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Bloodstock 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 Festival 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.

The 2021 line-up features Devin Townsend, Judas Priest, Saxon, Paradise Lost and Skindred, along with many other incredible acts like Bury Tomorrow, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Jinjer, Dark Tranquility and many more.

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 2020 was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. All tickets remain valid the 2021 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here

Bloodstock Open Air 2021 – Official UK Metal Festival Trailer

Bloodstock Festival 2021 Lineup


Devin Townsend
Mercyful Fate
Judas Priest
Dimmu Borgir
Paradise Lost

Devin Townsend / Judas Priest / Saxon / Paradise Lost / Skindred / Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals / Gloryhammer / Bury Tomorrow / Orange Goblin / Vio‐lence / Dark Tranquillity / Sacred Reich / The Black Dahlia Murder / Jinjer / Life of Agony / Diamond Head / Toxic Holocaust / Sylosis / Acid Reign / Butcher Babies / Conjurer / Svalbard / Cattle Decapitation / Bloodywood / The Night Flight Orchestra / Mercyful Fate / Dimmu Borgir / Memoriam / Ramage Inc.Green Lung / Unleash the Archers / Winterfylleth / Nekrogoblikon / The Crawling / Raised by Owls / Anakim / Soen / Dog Tired / Bailer / Blasphemer / Black Tongue / Liberty Lies / Pist / Sharks In Your Mouth / Noctem / Deified / Agrona / Garganjua / King Goat / Exhumed / Necrot / Unto Others / Viscera / Savage Master

Bloodstock Festival 2021 Tickets

Weekend Camping Tickets from £152.00 (€169.10) are on sale:


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.

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

Book Hotels & Holiday Rentals near the Venue at the lowest Prices online!

Travel Info

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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.


There will be a shuttle service operating between Lichfield City Train Station and the festival coach park. A return ticket costs only £10.00 when purchased in advance online and £12.00 return and £8 single tickets can be purchased on the day.
FROM Lichfield City train station TO the festival site:
Wednesday 11 August – departures every 20 minutes between 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FROM the festival site TO Lichfield City train station
Monday 16 August – departures every 15 minutes between 07:30 AM – 12:00 PM


You can get straight to the festival site from 34 locations around the UK with Big Green Coach at the link below:

Big Green Coach


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


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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