Festival Announcement Predictions

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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby bloodofthekings » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:16 am

Haldamir319 wrote:Actually, I could see WT as a special guest down the line. In fact, can we have them sub Sabaton please.


I'd be happy with that. A headliner supported by a special guest of a similar style would be a nice change for Bloodstock. Beats having to put up with some screamy/grunty shite whilst waiting for a good headliner to start

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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby Cassius » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:24 am

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Haldamir319 wrote:Actually, I could see WT as a special guest down the line. In fact, can we have them sub Sabaton please.


I'd be happy with that. A headliner supported by a special guest of a similar style would be a nice change for Bloodstock. Beats having to put up with some screamy/grunty shite whilst waiting for a good headliner to start


I prefer it when the headliner and SG are of different styles so that if you don't like the headliner there is a decent chance the SG will act as a stand in

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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby Noodle » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:55 pm

Black Wizard wrote:
Noodle wrote:I'm predicting the biggest news of all:

Next year's Bloodstock dates.

It'll be received warmly but not with roaring excitement.

So what dates do you reckon the festival will be moved to?


Second weekend in August. Just a hunch. ;)
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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby Black Wizard » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:05 pm

Noodle wrote:Second weekend in August. Just a hunch. ;)

I see what you did there. :rolleyes:

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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby Tet » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:08 pm

Haldamir319 wrote:Actually, I could see WT as a special guest down the line. In fact, can we have them sub Sabaton please.

WT nearly sold out Wembley, Sabaton couldn't sell out Brixton Academy. There's no way Sabaton would headline out of the two (FWIW, I'm a fan of both bands and have seen both many times).
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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby i0th » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:14 pm

Gigs are irrelevant though. Sabaton played to packed crowd and WT played to an empty field.
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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby someone else » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:52 pm

i0th wrote:Gigs are irrelevant though. Sabaton played to packed crowd and WT played to an empty field.


Not really - they're about getting people through the gate - look at the crowds Evil Scarecrow got and see the size of festival they headline. Saxon have had bigger crowds at BoA than a few headliners.
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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby Soze » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:19 pm

Manowar are still too expensive for Bloodstock, can't see it happening. Sabaton are a shoe in I'd say, particularly if they bring out a new album in 2019 (which is quite likely).

Bruce Dickinson...as Gandalf said, he played small clubs in the 90s when performing solo. But that *was* the 90s, when traditional metal was about as popular as herpes. But how many people actually know his solo albums? For him to headline? Not enough sadly.

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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby i0th » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:09 pm

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i0th wrote:Gigs are irrelevant though. Sabaton played to packed crowd and WT played to an empty field.


Not really - they're about getting people through the gate - look at the crowds Evil Scarecrow got and see the size of festival they headline. Saxon have had bigger crowds at BoA than a few headliners.


So you're suggesting that loads of people bought a Bloodstock ticket to avoid watching WT?
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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby houston4044 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:20 pm

Soze wrote:Bruce Dickinson...as Gandalf said, he played small clubs in the 90s when performing solo. But that *was* the 90s, when traditional metal was about as popular as herpes. But how many people actually know his solo albums? For him to headline? Not enough sadly.


I'd say his name alone would carry some weight, hell I've seen plenty of people buy tickets or watch bands "because it's X" rather than because they like the music they play. I kind of see their point but still think it's stupid to go see someone for the sake of it if you don't like their music :lol:

The WT/Sabaton thing is a bit of a moot point though, did people buy a whole festival ticket solely for the one band or did they see the band as part of the package/line up of the weekend?

Surprised Sabaton still have the momentum they do after the clunker of album Last Stand was, I hope if they do play they pretend it doesn't exist

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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby Jay1993 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:16 pm

I'm already playing around with my Bloodstock bingo list for next year :lol:

So far I've got:

- Manowar
- Slayer
- Sabaton
- Carcass
- Evil Scarecrow
- Evile
- Body Count
- Boss Keloid
- Code Orange
- Batushka

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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby i0th » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:10 pm

Get Dee Snider on your list :yes:
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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby Jay1993 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:44 pm

i0th wrote:Get Dee Snider on your list :yes:


Yep just seen the tweets :lol: Didn't even know he was doing solo stuff!

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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby Haldamir319 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:56 am

Could the announcement be a Bloodstock documentary? Whilst I can't see everyone totally losing their mind over it, I can't see anyone actively disliking it as a thing.
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Re: Festival Announcement Predictions

Postby Black Wizard » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:20 am

Haldamir319 wrote:I can't see anyone actively disliking it as a thing.

I bet Gandalf would hate it.