Slayer to reign over Bloodstock Open Air 2013

Slayer to close Sunday night at Bloodstock

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

Chris Swindells - 11 December 2012

Californian thrash-metal pioneers Slayer, considered one of the 'Big Four' thrash metal bands, have sold more than 45 million albums worldwide since releasing their debut album back in 1983. The band will headline the Sunday night of the festival on the Ronnie James Dio main stage, and they join previously announced King Diamond and Lamb Of God who play UK festival exclusive headline sets on Friday and Saturday night of the festival, respectively.

Guitarist Kerry King said: "Can't wait to hit the stage at Bloodstock! Metal Festival in England? Fuck yes!! It's going to be hell on earth and I'm looking forward to having a party with all my British friends."

join on the line-up by another of the 'Big Four' bands, Anthrax, who have already been confirmed to perform on the bill. DevilDriver, Municipal Waste, Dark Funeral, Accept and Fozzy have also all been announced for the 2013 edition of the extreme music festival, which this year featured headline sets from Machine Head and Alice Cooper.

Click here for the full Bloodstock Open Air line-up.

Last week the 2012 edition of Bloodstock Open Air was crowned 'Best Medium Sized Festival' at the UK Festival Awards.

Early bird 2013 Bloodstock Open Air tickets for a four-day weekend are on sale now until December 15th, priced at £100, plus a £6 booking fee.

Click here to buy Bloodstock tickets.


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