Organisers at Bloodstock Open Air, have confirmed that Swedish tech-metal giants Meshuggah will be the Saturday night headliner for their 2023 weekender.

The Swedish band will be joining previous confirmed headliners Killswitch Engage (Friday) and Megadeth (Sunday) and will be arriving at Catton Hall supporting their incredible 2022 album Immutable.

Secondly, the revered German power metallers Helloween join the bill as Sunday’s main stage special guest spot. Markus Grosskopf, bass player & founding member of the band can’t wait and explains why… “Playing the UK is always something special for us. Back in 1989, the energy and dedication of the British fans was the decisive reason for us to record our first live album Live in the UK there, instead of any other country in the world. Our headlining shows in May 2022 once more proved why the UK is the cradle of metal!”

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.

The very popular Deposit Scheme is now available for sign ups! Payments are spread across 6 months, making it even more manageable to pay for your ticket in instalments. An initial payment of £34.50 is due upon sign up (which you can do at any time before 21st Feb), then five additional payments of £27.50 will debit your bank account on 28 Mar, 28 Apr, 29 May, 28 Jun, with a final instalment on 28 July. Sign up to the scheme here.

Bloodstock 2023 takes place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire from August 10th to 13th 2023 and you can get all the latest information from the Official Bloodstock Open Air website.

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