Bloodstock / 19 bands added to the August festival bill

Bloodstock 2021 have added nineteen bands to this years bill, with Evil Scarecrow set to headline the Sophie stage on Sunday evening.

The band said: “So, we haven’t played as a band for a year. Not even a practice! We closed and abandoned our rehearsal room. Our van is gathering moss on a driveway. We have two new members who we have never played with. One of them was our main stagehand, and we have not replaced that position.

“Basically, Evil Scarecrow are, in reality, unconscious in stasis, floating through the void of space until we clear the disease-ridden Van Allen radiation belt. Along came the good ship Bloodstock, who nudged us awake to see if we will come and play with them. “No”, we mumble, “No band yet. More sleep”. They return with a cup of tea and a bacon sandwich. “It’s headlining the Sophie Stage”, they whisper. Shit. So, we’ve sprung back into life!

“We are dusting off our props and may even have a band practice or two.

“So, if you want to see the most shambolic, unpracticed, unprepared Evil Scarecrow show ever, then join us! We can’t promise our usual super-polished -ahem- performance. But we promise to bring the biggest, messiest, stupidest party yet.”

Broken Jaw and Colpocleisis have been added to the Friday lineup, while Saturday’s bill will feature Brummie rockers Devilfire, Irish sludgemeisters Grey Stag and purveyors of “true Metal”, Hanowar.

Sunday’s bill features a number of newer bands, including The Injester, South Of Salem, Son Of Boar, Wired, This Is Endless (featuring members of Onslaught/Ted Maul), power Metallers Fellowship and Sorceress Of Sin, melodic Death Metal band Frozen In Shadowsm, Hybridze, Strangle Wire, Words That Burn, Deitus and Ghosts Of Atlantis.

Main stage headliners are Devin Townsend (Friday), Kreator (Saturday), and Judas Priest (Sunday).

Standard weekend tickets for the extended, now 5-day event in 2021 remain under a temporary price freeze at £145 (+ booking fees). In addition, child tickets and parking tickets for 2021’s event are available now at the Bloodstock ticket store, as well as a limited number of day tickets. VIP and campervan tickets for 2021 are sold out.

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