NEWS! First bloodstock 2019 Headliner Announced

September 19, 2018

It seems like it was just ten minutes ago that we were basking in the sun (and light showers) in a field just off the A38 outside Derby. Bloodstock 2018 was a magnification beast headlined by Judas Priest, Gorjira and Nightwish, but featuring over 100 other acts over an action-packed weekend.


If you missed the festival, you can check back to our full coverage of the event on our website. By far the best music festival in the UK dedicated in its entirety to heavy metal.


But just a few short weeks after the event we are looking forward to 2019. What will next year bring? Who will headline? And who else will fill the bill?


Today we find out the first band to grace the hallowed Bloodstock stages in 2019 and see what rabbit festival organiser Vicky Hungerford has pulled out of the hat for the next edition.


Swedish power metal stalwarts and fan favourites, SABATON, will headline the main stage on the first day of the 2019 edition in a UK exclusive performance. You will not see the band anywhere else in the UK in 2019! Quite the coup for Vicky and her team to bag a popular act who haven’t performed at Bloodstock since their 2015 appearance.


You can buy your tickets for 2019 now at


What more does the festival have to offer for 2019? We’ll have to wait and see, keep your eyes on our website for all the news and announcements as they happen!




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