How many more bands?

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby VizardAmata » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:04 pm

Warlock wrote:Same here really it's best not too have too much on anyway as you'd just get exhausted! I'm not doing any timetable stuff yet until it's all set in stone!


Yeah I get that, it's better to have some breaks otherwise you're just gonna burn out very quickly. I've found some New Blood bands in that huge gap, so that's something at least.

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Slev » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:10 pm

Just thinking...
6 bands per day on the Jager last year, so hoping for 7 bands per day this year.

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Gandalf the Red » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:59 pm

Warlock wrote:Same here really it's best not too have too much on anyway as you'd just get exhausted! I'm not doing any timetable stuff yet until it's all set in stone!


Bloomin' hell. We haven't half got some lightweights going to festivals nowadays. :P
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby pinhead0303 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:37 pm

Just noticed that Metal Hammer have announced the rest of the Metal 2 The Masses bands, which I've noticed hasn't got all the bands people have mentioned as winning/qualifying so I guess there will still be a Jagermeister stage; I was starting to wonder. It's got:

End of Salvation
Redeye Revival
Regulus
The Face of Ruin
Gutlocker
Kahtet
The John Doe's Burial
Valous
Chronicles
Firebomb
Footprints in the Custard

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby i0th » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:52 pm

Slev wrote:Just thinking...
6 bands per day on the Jager last year, so hoping for 7 bands per day this year.


7 would be good but ultimately depends on them leaving a big enough gap between the RJD acts as when that stage is on you can't hear Jager at all.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby i0th » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:54 pm

pinhead0303 wrote:Just noticed that Metal Hammer have announced the rest of the Metal 2 The Masses bands, which I've noticed hasn't got all the bands people have mentioned as winning/qualifying so I guess there will still be a Jagermeister stage; I was starting to wonder. It's got:

End of Salvation
Redeye Revival
Regulus
The Face of Ruin
Gutlocker
Kahtet
The John Doe's Burial
Valous
Chronicles
Firebomb
Footprints in the Custard


I make it 11 slots left on the Hobgoblin stage (whose format hasn't change in forever) so good to know the Jager's still going to be there. Usually get a wildcard or two thrown in there too like Heretic Order & Hanowar.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Gandalf the Red » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:57 pm

I take it that Footprints In The Custard won the Hobgoblin thing as I don't think they were in the MTTM.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby fluffkitten » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:46 pm

Slev wrote:Just thinking...
6 bands per day on the Jager last year, so hoping for 7 bands per day this year.


Think I heard 6 a day/18 in one of the live chat things.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Tet » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:48 pm

pinhead0303 wrote:Just noticed that Metal Hammer have announced the rest of the Metal 2 The Masses bands
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Gutlocker

Oh dear. They haven't won the Reading M2TM in the past and frankly I'd say it was because they simply weren't good enough.
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby pinhead0303 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:54 pm

Tet wrote:
pinhead0303 wrote:Just noticed that Metal Hammer have announced the rest of the Metal 2 The Masses bands
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Gutlocker

Oh dear. They haven't won the Reading M2TM in the past and frankly I'd say it was because they simply weren't good enough.


Well I just listened to them earlier and they're definitely not good.

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby phuqsticks » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:58 pm

I love Footprints In The Custard, but they are all kinds of wrong :) . I just hope they don't clash with Evil Scarecrow or Gloryhammer.

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby i0th » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:38 pm

Had never heard of Footprints in the Custard, after 15 minutes on Youtube I now really want to see them!
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Re: How many more bands?

Postby phuqsticks » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:25 pm

i0th wrote:Had never heard of Footprints in the Custard, after 15 minutes on Youtube I now really want to see them!


Ha! 'Every STD in the book'and 'Party metal' are the 2 obvious video starting points. Apparently live they have a tendency to wear mankinis, cross dress and get naked.

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby Slev » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:07 pm

i0th wrote:7 would be good but ultimately depends on them leaving a big enough gap between the RJD acts as when that stage is on you can't hear Jager at all.


Theoretically, this can get as high as 8 bands playing in the RJD changeover.

With teh announced 6 per day, this year we're at 116 bands for the weekend, plus any in the VIP area.

This means that we realsitically have a limit of 122 bands with the current set-up in future years.

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Re: How many more bands?

Postby i0th » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:17 pm

There's currently 5 VIP bands:

Gator Bait, Ten Foot Wizard, Orphan Gears, Grifter & Stubb.

New Blood could always expand beyond it's current 8pm finish, could squeeze two in before mainstage headliner but realistically I'd expect it to stay as is.

If they want more bands the only realistic route is to make another stage but either quality would be really low or Sophie stage quality would have to jump up. Could possible go down Wacken WET tent route and have two stages playing alternately in the Sophie tent. This would probably create 5-6 slots each day, doubt it'd be worth it for the extra cost and knock-on to ticket prices.
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