NE29PHIL wrote:If Judas Priest's costs are high, Bloodstock have three choices:
1. Increase the size of the festival and turn it into a commercial circus like Download to increase revenue.
2. Break the bank for them and only book cheaper acts for the rest of the line up.
3. Keep the festival in its current format.
I very much prefer option 3, 15-20k fans and a great atmosphere every year.
The problem with Priest is they are bigger in the States and Europe than they are here, so they may break the bank but might not drag that many more people in. Last time they headlined a festival was High Voltage which was a failure and drew way less than BOA does, and their 'Priest Feast' debacle resulted in downgrading and cancelling gigs, even with Megadeth and Testament supporting.