings. Keeping it heavy on the Friday, Liverpudlian deathgrind squad Crepitation will be heading to Bloodstock after gigging with Napalm Death/Raging Speedhorn and you can get a taste of what to expect with this video of the grind band performing at Gutfest.

Fresh from supporting the Cro-Mags in June, London hardcore crew Inhuman Nature will be arriving at Bloodstock on the Saturday and joining them will be Hull’s finest purveyors of filth Mastiff. If that wasn’t enough, rounding out the line-up on Sunday will be Coventry three-piece Pelugion who will be back at Bloodstock for the first time since their 2018 appearance promising to bring with them a stack of Black Sabbath and Black Label Society inspired riffs.

Lastly, it’s the final call for Bloodstock’s phenomenally popular weekend ticket Deposit Scheme. Sign up here before 11.59pm this Saturday night, February 26th, if you want to take advantage. This year, payments are spread across 6 months instead of 5, making it even more manageable to secure your place and pay for your ticket in instalments. An initial payment of £31.20 is due upon sign up, then five additional payments of £24.16 will debit your bank account on 25 Mar, 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, with a final instalment on 29 Jul, which will include any applicable admin/booking fees. Tickets will be delivered digitally.

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2022. For more info, visit www.Bloodstock.uk.com.

Poster for Bloodstock Open Air 2022

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