Watch Judas Priest’s Full Performance From This Year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival

Fan-filmed footage of Judas Priest’s full set at the 2021 Bloodstock Open Air festival has surfaced online. You can check that out below. Notably, guitarist Glenn Tipton, who has been battling Parkinson’s disease for seven years, joined the band for the last three songs.

[via Blabbermouth]

Lamb Of God, Mercyful Fate, Dimmu Borgir, Etc. Set For 2022 Bloodstock Open Air Festival

The first set of bands have been revealed for next year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival. The event will take place at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK on August 11-14, 2022 and it will feature: Lamb Of God, Mercyful Fate, Dimmu Borgir, Testament, Bury Tomorrow, Vio-lence, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, Sacred Reich, GWAR, Exodus, The Black Dahlia Murder, Static-X, Heathen, Bloodywood, Life Of Agony, The Night Flight Orchestra, and Butcher Babies.

2020 Bloodstock Open Air Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will return on August 11-15, 2021.

Organizers commented:

“Dear Bloodstockers,

Following the ongoing government guidance on mass gatherings and social distancing, we are extremely disappointed to announce that this year’s BLOODSTOCK will no longer be going ahead. We respect the government’s mandate and recognise it is made with the best intentions, in order to protect the health & safety of not only our audience, but our staff, crew, musicians, and other contractors who work on site at BLOODSTOCK. Safety remains of paramount importance to us.

We know you have been concerned about what the developing Covid-19 situation would mean for BLOODSTOCK and will be as disappointed as we are at this tough decision, but we hope you can appreciate it is the right choice to make at this time. We had been working tirelessly to ensure we could still offer the top quality BLOODSTOCK experience you trust us to provide, year on year – and this year more than ever, when we invited you to celebrate 20 Years of BLOODSTOCK with us. We do not – and never will – take this trust in us for granted.

We have been reading your comments on our social media, and many of you have said that in this circumstance, you would like the option to roll your 2020 ticket over to 2021’s event – and we can confirm that you are able do that. Rest assured that BLOODSTOCK will return with an almighty vengeance, better and stronger than ever, so to that end and to help assuage your disappointment, next year BLOODSTOCK will be adding an extra day!

The festival will be 5 days and start from Wednesday, as opposed to Thursday; the dates for 2021’s event will be 11th – 15th August. This will be at no extra cost to those who have already purchased weekend tickets for 2020 and wish to roll them over. We will also freeze prices at the ticket store until later this year, when prices will then increase by just £10 and a new, longer 6-month instalment plan will launch to make that option even easier to manage. The on-sale date for day tickets and any returns on previously sold out ticket categories, such as camper vans, will be announced in due course. We are happy to report that many artists on this year’s line-up have already reconfirmed for 2021 and we look forward to sharing further plans with you soon. Meanwhile, you can watch an updated trailer for the festival and a special message from metal overlord Rob Halford, from headliner Judas Priest.

Should you prefer a refund, we also wish to state that full, face value refunds will be available to everyone who has already purchased a BLOODSTOCK 2020 ticket from official sellers and assure you of our best efforts to process those refunds within 28 days, where possible. We have a lot to sort out, so please bear with us – everyone who has purchased a ticket already from Seetickets will be emailed in the next 7-14 days.

We are also updating our website and have launched a new page to answer your questions about refunds & the roll-over process https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pa…/ticket-refund-or-roll-over.

While we understand the current financial climate is difficult for many, we sincerely hope you will decide to join us to celebrate BLOODSTOCK next year. As an independent, family run festival, we wish to extend our deepest appreciation for your continued and loyal support.

We know we are privileged to have such a strong BLOODSTOCK community, and as a united family of heavy metal fans, we WILL prevail.

Vicky, Adam, Rachael, Paul, and all at Team BLOODSTOCK.”

Judas Priest & Behemoth Added To 2020 Bloodstock Open Air Festival

Judas Priest and Behemoth have been added to the 2020 Bloodstock Open Air festival in the UK. That event will take place on August 6-9 at Catton Park in Walton-Upon Trent in Derbyshire and it will also feature: Devin Townsend, Skindred, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, Paradise Lost, Gloryhammer, Vio-lence, Dark Tranquility, Sacred Reich, The Black Dahlia Murder. Jinjer, Life Of Agony, Diamond Head, and Butcher Babies.

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Parkway Drive Performing “Crushed” Live At 2019 Bloodstock Open Air Festival

Pro-shot live footage of Parkway Drive performing “Crushed” at the 2019 Bloodstock Open Air festival has been shared online. You can check that out below:

[via Kerrang!]

K.K. Downing (Ex-Judas Priest) Returns To The Stage For The First Time In 10 Years

K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest) returned to the stage for the first time in 10 years during the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, UK yesterday (August 11). The guitarist joined Ross “The Boss” Friedman (ex-Manowar) onstage for some covers of Judas Priest’s “Green Manalishi,” “Heading Out On The Highway,” “Breaking The Law.” and “Running Wild.” You can see footage of that below:

Dimmu Borgir Cancel Bloodstock Open Air Performance

Dimmu Borgir have cancelled their set at the Bloodstock Open Air festival due to illness. The band were supposed perform on the final day of the event, which is scheduled to take place at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK on August 8-11.

Dimmu Borgir commented:

“Dimmu Borgir regrets to inform you that we have to cancel our appearance at this year’s Bloodstock due to illness.

The doctors have ordered full rest for a minimum of one week, and instructed that performing a show this weekend would increase the situation further.

We are truly sorry about this as we had been looking enormously forward to returning to Bloodstock this year. Enjoy the festival, we will see you again soon!”

Since the band have dropped off the festival, Queensrÿche have moved up a slot and Batushka have been added.