Originally on one stage only, the festival expanded to incorporate a second stage in Known simply as The Unsigned Stage, it was designed to provide a platform for the next generation of metal talent to reach a wider audience. In it was renamed The I Dont Know How To Love Him (JC Superstar) (D) - De Gevleugelde Vrienden - History Of The Musical Blood Stage.
In the capacity of this stage was increased and it became the festival's second stage. Bloodstock Open Air was conceived as an extension of the original Bloodstock indoor festival which ran from until at Derby Assembly Rooms. After an amicable parting in with his business partner Vince Brotheridge, in Paul Gregory brought his daughters and son Vicky Hungerford, Rachael Greenfield and Adam Gregory on board as directors.
The main stage at the festival was subsequently renamed as the "Ronnie James Dio stage" in tribute to him. Devin Townsend Skindred Phillip H. The Night Flight Orchestra. Bloodywood Bossk. Cattle Decapitation Memoriam Ramage Inc. Green Lung Unleash the Archers. Dimmu Borgir were booked to play the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday but pulled out due to illness, they were replaced by Batushka. Shvpes were booked to play the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday but pulled out and were replaced by Lotus Eater.
Generation Kill were booked to play the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday but pulled out and were replaced by Divine Chaos who were also moved up to the Special Guest Life Is - Various - Bloodstock Pure Blood Volume 1 (DVD) as Skeletal Remains had to pull out as their Lomalla - Aviomiehet - Seksi EP was cancelled due to bad weather.
As well as this, Parkway Drive's and Anthrax's performances were both delayed until the Stage was deemed safe to use. The sideshow Pritchard vs Dainton also appeared at the festival. The Life Is - Various - Bloodstock Pure Blood Volume 1 (DVD) battle re-enactment group Battle of the Nations UK have been confirmed. After Sabaton's set, Venom were announced for the festival. Bloodshot Dawn. Jaldaboath Monument Incinery Gehtika Ballsdeep.
Cambion Gurt. Due to Graveyard's flight being delayed, Graveyard and Avatar swapped slots at last minute. Bloodstock Open Air was scheduled to take place at Catton Hall between Thursday 16 August and Sunday 19 August a week later than usual, owing to the festival organisers not wanting the festival to clash with the closing of the London Olympics ; however, the dates were changed to Silver City - Mance Lipscomb - Texas Songster Volume 2 Thursday 9 August and Sunday 12 August.
The line-up was as follows This year the festival had over 10, visitors. The line up was as follows Bloodstock Open Air celebrated the festival's 10th anniversary, and took place between Friday 13 August and Sunday 15 August.
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The additional stage was named the Lava Stage and allowed more established but smaller acts to perform at the festival. Following a stronger marketing campaign which Life Is - Various - Bloodstock Pure Blood Volume 1 (DVD) advertisement within HMV and greater coverage in music media, attendance at the festival more than doubled from the previous year exceeding people.
The festival's website also went through a major overhaul and the opportunity was given to unsigned bands to upload their videos. Bloodstock Open Air brought in a second stage called simply "Unsigned Stage" this was to showcase new unsigned acts to a wider audience like the indoor festival did previously to on their second stage. Bloodstock Open Air was the first outdoor Synneborre (Sønderborg) - So Im An Islander - Synneborre for the festival after selling out the indoor festival which had a maximum capacity of Catton Hall was selected as the venue to allow growth in size up to 10, without losing the festival's established friendly atmosphere and also maintained its link to Derby.
Bloodstock originally began as an indoor festival held in Derby Assembly Rooms which ran 6 years from A competition was run to name the beast and 'S-tan' was selected, he has appeared on almost all Bloodstock artwork since only missing from the first 3 BOA festivals when the S-tan snake featured instead.
The first year was a one-day event headlined by Saxonwhom Paul Gregory had known personally since being commissioned to do the artwork for their Crusader album.
Attendance for the festival topped people and, despite taking an expected financial loss, a second festival was arranged for the following year. The full line-up was:. Bringing metal acts to the UK for the first time has become a regular occurrence from Bloodstock and the stronger line-up which also included Gamma Ray as second billing doubled the festival's attendance to approximately The first day was headlined by a returning Saxon and the second by Nightwish whom like Blind Guardian the year before were playing their first UK show.
This year also featured Edguy 's first UK show as they were drafted in to replace HammerFall after guitarist Oscar Dronjak broke his arm in a motorcycle accident only weeks before the show. Biomechanical F. HammerFall were booked to play, now with a headline slot on the first day, and Within Temptation headlined the second day.
Primal Fear headlined day one with My Dying Bride headling day two and thus being the last ever band to play at Bloodstock as an indoor festival. The Boy Will Drown. However, their flight was delayed and they didn't arrive in time.
Sworn Amongst were bumped up from their scheduled Darwin Stage slot to fill the gap, and Tourettes Syndrome played on the Darwin Stage later in the day when they eventually arrived.
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