GBR, Catton Hall - Bloodstock Open Air 2008


Location: United Kingdom, Catton Hall (Catton Park)
Date: 14-17 August 2008
Website: bloodstock.uk.com

Tickets:

£85.00
Buy at www.bloodstock.uk.com


The Bloodstock Open Air festival is England's biggest and best full-on metal festival, and this year marks its fourth open air event once again at Catton Hall at the south of Derbyshire. The festival has grown over the years from being a relatively small two-day metal gathering starting 2005, to the three-day metal party it has been since 2007. The festival has always hosted a varied line-up of both popular and underground metal and this year boasts its best line-up the festival has ever seen with hugely popular bands Nightwish, Opeth and Dimmu Borgir to name a few, as well as power metal gods Helloween and thrash legends Destruction. Bands of all styles are present from the old-school traditional Praying Mantis and melodic Bloodstock familiars Primal Fear to the modern, devastating power of extreme metal bands Akercocke and Kataklysm, not to mention English grind kinds Napalm Death and be sure to check out At The Gates for the last time ever as they will grace the stage on their last ever goodbye tour. Bloodstock is also running the "Metal 2 The Masses" to allow unsigned up-and-coming English metal talent the chance to be voted in to play on the unsigned stage at the festival. Bloodstock 2008 is shaping up to be the best edition yet with such a line-up bursting with amazing quality with styles ranging across the metal scope and the English audience never being so hungry for some real heavy metal on their doorsteps.

Catton Hall will once again be the home to this great event. It is located in the middle of the Derby, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham square - with the nearest towns being Lichfield, Burton upon Trent and Tamworth. The location of Catton Hall can be viewed at this location and can be zoomed in as required. Catton Hall is just 20 miles from either the Birmingham or Nottingham East Midlands Airport, 60 miles from Manchester airport and 130 miles from Heathrow airport for foreign visitors. A shuttle bus service will also run from Lichfield and Burton upon Trent, information on the shuttle bus service as well as opening times, age restrictions, camping and any other information you may need can be found at this location.

Last year's Bloodstock Open Air page can be viewed at this location, with full gallery of way over 100 images of the festival at this location. A full three-day report of the festival can also be found at these locations: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.

Tickets can be purchased over the internet at £85 for the full three days and camping at this location. VIP camping and backstage tickets are also on sale for the first time in Bloodstock history and can be purchased at this location. For extra convenience, tickets can also for the first time be purchased at a number of HMV outlets throughout the country, a list of participating stores can be found here. For anything else you may need, visit the festival's official website here or if I, myself can help in any way - feel free to send me a PM by following this link.

We will see you there for what promises to be THE metal event in England for 2008. Full and current line-up can be seen below and will be kept up-to-date.
 

Headliners


DAY 1 (14.08)

Lava Stage

4 DJs Of he Apocalypse + Bloodstock Karaoke 22.30 - 02.00
Marshall Law 21:15 - 22:30
Conquest Of Steel 20.00 - 20.45
Bungle Junior 19.00 - 19:40
4 DJs Of The Apocalypse plus special guest DJs 18.00 - 19.00
Guitar Hero 3 - Free Gaming 12.00 - 18.00

DAY 2 (15.08)

Main Stage

Opeth 22:00 - 23:30
Helloween 20:05 - 21:20
Soulfly 18:25 - 19:25
Primal Fear 17:15 - 17:55
Destruction 16:05 - 16:45
Akercocke 14:55 - 15:35
Týr 13:45 - 14:25
Praying Mantis 12:35 - 13:15
Evile 11:40 - 12:10
Saint Deamon 10:45 - 11:15

Scuzz Stage

From The Ashes 19.00 - 19.30
Sorcerers Spell 18.15 - 18.45
The Dead Lay Waiting 17.30 - 18.00
Anger Management 16.45 - 17.15
Firebrand Super Rock 16.00 - 16.30
Son Of Science 15.15 - 15.45
Obsessive Compulsive 14.30 - 15.00
Hospital Of Death 13.45 - 14.15
Broken Faith 13.00 - 13.30
A470 12.15 - 12.45
DeadFilmStar 11.30 - 12.00

