ANNOUNCEMENT - Bloodstock 2020 first band announcements
While Bloodstock has ended for another year, we already have our first announcement for Bloodstock 2020.
The UK’s largest Metal festival has took no time to announce the first 6 acts for the 20th year of the festivals life, and announced the acts on Friday the 9th while this years event was well underway. Bloodstock 2020 will be held at the familiar grounds of Catton Park, Derby over the span of 4 days, from the 6th to the 9th of August.
The first band of the announcement are Bay Area Thrashers Vio-lence, who are playing their first ever UK show at the festival. Alongside them, Phoenix Thrash 4-piece Sacred Reich will also be taking to the stage for their only UK festival appearance of the year.
Welsh Metallers Skindred will be bringing back their blend of Reggae, Rock and Metal (as well as the famous Newport Helicopter I hope) after their insanely positive reception on the Ronnie James Dio Stage in 2017. One of my all time favourite bands will also be gracing the festival next year, none other than the Melodeath Metal titans The Black Dahlia Murder.
Alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, we have another helping of Melodeath coming from Sweden thanks to Dark Tranquility, and the final band of the announcement are LA heavy Metallers Butcher Babies who have grabbed a main stage slot.
I for one think this is one of the strongest initial announcements for a festival in a long time, and if the bands we already have are anything to go by then I’m sure Bloodstock will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in unforgettable fashion.