bloodstockFrench heavyweights GOJIRA are set to bring their whale-sized riffs to Catton Park as Saturday’s special guests!  A crowd favourite every time they play, and with a brand new album on the way, being recorded in their own studio, their BLOODSTOCK set is sure to be a sight to behold.  Frontman Joe Duplantier enthuses:

“BLOODSTOCK is one of our favourite festivals in the UK!  The quality of the bands playing is always a high standard and we love the passion of the people who come to rock out!  It’s an honour to be a part of it again.”

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Stepping into Sunday’s special guest slot are thrash titans, ANTHRAX!  More than three decades in and with a new album, ‘All For Kings’ coming in February, BLOODSTOCK will be the place to see them next Summer.  Axe legend Scott Ian comments:

“On the most metal of days we will once again have the privilege to rage with you crazy fuckers!  BLOODSTOCK!!!  A festival fit for all kings!!!  See what I did there?  See ya soon, my friends.”

Get excited by checking out their latest single ‘Evil Twin’, released last month, at:

Playing their only UK show for 2016 are Norwegian trailblazers SATYRICON, performing their classic “Nemesis Devina” album in full on Sunday. Frontman and visionary Satyr comments.

“Next year it’s 20 years since Satyricon made its live debut as a band, and 20 years since we released Nemesis Divina. There’s a nemesis walking through life, for all to face.  And there’s a Divine Nemesis, for all to face that come to see Satyricon at BLOODSTOCK 2016.  Let us celebrate the 20th anniversary of a milestone album like only Norsemen and Brits can!”

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Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced £120 (+ booking fee) from  BLOODSTOCK is family-friendly and welcomes rockers of all ages!  A weekend ticket with camping for kids aged 4 – 11 is just £35 (+booking fee) and if your little mosher is under 4, they can join you for free (Note: all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 18)!  Campervan pitches are already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment. Rock Society passes are already sold out.

How to get to BLOODSTOCK?  The official coach travel partner, Big Green Coach, has packages on sale.  You can now secure your coach trip straight to the festival site with only a £10 deposit.  Ditch the hassle of car parking, trains or transfers and let Big Green Coach take you and your camping gear straight to the festival from 21 departure locations across the UK.  To guarantee your return seat and see where you can catch the coach, check:  If you’re coming by train instead, you can also book their rail shuttle bus service, leaving from Lichfield train station to the site every few mins, for arrivals on Thursday and departures on Monday.  Full info at the link.

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at and, or via Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.