Judas Priest and Behemoth will join Devin Townsend as Bloodstock 2020 headliners with Priest headlining on Sunday 9th, Behemoth on Saturday 8th and Devin on Friday 7th.

Metal legends Priest are celebrating ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ in a year when Bloodstock celebrates 20 years and the band enthuse about next year’s headline show:

“Horns up Bloodstock – the Priest is back to headline the 20th year of Bloodstock with our ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ anniversary show!! A double barrel, once in a lifetime, blast of Metal mania 2020….!!”

You can watch a special message from the inimitable Rob Halford right here:

The mighty Behemoth’s Saturday headline slot will be a UK festival exclusive for 2020. Having wowed fans across the globe with their phenomenal set on both Slayer’s final US tour and Slipknot’s current Knotfest Roadshow, the Polish Metal heavyweights will be upping the stakes by bringing their biggest and best production to date.

Charismatic frontman Nergal tells us:

“BLOODSTOCK! The hallowed lands of Catton Park will once again host our Fiendish Festivities. This is Behemoth’s first UK festival headline and that will be celebrated in the only way we know how; Hell will be raised, blood will be shed, and magick will descend! We shall see you there Legions!”

Hear it straight from Behemoth themselves here:

Friday headliner Devin Townsend will also play a very special set for fans, with more detail on the nature of the set to be revealed in due course. Here’s what Devin had to say when he was first announced:

Also playing Bloodstock 2020 are Skindred, Jinjer, Gloryhammer, Black Dahlia Murder, Vio-Lence, Sacred Reich, Dark Tranquility and Butcher Babies with many more bands performing over the weekend to be announced in due course.

Discounted Early Bird tickets, VIP tickets, child tickets and car parking tickets for 2020’s event are available now at the ticket store right here. Campervan tickets for 2020 are already sold out.

Bloodstock 2020 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 6th-9th August 2020. For more info, click here.

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