Sophie stage headliners

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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:44 pm

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VizardAmata wrote:Put Electric Wizard opposite WT. All else is invalid.


That'd be as bad as Slayver v Dying Fetus. Which type of shite would sir like to watch this evening? I'll have the beer in the campsite thanks.


I like both Slayer and Dying Fetus. I also find both Electric Wizard and Within Temptation boring as hell, so that doesn't help. :P

Put a Death Metal band on during WT. That'll give people a bit more choice between melodic and extreme.
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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby mathewxentrix88 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:11 pm

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Yep-agreed.I have little interest in Within Temptation but get a nice bit of death metal (Asphyx) or thrash (Vektor) playing Sophie at the same time and there won't be an issue.

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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby UnoriginalAlias » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:51 pm

mathewxentrix88 wrote:^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Yep-agreed.I have little interest in Within Temptation but get a nice bit of death metal (Asphyx) or thrash (Vektor) playing Sophie at the same time and there won't be an issue.


Personally I'd be very happy with Asphyx or Vektor, Vektor especially.

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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby euantehclansman » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:24 pm

UnoriginalAlias wrote:
mathewxentrix88 wrote:^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Yep-agreed.I have little interest in Within Temptation but get a nice bit of death metal (Asphyx) or thrash (Vektor) playing Sophie at the same time and there won't be an issue.


Personally I'd be very happy with Asphyx or Vektor, Vektor especially.


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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby tmcgoay » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:26 pm

Fleshgod Apocalypse to headline during WT would work for me
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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby euantehclansman » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:42 am

tmcgoay wrote:Fleshgod Apocalypse to headline during WT would work for me


I'm not really a fan of FA but the one time I saw them, the sound was abysmal. All the technicality in their playing is pointless if you cannae hear it :lol:

So if they must be booked, sort the sound out :yes:
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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby Haldamir319 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:43 am

I wouldn't be surprised if they stick some black metal on during WT - maybe the Swedish Shining?
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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby euantehclansman » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:51 am

I prefer the Norwegian one but yeah they are overdue to be booked
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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby Kanwulf » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:30 am

Get Sargeist to clash with WT and Skyforger against Opeth
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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby euantehclansman » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:31 am

Blake_Porter wrote:Get Sargeist to clash with WT and Skyforger against Opeth
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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby UnoriginalAlias » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:43 pm

Pallbearer could make a good Sophie headliner.

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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:47 pm

The problem is you've got to have a headliner that more than five people have heard of....
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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby florencethemachine » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:57 pm

This year worked out perfectly for me. Wanted to watch Rotting Christ and did not care for Down. Emperor I was definitely watching and you would have had to pay me to watch Hellyeah. And I wanted to watch Megadeth and Satan which due to whatever bullshit ended up happening too.
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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby Beardy » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:47 pm

euantehclansman wrote:
tmcgoay wrote:Fleshgod Apocalypse to headline during WT would work for me


I'm not really a fan of FA but the one time I saw them, the sound was abysmal. All the technicality in their playing is pointless if you cannae hear it :lol:

So if they must be booked, sort the sound out :yes:

Seen them twice at two different venues on two different tours. Sound was utter pish for them both times.

Get Hail Of Bullets in to headline the tent, job's a good 'un! :yes:

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Re: Sophie stage headliners

Postby wolflord » Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:48 pm

I think that too many people who go to Bloodstock and the Bloodstock organisers are viewing to Sophie Lancaster stage all wrong. Instead of treating it as a second or lesser stage it should be a stage that is an alternative to what is going on at the main stage. All this talk of “oh that band is too big to play on the Sophie Stage” is rubbish. As has been mentioned in other posts, the Sophie stage would be perfect for certain bands or genres/sub genres of metal. European festivals use this idea effectively and the atmosphere of tent based stages works well for some bands that may not work out in the open on the main stage; this should not mean that bands playing the Sophie stage are not worthy of the main stage or are less than those on the main stage. For the past few years some of the best bands I have seen at Bloodstock have been on the Sophie stage as opposed to the Main stage.

Black metal and Doom metal would work and benefit the most from this idea but the Sophie stage does not and should not be an area just for those sub genres, otherwise the purpose of having a different stage would be lost and it would become too detached from the rest of the festival. Generally putting on a band that is different to what is playing the main stage could attract those who are not bothered with what is currently on the main stage.

Either Taake or Carpathian Forest would make good headline acts for the Sophie stage, I know they are both black metal examples but they are just ideas I think would work.

This is just my opinion from what i have experienced at Bloodstock and other festivals, i know some may completely disagree, that's fine but an improved view of the Sophie stage would help the festival as a whole