Heading For Venus: Final Bloodstock headliner announced

The final countdown, that is.

Sweden's Europe will close the Bloodstock festival on its final day at Catton Hall, Derbyshire.

Topping the previous two days are joint headliners Carcass/Arch Enemy (Friday) and Cradle Of Filth/Blind Guardian (Saturday).

It will be Europe's only UK show in 2009 and frontman, Joey Tempest, had this to say on the matter:

“RAAAAWWWWKKK! It's with great pleasure we will be returning to the UK this summer. We've just finished recording our 8th studio album Last Look At Eden. Can't wait to blast out some new tunes and some Europe classics. See you at Bloodstock festival on the 16th of August.”