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The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:26 pm
by StonerWizzard
OK, we already have a wishlist and a "next announcement" thread, but I wanted to start a thread for predicitions. This isn't the bands you want to see, it's the headliners and others you think are most likely to play.

I'm calling something like this:

Headliners: Kreator (Friday), Nightwish OR Mastodon (Sat.), Judas Priest (Sun.)
I'm also calling Blind Guardian as special guests for any day, and Kvelertak as Sophie stage headliners.

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:32 pm
by Haldamir319
StonerWizzard wrote:OK, we already have a wishlist and a "next announcement" thread, but I wanted to start a thread for predicitions. This isn't the bands you want to see, it's the headliners and others you think are most likely to play.

I'm calling something like this:

Headliners: Kreator (Friday), Nightwish OR Mastodon (Sat.), Judas Priest (Sun.)
I'm also calling Blind Guardian as special guests for any day, and Kvelertak as Sophie stage headliners.


That's very similar to what our group came up with at the fest.

Friday: Nightwish
Saturday: Mastodon/Rob Zombie
Sunday: Judas Priest

I agree with BG and Kvelertak too. I think I'll go with Shining (SWE) headlining 2nd too.

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:35 pm
by Laichzeit
Sabaton - Volbeat - Judas Priest
In Flames - Blind Guardian - Kreator

That's what my friends and I were thinking. Judas Priest being a bit of a reach.

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:59 pm
by Smerphy
Fri: Volbeat (Someone Mainstream)
Sat: Sabaton (Someone cheap)
Sun: Alice In Chains (Someone Expensive)

SGs:

Friday: Morbid Angel
Saturday: Ghost
Sunday: Arch Enemy

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:08 pm
by Kanwulf
Friday: Kreator
Saturday: Mastodon
Sunday: Venom

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:39 pm
by Bearstock
At The Gates------ Mastodon ----- Judas Priest
Kreator-------- Arch Enemy ------ Motorhead


Headliners and subs

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:44 pm
by Gandalf the Red
Trivium, Mastodon and Nightwish.

Probably. I won't be going if any of those are booked. Same goes for many of the other suggestions. :lol:

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:47 pm
by Killing_time
Morbid Angel, Opeth and Judas Priest

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:02 pm
by Skippy
Trivium seem like a safe bet for mainstream headliner to me. The other two slots are harder to predict. Everyone seems to want Priest, and they seem logical as they are big enough to follow Megadeth and Slayer, but they might not want to do it. No idea who it'll be for the other slot, I guess maybe Nightwish, but could see them dropping to sub headliner as they really aren't that big any more. If they don't end up with Trivium, my guess would be Korn for the mainstream headliner - maybe a bit leftfield for the festival, but suitably popular/still somewhat heavy/pretty much the only festival they'd get a headline slot any more.

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:17 pm
by some_thing_wild
Why does anyone think Kreator will headline
why would a band that has played before and never headlined do so now?

The same goes for Blind Guardian, At The Gates, Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy and anyone else thats played before

My guess
Alice in Chains
Dream Theater
Judas Priest

Although Opeth instead of Drem Theater seems more likely. Would prefer if it wasnt though

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:21 pm
by Smerphy
I highly doubt Trivium, I'm not even sure if they're that big of a pull, or even big enough to headline, not to mention that they would never go down well with the current BOA crowd.

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:24 pm
by Gandalf the Red
some_thing_wild wrote:Why does anyone think Kreator will headline
why would a band that has played before and never headlined do so now?

The same goes for Blind Guardian, At The Gates, Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy and anyone else thats played before

My guess
Alice in Chains
Dream Theater
Judas Priest

Although Opeth instead of Drem Theater seems more likely. Would prefer if it wasnt though


Kreator are as big as other bands that have headlined recently such as Behemoth, WASP, Immortal and King Diamond. They also deserve it.

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:26 pm
by Gandalf the Red
Smerphy wrote:I highly doubt Trivium, I'm not even sure if they're that big of a pull, or even big enough to headline, not to mention that they would never go down well with the current BOA crowd.


Yes. But they are popular with the kiddies. And Vicky apparently likes them.......

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:28 pm
by Smerphy
Tbf a lot of my friends listen to Trivium, but only 2 of them have been to Bloodstock, and one of them says he doesn't like them as much anymore.

Re: The Headliner Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:35 pm
by Gandalf the Red
i0th wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:Trivium, Mastodon and Nightwish.

Probably. I won't be going if any of those are booked. Same goes for many of the other suggestions. :lol:


The headliners wouldn't stop me going, out of the last 6 I've only wanted to see one (King Diamond), if there's one out of the three I like I'd be happy. Especially with Sophie headliners being better and on at the same time.


I think the headliners are a barometer of the rest of the festival though. If they book three "mainstream" headliners then the rest of the line up will probably reflect that.

TBH I just put three bands that are my worst possible scenario. :lol: