BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR is thrilled to announce their win in the ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ category at the UK Festival Awards 2012, which was held last night at London’s Roundhouse. The event, which saw over half a million fans and festival go-ers cast their votes over the last month, acknowledges outstanding achievement in the UK live festival industry.
The independently-run BLOODSTOCK saw off considerable competition from the likes of Latitude, RockNess, The Secret Garden Party and Wakestock to pick up the trophy. Festival director, Paul Gregory commented, “We want to thank everyone who voted for Bloodstock in the UK Festival Awards. It shows the overwhelming support the metal fans have for their festival, which always will be by the fans, for the fans.”
Meanwhile, BLOODSTOCK marches on in setting the bar even higher for 2013. With a rapidly growing reputation as the UK’s best metal festival by those ‘in the know’, this ‘best kept secret’ isn’t going to stay a secret for much longer. Tickets for 2013 are moving at their fastest pace yet and with two stellar headliners already locked in for next year’s event; seminal metal icon, KING DIAMOND and Virginian groove-metal masters, LAMB OF GOD, the future looks bright for BLOODSTOCK.
Me at the British Music Experience holding the standard edition book infront of the original artwork for Saxon’s “Heavy Metal Thunder”, one of only two original paintings I took to the BME to show, the other being Saxon’s latest cover design for the album “Sacrifice”.
I was delighted when my book was officially lauched at the British Music Experience.The panalists in this picture are from left to right, Biff Byford (SAXON), Alex Lewis (Tolkien contributer) and last but certainly not least Mark Wilkinson (Artist ilustrator and my book designer) The evening went well and I was delighted my book was finally in the public domain.