Event information

Location: United Kingdom, Catton Hall (Catton Park)
Date: 13-16 August 2009
Website: bloodstock.uk.com

Tickets:

Three days and camping - £99.95
Child three days and camping - £44.95
Car parking ticket - £10.00
Camper van parking ticket - £30.00
Buy at www.bloodstock.uk.com


The Bloodstock Open Air festival is the U.K.'s biggest and best full-on metal festival, and this year marks its fifth open air event once again at Catton Hall at the south of Derbyshire. The festival has grown over the years and is now one of the most important dates on any metalhead's calendar. The festival has always hosted a varied line-up of both popular and underground metal and this year is no exception.

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.

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.

Reviews of past events can be seen here. For Bloodstock Open Air 2008: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Bloodstock Open Air 2007: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.

We'll see you there at the most metal weekend of the year!

Who was there?

100% Nefarious (UAE)
100% Baz Anderson
100% necrovamp
100% Stuart
100% YoreLore
100% gid
100% THRASHTILDEATH (USA)
100% IronWinter
100% Countess Bathory
100% floydiac
100% Autumn Twilight
100% skerfy
100% Minkaro
100% Metal Defender
100% Illwish
100% PlagueAndFyre
100% Don Stevo (Ireland)
100% jezzzz
100% Blood-on-Ice
100% Usurpus
100% Vladoso (Canada)
100% metalmamma'n (Norway)
100% steve-cfh
100% Haldamir
100% Necromantic
100% JustinOwaR (Australia)
100% Daneyol
50% Dracius
30% The Prophet
10% goigoi (France)


DAY 1 (13.08)

Sophie Lancaster Stage
12.00 - 19.25 4 DJ's Of The Apocalypse
19.30 - 19.55 Lou Saffire Comedian
19.55 - 20.35 Doc Insane
20.35 - 21.30 4 DJ's Of The Apocalypse
21.30 - 21.50 Lou Saffire - Comedian
21.50 - 22.30 Fuel Girls
22.30 - 02.00 4 DJ's Of The Apocalypse


DAY 2 (14.08)

Main Stage
11.00 - 11.30 Million Dollar Reload
12.00 - 12.30 Blitzkrieg
12.55 - 13.35 Insomnium
14.00 - 14.40 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
15.05 - 15.50 Municipal Waste
16.20 - 17.05 Katatonia
17.35 - 18.20 Sodom
18.50 - 19.50 Saxon
20.25 - 21.40 Arch Enemy
22.15 - 23.30 Carcass
Bloodstock Unsigned Stage
11.30 - 12.00 Ventflow
12.15 - 12.45 Bison Hammer
13.00 - 13.30 Bloodshot Dawn
13.45 - 14.15 Left To Bleed
14.30 - 15.00 Divine Chaos
15.15 - 15.45 Snakebite
16.00 - 16.30 Alternative Carpark
16.45 - 17.15 Blindfolds Aside
17.30 - 18.00 Gods Of Hellfire
18.15 - 18.45 Green River Project
19.00 - 19.30 Vallenbrosa
Sophie Lancaster Stage
11.00 - 16.00 Guitar Hero Freeplay
16.05 - 18.00 4 DJ's Of The Apocalypse
18.00 - 18.40 Godsized
19.00 - 19.40 Xerath
20.00 - 20.40 Malefice
21.00 - 21.40 Pythia
22.00 - 23.30 4 DJ's Of The Apocalypse Plus Guest DJ's
23.30 - 01.30 Bloodstock Karaoke


DAY 3 (15.08)

Main Stage
10.30 - 10.50 Uncle Rotter
11.10 - 11.40 Battlelore
12.00 - 12.30 Wolf
12.50 - 13.30 The Haunted
13.55 - 14.35 Entombed
15.00 - 15.45 Candlemass
16.15 - 17.00 Enslaved
17.30 - 18.15 Kreator
18.45 - 19.45 Apocalyptica
20.20 - 21.35 Blind Guardian
22.10 - 23.25 Cradle Of Filth
Bloodstock Unsigned Stage
11.30 - 12.00 They Will Rise
12.15 - 12.45 Nefarious
13.00 - 13.30 Niyah Sky
13.45 - 14.15 Switchblade Scream
14.30 - 15.00 Internal Conflict
15.15 - 15.45 Sanctorum
16.00 - 16.30 Inner Eden
16.45 - 17.15 Omt
17.30 - 18.00 Solsikk
18.15 - 18.45 Hunted
19.00 - 19.30 Severed Heaven
19.30 - Announce Winner Of M2TM's Wacken Slot
Sophie Lancaster Stage
11.00 - 16.00 Guitar Hero Finals
16.05 - 17.55 4 DJ's Of The Apocalypse
18.00 - 18.40 Celesty
19.00 - 19.40 Arthemis
20.00 - 20.40 Abgott
21.00 - 21.40 The Rotted
21.40 - 23.30 4 DJs Of The Apocalypse Plus Special Guest DJs
23.30 - 01.30 Bloodstock Karaoke
01.30 - 02.00 4 DJs Of The Apocalypse


