The award-winning BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL has started a weekly Facebook lottery, enabling a lucky winner to grab a pair of festival tickets (with camping) every week from now through to the festival in August. All you need to do to enter is swap your current Facebook cover pic for one of the custom-built Facebook cover banners available at the BLOODSTOCK website; http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/advertising_banners. At a random day and time every week, a winner will be selected by the BLOODSTOCK team, from active timelines showing one of the BLOODSTOCK banners in the cover pic slot. The winners will be notified by private Facebook message, and their name announced on the festival website. Switch up your cover pic and take part! You’ve gotta be in it, to win it!
For the 3rd year in a row, Teenage Cancer Trust is to benefit from being BLOODSTOCK charity partner this year. Fundraising initiatives at last year’s event raised a whopping £4,775 for the TCT. Money was raised via the guest list scheme (where guests & media are asked for a £10 charity donation in return for their weekend wristband), raffles and a t-shirt amnesty, and this year the aim is to smash the £5,000 target. This year, the popular t-shirt amnesty returns to the TCT stand in the arena, with old rock & metal tee’s available in exchange for a donation, while festival goers are encouraged to bring along and donate old shirts they no longer want. There will also be tickets available to a TCT raffle over the weekend, with an exclusive prize for one lucky winner – more details will be announced soon. Jen Walker, Music Co-ordinator for Teenage Cancer Trust said: “We had a brilliant time at Bloodstock last year, and appreciate all the support from both those behind the scenes at the festival and all of those who popped by the stall and supported us! Roll on August – and LAMB OF GOD!”
In other BOA news, BLOODSTOCK and their beer-friendly buddies at HOBGOBLIN have also created a special limited edition t-shirt which you can get for a bargain £14.99 at the Hobgoblin e-store; http://www.wychwood.co.uk/shop/products/view/97/limited-edition-bloodstock-t-shirt/. The special design was created by festival founder and renowned fantasy artist, Paul Raymond Gregory, who has designed and painted numerous classic album covers for rock giants such as Dio, Saxon, Molly Hatchet and Uriah Heep. If there are any left come August, you’ll be able to pick ‘em up at the festival too. Look out for the BLOODSTOCK-branded bottles of Hobgoblin beer in your local stores too. There are 2.5 million of them out there!
BLOODSTOCK is the UK’s ultimate metal festival and with this year’s headliners, SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD and KING DIAMOND, it’s going to be the biggest and best yet. 15,000 people are set to descend on the Derbyshire countryside for a four-day metal party! You can find all the info you need to have a fabulous festival weekend, including ticket prices, VIP upgrades and travel details, including coach trips and the GoShare carshare scheme, over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.