Bloodstock Open Air

Thursday 11th August 2016


From £120

Minimum age: 4

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR is the UK’s  biggest and hands-down best organised, heaviest hard rock and metal gathering catering for 15,000 metal fans over 4 days.   Now in its 16th year, the Award winning Independent BLOODSTOCK  festival takes place from 6th-9th August 2015 at the picturesque grounds of Catton Park in Derbyshire. 

After their biggest and most successful year to date, the first headliner has been announced for 2015!

WITHIN TEMPTATION are set to play their only UK show next year as Saturday night headliners at Catton Park! It is a triumphant return for the Dutch megastars, who headlined Bloodstock in 2005, as their very first UK festival appearance and only second ever UK show. Frontwoman Sharon den Adel enthuses, “We're thrilled to play Bloodstock again! We had such a great time before and can't wait to take ‘Hydra’ to the stage at Catton Park. It's a really exciting time for us right now and we're looking forward to bringing the fire!!” 

Bloodstock has captured the hearts and minds of metal fans from around the globe over the last 14 years. Being a truly independent metal festival run by metal fans for metal fans, the award winning festival has so much to offer any self-respecting metal head and is a must do in your 2015 festival calendar.

As well as over 100 bands across 4 stages, Bloodstock has the hugely popular Serpents Lair festival Bar serving over 90 real ales from all corners of the UK, late night entertainment into the early hours after the main stage closes, international metal market, Metal Hammer sponsored signing tent to meet the bands personally, full combat medieval tournament and so much more to be announced.

100+ bands - 4 Days Camping - 4 stages - International metal market - Comedians - Late Night Entertainment - Beer Festival – Serpents Lair VIP Camping and so much more….

Don't stay in the dark....come along to the 2015 event, join your metal brethren and find out why Bloodstock's is the number one Metal event on the UK calendar.



Disabled Access Information


There is a disabled viewing platform in the main arena to allow for easy viewing of the Ronnie James Dio Stage, we operate a one plus one policy ( Disabled customer + their Carer ). There are disabled toilets in the arena.



The disabled campsite is situated right next door to the main arena for ease of access. Disabled toilets and showers are provided in the disabled campsite. There is a power charging point for wheel chair users. There is also a campsite information hub should you have any questions our staff will do their best to assist you.



If you are camping in the disabled customer campsite, cars can be parked next to tents if required, although we cannot offer this to everyone as we are limited on space. For those not wishing to camp but come and go in their car each day, there will be disabled parking close by.



If you wish to bring your campervan into the disabled campsite you will need to pay for a campervan ticket separately. Anyone who turns up on the day without a campervan ticket will be charged accordingly and/or may not be permitted onto the disabled customer campsite.

Although the festival ground is very flat, please bare in mind it is a greenfield site, therefore if we do have inclement weather there could be a few areas around the site not suited for wheelchairs. Stewards are on hand at all times should you need assistance.

Please do not turn up on the day expecting access to the disabled campsite and/or disabled car parking unless you have registered in advance as we cannot guarantee there will be space to accommodate.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2016 Line up





Rotting Christ

Paradise Lost


Fear Factory

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History of Bloodstock Open Air

Bloodstock is the brainchild of Paul Gregory and Vince Brotheridge, who set about building a very specific type of festival, a festival the world had not seen since the likes of Donnington's infamous Monsters of Rock. The resulting Bloodstock festival has become an essential experience for any true metal head or heavy rock enthusiast. With each year?s bill being equally as impressive as the last, Bloodstock continues to excite, enrage, and electrify all true fans of the genre.

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