Bloodstock day tickets go on sale today

Bloodstock has released day tickets for this year's festival.

This year's Bloodstock is headlined by Judas Priest, Gojira and Nightwish, and also features performances from Emperor, Watain, Kreator, Cannibal Corpse, Fozzy and Alestorm.

Bloodstock takes place on August 9-12 at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Tickets are priced at £69 per day for adults and £24 per day for children. Weekend tickets are also still available.

The festival has also announced its first exhibit in the RAM Gallery, the Judas Priest Wall. The wall will feature the band's album art and two exclusive guitars made by RAM's luthier-in-residence, Cynosure – the British Steel guitar and the Angel V.

"When Judas Priest were confirmed to headline the main stage in 2018, I decided to create a Priest wall in the gallery," says Bloodstock founder and artist Paul Raymond Gregory. "The wall would feature some of the band's iconic album art, plus two bespoke, hand-crafted guitars to sit either side of the band's latest Firepower album artwork."

Get your tickets for Bloodstock festival 2018 now.


Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.