Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive plays a headlining show at Bloodstock 2019. They will be closing the main stage on Saturday 10th August, which will also be their first appearance at the British festival.

Those who have attended Parkway Drive’s headlining show last Saturday, on 2nd February at Alexandra Palace in London, have heard it first that the Australian metalcore legends will come back to the United Kingdom this summer to headline Bloodstock Open Air 2019. Their headlining show will be their first appearance at the festival as well, playing on Saturday 10th August. Previously announced headliners are Sabaton, playing on Friday 9th August, and Scorpions, who will close the main stage on 11th August 2019.

Since the announcement of Scorpions as the second headliner of the festival, plenty of names have been added to the bill. The full lineup as of now is the following:

Nirwana Tuinfeest

Ronnie James Dio Stage 9th August: Sabaton (headliner, UK exclusive), Powerwolf, Tesseract, Children of Bodom (UK exclusive), Soulfy, Metal Church, Death Angel, Incite

10th August: Parkway Drive (headliner), Anthrax, Cradle of Filth, Code Orange, Thy Art is Murder, Evil Scarecrow, Swallow the Sun

11th August: Scorpions (headliner, UK exclusive), Dimmu Borgir (UK exclusive), Queensryche (UK exclusive), Dee Snider, Hypocrisy (UK exclusive), Soilwork, Ross the Boss
Sophie Lancaster Stage: Rotting Christ (8th August), Grand Magus (9th August), Eluveitie (11th August)

Bloodstock Open Air 2019

Photo by Down the Barrel Photography

Bloodstock Open Air is the biggest independent metal festival in the United Kingdom, held annually at Catton Hall in Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, England. Although it started as an indoor festival from 2001-2006, the festival grew bigger from year to year. In 2007 the organizers moved the festival fully outdoors. This year more than 18.000 metalheads visited the festival, making Bloodstock 2018 the largest edition so far.

  • Location: Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, UK.
  • Date: 8-11 August 2019.
  • Tickets: full weekend ticket is £152, installment plan available starting from £ 36, with £29 for the remaining 4 installments
  • For more information, see the official website.

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András Melles
I am a concert and festival enthusiast from Hungary, living in the United Kingdom studying History and International Relations. I've been to various festivals in Europe, and my optimal number of festivals I need to visit a year is 3, but we all know that the more the merrier! My favourite genres are rock and metal, but I am open to all different kinds of music. Favourite bands? Name the sub-genre and I tell you my choice! ;)