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Bloodstock Open Air Festival is the UK’s biggest independent metal festival, showcasing over 120 acts across five days in the grounds of Derbyshire’s beautiful Catton Hall.

Bloodstock Open Air is well established as a firm favourite and an essential event in the heavy metal calendar. The festival has won the hearts and minds of fans of heavy rock and metal by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line-up on UK soil, both stellar homegrown artists and world class international acts.

Bloodstock Festival is proud to present over 120 international rock and metal acts across four stages, as well as other attractions including a huge international metal market, late night entertainment (comedians, movies and more) fairground rides and other events like axe-throwing, zorbing, or medieval reenactments, Lemmy’s Bar in the main arena serving real ale and cider, plus a wide range of delectable food whether you’re a veggie, vegan, carnivore, or gluten-free.

Bloodstock Open Air 2022 - Official UK Metal Festival Trailer

Bloodstock Open Air 2023 Lineup

Headliners

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
MESHUGGAH
MEGADETH

Fri 11 August 2023
Ronnie James Dio

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE / INFLAMES / HEAVEN SHALL BURN / FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY / GATECREEPER / SACRED REICH / SEETHING AKIRA

Sophie Lancaster Stage

WHITECHAPEL / NONPOINT

Sat 12 August 2023
Ronnie James Dio

MESHUGGAH / ANTHRAX / DEVILDRIVER / KNOCKED LOOSE / CROWBAR / URNE

Sophie Lancaster Stage

ZEAL AND ARDOUR / KING 810 / TROLLFEST / GUTALAX

Sun 13 August 2023
Ronnie James Dio

MEGADETH / HELLOWEEN / DECAPITATED / SEPULTURA / UGLY KID JOE / ALL HAIL THE YETI / UUHAI / DEAD LABEL

Sophie Lancaster Stage

BIOHAZARD / KING 810 / UNTO OTHERS / CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL / INVISIONS / COBRA THE IMPALER

+ more artists TBA

Bloodstock Open Air 2023 Tickets

Early Bird Standard Weekend Tickets at £172.00 (€195.02) are on sale:

Accommodation

Camping during the festival is included with Weekend Tickets. You will need basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night). If you don’t want to bring your own tent, the festival offers Premium Camping options purchased here

Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels and apartments using the map below or visit booking.com

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Travel Info

BY CAR
PARKING & CAMPERVAN

Parking (£20.25) & Campervan (£85.75) Passes can be purchased here

BY TRAIN

Make your way to Birmingham New Street railway station. From Birmingham New Street station take the train to Lichfield City. This journey should take approximately 35 Minutes. Lichfield station is 7 miles from Catton Hall and is about 15-20 minutes drive.

BY SHUTTLE

There will be a shuttle service operating between Lichfield City Train Station and the festival coach park to be announced soon:

BY COACH

You can get straight to the festival site from 34 locations around the UK with Big Green Coach and tickets can be purchased here

BY LIFTSHARE

Lift-sharing is a convenient and sustainable way of travelling to Bloodstock Festival. You will definitely save money by sharing travel costs, and also get the chance to meet some great people on the way. Sign up to Liftshare Bloodstock here

BY PLANE

Catton Park is 20 miles from either Birmingham Airport (BHX) or Nottingham East Midlands Airport (EMA), 60 miles from Manchester Airport (MAN) and 130 miles from Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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