Rhapsody of Fire for Bloodstock Open Air 2011 line-up

Italian symphonic power metal masters Rhapsody of Fire have been confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air 2011.

It will be the group’s only UK show of the year and the first time they have performed here for over ten years.

The group released the following statement: "Hail to you, dear brothers and sisters! We are so excited to announce to you that we agreed with our English friends an exclusive presence as special guest for the Bloodstock festival of next year in the UK!

“It will be our first live appearance ever on that wonderful ground and we are looking forward to playing our greatest songs and to have together a great time in the name of Rhapsody Of Fires`s epic cinematic music. See you soon!"

Immortal are the only other act confirmed for the event so far with many more to be announced in the coming months.

Bloodstock 2011 tickets are now on sale priced at £90 for the weekend. This price will go up in January when VAT is increased.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2011
will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from 12-14 August.