Love ’em or hate ’em, thrash icons Megadeth are the latest confirmed headline act for 2014’s Bloodstock Festival!
In a career nearing 30 years and counting, and album sales in excess of 38 million (5 consecutive platinum albums in the US and numerous accolades along the way, including 11 GRAMMY® nominations) Bloodstock 2014 presents a new challenge in Megadeth’s career, and one we’re certain they’ll rise to. Ever-controversial frontman MegaDave [Mustaine] comments: “2014 is the 20th Anniversary for ‘Youthanasia’, and we are celebrating that by headlining the Bloodstock Festival in the glorious UK. Every year Megadeth and our UK fans get closer and celebrate another year of metal greatness together. This is the beginning of 2014…the best is yet to come.”
The band’s latest studio album released in June, Super Collider, reunites Dave Mustaine with guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist David Ellefson, and drummer Shawn Drover. The release debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on the UK album chart and notched up Top 40 album chart debuts in a further 22 countries worldwide! Megadeth also recently released a live DVD of last year’s ‘Countdown To Extinction’ 20th Anniversary tour, which you can watch here:
Megadeth will join other headliners Down and Emperor, of which Bloodstock will be their only UK performances in 2014.
In other Bloodstock news, the festival is proud to announce their recent win at the Live UK Music Business Awards 2013 in the ‘Best Festival (under 15K cap)’. The second ‘Best Festival’ accolade in a row, after picking up 2012’s UK Festival Awards gong for ‘Best Medium-sized Festival’!
Tickets for 2014’s event are already on sale at ‘early bird’ prices, a bargain at £115 for a 4-day weekend ticket with camping. Once the limited ‘early bird’ allocation is gone, it’s gone, and tickets revert to full price. Save yourself a few quid and pick up your discounted tickets here.
Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-10th August 2014.
Dave Mustaine recently featured on the cover of Zero Tolerance Magazine, interviewed by Primordial / Twilight Of The Gods frontman (and ZT writer) Alan ‘Nemtheanga’ Averill. If you haven’t yet purchased a copy of issue 053, what are you waiting for? For fans of Nemtheanga, he features on the cover of our current issue to mark the debut of his latest project: ‘supergroup’ Twilight Of The Gods. You can catch them on tour now.
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