NAPALM DEATH, NEVERMORE Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

NAPALM DEATH and NEVERMORE will make exclusive U.K. festival appearances at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom.

Commented NAPALM DEATH: "We are really looking forward to playing Bloodstock this year as it's always a fun day especially seeing as our friends AT THE GATES are playing who we toured with many years ago. It's going to be our only U.K. show of 2011 as well and we will play a song or two from our new album, so it's gonna be a seriously heavy day!"

Added NEVERMORE: "We're absolutely stoked to return to the U.K. again to play the mighty Bloodstock festival! We had such a good time in the U.K. on our tour and even filmed the 'Emptiness Unobstructed' clip during our show in London, so we know we got some diehard over there. We look forward to seeing you all again!"

The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ANGEL WITCH
ARTHEMIS
AT THE GATES
CORONER
CRIMINAL
EXODUS
GRAVE DIGGER
IMMORTAL
LAWNMOWER DETH
MORBID ANGEL
NAPALM DEATH
NEVERMORE
OCTOBER FILE
POWERQUEST
RHAPSODY OF FIRE
TAROT
THE ROTTED
THERION
TRIPTYKON

The Bloodstock Open Air heavy metal festival was established in 2005 to bring a wider choice of heavy metal bands to the U.K. and provide a venue for the best established and unsigned metal bands to perform in front of a large an enthusiastic audience of true metalheads.

Bloodstock Open Air features three days of diverse international heavy metal bands across three stages, a large selection of merchandise stalls, metal karaoke, campsite and a wide selection of food, bars and other refreshments.

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