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2018

Postby Bizza » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:29 pm

Nightwish and Gojira headlining.

Bit disappointing tbh, Gojira are a terrible headliner.
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Re: 2018

Postby Ensorcelled » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:16 pm

Ahahha
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Re: 2018

Postby tmcgoay » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:51 pm

Does this mean the third headliner is going to be a bit more extreme,? Emperor maybe
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Re: 2018

Postby fishwicks » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:07 pm

Gojira is a bold relevent headline statement that will take this festival forward
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Re: 2018

Postby Killing_time » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:41 pm

I like the sound of Gojira headlining :) Nightwish are dreadful
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Re: 2018

Postby JB65 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:07 am

Didn't Gojira play last year, far too soon to be asked back.
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Re: 2018

Postby bloodofthekings » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:52 am

Killing_time wrote:I like the sound of Gojira headlining :) Nightwish are dreadful


Other way around for me. Nightwish were fantastic at Download last year and their latest album was the best thing I've heard in a long while. Gojira on the other hand, for me, are incredibly overrated and boring af.

But, looking at it objectively, I think both are good choices for headliners. Gojira's latest album got nothing but absolute praise all over the music press and when they played main support two years ago even I will admit they had a huge crowd and went down really well so I guess it's a 'strike while the iron's hot' approach which is fair enough.
And if Nightwish can headline Wembley Arena on their own then they're definitely big enough for Bloodstock. Plus, it's a good booking for those of us who like power metal and/or the more melodic side of things as it's felt like Bloodstock have been ignoring their roots in recent years so this is a good step back in that direction.
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Re: 2018

Postby Killing_time » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:38 am

Yeah Nightwish are definitely big enough to headline it's just i hate the music. Gojira should have been on the rise a long time ago yet it's taken until now that they've been recognized for their talent! Last album did nothing for me though and don't see why they're given the bump up now when it should have been around 7 years ago.
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Re: 2018

Postby WorMzy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Lol.
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Re: 2018

Postby therevivalmusic » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:34 pm

Two solid headliners sure to sell tickets and split opinions! :rock:
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Re: 2018

Postby SlaineD » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:32 am

Curious to know how Gojira will come across live - they strike me as a good studio band but headlining? Not too sure. Nightwish is a really guilty secret. I can now go and see them live without having to admit that was me intention.

Still pissed I missed Amon Amarth this year mind.
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Re: 2018

Postby metalicbear » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:44 am

How the f*** are Gojira big enough to headline. They were barely big enough to sub last year.
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Re: 2018

Postby cheesemason » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:10 am

Really happy with both bands.

Nightwish overdue a return and was worried they might be too big for Bloodstock these days, so a bit of a coup to get them really

After last year's performance, I thought Gojira would headline 2019. Huge crowd and they just seemed to being prepped for it. A little surprised its 2018, but I love them so am happy. And really, they play similar venues to Amon Amarth, so as the 'small' headliner I think they are fine size wise
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Re: 2018

Postby someone else » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:17 am

Gojira's crowd was massive last year - much bigger than Arch Enemy this year and bigger than done if the headliners (particularly Mastodon) so in the context of Bloodstock attendees it's a good promotion
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Re: 2018

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:55 am

Disappointed with both as neither are my thing but will see how the line up takes shape.
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