Event information

Location: United Kingdom, Catton Hall (Catton Park)
Date: 14-17 August 2008
Website: bloodstock.uk.com

Tickets:

£85.00
Buy at www.bloodstock.uk.com


The Bloodstock Open Air festival is England's biggest and best full-on metal festival, and this year marks its fourth open air event once again at Catton Hall at the south of Derbyshire. The festival has grown over the years from being a relatively small two-day metal gathering starting 2005, to the three-day metal party it has been since 2007. The festival has always hosted a varied line-up of both popular and underground metal and this year boasts its best line-up the festival has ever seen with hugely popular bands Nightwish, Opeth and Dimmu Borgir to name a few, as well as power metal gods Helloween and thrash legends Destruction. Bands of all styles are present from the old-school traditional Praying Mantis and melodic Bloodstock familiars Primal Fear to the modern, devastating power of extreme metal bands Akercocke and Kataklysm, not to mention English grind kinds Napalm Death and be sure to check out At The Gates for the last time ever as they will grace the stage on their last ever goodbye tour. Bloodstock is also running the "Metal 2 The Masses" to allow unsigned up-and-coming English metal talent the chance to be voted in to play on the unsigned stage at the festival. Bloodstock 2008 is shaping up to be the best edition yet with such a line-up bursting with amazing quality with styles ranging across the metal scope and the English audience never being so hungry for some real heavy metal on their doorsteps.

Catton Hall will once again be the home to this great event. It is located in the middle of the Derby, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham square - with the nearest towns being Lichfield, Burton upon Trent and Tamworth. The location of Catton Hall can be viewed at this location and can be zoomed in as required. Catton Hall is just 20 miles from either the Birmingham or Nottingham East Midlands Airport, 60 miles from Manchester airport and 130 miles from Heathrow airport for foreign visitors. A shuttle bus service will also run from Lichfield and Burton upon Trent, information on the shuttle bus service as well as opening times, age restrictions, camping and any other information you may need can be found at this location.

Last year's Bloodstock Open Air page can be viewed at this location, with full gallery of way over 100 images of the festival at this location. A full three-day report of the festival can also be found at these locations: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.

Tickets can be purchased over the internet at £85 for the full three days and camping at this location. VIP camping and backstage tickets are also on sale for the first time in Bloodstock history and can be purchased at this location. For extra convenience, tickets can also for the first time be purchased at a number of HMV outlets throughout the country, a list of participating stores can be found here. For anything else you may need, visit the festival's official website here or if I, myself can help in any way - feel free to send me a PM by following this link.

We will see you there for what promises to be THE metal event in England for 2008. Full and current line-up can be seen below and will be kept up-to-date.

Who was there?

100% Baz Anderson
100% necrovamp
100% Stuart
100% Inlé
100% TimmyPix
100% alexo dynami
100% floydiac
100% Metal Defender
100% PlagueAndFyre
100% Slaytanic1
100% mordreds.song (USA)
100% Necromantic
100% Daneyol
90% Olli
80% Graveshift


DAY 1 (14.08)

Lava Stage
22.30 - 02.00 4 DJs Of he Apocalypse + Bloodstock Karaoke
21:15 - 22:30 Marshall Law
20.00 - 20.45 Conquest Of Steel
19.00 - 19:40 Bungle Junior
18.00 - 19.00 4 DJs Of The Apocalypse plus special guest DJs
12.00 - 18.00 Guitar Hero 3 - Free Gaming


DAY 2 (15.08)

Main Stage
22:00 - 23:30 Opeth
20:05 - 21:20 Helloween
18:25 - 19:25 Soulfly
17:15 - 17:55 Primal Fear
16:05 - 16:45 Destruction
14:55 - 15:35 Akercocke
13:45 - 14:25 Týr
12:35 - 13:15 Praying Mantis
11:40 - 12:10 Evile
10:45 - 11:15 Saint Deamon
Scuzz Stage
19.00 - 19.30 From The Ashes
18.15 - 18.45 Sorcerers Spell
17.30 - 18.00 The Dead Lay Waiting
16.45 - 17.15 Anger Management
16.00 - 16.30 Firebrand Super Rock
15.15 - 15.45 Son Of Science
14.30 - 15.00 Obsessive Compulsive
13.45 - 14.15 Hospital Of Death
13.00 - 13.30 Broken Faith
12.15 - 12.45 A470
11.30 - 12.00 DeadFilmStar
Lava Stage
01:30 - 02:00 4 DJs Of The Apocalypse
23:30 - 01:30 Bloodstock Karaoke
21:50 - 23:30 4 DJs Of The Apocalypse plus special guest DJs
21:10 - 21:50 The Inbreds
20:15 - 20:55 Invasion
19:15 - 19:55 Outcry Fire
18:20 - 18:55 Pro-jekt
10:00 - 18:00 Guitar Hero 3 Competition


DAY 3 (16.08)

