Bloodstock 2018???

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Bloodstock 2018???

Postby JD_B3E5 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:04 pm

Since the full 2017 lineup has been out for some time now, I'm starting to wonder which bands would headline next years festival.

Mine would be:

Friday - Killswitch Engage
Saturday - Trivium
Sunday - Judas Priest

Thoughts? Who would be your ideal headliners for next year? :rock:

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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby someone else » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:16 pm

Nightwish are doing a tour to support a 'best of' cd and promising older songs. Only US dates for next year atm but can see them being in with a shout. No doubt there will be a 'Priest for BOA' campaign again next year.
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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby JD_B3E5 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:22 pm

Would not be surprised if Trivium headlined again. They've got a new album coming soon and it would be weird not to do a tour alongside it.

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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:36 pm

The 2017 line up is nowhere near complete. There are at least another 20 or so bands to be added including four mainstage bands.

As for the bands picked. Trivium played to one of the smallest headline crowds for years and haven't got any bigger, Killswitch Engage is not really suitable IMO (but just the sort of thing they like to book) and Judas Priest would probably cost too much.

Too early to start this sort of thing for me. Can't we get this year out of the way first?
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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby JD_B3E5 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:46 pm

Sorry I just like to speculate about festivals sometimes. I agree with you over Judas Priest, but it would be brilliant if they headlined.

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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby Soze » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:42 pm

Trivium and Killswitch Engage :rolleyes: The Forum would go into meltdown :lol:

Hopefully Bloodstock can do better than that!!

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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby Jay1993 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:53 pm

My current predictions:

Sabaton or Gojira
Five Finger Death Punch
Judas Priest

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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby Skippy » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:15 pm

I'd say Sabaton are a given. Probably as headliner, maybe as special guests if they get someone really good.

I'd love to see Nightwish play, it seems like they should have more recently than 2008, so would definitely be a good shout.

I've heard that Judas Priest are doing a new album soon, probably some shows to support it, so it might actually be a decent time to get them. That's if they aren't going to cost too much though.

If Priest aren't doing it, I fully expect to get Slayer. Considering those are the kind of innovative ideas BOA has these days.

For the shitty mainstream headliner, I'm still expecting Machine Head back. Or Five Finger. Maybe Killswitch. Something that hasn't been relevant in years.
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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby i0th » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:11 pm

No way Trivium should headline again, no fucker watched them. Not even worthy of Special Guest with that crowd.

I'd love Nightwish but worry they're too big, second down at Download last year.

My choices would be Sabaton, Volbeat and Priest.

I think a likely selection could be Disturbed, FFDP and Ministry.

I'd be happy with any 3 of those 6 though.
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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:30 pm

Please not Trivium, they emptied a chunk of the arena in 2015.
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Postby VizardAmata » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:38 pm

i0th wrote:Ministry.


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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:42 pm

Didn't Machine Head say that they won't play festivals ever again?

Or is that just wishful thinking?
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Postby i0th » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:56 pm

VizardAmata wrote:
i0th wrote:Ministry.


:love: :love:


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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby i0th » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:00 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:Didn't Machine Head say that they won't play festivals ever again?

Or is that just wishful thinking?


Didn't play any on their last album http://loudwire.com/machine-head-skip-festival-shows-bloodstones-diamonds-touring/

Personally I think that's a really good Machine Head policy and they should stick with it.
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Re: Bloodstock 2018???

Postby JD_B3E5 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:23 am

I take it Slipknot would be way too expensive, wouldn't they? Not that they'll even tour in 2018.