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Bloodstock Festival Reveal First Headliner Devin Townsend And More

Monday, 30 September 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Devin Townsend has been revealed as the first headliner for next year's Bloodstock.

Also confirmed to perform are Jinjer and Gloryhammer, as well as the previously announced Vio-Lence, playing their only UK show of 2020, as well as Sacred Reich, in their only UK festival appearance of the year, Skindred, Black Dahlia Murder, Dark Tranquility, and Butcher Babies. Townsend said:

"OK, folks...wow.  So where should I begin? Ever since I was a kid, being able to headline a festival as fantastic and forward thinking as Bloodstock has been a dream of mine. As some of you may know, I've been working on several live 'bands' lately, from acoustic, to prog and orchestral, with some really artistic and improvisational aspects. However for Bloodstock, my intention is to do something quite different, and consequently kick ass in every possible way.

"I am putting together a VERY SPECIAL one-off show for Bloodstock, with a heavy band, playing the very best material for an outdoor festival from my entire catalogue, from SYL up to Empath. I have always felt that if I was given one shot to knock it out of the park, I wouldn't hesitate. And my friends, this is the shot!

"I have listened to what people have been asking for from my catalogue, and with a show like this, a production like we are planning, and the players who have agreed to be involved, this will surely be one of the pinnacle moments in my career.

"My intention over the past few years has been to find ways to use different aspects of my work (that fall on opposite ends of the creative spectrum), to ultimately make something really beautiful. Something unified. This show is meant to bring it all together after 25 years of doing this.  Thanks Bloodstock for choosing to rock with me. I can't wait to see you all there!"

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of Bloodstock Festival. Head below to keep up to date with the line up developments.

What? A multi-day festival that hosts some of the heaviest acts the rock and metal scene has to offer.

Where? Catton Park in Walton-On-Trent, Derbyshire.

When? August 6-9, 2020.

Who? Devin Townsend is set to headline Friday on Bloodstock's Ronnie James Dio main stage, with Jinjer, Gloryhammer, Vio-Lence, Sacred Reich, Skindred, Black Dahlia Murder, Dark Tranquility, and Butcher Babies also set to perform across the weekend. Head below for the full bill to date.

Tickets? Early bird tickets, VIP tickets, car parking, child tickets and campervan tickets are on sale now. Click here to get your Bloodstock tickets through Stereoboard.

Bloodstock Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu August 06 2020 - WALTON ON TRENT Catton Park
Fri August 07 2020 - WALTON ON TRENT Catton Park
Sat August 08 2020 - WALTON ON TRENT Catton Park
Sun August 09 2020 - WALTON ON TRENT Catton Park

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