NEWS: Bloodstock Festival 2015 offer bands to win spot on line-up!

Derby based metal extravaganza Bloodstock Open Air Festival have partnered up with their pals over at Hobgoblin to offer bands a raft of options for your band, or even your favourite unsigned band to join the line-up for next year’s festival and perform on the Newblood Stage. You can find details and options on how to enter below:

The folks at Hobgoblin will be opening up the search worldwide via, inviting acts to submit their videos online from mid-January 2015. Fans can vote for their favourite act, with the winner bagging the coveted slot on the Newblood Stage. In exchange for their vote, participants also have a chance to take home a whole host of music related prizes via an ‘instant win’ competition.

Bands can apply directly to local promoters who are running showcase events up and down the UK. These events might also win you a further slot on the Sophie Stage 2016, along with slots on the bill at Wacken (Germany) or Metaldays (Slovenia) and a raft of other additional prizes. This scheme is focused on UK acts and details on all the local events can be found on the Bloodstock official website (here). Please note, more promoters/venues will be coming on board all the time so keep checking the website for the most up-to-date details. If you have a venue in your region/country that would be interested in running events, please email

If you’re signed to a label or a self-release act wishing to apply for the Newblood Stage (but not via the M2TM), then please send CDs and biogs to the following address. This is open to bands worldwide.

Bloodstock Open Air / Newblood
c/o Simon Hall
80 Capmartin Road
United Kingdom