Bloodstock Open Air 2012 announce charity auction

Guitar signed by Motorhead's Lemmy among prizes

Bloodstock Open Air 2012 announce charity auction

Photographer: Seamus ReidJack Gunner on 05 September 2011

Yamaha have donated a BB424X bass guitar, which has been signed by legendary Motorhead bassist Lemmy, after the band closed the festival last month.

The metal festival hosted its eighth year as an open-air event in August, playing host to metal giants such as HammerFall, 1349, Exodus, Napalm Death, WASP and Motörhead.

Attendees of Bloodstock Open Air 2011 donated £1775 to Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity which helps combat cancer amongst young people.

The funds raised will go towards building specialist care units for young cancer patients in hospitals.

Jen Walker, music co-ordinator for Teenage Cancer Trust, commented: “We’d never been a part of an event so predominantly ‘metal’ before but our message was welcomed with open arms and the support and generosity of the Bloodstock staff and festival-goers has been amazing.

“We’re really excited about auctioning the bass Yamaha kindly donated to us and Lemmy generously signed – Lemmy is a legend and we can’t wait to see how much this rare item will raise!”

Click for the Bloodstock Open Air charity auction.


Bloodstock Open Air 2012 will take place again at Catton Hall on 9-12 August. Anvil and Orange Goblin have been confirmed to be performing.

Click here for the Virtual Festivals Bloodstock Open Air 2011 review.

Bloodstock Open Air 2012 tickets are on sale now, from £90 for a weekend ticket.

Click here to buy Bloodstock Open Air tickets.

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