Warlock wrote:In flames would sub or maybe 3rd I think.
I can see it being Sabaton, they are the most boring uninspired choice, (seeing as they play so often and it will have been only 2 years since last time) but also depenable and relevent, they always get a huge crowd and about the size to step up to headliner. I'm not sure though having Amon Amarth step up aswell will make them less likely, as they would be taking a risk on 2 new headliners, but this may not be a problem as Sabaton are so popular at Bloodstock. I think they'd be better off saving them for 2018, but can just see them being booked for this year, Bloodstock seem to love the obvious plain choices (Megadeth) without thinking to much outside the box, and I don't think the repeat time would be a problem for them. It would seem very vanilla and meh but probably go down well.
I'd much rather Disturbed, but they may be a bit left field for Bloodstock, would be a bit of an imaginative and new booking for them, but I guess so was Rob Zombie in 2015.
I love both Sabaton and Disturbed, so either would be a win for me. Personally, I think I'd prefer Disturbed this year (would be a 'new' headliner vs a band only 2 years removed) and save Sabaton for next year (where BOA can promote it as their first UK festival headlining slot).
I don't think Volbeat are entirely out of the question, though I think (assuming they are affordable) BOA would more likely go down the route of having them as a special guest (under Megadeth maybe?). Assuming they got a good crowd/reaction, they could step them up to headliner in a few years.