The overall winner of the final, chosen by Bloodstock’s Simon Hall, was The Souls of Jack Ketch: angy brutal metal with fearsome vocals and yet a really friendly band who really entertain the audience. "Success is not normally something discussed in the band, as our goal is to just get out there, play live and enjoy it." vocalist Iain said, "Our goal was to reach the final. We thought if we could do that then we're up there with the best of the local bands. To actually reach the final and then win just simply blew us away." They will get to play the New Blood Stage.
|Souls of Jack Ketch|
There was such a great selection of bands that Simon decided to choose a second band, Dirty King who wowed the audience with their gritty blues flavoured doom. Dirty King won a slot on the Jaegermeister Stage. "We can't believe we're playing Bloodstock, and are flattered and amazed. ", said the band.
Kevin Morris of RFTK Promotions said “We are really chuffed to see two great bands going to Bloodstock. We genuinely felt the quality of bands in the competition was high and in the final it was very, very close. We thank everyone who came down to support the bands, whether in just one show or multiple, thanks for getting behind this and hopefully we will do it again next year.”