Watch Glenn Tipton join Judas Priest on stage during their first performance in more than two years

Glenn Tipton (right) performing live alongside Judas Priest
(Image credit: thrashtildeathdvds/YouTube)

On Sunday night, August 15, Judas Priest took to the stage at the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Catton Hall in Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, England for their first live performance in over two years, and marked the occasion by bringing Priest icon Glenn Tipton on for the concert’s encores.

Tipton, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008, has made only a handful of live appearances with Judas Priest since he stepped back from touring duties in 2018 ahead of the band’s Firepower tour.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.