Lava Stage

4 DJs Of The Apocalypse 01:30 - 02:00
Bloodstock Karaoke 23:30 - 01:30
4 DJs Of The Apocalypse plus special guest DJs 21:50 - 23:30
The Inbreds 21:10 - 21:50
Invasion 20:15 - 20:55
Outcry Fire 19:15 - 19:55
Pro-jekt 18:20 - 18:55
Guitar Hero 3 Competition 10:00 - 18:00

DAY 3 (16.08)

Main Stage

Dimmu Borgir 22:00 - 23:30
Iced Earth 20:20 - 21:20
Soilwork 18:40 - 19:40
Napalm Death 17:30 - 18:10
Moonsorrow 16:20 - 17:00
Communic 15:10 - 15:50
Swallow The Sun 14:00 - 14:40
Eluveitie 12:50 - 13:30
Cloudscape 11:55 - 12:25
Rise To Remain 10:55 - 11:25
Evil Scarecrow 10:15 - 10:35

Scuzz Stage

The Berzerker 19:45 - 20:15
RSJ 19:00 - 19:30
Metalloid 18:15 - 18:45
Concept Of Time 17:30 - 18:00
Hellfighter 16:45 - 17:15
Keltic Jihad 16:00 - 16:30
The Defiled 15:15 - 15:45
Blood Island Raiders 14:30 - 15:00
The Dirty Youth 13:45 - 14:15
Mantra 13:00 - 13:30
Empyreal Destroyer 12:15 - 12:45
Witchsorrow 11:30 - 12:00
Denounce 10:45 - 11:15
9 Days Down 10:00 - 10:30

Lava Stage

4 DJ's Of The Apocalypse 01:30 - 02:00
Bloodstock Karaoke 23:30 - 01:30
4 DJs Of The Apocalypse plus special guest DJs 21:00 - 23:30
Scuzz Competition Winner 20:20 - 21:00
Sondura 19:20 - 20:00
Fury UK 18:15 - 18:55
Seven Years Dead 17:15 - 17:55
Guitar Hero 3 Competition 10:00 - 17:00

DAY 4 (17.08)

Main Stage

Nightwish 22:00 - 23:30
At The Gates 20:20 - 21:20
Overkill 18:50 - 19:50
As I Lay Dying 17:40 - 18:20
Kataklysm 16:30 - 17:10
Mob Rules 15:20 - 16:00
Grand Magus 14:10 - 14:50
Alestorm 13:00 - 13:40
Crowning Glory 12:00 - 12:30
Heaven's Basement 11:00 - 11:30

Scuzz Stage

Scuzz Band TBA 19:00 - 19:30
Silent Descent 18:15 - 18:45
Musta Talvi 17:30 - 18:00
Ted Maul 16:45 - 17:15
Ravens Creed 16:00 - 16:30
Celtic Legacy 15:15 - 15:45
N.G.T 14:30 - 15:00
Ravenage 13:45 - 14:15
Serotonal 13:00 - 13:30
De Profundis 12:15 - 12:45
Blasphemous Creation 11:30 - 12:00
Battle For Bloodstock, Kent 10:45 - 11:45

Lava Stage

4 DJs Of The Apocalypse 01:30 - 02:00
Bloodstock Karaoke 23:30 - 01:30
4 DJs Of The Apocalypse plus special guest DJs 21:40 - 23:30
Liquid Sky 21:00 - 21:40
Adam Bomb 19:30 - 20:10
Total Rock slot 18:05 - 18:45
Heaven's Gate 17:10 - 17:50
Esoterica 16:15 - 16:55
Guitar Hero 3 Competition 10:00 - 16:00

Who was there?

Baz Anderson 100%
necrovamp 100%
Stuart 100%
Inlé 100%
TimmyPix 100%
alexo dynami 100%
floydiac 100%
Metal Defender (Spain) 100%

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Comments: 31   Visited by: 282 users
14.08.2008 - 01:54
Baz Anderson
Yep! I am going down tomorrow for Marshall Law too - they were great in 2006 and will be even better now they have some new material for us!

The weather I don't think will help anything though, I just hope it will be bearable!
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