The Sunday night headliners at Bloodstock Open Air 2014 have been confirmed as Thrash Titans, Megadeth, who will be playing their only UK show at the festival. They follow fellow Bay Area Thrash Gods, Slayer, who headlined the 2013 festival.
This will be the thrash icons’ first appearance at Bloodstock. In a career nearing 30 years and counting, Megadeth have sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning five consecutive platinum albums in the US and numerous accolades along the way, including 11 Grammy nominations. The band’s latest studio album released in June, ‘Super Collider’, reunites frontman Dave Mustaine once again with guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist David Ellefson, and drummer Shawn Drover. The release debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on the UK album chart and notched up Top 40 album chart debuts in a further 22 countries worldwide.
MEGADETH also recently released a live DVD of last year’s ‘Countdown To Extinction’ 20th Anniversary tour. Check out this video of MegaDave and the guys thundering through the title track:
MEGADETH’s founder, frontman and visionary, Dave Mustaine comments: “2014 is the 20th Anniversary for ‘Youthanasia’, and we are celebrating that by headlining the Bloodstock Festival in the glorious UK. Every year Megadeth and our UK fans get closer and celebrate another year of metal greatness together. This is the beginning of 2014…the best is yet to come.”
Tickets for 2014’s event are already on sale at ‘early bird’ prices, £115 for a 4-day weekend ticket with camping. Don’t delay, as once the limited ‘early bird’ allocation is gone, it’s gone, and tickets revert to full price. Pick ‘em up now at http://bit.ly/19qxtbi.
Already announced as Friday night bill toppers are New Orleans sludgemeisters Down. Joining them to headline Saturday night are black metal overlords, Emperor. Bloodstock will be the only UK performances for both bands.
In 2013, over 1.2 million fans from across the world logged on to watch the bands on the Bloodstock Ronnie James Dio Stage, via the Daily Motion live link. This year was Bloodstock’s biggest ever attendance at just shy of 14,000 and with a site licence of 15,000 we are expecting the 2014 event to sell out in advance, so don’t wait too long to get your tickets!