Only a month now until metalheads will return to Derbyshire’s Catton Park in the UK, where BLOODSTOCK welcomes headbangers from all over the world along with 120 bands to another unforgettable 4 day festival experience from August 8 – 11, 2024. Fans can look forward to headliners like Amon Amarth, Architects, and Opeth and see Hatebreed, Korpiklaani, Malevolence, Satyricon, Deicide, Whitechapel, Enslaved, and many more on stage or enjoy fairground rides, Viking battles, a gaming arena, heavy metal art gallery, signing tent, or drinks on the festival grounds.

But there’s one more reason 2024 will be a very special year at Bloodstock: By arrangement with Official Motörhead management, Bloodstock has announced that the legendary, late, great Lemmy Kilmister will be permanently memorialised at the heavy metal festival. Some of Lemmy’s ashes will be housed at BLOODSTOCK – one of only a few places globally – in a unique urn, with the festival commissioning a Bust of Lemmy to incorporate the ashes. Fans will be able to view the installation and pay tribute to Lemmy and his legacy in the Rock And Metal Museum on site. Once the festival is over, the Bust of Lemmy will move to Nottingham’s ROCK CITY where fans will have access to the ashes; they will return each and every year to their primary home on the hallowed turf of BLOODSTOCK at Catton Park. The ceremony takes place officially on Friday the 9th of August at BLOODSTOCK. The memorial will be part of a bigger picture theme for the festival this year to commemorate this special news and celebrate the remarkable legacy of Lemmy and Motörhead. In a way, the ghost of Lemmy Kilmister will watch over the fans at BLOODSTOCK – this year and forever!

– The RAM Gallery on site will be extended this year to accommodate an expanded Motörhead theme, including a full wall of Motörhead artwork, as well as archive memorabilia, plus you can relive a moment in time by visiting a recreation of Lemmy’s touring dressing room.
– On site this year, BLOODSTOCKers will see the Motörhead Bomber in the arena, witness various bands paying tribute to Motörhead by incorporating Motörhead tracks into their live sets, and the opening and closing of the festival will be marked with a sounding of the famous Motörhead Air Raid Siren.
– BLOODSTOCK will also welcome Motörhead’s Phil Campbell to the festival this year and are thrilled to have his participation in these special celebrations.

Even more Motörhead themed activations are still in the works, so stay tuned as this exciting development continues coming together!

Motörhead’s manager Todd Singerman comments: “BLOODSTOCK has always been a special place for Motörhead and for Lemmy. The people and the energy matched Lemmy’s values perfectly. Alan and Vicky were also great friends, and basically family of Lemmy, as he was the reason that they originally got together. This is definitely a fitting honor in the continuing series of enshrinements of Lemmy’s ashes in his most loved places.” Bloodstock’s Vicky Hungerford adds: “We were humbled and honoured to be approached by Motörhead management to have Lemmy’s ashes at BLOODSTOCK. Lemmy holds a very special place in everybody’s heart, but to myself and my husband he was the reason we met and fell in love. Nothing will mean more to us and the BLOODSTOCK family than to honour his legacy and have Lemmy forever at BLOODSTOCK.”

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