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Re: Next announcement

Postby houston4044 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:48 pm

I hope they book some comedy acts on the Thursday, good way to ease into the festival mood which Archers and Tyr wouldn't do

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Postby Thrash Bandicoot » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:55 am

Realistically, which bands of that size fit the bill of party band though?

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Re: Next announcement

Postby fluffkitten » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:55 pm

Forget comedy just get Tankard. :)
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Re: Next announcement

Postby houston4044 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:51 pm

Thrash Bandicoot wrote:Realistically, which bands of that size fit the bill of party band though?


Well we've had Arnocorps and Jaldaboath before, doesn't necessarily have to headliner either. Tyr or Archers could headline and have a few fun bands to drink and unwind beforehand and I can head back to my tent early if necessary :lol:

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Re: Next announcement

Postby Thrash Bandicoot » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:28 pm

I love Jaldaboath on CD, but I must admit I thought live it didn't work. The terrible sound (from where I was standing at least) did not help matters.

I suppose Lawnmower Deth could do the slot if you look down that line of bands. Probably not as big of a draw as Battle Beast given that most that want to see them reunited have now, but certainly have the right atmosphere. I suppose it depends if party atmosphere was their aim, or just having a bigger band headline the Thursday night.

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Re: Next announcement

Postby Killing_time » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:01 pm

Got 10/14 bands i want to see so it's great for me so far
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Re: Next announcement

Postby some_thing_wild » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:22 am

Andrew WK would be perfect Thursday night entertainment
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Postby Bizza » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:03 am

some_thing_wild wrote:Andrew WK would be perfect Thursday night entertainment


"Entertainment" isn't the word I would chose to describe Andrew WK.
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Re: Next announcement

Postby houston4044 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:08 pm

fluffkitten wrote:Forget comedy just get Tankard. :)


I would happily settle for Tankard

some_thing_wild wrote:Andrew WK would be perfect Thursday night entertainment


I would also settle for Andrew WK :lol: bit big for Sophie/Thursday though

Thrash Bandicoot wrote:I suppose Lawnmower Deth could do the slot..I suppose it depends if party atmosphere was their aim, or just having a bigger band headline the Thursday night.


Lawnmower Deth would work, I'm not saying we need a big comedy act like Steel Panther I'd settle for the likes of F.K.U. or Insanity Alert, just something to get the spirits up before the festival proper and it needn't be a headliner band. Felt it was something missing from the festival this year to be honest.

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Re: Next announcement

Postby phuqsticks » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:05 am

Footprints In The Custard must play a Thursday night

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Re: Next announcement

Postby Powerslave » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:40 pm

Body Count have just been announced for Download, hopefully a bullet dodged

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Re: Next announcement

Postby houston4044 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:47 pm

Powerslave wrote:Body Count have just been announced for Download, hopefully a bullet dodged


Meshuggah as well, which is a shame.

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Re: Next announcement

Postby Jay1993 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:27 pm

Looks like early bird tickets have sold out already :o

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Re: Next announcement

Postby Black Wizard » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:22 am

If I remember correctly, someone said we have an announcement on 5th December (next Tuesday). I think there's a good chance it'll include Iced Earth as they've just announced a North American tour for February and March, which comes after a German and Greek tour in January. As they already have a couple of European festivals confirmed I'm guessing they'll spend summer doing a ton of festivals, hopefully including Bloodstock! After that's finished I can imagine they'll announce a proper tour for the end of the year.

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Postby bloodofthekings » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:31 am

Black Wizard wrote:If I remember correctly, someone said we have an announcement on 5th December (next Tuesday). I think there's a good chance it'll include Iced Earth as they've just announced a North American tour for February and March, which comes after a German and Greek tour in January. As they already have a couple of European festivals confirmed I'm guessing they'll spend summer doing a ton of festivals, hopefully including Bloodstock! After that's finished I can imagine they'll announce a proper tour for the end of the year.


I'm keeping my fingers crossed for them as well. I'm already seeing them at Rockfest Barcelona but you can never see Iced Earth too many times!