Bloodstock 2022 / Heavy Metal community wears pink to honour Sophie and Sylvia

Bloodstock continues to celebrate and elevate the amazing work of Sylvia Lancaster OBE, the pioneering fundraiser and educator who established The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, with Sunday finding plenty of festival fans wearing pink.

Bloodstock, 2022. Wearing pink for Sophie and Sylvia Lancaster
Bloodstock 2022. Pink for Sophie and Sylvia. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

At Sylvia’s funeral earlier this year, she had requested that everyone attending wear something pink, as this was her favourite colour, and as you can see from MetalTalk photographer John Inglis, the Heavy Metal community has not disappointed.

Bloodstock, 2022. Wearing pink for Sophie and Sylvia Lancaster
Bloodstock 2022. Pink for Sophie and Sylvia. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

Throughout the weekend, The Sophie Lancaster Foundation stand in the arena has been talking of their truly phenomenal work, which has been life-changing for many in alternative subcultures. They are also very happy to accept supporting donations.

Bloodstock, 2022. Wearing pink for Sophie and Sylvia Lancaster
Bloodstock 2022. Pink for Sophie and Sylvia. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

To continue with the fundraising drive, Bloodstock has commissioned a special The Sophie Lancaster Foundation drum skin, which will be signed by all the Sophie Stage headline bands across the festival weekend.

Bloodstock, 2022. Wearing pink for Sophie and Sylvia Lancaster
Bloodstock 2022. Pink for Sophie and Sylvia. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

The exclusive drum skin will be raffled at the festival, with all funds going to the Foundation. Raffle tickets are available at the Sophie Lancaster Foundation stand, with the draw taking place at 5 pm on Sunday.

Bloodstock, 2022. Wearing pink for Sophie and Sylvia Lancaster
Bloodstock 2022. Pink for Sophie and Sylvia. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

Find out more about The Sophie Lancaster Foundation at https://linktr.ee/sophielancasterfoundation

Bloodstock, 2022. Wearing pink for Sophie and Sylvia Lancaster
Bloodstock 2022. Pink for Sophie and Sylvia. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk
Bloodstock, 2022. Wearing pink for Sophie and Sylvia Lancaster
Bloodstock 2022. Pink for Sophie and Sylvia. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

Bloodstock 2022 will be held over the long weekend of 11-14 August 2022. MetalTalk’s Liz Medhurst, John Inglis and Paul Monkhouse will be reporting from Catton Park.

VIP and campervan tickets are sold out. Standard weekend camping tickets (just £145 + fees for 4 days of Heavy Metal glory) plus day and child tickets are also available. Children under 4 can come for free.

#boa22. For more information visit bloodstock.uk.com You can view a map of Bloodstock at bloodstock.uk.com/bloodstock_map.jpg

You can read all the MetalTalk Bloodstock coverage at metaltalk.net/tag/bloodstock-2022

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