From its humble beginnings at the Assembly Rooms in Derby in 2001, Bloodstock has since grown into the biggest independent metal festival in the UK. Held at the picturesque location of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire, BOA has won the hearts and minds of fans of heavy music fans by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line up out there, and 2012 looks set to be no different.
Held in high regard by both fans and industry alike it’s easy to see why 2010’s anniversary event secured Best Festival Under 15,000 at the Live UK Music Business Awards – as well as two nominations in the UK Festival Awards. With a taste for the best metal and heavy rock acts from these shores and across the globe, you can expect some 12,000 metal heads descending on Derbyshire in August 2012 for a weekend of unadulterated full on Heavy Metal!!!
Boasting over 80 international rock and metal acts across three stages, the festival also has a huge international metal market, the infamous late night metal Karaoke, fair ground rides, ‘The Bloodstock Arms’ festival bar serving real ale, full weekend camping and one of the best atmospheres the festival scene has to offer. Add to this a signing tent where you can meet your favourite bands, and – for those of you who need those extra creature comforts – an extra special VIP experience with VIP camping and access to the ‘Serpents Lair’ backstage bar, which offers 40 different real ales, this really is an unmissable date in the headbangers calendar. Metal brethren at your marks!