Main Stage
22:00 - 23:30 Dimmu Borgir
20:20 - 21:20 Iced Earth
18:40 - 19:40 Soilwork
17:30 - 18:10 Napalm Death
16:20 - 17:00 Moonsorrow
15:10 - 15:50 Communic
14:00 - 14:40 Swallow The Sun
12:50 - 13:30 Eluveitie
11:55 - 12:25 Cloudscape
10:55 - 11:25 Rise To Remain
10:15 - 10:35 Evil Scarecrow
Scuzz Stage
19:45 - 20:15 The Berzerker
19:00 - 19:30 RSJ
18:15 - 18:45 Metalloid
17:30 - 18:00 Concept Of Time
16:45 - 17:15 Hellfighter
16:00 - 16:30 Keltic Jihad
15:15 - 15:45 The Defiled
14:30 - 15:00 Blood Island Raiders
13:45 - 14:15 The Dirty Youth
13:00 - 13:30 Mantra
12:15 - 12:45 Empyreal Destroyer
11:30 - 12:00 Witchsorrow
10:45 - 11:15 Denounce
10:00 - 10:30 9 Days Down
Lava Stage
01:30 - 02:00 4 DJ's Of The Apocalypse
23:30 - 01:30 Bloodstock Karaoke
21:00 - 23:30 4 DJs Of The Apocalypse plus special guest DJs
20:20 - 21:00 Scuzz Competition Winner
19:20 - 20:00 Sondura
18:15 - 18:55 Fury UK
17:15 - 17:55 Seven Years Dead
10:00 - 17:00 Guitar Hero 3 Competition


DAY 4 (17.08)

Main Stage
22:00 - 23:30 Nightwish
20:20 - 21:20 At The Gates
18:50 - 19:50 Overkill
17:40 - 18:20 As I Lay Dying
16:30 - 17:10 Kataklysm
15:20 - 16:00 Mob Rules
14:10 - 14:50 Grand Magus
13:00 - 13:40 Alestorm
12:00 - 12:30 Crowning Glory
11:00 - 11:30 Heaven's Basement
Scuzz Stage
19:00 - 19:30 Scuzz Band TBA
18:15 - 18:45 Silent Descent
17:30 - 18:00 Musta Talvi
16:45 - 17:15 Ted Maul
16:00 - 16:30 Ravens Creed
15:15 - 15:45 Celtic Legacy
14:30 - 15:00 N.G.T
13:45 - 14:15 Ravenage
13:00 - 13:30 Serotonal
12:15 - 12:45 De Profundis
11:30 - 12:00 Blasphemous Creation
10:45 - 11:45 Battle For Bloodstock, Kent
Lava Stage
01:30 - 02:00 4 DJs Of The Apocalypse
23:30 - 01:30 Bloodstock Karaoke
21:40 - 23:30 4 DJs Of The Apocalypse plus special guest DJs
21:00 - 21:40 Liquid Sky
19:30 - 20:10 Adam Bomb
18:05 - 18:45 Total Rock slot
17:10 - 17:50 Heaven's Gate
16:15 - 16:55 Esoterica
10:00 - 16:00 Guitar Hero 3 Competition


News

 02.07.2008 - Bloodstock Open Air - Day Tickets Now Available
 03.06.2008 - Bloodstock Unsigned - Metal 2 The Masses Voting Open
 15.09.2007 - Moonsorrow - First Band Confirmed For Bloodstock 2008


Reviews

 Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 15th August 2008 by Baz Anderson
 Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 16th August 2008 by Baz Anderson
 Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 17th August 2008 by Baz Anderson


Photo galleries

Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 15th-17th August 2008 by Baz Anderson (183 images)




 
Updated: 13.08.2008




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Baz Anderson - 01.11.2007 at 19:33  
OH YES!!!
Primal Fear back in England!! I am a happy person!
deathovertime - 14.12.2007 at 20:02  
DIMMU BORGIR!!!!
Baz Anderson - 09.01.2008 at 18:29  
Helloween!!
hahaha, I only saw them yesterday and now I find out I will see them again! hahahaha
Graveshift - 10.01.2008 at 01:43  
First Primal Fear and now Helloween, this line up is getting better and better!!!
Mrshll - 17.02.2008 at 01:29  
Such a great lineup. I got chills
Inlé - 19.02.2008 at 10:59  
Yay for Mob Rules... Lineup keeps getting better!
deathovertime - 10.03.2008 at 19:02  
Wow Nightwish as well now. I know they've been there before but didn't see them making a return, I'll definitely be seeing what they're like live.
deathovertime - 14.05.2008 at 16:27  
Holy shit! I've heard on Bloodstock's official site that Akercocke are playing at BOA now!!!
It's been such a long time I've been waiting to see them.
Baz Anderson - 27.05.2008 at 21:51  
I was looking forward to this a lot when just the first few bands were confirmed, but lately we have Akercocke, Destruction and now Napalm Death coming..
this will be a fantastic festival! maybe the best Bloodstock so far
spunky - 30.05.2008 at 23:28  
i'll definately be there if there's transport from the nearest city to the campsite seeing as i can't drive nor afford a taxi
Baz Anderson - 02.06.2008 at 18:43  
Written by Guest on 30.05.2008 at 23:28

i'll definately be there if there's transport from the nearest city to the campsite seeing as i can't drive nor afford a taxi

I'm pretty sure they do a shuttle bus from Lichfield - and you can get there by train I do believe...
TimmyPix - 02.06.2008 at 23:07  
It's gonna be so good

Looking forward to Opeth for the second time (anyone else go to Defenders Of The Faith?), Nightwish, At The Gates and Soilwork, hoping to discover some new bands too...

