Anthrax announced as special guests for Bloodstock 2013
Thrash band are first act confirmed for metal festival
Rebecca Laurence - 11 August 2012
Thrash metal fans rejoice - Anthrax have just been announced
as 'special guests' for Bloodstock Open Air 2013.
While Bloodstock 2012 is currently raging through the Derbyshire countryside, it's quite the opportune moment to drop this most epic of line-up announcements.
Anthrax, who form one quarter of the 'big four' of mega metal acts alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer, are one of the biggest names to be secured for the B.O.A festival, one which will surely have fans rushing to ensure their tickets for 2013 are safely in the bag.
Tickets for 2013 are currently on sale at the B.O.A festival site in Derbyshire for the exclusive price of £100 until the final night of the festival. They will go on general sale to the public on Monday morning (August 13th) and are expected to remain at 2012 prices: £115 plus £7 booking fee for a full weekend tickets (four nights), with child tickets available at a reduced rate for those 11 and under.
Previous acts to have graced the Bloodstock Open Air stages have included Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, Cradle Of Filth, Twisted Sister and Motorhead.
This year's Bloodstock Open Air headliners are Behemoth, Machine Head and Alice Cooper.
Bloodstock Open Air, Britain's premier independent heavy metal music festival, has been going strong since 2005, birthed out of the smaller, indoor Bloodstock festival, which ran from 2001-2005.
Bloodstock Open Air 2013 will take place at Catton Hall in Walton-upton-Trent, England.
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