Barely a day old and Bloodstock Open Air were already looking forward to next year as organisers announced 14 bands for the 2024 event which is set to take place from August 8th-11th at Catton Park, Derbyshire.

Amongst the 14 acts confirmed to appear were two of the headliners with Swedish Viking Metal titans Amon Amarth and British chart-toppers Architects confirmed to appear.

Speaking about their headline set, Amon Amarth’s Johann Hegg proclaims, “England! We are excited to be returning to the Bloodstock hallowed grounds to do battle with you and the Saxon hordes! We look forward to fighting and feasting with you! See you soon.”

Check out a message from the band here.

Also joining the two confirmed headliners, the much-requested Clutch land special guest slot on Friday’s main stage while rising British metallic hardcore squad Malevolance have grabbed a Saturday main stage slot. Also appearing on the main stage across the weekend are Rotting Christ, Flogging Molly, Unleash The Archers, Night Flight Orchestra, Green Lung and Sceptic Flesh.

Over on the Sophie Lancaster big top stage, France’s IGORRR land a Friday night headline slot in a UK 2024 exclusive, with other Sophie stage sets coming from Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani, Scottish black/speed metal project Hellripper and Moldovan metal squad, Infected Rain.

Check out the announcement, which went out on the big screens at the festival, here:

Bloodstock Open Air returns to Catton Hall from August 8th-11th, 2024 with various limited ticketing options now available from the Official Bloodstock website. Look out for our coverage of the 2023 weekend coming shortly.

Bloodstock Open Air 2024 Poster Artwork
Bloodstock Open Air 2024 Poster Artwork

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