What Are We Waiting For?

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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby red_death » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:01 pm

Well I'm genuinely shocked that w/e tickets have sold out. I hope that this doesn't spoil the friendly, small festival atmosphere...

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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby Cassius » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:05 pm

red_death wrote:Well I'm genuinely shocked that w/e tickets have sold out. I hope that this doesn't spoil the friendly, small festival atmosphere...


Dont think we are in danger of that yet.

I heard last year had about 14000 so we are only looking at about 1000 extra at most.

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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby houston4044 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:20 pm

Haldamir319 wrote: I think we have underestimated Ghost's draw for one


Ptth, be serious now, clearly King 810 and Chelsea Grin are the reason this sold out :P

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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby i0th » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:04 pm

houston4044 wrote:
Haldamir319 wrote: I think we have underestimated Ghost's draw for one


Ptth, be serious now, clearly King 810 and Chelsea Grin are the reason this sold out :P


Jesting aside there is a worry that selling out could be seen to validate the decision to put so much extra bollocks on the line-up; King 810, Broken Teeth, Chelsea Grin, Hatebreed, Whitechapel, King Parrot (now fortunately gone).
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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby JB65 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:25 pm

i0th wrote:
houston4044 wrote:
Haldamir319 wrote: I think we have underestimated Ghost's draw for one


Ptth, be serious now, clearly King 810 and Chelsea Grin are the reason this sold out :P


Jesting aside there is a worry that selling out could be seen to validate the decision to put so much extra bollocks on the line-up; King 810, Broken Teeth, Chelsea Grin, Hatebreed, Whitechapel, King Parrot (now fortunately gone).
I hope that's not the case too. I believe a certain promoters husband is a big king810 fan. I really would prefer they dropped this sort of crap core style and go with more folk/power/trad metal.

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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby houston4044 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:08 pm

i0th wrote:
houston4044 wrote:
Ptth, be serious now, clearly King 810 and Chelsea Grin are the reason this sold out :P


Jesting aside there is a worry that selling out could be seen to validate the decision to put so much extra bollocks on the line-up; King 810, Broken Teeth, Chelsea Grin, Hatebreed, Whitechapel, King Parrot (now fortunately gone).


Validation will come on the day though, until we see how the size of the crowd bands have it's all speculation. Unless those bands pull big crowds on the day I wouldn't worry, the proof is in the pudding.

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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby Gandalf the Red » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:39 am

Or it may be the fact they have actually booked a couple of decent European bands....
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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby Haldamir319 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:20 am

Besides external factors, if you look at the top three across each day there's a decent bit of variety underpinned by a backbone of thrash (which is always popular).

Amon Amarth - popular and, whilst not "young", they are a new headliner and have a good live rep, both playing wise and their show.
Blind Guardian - popular, power metal booking and rare outside of London shows
Testament - popular, thrash, tight live

Ghost - on a very quick rise and gaining popularity all the time, quite popular amongst a wider breadth of people than the standard BOA band, have a cool gimmick, tight live
Kreator - very well respected thrash band and not a band that's overbooked at the festival, also got a good live rep
Hatebreed - whether you like them or not, they drew a decent crowd last time and they cover off part of the 'core' crowd

Megadeth - very solid classic band with roots in thrash, rarely has a bad show
Arch Enemy - whilst possibly a smidge high on the bill they do seem to have gathered some momentum again now with Alissa on vox.
Skindred - another "whether you like them or not" they are a damned popular band.

And that's not touching on stuff like finally getting Annihilator, Hell bringing their biggest ever show, etc etc
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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby Jay1993 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:58 pm

Stage times to be released on Sunday according to the facebook q&a :)

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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby houston4044 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:16 am

Jay1993 wrote:Stage times to be released on Sunday according to the facebook q&a :)


Finally!

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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby someone else » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:36 pm

Member of King 810 on weapons charges at the weekend - waiting for their cancellation!
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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby i0th » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:40 pm

someone else wrote:Member of King 810 on weapons charges at the weekend - waiting for their cancellation!


Hahaha, someone page Beholder!
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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby n1489 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:24 pm

i0th wrote:
someone else wrote:Member of King 810 on weapons charges at the weekend - waiting for their cancellation!


Hahaha, someone page Beholder!


In this particular context they would be most welcome

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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby Bizza » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:27 pm

someone else wrote:Member of King 810 on weapons charges at the weekend - waiting for their cancellation!


Haha, fucking morons! Gloryhammer to replace plz.
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Re: What Are We Waiting For?

Postby houston4044 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:51 pm

At what point do you ditch a gimmick if it constantly forces you to cancel shows? Surely the shock rock factor is trumped by having a terrible rep cancelling shows?

Either way, I'm not too bothered, heck at this point just give all the other acts 5 extra minutes or something :yes: