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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.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2023 Lineup

Lineup to be announced soon:

Thu 11 August

Sophie Lancaster Stage

The Night Flight Orchestra / Nekrogoblikon

Fri 12 August

Ronnie James Dio

Behemoth / Testament / Exodus / GWar / Doyle / Bloodywood

Sophie Lancaster Stage

Sleep Token / Eyehategod / Heathen / Discharge / Heart of a Coward / Enforced

Sat 13 August

Ronnie James Dio

Merciful Fate / Dimmu Borgir / Bury Tomorrow / Sacret Reich / Lorna Shore / Spirit World / Lost Society

Sophie Lancaster Stage

Hatebreed / Ferocious Dog / Black Tongue

Sun 14 August

Ronnie James Dio

Lamb of God / Dark Funeral / Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals / The Black Dhalia Murder / Violence / Butcher Babies / Life of Agony

Sophie Lancaster Stage

Static X / Belphegor / SOEN / Party Cannon / Heriot

Bloodstock Open Air 2023 Tickets

Early Bird Standard Weekend Tickets at £157.00 (€185.46) 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
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PARKING & CAMPERVAN

You can buy Parking (£20.25) & Campervan (£85.75) Passes online at the link below (Tickets at the gate will increase to £25.00):

Parking & Campervan

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 to be announced soon:

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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