Opeth to replace Heaven And Hell at Bloodstock

Opeth have been names as the replacement for Heaven And Hell at this year's Bloodstock Open Air.

The Swedish prog-metal group will headline the Friday (13 August) following the cancellation of Heaven And Hell whose singer Ronnie Jame Dio passed away earlier this year.

"We're pretty excited about coming back to play the Bloodstock festival with Opeth,"
said frontman Mikael Akerfeldt, "myself and Axe will of course be double-fisting since we gonna cause some havoc with Bloodbath as well.  ??

“We got asked to play since Heaven And Hell cancelled and even though we obviously feel that we cannot possibly match their magic or fill the void, it will be like a personal tribute show to the memory of Ronnie Dio.  ??

“So needless to say I'm honoured to play, it will be intimidating and emotional I believe.  We'll deliver as usual of course but yeah, I will be thinking about Dio, that's for sure."

Bloodstock Open Air celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2010 and boasts a line-up that includes Twisted Sister, GWAR, Fear Factory and Gorgoroth.

Click here to see the latest Bloodstock line-up.

Tickets are available at £104.90 plus booking fees for an adult weekend camping pass and £44.95 plus booking fees for a child camping pass.

Car parking costs £10 in advance and camper van parking costs £30 in advance. Both cost £5 more if bought on the gate.

Click here to buy Bloodstock Open Air tickets.

Bloodstock Open Air 2010
takes place at Catton Hall in Derby from 13-15 August.