DAY 4 (16.08)

Main Stage
11.00 - 11.30 Beholder
11.55 - 12.25 Sabaton
12.50 - 13.30 Girlschool
13.55 - 14.35 Equilibrium
15.05 - 15.50 Anathema
16.20 - 17.05 Turisas
17.35 - 18.20 Moonspell
18.50 - 19.50 Amon Amarth
20.20 - 21.20 Satyricon
22.00 - 23.30 Europe
Bloodstock Unsigned Stage
11.30 - 12.00 Eibon La Furies
12.15 - 12.45 Agonyst
13.00 - 13.30 Annwn
13.45 - 14.15 Triaxis
14.30 - 15.00 Long Time Dead
15.15 - 15.45 Primitive Graven Image
16.00 - 16.30 Sower
16.45 - 17.15 Biomortal
17.30 - 18.00 Nightmare World
18.15 - 18.45 Into The Woods
19.00 - 19.30 Nya
Sophie Lancaster Stage
11.00 - 16.00 Guitar Hero Freeplay
16.05 - 17.55 4 DJ's Of The Apocalypse
18.00 - 18.40 Anterior
19.00 - 19.40 Darkness Dynamite
20.00 - 20.40 Tribe
21.00 - 21.40 Eden's Curse
22.10 - 23.30 4 DJs Of The Apocalypse
23.30 - 01.30 Bloodstock Karaoke
01.30 - 02.00 4 DJs Of The Apocalypse


News

 19.08.2009 - Cradle Of Filth - Issue Statement Regarding Bloodstock Incident
 27.03.2009 - Bloodstock Open Air - Blind Guardian & Cradle Of Filth To Co-Headline
 01.09.2008 - Bloodstock Open Air - Next Year's Tickets On Sale


Reviews

 Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 16th August 2009 by Baz Anderson
 Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 14th August 2009 by Baz Anderson
 Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 15th August 2009 by Baz Anderson


Photo galleries

Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 14th-16th August 2009 by Baz Anderson (284 images)




 
Updated: 07.08.2009




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Baz Anderson - 02.10.2008 at 18:04  
So, we have the overrated Wintersun. They will probably do more festivals in 2009 as well then.
Introspekrieg - 02.10.2008 at 18:08  
Written by Baz Anderson on 02.10.2008 at 18:04

So, we have the overrated Wintersun. They will probably do more festivals in 2009 as well then.


Haha you're fast! I agree for a band with only one album (minus Jari's Ensiferum days) they seem to be overly legendary... let's see where they stand after they have a chance to fall from grace and disappoint, taking them long enough...
Inlé - 02.10.2008 at 23:51  
Wintersun. Duff band.

I'm sure it'll go down well with many other people though... But meh, Sabaton should be ok.
Baz Anderson - 15.10.2008 at 18:12  
Now Turisas. What's with all the overrated bands so far?
Baz Anderson - 05.11.2008 at 17:36  
YES YES YES YES YES YES!!
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter confirmed!!! It will be the first time the band ever play this country I think. Saw them at Wacken 2007 and they are a real pleasure to watch live.
deathovertime - 10.01.2009 at 12:45  
This line up keeps getting better and better each year, now it's finally time for me to see Satyricon... play their older stuff.
The Shape 1973 - 11.01.2009 at 13:05  
I'm sure B.O.A used to be far more power metal than it is now, seems very doom laden now, is it just that peoples tastes have changed or are they just trying to make another Ozzfest.
necrovamp - 29.01.2009 at 22:49  
Quite liking the lineup so far, thought i think theres enough vikingmetal there lol could do with some good ole thrash bands.
Baz Anderson - 30.01.2009 at 21:05  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 11.01.2009 at 13:05

I'm sure B.O.A used to be far more power metal than it is now, seems very doom laden now, is it just that peoples tastes have changed or are they just trying to make another Ozzfest.

