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Children of Bodom, Hammerfall, Within Temptation To Headline Bloodstock 2005 Festivals

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BLOODSTOCK 2005 will comprise 2 separate festivals. The brand new outdoor show BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR ( B-O-A ) will take place on June 24th-25th 2005 at Catton Hall, in the Midlands, with the annual BLOODSTOCK05 – UK Metalfest taking place indoors at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on 2nd-3rd September 2005.

With the indoor festival now having reached capacity within the current location, the next logical step was to find an additional location, and the decision to go outdoors was an easy choice to make as the UK does not have an outdoor Euro-style Metal festival along the lines of Wacken, Bang Your Head and Summer Breeze (DE), Gods of Metal (ITA), Sweden Rock (SWE), Graspop (B), Dynamo (N) and so many more. The current choice of venue, Catton Hall, offers a fantastic location within a rural setting, centrally located within the UK for all areas to reach easily, and yes, camping will be provided. Our initial capacity is for up to 8,000 with further growth at the site to accommodate 20,000 within a few more years.

Taking the stage at the BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR in June will be some of the best bands to have appeared at the previous indoor festivals, CHILDREN OF BODOM, EDGUY, EVERGREY, MASTERPLAN, PANIC CELL, FOURWAYKILL and HUMANITY, who will be joined by SEBASTIAN BACH (ex Skid Row – headlining his first ever UK festival on the Friday night – June 24th), and MOSTLY AUTUMN both making their Bloodstock debut.

"It is with pleasure that we have MOSTLY AUTUMN on the bill who are in essence the UK’s foremost 'Epic Rock' band regularly compared to Pink Floyd, and have built an amazing following over the past few years. They will offer a welcome classic rock feel to the proceedings. Several more bands will be added to the B-O-A within the next few weeks."

The traditional BLOODSTOCK UK METALFEST in September will play host to 25 bands in 2005, many of them making their debut UK appearance. HAMMERFALL, STORMWARRIOR, BOB CATLEY, CONQUEST OF STEEL and WARCHILD will head up a night of Battle Metal on the Friday, with WITHIN TEMPTATION, AFTER FOREVER, IRON SAVIOR, CATHEDRAL, RISE TO ADDICTION, and SEASON’S END scheduled for the Saturday, with more surprise bands being announced soon.

Full details of the two events can be found at the website www.bloodstock.uk.com. Tickets are now on sale for both shows.

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