Discover Bloodstock Open Air


Bloodstock Open Air is an annual metal music meet held in Canton Hall in Walton-on-Trent in Derbyshire U.K.

It was one of the biggest metal gatherings in U.K after Download music festival. But unlike Download Music festival Bloodstock Open air features a relatively less number of genres and is more oriented towards attracting a fan base of metal and extreme metal music. Over the years artists like Cannibal Behemoth, Slayer, Anthrax, Cannibal Corpse, Venom, Trivium, Rob Zombie, Emperor, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Kreator, Amon Amarth, Megadeth, Testament, Exodus, Immortal, Morbid Angel, Machine Head, Lamb of God have taken centre stage in the music festival and the line up continues to follow the tradition.

Metal Music festival has a signature vibe of its own which comprises of one big arena, power pumped band, black clothes, metallic accessories and the metal horn gesture with your hand raised high. If you are seeking that signature vibe, then Bloodstock in some ways can be regarded as the Wacken of the UK.

The Month of August considering an English winter gives a great weather and it makes the festival a great zone to chill at any time of the day. Above that, a metal community is known for its unconditional affinity for togetherness and for that reason the festival accepts individuals of every age group. Keeping the line ups in mind it’s obvious the music wouldn’t suggest it to be a family friendly experience but it’s intriguing to note how frequently families actually attend this festival even if it’s only for the camping experience as there is a separate camping zone reserved for families only.


So gear up your leather jackets and other role play costumes if you got any that suits the situation and some headbanging energy because that’s all it requires to experience Blood Stock Open Air Music festival.