Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2012


With two headliners announced for the Friday and Sunday, and a special guest already confirmed for the Saturday, the question on everyone’s lips is – WHO IS THE FINAL HEADLINER?

Well, we can finally reveal who the prestigious slot has gone to. Kind of.

Due to circumstances beyond their control – all of which will become apparent – Organisers are unable to share the name of the Saturday Night headliner at this point. What we can tell you is this; The Saturday night at Bloodstock will see the festival’s most prestigious and exciting headliner to date, doing something very, very special, at their first ever UK Festival Headline slot. All will be revealed at 6pm on the 6th June 2012.

Bloodstock band booker Vicky Gregory say’s:
“To say we are excited is an understatement! This is the biggest metal act we have ever had and a band we have wanted to see at Bloodstock for years.. we’re just gutted we can’t announce them until 6th June at 6pm, but it’s definitely worth the wait!”

In the meantime, here is another four acts to add to the already stunning line up.

When RONNIE JAMES DIO passed away in 2010, BLOODSTOCK founder Paul Gregory – who had provided artwork for DIO’s albums – immediately paid tribute by renaming BLOODSTOCK’s main stage in his honour. Now, two years later, his former band mates pay their respects, with DIO DISCIPLES.

“There will never be another Ronnie James Dio but we wanted to keep the music alive!”

The SOPHIE stage boasts three excellent additions too, showcasing the best of emerging British talent. Flying the flag for female-fronted battle metal, Englands very own PYTHIA announce their return to BLOODSTOCK hot off the back of the recently released “The Serpents Curse”. Thrashing, majestic metal coupled with Emily Ovendens operatic vocals, their set on the SOPHIE stage will be a triumphant return.

‘Bloodstock is a fantastic festival that truly embodies the spirit of Heavy Metal in the UK.” Says Emily. “ We are delighted to be playing there for the second time. I can’t wait to put up my tent and enjoy a long weekend at the world’s most friendly festival and treat the Bloodstockers to set of PYTHIA’s fastest and heaviest tunes.’

They are joined by fellow British metalheads PRIMITAI. Having played shows with the likes of White Wizzard, Firewind and Warbringer, and no stranger to festivals having previously performed at BLOODSTOCK, PRIMITAI have earned rave reviews for their thrashy take on NWOBHM.

“We are delighted and proud to be added to the bill of Bloodstock 2012.” Declare Yorkshire melodic metallers CRIMES OF PASSION. “This is the only ‘TRUE’ heavy metal festival in the UK, and with what is already shaping up to be a great line-up it promises to be a great weekend. We are looking forward to introducing the music of Crimes of Passion to lots of new metalheads!!. Let the beer flow……………!!!!!”

For more BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 information and line up – click here >>>


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