Fresh from the announcement last month that 2023 would see metalcore kings Killswitch Engage and thrash legends Megadeth headlining Bloodstock Open Air, organisers have weighed in with a hellishy impressive new announcement in time for Halloween.
Firstly, landing the Friday special guest slot on the Ronnie James Dio stage goes to Swedish metal luminaries In Flames. The band recently released a music for new track, “Foregone Pt. 1”, taken from their forthcoming album, Foregone due in February 2023.
Saturday’s RJD main stage special guest slot sees the return of the mighty Anthrax. The band recently laid waste to the UK on a headline tour after 2021 marked the band’s 40th Anniversary. Prepare for an evening of metal thrashing madness when the band make their return to Catton Hall in August.
Also grabbing main stage slots on Sunday are Brazilian metal icons Sepultura, who recently played an incredible set at this year’s Rock In Rio together with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and Cali alt rock squad Ugly Kid Joe, who release their new album, Rad Wings Of Destiny later this month.
Headlining the Sophie Lancaster big top stage on Friday are deathcore frontrunners Whitechapel while Florida heavy rock squad Nonpoint, and Norwegian folk metal maniacs Trollfest also join the bill on Friday.
NY hardcore legends Biohazard are set to headline Sunday night on the Sophie stage, with their original line up while also landing a Sunday slot are retro rockers Church of the Cosmic Skull.
In addition, the grass roots music-supporting Metal 2 The Masses 2023 programme is underway where self-released or unsigned bands can win a slot at Bloodstock 2023. Full details of venues and who to contact to enter in each region, can be found here or on Facebook.
With tickets selling faster than ever, all VIP packages and campervan passes are already sold out and Early Bird tickets are down to their last few, at a discounted price. Grab yours now at the ticket store.
Bloodstock 2023 takes place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire from August 10th to 13th 2023 and you can get all the latest information from Bloodstock Open Air” target=”_blank”>the Official Bloodstock site.