Bloodstock announce first bands for 2024’s Hopical Storm New Blood Stage

Calling all new bands! Bloodstock have announced who will be playing on the Hopical Storm New Blood Stage (so far), as well as revealing how you can join them via the Metal 2 The Masses initiative.

Bloodstock announce first bands for 2024’s Hopical Storm New Blood Stage
Emily Carter

Bloodstock have revealed the first names for this year’s new bands stage.

Ahead of August’s event, the Hopical Storm New Blood Stage has unveiled a number of rising bands you can catch at Catton Park in August: Disposable, Final Coil, She Burns Red, Biomechanimal, Praetorian, Lost To Light, Straight For The Sun, Akkadian and Sathamel.

Last year’s Metal 2 The Masses winners Acid Age have also been announced for Bloodstock – joining the Sophie Stage for 2024. “We love everything about M2TM,” they enthuse. “The exposure, photography, stage, lights and friends we made was more than satisfactory, but then we won and got to both attend and play Bloodstock 2023! We couldn't believe it, Bloodstock is heavy metal Mecca. It's where everyone comes together with a common goal, heavy fucking metal! The sense of community at the festival is undeniable.

“Now that we have a chance to return and play the Sophie stage, we aim to show everyone why we are the best war-jazz band in the world and we will do it for Sophie. See you in August.”

On top of that, Bloodstock have announced details of their Metal 2 The Masses initiative for new bands, which kicks off on May 10 and will run all the way through to July 13.

Get the lowdown on Metal 2 The Masses below:

And see the full Bloodstock line-up:

Bloodstock Festival takes place at Catton Park from August 8 – 11. Get your tickets now.

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