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Bloodstock Announce Metal 2 The Masses Winners For New Blood Stage Line-Up

Thursday, 13 July 2023 Written by Laura Johnson

Bloodstock have announced 10 further acts for the New Blood Stage.

With the Metal 2 The Masses scheme closing this week, the final wave of bands who won local heats to score a slot at the festival has been revealed.

Friday’s line-up will include Oxford victors Shoot To Kill, Apathy from Devon and Cornwall, Bournemouth’s winners To Obey A Tyrant, Merseyside's Devil's Henchmen and South Wales four-piece Torchbearer, who released their 'Warrior' EP in June.

Saturday will feature Cheltenham's Skora, Northampton's Picture The Scene, Burnley's The Dead XIII and Stoke winners Bloodmores. On Sunday, you can see Nottingham's winners, Beyond Your Design, while Planet Rock Radio band competition winners Phoenix Lake will also appear on Sunday over on the Sophie Lancaster Stage in the morning.

They join an already mammoth line-up that includes Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah, Megadeth, Gatecreeper, In Flames, Triptykon, Employed To Serve, Abbath, Sepultura, Tribulation, Zeal & Ardor and many more.

Head below to keep up to date with the latest 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 10-13, 2023.

Who? Acts set to take over the Jagermeister stage this year include This Summit Fever, Wild Heat, Deathfiend, Dunes, Hidden Intent, Daybreaker, Repulsive Vision, Pryma, Muddibrooke, Waterlines, Those Once Loyal, Dead Air, Skies Turn Black, Past The Fall and Iron Altar.

Lokust, Headpress, Street Soldier, Ofnus, Vice, Soothsayer, Nakkeknaekker, Elimination, Skypilot and Outergods are among the bands appearing on the New Blood Stage, having secured their slots via the online submission process.

Previously confirmed acts include main stage headliners Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah and Megadeth, with Helloween set to perform as special guests on the main stage on Sunday. Anthrax previously pulled out of their slot as Saturday special guests, due to "logistical issues". In their place, Triptykon will be performing a special Celtic Frost set.

Also, previously announced for the weekend are Sacred Reich, Heaven Shall Burn, Seething Akira, Crowbar, URNE, All Hail The Yeti, Dead Label, UUHAI, Brothers Of Metal, Gutalaz, Cobra The Impaler, Invisions, Sepultura, Ugly Kid Joe, Fit For An Autopsy, Knocked Loose, Decapitated, Gatecreeper, Zeal And Ardor, King 810, Unto Others, In Flames, Whitechapel, Trollfest, Biohazard, Church Of The Cosmic Skull.  Zetra, The Enigma Division, featuring former Xerath guitarist Conor McGouran, Tortured Demon, The Grey, Eyes, Casket Feeder, Tuskar, Stengah, Overthrone, Abbath, Witchsorrow, Wytch Hazel, Hate, Royal Republic, Employed To Serve, Tribulation, Candlemass (who replace Whitechapel), Bossk (who replace Russkaja), Bloodyard, Wolfbastard, Black Coast, Gaerea, Striker, Skin Failure, Skynd, Warkings, Frozen Soul, The Violent Inzident and Tribe Of Ghosts. 

Metal 2 The Masses winners include Shoot To Kill, Apathy, To Obey A Tyrant, Devil's Henchmen, Torchbearer, Skora, Picture The Scene, The Dead XIII, Bloodmores and Beyond Your Design. Planet Rock Radio band competition winners Phoenix Lake will play the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Sunday morning.

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Bloodstock Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu August 10 2023 - DERBYSHIRE Catton Park
Fri August 11 2023 - DERBYSHIRE Catton Park
Sat August 12 2023 - DERBYSHIRE Catton Park
Sun August 13 2023 - DERBYSHIRE Catton Park

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