Black Wizard wrote:
houston4044 wrote:I suppose that's another thing needed to be considered when the old guard drop out, do smaller bands mean a drop in ticket price? (wishful thinking I know).
And perhaps the size of the festival will be downscaled, so moved back inside the racetrack. Classic Donnington.
The reason it moved wasn't up-scaling - it was because the ground inside the track was going to be turned into some kind of motocross track. I don't know if it ever actually happened though.
As for whether or not the price will drop, I doubt it. Certainly not at first - Copping & co will likely try it on and see if they get away with charging the same price for 'smaller' headliners but as much as we're sat here debating about who's going to headline once Maiden, Kiss, Metallica, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Guns N Roses, etc. call it a day, there's still bands from the 90s & 00s that are big enough to headline that will likely just shift into increased rotation (Slipknot, Rammstein, Muse, System of a Down, Faith No More, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Rage Against the Machine (if they get back together)) plus there's Foo Fighters and Green Day who have yet to headline who presumably will soon enough. Download will be fine for predictability for several years yet.
At one point I would have said Bring Me The Horizon were a shoe-in to headline but they've changed their sound so much that they're much more suited to Reading/Leeds or even Glastonbury these days.