Behemoth joins Mercyful Fate and Lamb of God
Polish extreme metalheads Behemoth have been revealed as the third and final headliner for Bloodstock 2022.
The group, which were previously scheduled to headlining the canceled Bloodstock 2020, will headline Ronnie James Dio Stage on Friday, August 12, 2022. They will join the Saturday Mercyful Fate headliners and headliners. Lamb of God Sunday Night Poster.
Behemoth leader Nergal said, “Bloodstock has a very special place in Behemoth’s heart. It is one of the first major European metal festivals to take risks to position Behemoth at the head of the festivals; a game changer for us in UK!
“I can’t wait to return to the legendary lands of Catton Park and ride a monumental hell with our legions! Until August!
Spiritworld and Dark Funeral are also confirmed for Bloodstock 2022 today, playing on the Ronnie James Dio stage on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The Sophie Lancaster Stage features new Belphegor, Heart of a Coward, Ferocious Dog, Blood Youth, Black Tongue, and Heriot additions throughout the weekend.
Other artists previously confirmed for Bloodstock 2022 include Dimmu Borgir, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (Pantera ensemble), Testament, Exodus, Black Dahlia Murder, Gwar (UK festival exclusive), Bury Tomorrow, Sacred Reich, Life Of Agony, Butcher Babies, Vio-Lence, Bloodywood, Static X, The Night Flight Orchestra and Heathen.
Bloodstock takes place at Catton Park in Derbyshire from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th August 2022.
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Behemoth’s Nergal and other rock stars unmasked:
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