Bloodstock Festival to host annual display of Lemmy’s ashes

Author Arto Mäenpää - 15.3.2024

Lemmy’s ashes will have a permanent home at the esteemed heavy metal festival, Bloodstock. A portion of Lemmy’s ashes will reside at Bloodstock, making it one of the few locations globally to hold this honor. The festival will feature a unique urn containing Lemmy’s ashes, integrated into a bust of the iconic musician. Fans can pay homage to Lemmy and his enduring legacy at the RAM Gallery on-site. After the festival concludes, the Lemmy bust will be transferred to Nottingham’s Rock City venue, where fans can continue to visit and honor his memory. Each year, the bust will return to its primary location at Bloodstock, ensuring Lemmy’s presence on the festival’s sacred grounds at Catton Park. Todd Singerman, manager of Motörhead, expressed:

“Bloodstock has always held special significance for Motörhead and for Lemmy. The ethos and energy of the festival perfectly align with Lemmy’s values. Alan and Vicky were close friends and practically family to Lemmy, as he played a pivotal role in bringing them together. This tribute is a fitting honor in the ongoing commemoration of Lemmy’s legacy.”

Vicky Hungerford, from Bloodstock, added:

“We are deeply honored to have been approached by Motörhead management to host Lemmy’s ashes at Bloodstock. Lemmy holds a special place in everyone’s hearts, but to myself and my husband, he was the reason for our meeting and falling in love. There is nothing more meaningful to us and the Bloodstock community than to celebrate his legacy and have Lemmy forever with us at Bloodstock.”

The memorial will be part of a larger tribute at this year’s festival, celebrating Lemmy’s remarkable legacy and Motörhead. The RAM Gallery will expand to feature a comprehensive Motörhead theme, including artwork and memorabilia. Attendees can experience a recreation of Lemmy’s touring dressing room, witness the Motörhead Bomber in the arena, and enjoy various bands paying tribute to Motörhead throughout the event. Phil Campbell of Motörhead will also make a special appearance at the festival. Further Motörhead-themed activities are in development, promising an unforgettable experience for fans.

Bloodstock, scheduled for August 8-11 at Catton Park, Derbyshire, boasts an impressive lineup featuring Amon Amarth, Opeth, Architects, and many more. Tickets are available now through the 2024 ticket store, with standard weekend passes priced at £185 (+ bkg fee). Early Bird, VIP, and campervan tickets have already sold out. Visit for full festival details.