Yes, you're right. Bloodstock used to have much more power..
Still, there's time for some to be announced this year.
Valentin B - 11.02.2009 at 22:21  
Jesus h christ Saxon and Amon Amarth on the same day? that to me would be like, almost the awesomest thing ever lol
Longships - 14.02.2009 at 08:04  
Enslaved, Satyricon and Wintersun - nice - Saturday for me!
Dr Rockso - 24.02.2009 at 23:16  
Get in carcass and arch enemy are confirmed
Promonex - 24.02.2009 at 23:58  
So much for "last Carcass show at Damnation Festival 2008"
Valentin B - 26.02.2009 at 22:50  
Written by Promonex on 24.02.2009 at 23:58

So much for "last Carcass show at Damnation Festival 2008"

yeah lol i also heard stuff like "omg Carcass is going to disband after this tour!!" damn publicity stunts
Galar - 27.02.2009 at 20:56  
Written by Valentin B on 26.02.2009 at 22:50

Written by Promonex on 24.02.2009 at 23:58

So much for "last Carcass show at Damnation Festival 2008"

yeah lol i also heard stuff like "omg Carcass is going to disband after this tour!!" damn publicity stunts

Carcass won't be around for much longer.
Promonex - 01.03.2009 at 04:41  
@Barry: One overrated band less for you...

Quote:
All Wintersun shows cancelled

There has come again unexpected problems with technology, which will make finishing the "Time" album even more harder than it has been. Which will delay it even more. There´s also some personal problems concerning my apartment.

Because of all the problems, I have fallen under a serious amounts of stress, which is sometimes causing me "writer´s blocks". This album making is now turned into such a "risky business", that I have no choise, but to cancel Summerbreeze and Bloodstock.

The thing is, the album has to be done first, before we can play any shows. Playing just old songs after many years isn´t something we want to do and what probably no one wants to see.
After the album has been mixed, I need to mix again a "backuptrack livemix" (of the synths&orchestrations). Then we have to of course practise the new songs and arrange them into "live format" (especially mine and Teemu´s guitar parts). We also need to update our humble live gear.
All these arrangements take time, so we don´t want to risk it, that we might have to cancel the shows last minute. It must be done now and put finishing the album the number one priority. After the album is done, we will start booking shows again.

I know there´s lots of disappointed people and I have to apologize. But I hope that you´ll understand my decision under these circumstances. I have to put the album first and finish it before we play any shows. Thanks for listening!
Marcel Hubregtse - 01.03.2009 at 04:47  
Written by Promonex on 01.03.2009 at 04:41


Quote:
All Wintersun shows cancelled

There has come again unexpected problems with technology, which will make finishing the "Time" album even more harder than it has been. Which will delay it even more. There´s also some personal problems concerning my apartment.

Because of all the problems, I have fallen under a serious amounts of stress, which is sometimes causing me "writer´s blocks". This album making is now turned into such a "risky business", that I have no choise, but to cancel Summerbreeze and Bloodstock.

The thing is, the album has to be done first, before we can play any shows. Playing just old songs after many years isn´t something we want to do and what probably no one wants to see.
After the album has been mixed, I need to mix again a "backuptrack livemix" (of the synths&orchestrations). Then we have to of course practise the new songs and arrange them into "live format" (especially mine and Teemu´s guitar parts). We also need to update our humble live gear.
All these arrangements take time, so we don´t want to risk it, that we might have to cancel the shows last minute. It must be done now and put finishing the album the number one priority. After the album is done, we will start booking shows again.

I know there´s lots of disappointed people and I have to apologize. But I hope that you´ll understand my decision under these circumstances. I have to put the album first and finish it before we play any shows. Thanks for listening!



Brilliant the new Chinese Democracy? What I actually think is that they haven't recorded a single note yet.
Baz Anderson - 01.03.2009 at 18:43  
Hahaha, well I'm not too bothered about them pulling out, but I know there will be a load of disappointed people.

Still, Carcass there, that'll be great again. It'll be what... my forth time seeing them... and that's for a band who were supposed to only be doing a few shows. Hahaha.
Baz Anderson - 02.03.2009 at 18:19  
Well I hope Moonspell isn't the replacement. I'd rather chop a testicle off than endure them again.
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.03.2009 at 18:28  
Written by Baz Anderson on 02.03.2009 at 18:19

Well I hope Moonspell isn't the replacement. I'd rather chop a testicle off than endure them again.


I heard from a very reliable source it won't be Moonspell (so you don't have to chop a testicle off, imo Moonspell live is vastly superior to anything Wintersun can come near to btw) but it will be Opeth (so now run off to the sawmill and remove both testicles )





































































J/k
deathovertime - 02.03.2009 at 20:47  
Ha, if Moonspell are a replacement then they will be a dam good one. Was pretty excited to see Moonspell at Bloodstock now, so many shit hot bands going this year already, I can't wait til August.
Baz Anderson - 02.03.2009 at 23:02  
Hahahaha, I think I might die if they had Opeth there two years running.
Waylander793 - 11.03.2009 at 16:21  
Can't wait for this year!
Such a good line up!
Looking forward most to, Amon Amarth, Turisas, Satyricon and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter!
I between I'll be chugging mead
Metal Defender - 11.03.2009 at 21:24  
Wow, Kreator! What a great addition!
Baz Anderson - 17.03.2009 at 20:01  
Equilibrium! That's what we like to see!
gid - 21.03.2009 at 15:38  
Yes! Tickets arrived.
ThunderAxe1989 - 21.03.2009 at 18:02  
Carcass AND Arch Enemy? lol, wow some axemen are ga be tired.
Metal Defender - 27.03.2009 at 21:02  
Blind Guardian & Cradle Of Filth - Just been announced.
Baz Anderson - 27.03.2009 at 21:12  
Yes! Blind Guardian and Cradle Of Filth will co-headline.

