How many more bands?

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Haldamir319 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:09 am

The other thought I had for saving/re-allocating money would be to drop main stage bands to 8 rather than 9, and make 45 minutes the minimum maybe? I think that's do-able.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby houston4044 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:33 am

Haldamir319 wrote:The other thought I had for saving/re-allocating money would be to drop main stage bands to 8 rather than 9, and make 45 minutes the minimum maybe? I think that's do-able.


I doubt you would save that much money as I can't see the 9th band costing all that much; the likes of Cambion can't be that expensive surely?

It seems for once were in agreement that the likes of Sophie and Main should have bigger bands, we just disagree on the method :lol:

Personally I wouldn't ditch the smaller bands (or at least not all of them) I'd rather extend the opening times of NB and Jager stage and put the bands who are too small for the Sophie stage in the extra NB/Jager slots; Sophie stage needs an upgrade in the size of the bands playing that's for sure.

If you cut down on the number of bands over the whole weekend then you effectively reduce your chances of having bands who you like play; I'd be cautious of trading in say 5 Jager bands for a slightly bigger main stage act because if you don't like that main stage act then you've just traded in your alternatives for nothing. I don't care if the alternative is a tiny band, as long as they're good then that's all I care about.

So rather than using the money from ditching the small bands to upgrade Sophie and Main, I'd opt for keeping the size of the upper tier of the line up the same and use any savings from that and use it to upgrade the undercard. Instead of going for arena sized headliners go for academy headliners (Down and Megadeth rather than Rob Zombie for example).

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby tmcgoay » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:05 pm

My suggestion for the Jager stage would be to make it a tent so that it would work for acoustic sets of bands already playing. It could be used for the stand-up comedians, workshops on how to play better, or a chill out tent in the evening showing films.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby i0th » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:09 pm

Definately needs a slightly beefier sound system and a small stage for Jager, heard som greate acts there and got quite a few to watch this year but you can see nothing if you're not in the first 3 rows and it often does pull a decent crowd.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Green Man III » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:17 pm

Well, things seem to get bigger each time. Maybe the Jager stage will have a proper little tent this time.

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby keera_envenomed » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:27 am

Green Man III wrote:Well, things seem to get bigger each time. Maybe the Jager stage will have a proper little tent this time.


I hope so. There's a few decent bands I want to check out and that tiny booth thing is just a bit shit.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Slev » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:18 am

Every coupple of years teh tent there gets bigger, and every year it's too small.

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Warlock » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:37 am

VizardAmata wrote:Saturday and Sunday are so much stronger... I barely have anything to watch on Friday in comparison. A lot of campsite time in my future!


Looking at the clashfinder I totally agree, there's not much on Friday at all for me, and the Sunday is probably better higher up if you include the other stages. Sats got quite alot earlier in the day then not much, Sunday has a great stretch with Memorium - Anthrax - Slayer - Goatwhore, great way to finish off the weekend band wise for me!

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:33 pm

Friday is ace apart from a spell of Misery Loves Company and Stuck Mojo. Sunday is not to bad either. Saturday however is an almost total washout, if they had swapped Saturday for Sunday then I would be going home early.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:16 pm

Saturday is a write off for me apart from Acid Reign. I may even head into Lichfield for a wander around.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Bizza » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:00 pm

Nice to know I'm not the only one struggling with Saturday. Only Rotting Christ and Acid Reign have any interest to me, might also see Vodun as they sound a bit different. Other than that I think I'll be in the campsite. Easily the worst days bands I've ever seen and Bloodstock.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:14 pm

CharlesDexterWard wrote:Saturday is a write off for me apart from Acid Reign. I may even head into Lichfield for a wander around.


Funnily enough my brother has just suggested the same thing and going to a pub to watch the football. :lol:
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