See you all there!
spunky - 02.06.2008 at 23:56  
Written by Baz Anderson on 02.06.2008 at 18:43

Written by Guest on 30.05.2008 at 23:28

i'll definately be there if there's transport from the nearest city to the campsite seeing as i can't drive nor afford a taxi

I'm pretty sure they do a shuttle bus from Lichfield - and you can get there by train I do believe...

good stuff! just to get a ticket now
Baz Anderson - 03.06.2008 at 00:19  
woo! nice!! maybe I will see you there this year! haha

Timmy.. no, I am not a fan of Opeth but I am sure to see them maybe three times this year at festivals - maybe that will make me like them.
anyway, forget all them bands that are all popular and pushed at you by Metal Hammer - the good stuff there are the bands like Helloween, Primal Fear, Destruction, Akercocke, Iced Earth, Napalm Death, Moonsorrow, Kataklysm.. etc..
Promonex - 03.06.2008 at 12:09  
Written by Baz Anderson on 03.06.2008 at 00:19
[...] the good stuff there are the bands like Helloween, Primal Fear, Destruction, Akercocke, Iced Earth, Napalm Death, Moonsorrow, Kataklysm.. etc..

Don't forget Communic, they are an awesome live band you definitely don't want to miss!
Baz Anderson - 03.06.2008 at 14:43  
yeh! I will make sure I get a good spot for them too - my interest has risen since reviewing their album. haha, it was quite good indeed! Nevermore were one of the best bands last year, so we'll see how these are!
necrovamp - 18.06.2008 at 23:28  
hm the line up doesn't look as good as last year but OPETH! itll make up for missing them on their last tour. hell boa will be fantastic anyway.

@BAZ - dude you gonna write a review?
Baz Anderson - 27.06.2008 at 04:57  
Yep, of course I will - it will be my duty to!
Valentin B - 05.07.2008 at 23:55  
Written by Baz Anderson on 01.11.2007 at 19:33

OH YES!!!
Primal Fear back in England!! I am a happy person!

i know this is old, but Primal Fear is supporting Priest in their show here. how's that!

anyway, i think Nightwish is kinda too soft compared to the other bands playing(Dimmu for example)
Warman - 06.07.2008 at 02:19  
Great bands every day!
deathovertime - 08.07.2008 at 18:36  
So many fucking good bands going, they keep getting better and better each year. Only another 5 weeks left!
Pulvercity - 08.07.2008 at 21:09  
Seeing Tyr again would be magnificent....
Bloody hell...
I was supposed to go last year...Was going to go mainly for Korpiklaani...
Of course I didn't wind up going, and it's a damn shame.

This line-ups looking really great, though. I've seen a good portion of those bands.
Should be a wicked time for those attending!
deathovertime - 07.08.2008 at 21:09  
The Berzerker are going now. Wow!
Baz Anderson - 08.08.2008 at 01:14  
Indeed! I had to check twice about that too!! Hahaha - always wanted to see them.
This festival will be something special alright!
Baz Anderson - 09.08.2008 at 21:50  
OK! This festival profile is complete. All bands are added, all stages, and all the times of the bands/events.
All the information you could need is right here.
deathovertime - 11.08.2008 at 21:47  
It's only 4 days away now, I'm getting fucking excited!
Baz Anderson - 12.08.2008 at 01:56  
I will be going there on the 14th seeing as the bands start so early on the Friday..
it seems like I have only just got back from Wacken and now this..
I think I am looking forward to this not just for the bands, but to see my friends again!!
Really though.. the first day is a monster! I can't wait!
Baz Anderson - 12.08.2008 at 20:33  
Weather forecast: heavy rain the whole festival. Damn.
alexo dynami - 13.08.2008 at 16:13  
Please go and watch Metalloid for who are fans of Power/heavy Metal
TimmyPix - 14.08.2008 at 01:22  
The Berzerker have been added as special guests on the second stage on Saturday
I'm gonna die in that pit...

And weather warning folks; looks like we're all gonna drown. I'll see you guys tomorrow
Baz Anderson - 14.08.2008 at 01:54  
Yep! I am going down tomorrow for Marshall Law too - they were great in 2006 and will be even better now they have some new material for us!

The weather I don't think will help anything though, I just hope it will be bearable!

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