12 BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR JAGER STAGE / ONE MORE BAND CONFIRMED FOR SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR are proud to announce the line up for this years Jagermeister Stage. A mix of semi-acoustic acts will grace this year’s stage to bring exclusive performances to the metal masses.
ANDRASTE are a 6 piece folk metal act hailing from Manchester with influences firmly rooted in traditional British folk and various forms of extreme metal, they’ll be adding an acoustic twist for their performance. Frontman for UK melodic rock band InMe, DAVE MCPHERSON will also be making an appearance as well as ZP THEART (former Dragonforce Frontman) who will also be taking to the mainstage at Bloodstock with his new band IamI. KYRBGRINDER will be bringing their mixture of funk, groove metal, with drummer Johanne having been awarded “Drummer Of The Year” 4 times by the Classic Rock Society. The cinematic metal tones of SPLINTERED SOUL announce an extra performance alongside their slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage and KOBRA AND THE LOTUS will also make a second performance at the festival, an up close and personal set consisting of Dio covers. ABSOLVA (featuring members of Fury UK & Iced Earth) make their debut Bloodstock appearance on the Jager stage with their blend of groove metal.ORIANTHI steps off the mainstage where she will be performing with Alice Cooper as his lead guitarist, to play an intimate set. Birmingham based progressive-Power Metal actDAKESIS and female fronted Hard Rock four-piece SKARLETT RIOT have also been confirmed to bring their sets to the Jager stage, respectively. Welsh quintet TRIAXIS celebrate their return to Catton Hall following their performance in 2009, and last but not least hotly tipped newcomers THE MERCY HOUSE will perform a stripped back set of their riff laden Rock.
Over at the Sophie Lancaster stage, Progressive Metal act SPLINTERED SOUL have just been confirmed to play alongside the already announced headliners ALCEST, ORANGEGOBLIN and ANAAL NATRHAKH.
With an amazing selection of main stage headliners - BEHEMOTH, MACHINE HEAD and ALICE COOPER and just under 3 weeks to go, you better make sure to get your tickets now to not miss out on THE metal event of the year.
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 takes place at Catton Hall August 9th – 12th. Tickets are available from www.bloodstock.uk.com
Line Up So Far:
RONNIE JAMES DIO STAGE
ANVIL – WATAIN – PARADISE LOST – DIMMU BORGIR – HATEBREED – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – SANCTUARY – GRAND MAGUS – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – EVILE – NILE – MAYHEM – LOCK UP – SEPULTURA – ICED EARTH – TESTAMENT – CHTHONIC – DIO DISCIPLES – CROWBAR – BENEDICTION – I AM I – MOONSORROW – FREEDOM CALL – KOBRA & THE LOTUS – MALEFICE
SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE in association with Last.FM
ALCEST – ORANGE GOBLIN – ANAAL NATHRAKH
ALCEST – ORANGE GOBLIN – ANAAL NATHRAKH – HEADCHARGER – WINTERFYLLETH DEMONIC RESURRECTION – EASTERN FRONT – ANCIENT ASCENDANT – SIGHT OF EMPTINESS – PRIMITAI – PYTHIA – CRIMES OF PASSION – SATURNIAN BLOODSHOT DAWN – RE-ARMED – GONOREAS – COMMANDER IN CHIEF – RISING DREAM – INFERNAL TENEBRA – NOCTEFERIA – MARIONETTE- FURYON – DERISION – BATALLION – WITCHSORROW – DRIPBACK – SAVAGE MESSIAH – FLAYED DISCIPLE – VIKING SKULL – DEATH VALLEY KNIGHTS – SWEET SAVAGE – SPLINTERED SOUL
PRITCHARD Vs DAINTON – STEVE HUGHES
NEW BLOOD STAGE
DOOMED – GONE TIL WINTER – HURON – FALLEN FATE – REIGN OF FURY –DREAMCATCHER – REFLECTIONS IN EXILE – INFERNAL CREATION – CAMBION – WARHORSE – MERCILESS FAIL – STORMBORN – TEMPUS FUSION – WRETCHED SOUL – A THOUSAND ENEMIES – SHATTERED SKIES - EXILE THE TRAITOR – KATALEPTIC – KILLER HURTS - KRESPUSKUL – MY WOODEN PILLOW – SCARE TACTICS – WALKING THEO APOLLYON – COSMIC VORTEX OF DOOM – RATHER – AIRSTRYKE – BLYND HAKIN – INCINERY - SA – DA – KO.
ANDRASTE – DAVE MCPHERSON – ABSOLVA – FROM RUIN – TRIAXIS – KYRBGRINDER – DREAMCATCHER – ZP HEART – A THOUSAND ENEMIES – SPLINTERED SOUL – ORIANTHI – KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – MERCY HOUSE – DAKESIS – SKARLETT RIOT