Bloodstock Announce First 2013 Headliner

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL is excited to announce their first headliner for 2013.  The Grammy-nominated, Danish metal legend KING DIAMOND will dazzle eyes and perforate eardrums in the Friday night top slot.

After a six-year touring hiatus, the band triumphantly returned to the stage in 2012 for European festivals Hellfest and Sweden Rock.  Friday night’s closing performance at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 marks not only their first ever UK festival appearance, but their first UK show of any kind in many years and will be their only UK date in 2013.

When asked about Bloodstock, the mighty King quoth: “I’m looking so much forward to this, we all are.  Finally back in England!  The people at Bloodstock have gone the extra mile to make this possible, and will be expanding the stage to fit our full production.  This is gonna be DARK and very HEAVY!”

Hugely-respected, with a 30+ year career, check out some spooktacular KING DIAMOND, both old and new, while you’re getting your scare on this October…

Sleepless Nights:


Give Me Your Soul –

The Invisible Guests –

The Family Ghost –

At The Graves –

Them –

This special headline appearance racks up alongside the previously announced special guests, ANTHRAX and ACCEPT, and UK exclusive appearances from FIREWIND and FOZZY.

Bloodstock ‘Early Bird’ tickets are available for online purchase now at for the frankly bargain price of £100 (plus booking fee) for a four-day weekend pass.  Snap ‘em up quick, as this limited time offer won’t last forever!  Look up all the info on Bloodstock 2013 so far, plus check out all kinds of awesome coverage from this year’s festival here.

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