After just last week revealing their final headliner, Meshuggah and special guests, Helloween joining the bill, Bloodstock have announced even more bands for 2023, including the entire Thursday eve, opening party night line up.

Headlining Thursday night on the Sophie Lancaster big top stage are hotly tipped, industrial goth duo, Skynd. Also bringing the noise once you’ve set up your tent and cracked your first beer are power metal outfit Warkings, Texan death metal squad Frozen Soul, post-nu-core parody five piece, The Violent Inzident and opening the afternoon’s proceedings are Brighton M2TM alumni, Tribe of Ghosts.

Also joining are a slew of bands filling out the Sophie Lancaster stage line up across the weekend. On Friday, expect to see the likes of avant garde goth duo Zetra, Birmingham prog metal squad Dakesis and The Enigma Division (feat. former Xerath guitarist, Conor McGouran). Landing a slot on Saturday are thrashcore 4-pce Tortured Demon, Cambridge post-rock trio The Grey, Danish heavyists Eyes and death metal/hardcore fusionists Casket Feeder. Rounding out the bill on Sunday will be psych/doom outfit Tuskar, French riffmonsters Stengah and Brum metalcore gang Overthrone.

You can also now sign up for the very popular ticket Deposit Scheme. With payments spread across 6 monthly instalments, it makes it much more manageable to pay for your weekend ticket. 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 Jul. 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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