Bloodstock Festival 2024 To Open One Day Early

In order to help ease congestion around the festival site, Bloodstock have completed an extensive review with the licensing council. All standard campsites will open one day earlier, at midday on Wednesday, 7th August, for a limited number of spots to help spread arrivals over two days. 

You should only consider buying an Early Arrival add-on ticket if: 

  • You have or will be getting a standard weekend ticket (this includes those with a campervan ticket)
  • You are NOT travelling via a Big Green Coach package
  • You are NOT camping in the Serpents Lair VIP or Accessible campsites

Headbangers who have booked a Tangerine Fields pre-erected tent package (located in the Asgard campsite) can also arrive early on Wednesday from midday by purchasing the Early Arrival add-on ticket. 

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2023
Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2023. Photo: Paul Hutchings/MetalTalk

There will be a cinema set up on the Midgard village green showing movies on Wednesday evening, a bar, food stalls, premium hand-crafted coffee (in the Ironwood campsite), plus some light evening entertainment via inflatables and DJs. 

The supermarket and Fat Frank’s camping shop will also be open in Midgard for anything you’ve forgotten and to blow up your airbed.

Standard campsites include Asgard, Valhalla, Midgard, Ironwood, Jotunheim, and Hel, plus for families and those wanting a quieter camping experience, Ragnarok. Vanaheim will also be open for those with campervan tickets.

Please note, if you are arriving by train, the arrivals shuttle from Tamworth train station does not run on Wednesday.

If you’ve already purchased your standard weekend ticket then you can purchase an Early Arrival add-on ticket for £20 + booking fee. If you haven’t yet purchased your standard weekend ticket then you can get both together priced at £205 + booking fee.

The limited Early Arrival add-on tickets will go on sale – on a first-come, first-served basis from the Bloodstock 2024 ticket store at 9 am BST tomorrow, Friday, 5th April. 

Accessible campsite patrons and Serpents Lair VIP patrons with VIP parking will still need to arrive from Thursday midday as normal. This is because BLOODSTOCK needs to contain the movement of traffic and patrons to one side of the festival whilst the crew are busily completing the rest of the site, so these campsites cannot be open until then. 

BLOODSTOCK says they are working closely with the licensing council and appreciate everyone’s understanding in helping to get everyone on site safely and efficiently.

Bloodstock Festival 2024
Bloodstock Festival 2024

Bloodstock 2024 will be held over the long weekend of 8-11 August 2024.

Take Part: Are you at Bloodstock this year? Who are you looking forward to seeing? Want to get in touch and tell us how it’s going? Email MetalTalk Editor Steve Ritchie to tell us how it’s going for you.

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