Bloodstock Open Air have announced a slew of new bands to join headliners Lamb of God and King Diamond and other bands such as Anthrax, DevilDriver, Amporhis, Firewind, Fozzy, Accept and Municipal Waste.
The bands added to the bill in this latest announcement are Avantasia, Whitechapel and Kataklysm.
Avantasia guitarist Tobias Sammet had this to say about their addition to the bill : “I know I once said we weren’t gonna do it again, but then I don‘t see a reason to let this die. I wanna put on the biggest thing you have ever seen, I wanna bring more vocalists, play longer shows, and just make it a giant Rock Opera…..I am so looking forward to it. The stage designer has just showed me his stage & light design, and it looks absolutely killer. 2013 will be a major year for Avantasia, and people don’t have a clue how big things are actually going to be! I am very excited – the album will be amazingly epic, and the tour will be too!”
Kataklysm front man Maurizio Iacono added this: “We played Bloodstock years ago and it was a crazy good time; we didn’t make it to England for our latest album, ‘Heaven’s Venom,’ so playing Bloodstock is the perfect gift to all our UK fans that have been pounding our doors to come back… the IRON WILL will be present,”
Early Bird tickets for Bloodstock are available here for the total bargain price of £100 (plus booking fee) for a four-day weekend pass. After Dec 14th (or sooner if these limited tickets sell out first), the price will revert to the standard £125 (plus booking fee) for a weekend pass. Look up all the info on Bloodstock 2013 so far, plus check out all kinds of awesome coverage from this year’s festival over at the Bloodstock Open Air Official Website.