Opeth return to Bloodstock

Amanda Briggs | Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Opeth return to Bloodstock

With a line-up boasting the likes of Children of Bodom, Fear Factory, and Twisted Sister, Bloodstock Open Air has confirmed the final additions to its bill.

Friday night will be closed by Swedish prog-metal superstars Opeth, who also headlined the festival back in 2008.

"We're pretty excited about coming back to play [the festival]," states frontman Mikael Ã…kerfeldt. "I'm honoured to play; it will be intimidating and emotional ... I will be thinking about Dio, that's for sure."

The Bloodstock Open Air metal festival will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from 12th to 15th August 2010.

Currently confirmed line-up:

OPETH : CHILDREN OF BODOM : FEAR FACTORY : TWISTED SISTER : MESHUGGAH : OBITUARY : ROSS THE BOSS (with Scott Columbus) : RAGE : ANDROMEDA : BEHEMOTH : DEVIN TOWNSEND : DORO : LEAVES EYES : SUFFOCATION : CANNIBAL CORPSE : KORPIKLAANI : GWAR : AMORPHIS : GOJIRA : SONATA ARCTICA : GORGOROTH : BLOODBATH : BLACK SPIDERS : EDGUY : ENSIFERUM : ONSLAUGHT : SNAKEBITE : HOLY MOSES : BENEDICTION : ENFORCER : KILLING MACHINE : MITHRAS : THE PROPHECY STEELWING : REGARDLESS OF ME : WITCHSORROW : EVILE : BONDED BY BLOOD : MORDECAI : PURIFIED IN BLOOD : DESECRATION : POWERWOLF : HOSPITAL OF DEATH

Weekend tickets are on sale now at the festival's website.