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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL is thrilled to announce the addition of several top class acts to the Summer 2014 line-up.

First up, Polish death metal legends DECAPITATED. This will be the band’s first appearance at BLOODSTOCK! Decapitated are hard at work on their as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, set for release in 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Decapitated excitedly declared, "Bloodstock, here we come!!! Finally, after many years, it's time to play at one of the biggest metal festivals in the UK. Can't fucking wait! It's an honour to perform on the Bloodstock stage for so many people. Hopefully we will kick your asses with our new album! See you soon!" 

Joining them, BLOODSTOCK luminaries SAXON will be returning to the festival in 2014! The legendary British metalheads released their twentieth album ‘Sacrifice’ in February, via UDR, featuring stunning cover art from BLOODSTOCK founder and fantasy artist Paul Raymond Gregory.

All hail! US thrash metal icons FLOTSAM & JETSAM will also appear at BLOODSTOCK 2014! Did you know? The band’s 1986 debut album (which featured Jason Newsted) was awarded an impressive 6K score by Kerrang! magazine, the first in Kerrang!’s history. The band are currently working with Pledge Music on a full remake of their classic second album ‘No Place For Disgrace’.

Tickets for 2014's event are already on sale at ‘early bird’ prices, a bargainous £115 for a 4-day weekend ticket with camping.  Don't delay, as once the limited ‘early bird’ allocation is gone, it's gone, and tickets revert to full price.  Pick up your discounted tickets now at 

This year, over 1.2 million fans from across the world logged on to watch the bands on the BLOODSTOCK main stage, via the Daily Motion live link.  2013 was BLOODSTOCK’s biggest ever attendance at just shy of 14,000 and with a site licence of 15,000 we are expecting the 2014 event to sell out in advance, so don’t wait too long to get your tickets!

Already announced as Friday night bill toppers are New Orleans sludgemeisters DOWN. Joining them to headline Saturday night are black metal overlords, EMPEROR.  BLOODSTOCK will be the only UK performances for both bands.

Published on 15 October 2013 by Ben Robinson

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