BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL announces Hobgoblin Band Submissions

BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL announces Hobgoblin Band Submissions


BLOODSTOCK has announced they once again team up with HOBGOBLIN, the brewers of their favourite ale and announce the HOBGOBLIN Newblood Stage plans and a raft of options for you to get your band, or your favourite unsigned band to BLOODSTOCK in 2015.

Team BLOODSTOCK will be looking at unsigned and self-released acts from both the UK and abroad via The Metal 2 The Masses programme, video uploads, or good old fashioned CD submissions.  Check out the options below.


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 at  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 are signed to a label or a self release act wishing to apply for the Newblood Stage (but not via the M2TM), then please send CD’s and biogs to the following address.  This is open to bands worldwide.

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

Creator and owner of, now OMNIA GRAVIS. Addicted to the metulz, Bloodstock, Dave Grohl, and Gojira. I sleep little. Often a bit sweary. ALL HAIL OWLS.

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