Judas Priest have been announced as the final headliner of next year’s Bloodstock Festival.
“Thrilled, honoured and primed, ready to unleash Priest-style metal fury into the headbanging heart and home of heavy metal at Bloodstock!” say the band in a statement.
Bloodstock 2018 takes place from August 9 – 12.
Back in 2014, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford admitted that he “had a bit of a diva moment” after he heard fellow metallers were headlining Glastonbury Festival.
The frontman for the Birmingham rockers said he’s a firm believer that a metal band can win over the Worthy Farm crowd, but wished Judas Priest were playing too.
Halford said: “I think it’s great, but I did have a bit of a diva moment when I heard. I rang Michael [Eavis] and said I loved it. I love that he’s bringing metal to Glastonbury, but I did say next time he wants to bring metal to Glastonbury, can you make sure it’s British?
“Metallica are our best mates, and I’m thrilled for them. I think when Michael Eavis sees how mad the crowd go he’ll realise metal can work there, and hopefully he’ll book Priest in a couple of years.”