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Bloodstock Reveal Line Up Changes And Additions Including Lawnmower Deth, Conan And Lotus Eater

Thursday, 01 July 2021 Written by Laura Johnson

Bloodstock have made some minor changes to the 2021 line up.

The UK’s largest celebration of heavy music will once again take over Catton Park in Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire in August, with the addition of an extra day that will make the festival a five-day event.

The 2021 instalment will also see the belated celebration of the festival's 20th anniversary, which was meant to take place in 2020 but could not due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Devin Townsend will headline the Friday main stage, with Judas Priest topping the bill on Sunday with their only European performance of 2021. Saturday headliner Mercyful Fate have been replaced by thrash legends Kreator, while Cradle Of Filth will step in for Dimmu Borgir, who have postponed their set until 2022. 

COVID-related availability issues also mean Thursday's Sophie Lancaster stage headliner The Night Flight Orchestra have been replaced by Lawnmower Deth, who said:

"We are truly sorry you’re not going to get Night Flight Orchestra. They’re terrific and awfully melodic. Naturally as the B-TEC replacement for them, we sound exactly the same, so your disappointment should be somewhat abated. Just think melodic Swedish hard rock, with balloons. However, the chance to get in a field, well a tent, with you lovely lot and some beer, did we mention beer, is the bar open yet? BLOODSTOCK, we’re coming! At our age, slightly slower, but we’ll be there. Bring beer. And dancing shoes. And beer."

Elsewhere, stepping into Soen's slot on Friday's Sophie stage will be Conan, while replacing Lost Society on Friday's Ronnie James Dio main stage, are Divine Chaos, with Lotus Eater joining the bill instead of Savage Master on Friday. Thrashers Shrapnel step in for Noctem on Friday's Sophie stage, Necronautical will take the place of Blasphemer, and Spectral Darkwave join the line up for Sunday's Jägermeister Stage.

Head below to keep up to date with the latest announcements.

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 11-15.

Who? Further acts have been added to the Jägermeister Stage including Wall, Black Emerald, Godless Suns, Häxan, Zookeeper, Lowen, Mountain Caller, The Howling Tides, Boycott The Baptist and Gemma Fox. 

The new names are in addition to Battle Born, Milliner, Halveksia, Tortured Demon, Odysseus, Shackled, Solcura, Casket Feeder, King Corpse, Slavesteel, The Best Medicine, Bad Earth, Godeater, Kurokuma, Master Charger, Pemphigoid, Riptide, Ghosts of Men, and As The World Dies, who are all confirmed to perform across the weekend on the New Blood Stage and Jägermeister Stage.

They join headliners Devin Townsend, Kreator and Judas Priest, along with Venom Prison, Borstal, Napalm Death, King Creature, Primitai, Terra IV, Internal Conflict, Therapy?, Bleed From Within, Mother Vulture, Famyne, Party Cannon, The Wildhearts, Raging Speedhorn, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, Cradle Of Filth, Onslaught, Beholder, Ward XVI, Evil Scarecrow, Broken Jaw, Colpocleisis, Devilfire, Grey Stag, Hanowar, The Injester, South of Salem, Son Of Boar, Wired, This Is Endless, Fellowship, Sorceress Of Sin, Frozen In Shadows, Hybridize, Strangle Wire, Words That Burn, Deitus, and Ghosts of Atlantis.

Also set to perform are Hacktivist, Thunderous Jones, Ashen Crown, Luna's Call, Urne, Forlorn World, Seething Akira, and King Witch, Seidrblot, Bloodshot Dawn, Evile, Deified, Garganjua, King Goat, Agrona, Idle Hands, Viscera, Saxon, Paradise Lost, Skindred, Gloryhammer, Bury Tomorrow, Vio-lence, Dark Tranquility, Orange Goblin, the Black Dahlia Murder, Conjurer and more that you can check out on the poster below. 

Tickets? Tickets are on sale now. 2020 tickets can be transferred to next year — contact your point of purchase. Click here to get your Bloodstock tickets via Stereoboard. Head here for COVID-19-specific entry requirements.


Bloodstock Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed August 11 2021 - WALTON ON TRENT Catton Park
Thu August 12 2021 - WALTON ON TRENT Catton Park
Fri August 13 2021 - WALTON ON TRENT Catton Park
Sat August 14 2021 - WALTON ON TRENT Catton Park
Sun August 15 2021 - WALTON ON TRENT Catton Park

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