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- Oct 10, 2017 at 07:08AM
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Following the long-awaited announcement that metal titans Judas Priest were the final headliner for Bloodstock 2018, organisers have weighed in with another massive announcement.

Joining Friday’s bill in the Ronnie James Dio main stage special guest slot are black metal legends, Emperor in a UK exclusive appearance. Frontman Ihsahn tells us that they’ll be performing a special set based around one of their classic albums. “We're finally bringing the 20th Anniversary show for Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk to the UK! We’ll be performing the album in its entirety and look forward to celebrating with everyone at BLOODSTOCK!”

Also stepping into a main stage slot on Sunday are Californian circle pit kings, Devildriver. Frontman Dez Fafara tells us “Devildriver is playing Bloodstock in 2018 and we couldn’t be more fucking ready to bring the heavy and get the whole festival moving! We are thankful for the opportunity and can’t wait to see everyone there! Get ready to get the fuck in the pit!”

Hotly-tipped, super brutal three-piece, Nails land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday in a UK exclusive show. Frontman Todd Jones informs us, “I've been following BLOODSTOCK and looking at their advertisements online for the past few years, admiring how great a job the festival does having a great mix of underground bands and some of metal's biggest and finest. We're proud to finally say we're part of what BLOODSTOCK is doing to fight the good fight! We'll see all you motherfuckers at BLOODSTOCK!!!”

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get further information over at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com.

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