BLOODSTOCK’s annual, hugely popular ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ initiative offers unsigned and DIY bands the chance of being part of the BLOODSTOCK festival experience!   For 2018, your band could be playing on the bill alongside the likes of JUDAS PRIEST, GOJIRA, NIGHTWISH and many more amazing bands.

Plans for 2018 are under way and BLOODSTOCK along with their favourite ale, Hobgoblin Beer, are aiming once again to track down the best breaking metal bands across the UK and give them a platform to show what they can do.

Detailed below are the participating UK regions (there’s more to come in Europe) – so if you’re in a self-signed or unsigned band and want to try out for a slot on the BLOODSTOCKbill, get in touch with the promoter nearest you for details on how to enter and get yourselves involved!!

One winner from each event will win a slot on BLOODSTOCK‘s ‘New Blood’ stage, with many more additional prizes to be announced.  In August 2018, your band or your favourite local act could be one of the lucky bands stepping on stage at BLOODSTOCK!

COVENTRY – [email protected]
SHEFFIELD – [email protected]
READING – [email protected]
GLASGOW – [email protected]com
BELFAST – [email protected].com
DUBLIN – [email protected] or [email protected]
CARLISLE – [email protected]
NORWICH – [email protected]
LEICESTER – [email protected]
MILTON KEYNES – [email protected]
STOKE – [email protected]
HITCHIN – [email protected]
BURNLEY – [email protected]
WREXHAM – [email protected]
SALTASH – [email protected]
CARDIFF – [email protected]
SOMERSET – [email protected]
NEWCASTLE – [email protected]
NOTTINGHAM – [email protected]
MERSEYSIDE – [email protected]
MANCHESTER – [email protected]
OXFORD – [email protected]
SELBY – [email protected]
HULL – [email protected]
NORTHAMPTON – [email protected]
LONDON – [email protected]
BRISTOL – [email protected]
BIRMINGHAM – [email protected] or [email protected]

For further details on M2TM, check out or for bands wishing to submit applications outside the initiative, please email [email protected].

Standard weekend tickets for BLOODSTOCK are currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20!  In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year’s £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information over at

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