It only seems like yesterday we were all stood in a field in Derbyshire in the baking sun having our eyebrows singed off by the excessive pyrotechnics of Hell and Amon Amarth. The billing of last years Bloodstock Open Air festival was one of the best, and rightly so the organisers are now collecting multiple awards for all their hard work.
However, we are not looking back, we now look to the future as behind the scenes the festival is busy organising the 2018 instalment and they've got a lot to live up to following this year.
The three headline acts for the main three days of the festival are now secured and here at The Revival we are drooling in anticipation with what this years festival will bring.
Year after year the fans have called for Judas Priest to be booked and for 2018 the stars have aligned. Rob Halford and his leather clad merry men will be headlining the opening evening of the Festival on Friday, 10th August. The legendary act are nearing 50 years in the business and have a new record, Firepower, out to coincide with their headline slot. Priest are expected to bring one hell of an extravaganza of a show to the festival and kick proceedings off in style.
Saturday will see French stalwarts Gojira return to the hallowed fields of Derbyshire. Two previous appearances at the festival have gone down a storm, it is fair to say they are fan favourites and now they step up to headline a full day. The double grammy nominees have progressed throughout their six album career and whilst they are nowhere near their future pinnacle this appearance is another rung higher on their career ladder. Expect a musically exquisite performance from their hour and a half headline set, and what visuals they will bring with them is anyone's guess. This set will be the highlight of the weekend without a doubt.
To close out the festival we really do switch gears with Finnish symphonic metal ensemble Nightwish. Another group the assembled masses have been clamming to see return taken the coveted closing slot on Sunday evening. This is where the the band themselves really will come into their own. Dueling guitars and keyboard will meld, with operatic vocals to produce a barrage on the senses, add to that the expected pyro show and the festival will be seen out in style.
Year on year the festival builds on its foundations and cements its place as the UK’s premier metal festival. Tickets for 2018 are selling fast and you don’t want to miss out. You still have chance to grab a weekend ticket or two here by clicking on the below banner