houston4044 wrote:In terms of the main stage, 2017 is by far and away actually the best year for me.
In comparison the latest two fests were close 2015 there was 16 acts, 2016 there were 13 and this year there are 18 bands I'd see. When I look at the best and worst overall years it's quite a big contrast, 2013 had 15 and 2007 had 6 acts.
When you consider that (so far) the first 2 acts on the mainstage I don't plan on seeing, that's pretty good value for money.
You can't really compare 2007 and any of the earlier BOAs line ups with the later ones. Especially considering how small the festival was and the fact you were paying about £50 not £150. Six bands? Consider that only a few of the bands that played that year were actually signed to a record label and quite a few of those were new to the UK.