But Mercyful Fate aren't coming alone, as the Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir join Bloodstock's Saturday line-up as special guests. After being forced to cancel their set in 2019 due to illness, this will be the first time Dimmu have graced Catton Park since 2014.
"UK! After our triumphant London show this January, we will be back at your shores next year. See you at Bloodstock in August 2021!," say the band.
Mercyful Fate and Dimmu Borgir will join the likes of Judas Priest, Devin Townsend, Paradise Lost, Skindred, Saxon and Bury Tomorrow at Bloodstock on August 11-15 – yes, it's now a five-day event! Tickets for Bloodstock 2021 are on sale now.