Fantastic I say. Bloodstock do it every year.. this will be an event to look forward to again.
ThunderAxe1989 - 28.03.2009 at 00:15  
Well......this actually looks like a very kick ass tour

i hope the UK crowd have fun.
Baz Anderson - 31.03.2009 at 20:41  
Europe...
Hahaha, it seems like a VERY controversial announcement on the Bloodstock forums about these closing the festival.
Galar - 31.03.2009 at 22:23  
Europe wtf?
Galar - 31.03.2009 at 22:24  
AND CRADILE OF FILTH IS HEADLING BEFORE CARCASS?

....

pure garbage in that respect
Elio - 31.03.2009 at 22:48  
Seems like a pretty nice festival, I'd like to be there
Baz Anderson - 31.03.2009 at 23:50  
Written by Galar on 31.03.2009 at 22:24

AND CRADILE OF FILTH IS HEADLING BEFORE CARCASS?

....

pure garbage in that respect

No - Carcass are headlining their day and Cradle Of Filth are co-headlining with Blind Guardian on the second day.
Even when they are still playing on different days, Carcass' slot will be later than Cradle Of Filth's slot the next day, so I don't know why you think this.
Metal Defender - 14.04.2009 at 13:46  
I think those viking warriors they're having this year would be interesting. Do you think the bloodstock team were influenced by that guy who was dressed up in all those carlsberg cases last year? haha funny stuff. Something different i suppose
Metal Defender - 28.04.2009 at 21:57  
Fear Factory Confirmed
steve-cfh - 06.07.2009 at 15:31  
ARE THEY REPLACING FEAR FACTORY AND GWAR?
THEY SHOULD DEFINATELY GET

QUO VADIS
ZIMMERS HOLE
CYNIC
OBSCURA

ANY OF THOSE AND ILL BE A HAPPY MAN!
Baz Anderson - 06.07.2009 at 21:49  
Gwar pulled out? Can't say I am disappointed.
Marcel Hubregtse - 07.07.2009 at 01:17  
Written by Baz Anderson on 06.07.2009 at 21:49

Gwar pulled out? Can't say I am disappointed.


Music wise I can understand your sentiments, but performance wise they would most certainly have been the most fun thing on stage there.
Don Stevo - 28.07.2009 at 17:22  
Less then 3 weeks to go.
I cant wait!!

Looking forward mostly to seeing Kreator, Blind Guardian & Wolf. In otherwords the saturday.
Baz Anderson - 07.08.2009 at 14:53  
Full times have been updated now!!
Prisoner - 12.08.2009 at 10:41  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 07.07.2009 at 01:17

Written by Baz Anderson on 06.07.2009 at 21:49

Gwar pulled out? Can't say I am disappointed.


Music wise I can understand your sentiments, but performance wise they would most certainly have been the most fun thing on stage there.


Agreed. I was waiting 2 LMFAO on Gwar:lol: but can't say I'm disappointed becasue musically they svck!
necrovamp - 12.08.2009 at 19:23  
ITs Tomorow, Wahey!
Baz Anderson - 12.08.2009 at 21:08  
Yes! I am looking forward to this - hopefully I'll bump into some of you there.

About Gwar - well, I saw them at Wacken and was quite surprised really. They actually did put on a very entertaining show, it is a shame they won't be here after all.
Baz Anderson - 17.08.2009 at 14:24  
That was a really really fantastic festival (apart from the Cradle Of Filth incident).
I'll have my pictures on sometime today and my review on probably tomorrow some time.

I did three interviews with members of Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Blind Guardian and Equilibrium. They will be on as soon as possible too!
skerfy - 19.08.2009 at 20:05  
My first festival and it was incredible, i hope to continue going to Bloodstock from now on if i can get enough cash each year
Countess Bathory - 21.08.2009 at 00:14  
Written by skerfy on 19.08.2009 at 20:05

My first festival and it was incredible, i hope to continue going to Bloodstock from now on if i can get enough cash each year


It was mine too and I agree that it was incredible, I hope the bands are as good next year.

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