By DJ Monk

Logo for Bloodstock 2020Bloodstock organizers have confirmed that, at this time, they are still planning to proceed with this year’s 20th anniversary festival, which is due to take place over the first weekend in August.

In a statement issued earlier today (Tuesday 7 April), the Bloodstock team said:

“In these unprecedented times and following the recent cancellation of Download and other May/June festivals, Bloodstock HQ wishes to reassure everyone that currently, Bloodstock 2020 event planning is proceeding with full care and attention, in order to bring you the best event yet to celebrate 20 years of Bloodstock. The team are closely monitoring government guidelines and co-operating with the relevant authorities to assure the best and safest environment for our Bloodstockers, bands, staff, and site workers come August and will continue to keep you updated with any further developments. 

Bloodstock strongly hopes that life will be getting back to normal in four months’ time and by then a heavy metal party with our friends will be just the good cheer that everyone needs.”

Five more bands have also been confirmed for Bloodstock 2020, with Finnish metallians Lost Society tagged to open proceedings on the main Ronnie James Dio stage on the Friday. Across the arena on the Sophie stage, Merseyside death metallers Video Nasties have been added to Saturday’s bill, while Wolf Jaw (formerly The Bad Flowers), Grave Lines and Vexed have been added to Sunday’s growing line-up.

Bloodstock is scheduled to take place at Catton Park in Derbyshire over the weekend of 6-9 August. Full information can be found at