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BLOODSTOCK Festival to pass VAT saving onto customers

BLOODSTOCK’s motto has long been “by the fans, for the fans” and today the independent, family-run festival reconfirms that sentiment remains firmly at its core, by announcing the recent government VAT reduction will be passed on to its customers.

As previously announced, standard weekend tickets for the newly extended, now 5-day event in 2021 were due to increase by £10 on 10th August 2020 to £155 (+ booking fees). However, as the government has now confirmed that festivals are included in the reduced 5% VAT rate for the hospitality & leisure industries, BLOODSTOCK will be freezing that price at £145 until 13th January 2021, at which time the 2021 price increase comes into effect.

In recognition of the difficult financial situation many music fans find themselves in due to the pandemic, BLOODSTOCK is also launching a longer, 6-month instalment plan from 10th August 2020, allowing customers to spread their payments out in smaller instalments. Fans can sign up to the scheme at the online ticket store any time until 31st August 2020, and payments will be debited as follows; £31.17 (includes £7 booking fee) immediately on sign up, then monthly payments of £24.17 on 5th September, 5th October, 5th November, and 5th December, and lastly a final payment of £27.65 (includes £3.50 postage) on 5th January.

“Our audience is at the heart of everything we do,” says BLOODSTOCK festival director Vicky Hungerford. “It has been a difficult year for everyone, but we really can’t wait to celebrate our 20th year with everyone next summer and hope these measures will make it that little bit easier for everyone to join us!”

Throughout lockdown, BLOODSTOCK has continued to post extensive content on its YouTube channel to keep fans entertained at home, showcasing a wide range of amazing tracks and even full sets from years gone by. Examples include Gojira’s incredible headline set in 2016Amon Amarth’s pyro-laden 2017 visitWednesday 13’s spooktacular BOA debut and Lamb of God steaming through ‘Walk With Me In Hell’ back in 2013.  There’s hundreds more besides, just click to the channel to get your live music fix.

Still want more? Don’t miss next month’s European Metal Festival Alliance virtual event from 7th-9th August, a collaboration of 13 independent European festivals including BLOODSTOCK! For more info & to buy tickets for that, visit www.metalfestivalalliance.com.

BLOODSTOCK’s 2021 main stage headliners include DEVIN TOWNSEND (Friday) and JUDAS PRIEST (Sunday). Headliners for Thursday and Saturday are yet to be announced. The festival also features sets from PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, LIFE OF AGONY, BURY TOMORROW, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SACRED REICH, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, BUTCHER BABIES, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BLOODYWOOD, MEMORIAM, RAMAGE INC, GREEN LUNG, CONJURER, ORANGE GOBLIN, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, SAXON, SYLOSIS, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, WINTERFYLLETH, NEKROGOBLIKON, THE CRAWLING, RAISED BY OWLS, ANAKIM, ACID REIGN, SVALBARD, SOEN, DOG TIRED, BAILER, BLASPHEMER, BLACK TONGUE, LIBERTY LIES, PIST, & SHARKS IN YOUR MOUTH so far.  Many more bands performing over the weekend are still to be announced!

Watch the most recent BLOODSTOCK trailer here.

Besides standard weekend tickets, child tickets and parking tickets for 2021’s event are also available now at the ticket store. A limited number of day tickets will go on sale closer to the event – sign up for a free reminder here. VIP and campervan tickets for 2021 are already sold out.

BLOODSTOCK 2021 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 11th-15th August 2021. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com.

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