First bands for Bloodstock 2015 Announced…


At 11am today (9th September), the first bands on the bill for the 2015 edition of the Bloodstock Festival was announced.

Taking the Saturday night headlining slot, in a break from the tradition of mostly having Black and Death Metal headliners on that night, are Dutch Symphonic Metal band, Within Temptation.  The band have recently released the Hydra album, which features none other than Howard Jones (The Devil You Know, ex-Killswitch Engage) on Dangerous.

Frontwoman Sharon den Adel enthuses, “We’re thrilled to play Bloodstock again!  We had such a great time before [in 2005] and can’t wait to take Hydra to the stage at Catton Park.  It’s a really exciting time for us right now and we’re looking forward to bringing the fire!!

It was also announced that their Special Guests would be Swedish Progressive Metal innovators, Opeth.  The band have just released their new album, Pale Communion.


Comments frontman Mikael Akerfeldt; “We’re happy to confirm that we’ll be back at the BLOODSTOCK festival next year!  I don’t know how many times we’ve played there now, but it’s a real great place, a nice festival run by nice people.  Too bad it’s like….a year or so away!?

Early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from  Campervan pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015.  Keep up to date with the very latest info right here on Wyrd Ways Rock Show News and on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at and

More news when we get.

Keep ’em peeled!

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