The organisers of UK metal festival BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, have announced three more bands for this year’s line-up.
ARCH ENEMY will be appearing as special guests on the Sunday (13th August). The band, fronted by Alissa White-Gluz, are set to release a new live DVD/Blu-Ray of their full Wacken set titled “As The Stages Burn!” on 31st March via Century Media. ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott says: “We’re very much looking forward to being a part of this year’s edition of BLOODSTOCK, which actually takes place very close to where my father was born. We’ll be bringing our ‘pure fucking metal’ attack home… Hail to England!”
Salt Lake City deathcore mob CHELSEA GRIN also land an early main stage slot on Friday. The band released their fourth studio album, ‘Self Inflicted’ via new label home Rise Records last summer. Frontman Alex Koehler states: “We are looking forward to heading back overseas this summer to be part of Bloodstock 2017. When we were offered the show and we saw the lineup we were extremely excited. We’ve seen tons of videos from BLOODSTOCK in the past and cannot wait to be there.”
Lastly, prog metallers ONI join the ranks on the Sophie stage on Saturday. Signed to Metal Blade, these Canadians recently unveiled a creepy video for ‘The Only Cure’ from debut album “Ironshore”, featuring guest vocals from Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe. Frontman Jake Oni says “In the past year, we’ve had the pleasure of playing the UK a few times, but being a part Bloodstock 2017 is a huge honour. We are not only excited to show this festival what we’ve got, but also to see some of the masters that are playing!!! You don’t want to miss this!” ONI warm up for their BLOODSTOCK debut by traversing Europe next month with Children of Bodom.
It’s nearly the ‘last chance saloon’ for the very popular ticket payment scheme! BLOODSTOCK’s deposit plan helps ease the pain of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums. Sign up in the ticket store before 28th Feb with your initial payment of £34.80. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June and July respectively. Job done, ticket purchased! Get full info at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.