Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2013 announces King Diamond as Friday night’s headliner

By October 12, 2012 September 15th, 2016 Culture, News, World

Bloodstock Open Air Festival is excited to announce their first headliner for 2013. The Grammy-nominated, Danish metal legend King Diamond will take the Friday night top slot.

After a six-year touring hiatus, the band triumphantly returned to the stage in 2012 for European festivals Hellfest and Sweden Rock. Friday night’s closing performance at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 marks not only their first ever UK festival appearance, but their first UK show of any kind in many years and will be their only UK date in 2013.

When asked about Bloodstock, King Diamond said: “I’m looking so much forward to this, we all are. Finally back in England! The people at Bloodstock have gone the extra mile to make this possible, and will be expanding the stage to fit our full production. This is gonna be dark and very heavy!”

This special headline appearance racks up alongside the previously announced special guests, Anthrax and Accept, and UK exclusive appearances from Firewind and Fozzy.

Bloodstock ‘Early Bird’ tickets are available for online purchase now at for £100 (plus booking fee) for a four-day weekend pass.