Europe head to Bloodstock

Swedish rockers Europe have been confirmed as Sunday headliners for Bloodstock.

The melodic rock outfit, revered for their infamous album ‘The Final Countdown’ are set to play their only UK show of the summer in order to see out the hard hitting weekend.

Frontman Joe Tempest had this to say about the exclusive appearance: “RAAAAWWWWKKK! It's with great pleasure we will be returning to the UK this summer. We've just finished recording our 8th studio album Last Look At Eden. Can't wait to blast out some new tunes and some Europe classics. See you at Bloodstock festival on the 16th of August.”

Arch Enemy and Carcass were previously announced as headliners for the event which also features the likes of Cradle of Filth, Satyricon, The Haunted and many more.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2009 will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from 14-16 August.

The event, which celebrates its fifth birthday this year, is expecting 7,500 festival-goers to attend. The festival boasts two stages of live music, a market, bars, camping, metal DJs, a signing tents as well as the now infamous metal karaoke.

Tickets are on sale priced at £99.95 for an adult weekend camping ticket. Other prices and passes are available.

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