Bloodstock to bring ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ again in 2016

Bloodstock Open Air has confirmed that it will be running its annual ‘Metal 2 The Masses‘ competition in 2016.

Poster for Bloodstock Open Air 2016‘Metal 2 The Masses’ offers venues, promoters and bands – as well as fans – a chance to be part of the Bloodstock Festival experience at local level.

Amust4music Ltd, along with Hobgoblin Ale, are bringing the biggest initiative possible to track down the best breaking metal bands along with upping the ante on some of the biggest ever prizes up for grabs.

Metal 2 the Masses co-ordinator Simon Hall said:

“Year on year, the M2TM has proven itself to be a platform that provides Metal bands with an opportunity to be seen.  Not only to network at a club level, but also on a Nationwide scale as short tours are often emerging on the strength of the experience.

“This is great for the bands, but also we’re looking for this to be support to venues up and down the UK who desperately need it at a smaller club level. The 2015/2016 initiative is already proving to be a success with regions filling up shows at a rapid rate”

Venues up and down the United Kingdom, along with countries such as Romania, Latvia, Norway and more, will be running the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ heats in order to seek out the best in self-signed and unsigned acts from their regions and give them the opportunity to play Bloodstock’s ‘New Blood’ stage in front of 2,000 people.

Contact details for the promoters organizing the individual ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ heats can be found at

Bloodstock takes place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from 11 to 14 August 2016.  Already announced for next year’s festival are Mastodon, Twisted Sister, Behemoth, DragonForce, Venom, Paradise Lost and Rotting Christ.  Early bird tickets are available from the Bloodstock website.


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