Bloodstock Festival Confirm Final 2021 Headliner.
News broke over the weekend that Mercyful Fate would no longer be headlining the 2021 edition of Bloodstock Festival. The COVID pandemic and other canceled dates had impacted on their plans to be touring Europe at that time.
King Diamond tells us,
“Due to the uncertainties of international touring logistics, health, and safety issues, MERCYFUL FATE are unable to perform at this Summer’s BLOODSTOCK. Unfortunately, most of our Summer routing is already postponed or postponing soon. Like many others in our position we’re amending our plans to get back on the road as soon as possible. We’re gutted. However, we are happy to say that we’ve worked with the BLOODSTOCK organisers and report that we will be back to headline the festival in Summer ‘22. Until then, stay heavy and stay safe.”
But fear not, festival organisers did not let a minute go to waste and today announce the new Saturday headline act.
Pioneers of heavy, KREATOR will replace MERCYFUL FATE as Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage headliner, in a UK festival exclusive. Frontman Mille Petrozza says,
“We are very excited to headline the BLOODSTOCK festival for the first time! This means a lot to KREATOR since all the previous shows we have played there were exceptional! We promise you the most brutal show BLOODSTOCK has ever seen! Be prepared!"
The much lauded German thrashers just released the deluxe ‘Under The Guillotine’ box set, celebrating their classic early Noise Records years. Fans are eagerly awaiting the group’s fifteenth studio album - the follow up to 2017’s ‘Gods Of Violence’ - due out later this year via Nuclear Blast.