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Bloodstock Open Air 2018

Catton Hall (Catton Park), Walton On Trent
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After their most successful festival to date in 2017 and first ever weekend sell-out at a capacity 15,000 tickets, Bloodstock is thrilled to announce Gojira and Nightwish as its first headliners for 2018's event which will take place at Catton Park, near Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire from 9th-12th August.

Gojira said 'We are excited and honoured to headline Bloodstock festival in 2018, one of our favourite festivals in the world. We had such a great time in 2016 with the Bloodstock crowd and are sure that 2018 will be even better. We are already planning what we can do to make it the most awesome GOJIRA show yet. We can't wait!'

Meanwhile, NIightwish said 'We can't wait to hit the mighty Bloodstock Festival in 2018! By then we'll be in full flight on our 'Decades' World Tour (a retrospective) so expect an unusual set list with a bit of nostalgia for the old fans, but some recent epics for the new. We will throw ourselves into it with everything we've got so be there!"'

Please visit www.bloodstock.uk.com/ for more information.

Headliners

Judas Priest

Judas Priest appearing at this event

One of the stalwarts of the British hard rock scene whose in-your-face metal rocked a generation. Known for twin lead guitars, a wide operatic vocal style, and for introducing the S&M leather-and-studs look into heavy metal, they have sold over 45 million albums worldwide.

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Gojira (France)

Gojira (France) appearing at this event

Gojira is a progressive metal band formed in 1996 in Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass. They are known for their environmentally-themed lyrics, and cite the ill state of mother earth in their albums Terra Incognita (2000) and The Link (2003).

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Nightwish

Nightwish appearing at this event

Equal parts epic metal and gothic symphony, Nightwish stand alone. They blend soaring keyboards and operatic vocals with shredding guitars and jagged rhythms for a style of cinematic, orchestral heavy music all their own.

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Catton Hall (Catton Park)

  • Catton Park
  • Walton On Trent
  • DE12 8LN
Website:
catton-hall.com
Enquiries:
01283716311