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Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:57 pm
by Ceolo
I don't know many of the bands going, but I was surprised to see a glamish band like Mr. Big on the list, so to save me going through every band one by one, are there any other bands that are in the same sorta genre as Mr. Big playing this year?

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:50 am
by RhysyG
Not that I know of. An 80s hair band at Bloodstock does seem odd, but Mr. Big certainly had some kickass tunes back in the day, and Paul Gilbert is a ridiculous guitarist. It'll be interesting to see what they produce!

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:53 am
by Noodle
The least time consuming method I can think of is to scan through the official announcements posts. There's usually some sort of spiel to give a hint of what to expect. From there you can decide whether to progress to youtube. There may be a few New Blood or Sophie bands that might appeal to you.

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:30 am
by Burning_Hammer
Would never have considered Mr Big glam, but sure.

I think there's a market for having more rock-sounding acts at the festival, but preferably ones that do cross into almost metal territory: Accept, Rose Tattoo and the likes.

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:00 am
by kurrupo
Closest sounding are probably Fahran, Doomsday Outlaw, Fozzy. But if you like the more melodic stuff you may also enjoy Deity's Muse, Kamelot, Lovebites, Orden Ogan, Vola, Voyager and Monument.

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:00 pm
by Haldamir319
Equinox seem quite classic rock-y. I'd also suggest Ethyrfield maybe.

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:17 pm
by dclizardking
Burning_Hammer wrote:Would never have considered Mr Big glam, but sure.

I think there's a market for having more rock-sounding acts at the festival, but preferably ones that do cross into almost metal territory: Accept, Rose Tattoo and the likes.


Accept are definitely metal for me. I agree though, it would be nice to have more of the straight metal/hard rock bands on the linuep. I've become a bit tired of all the generic extreme bands.

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:58 pm
by kurrupo
Yeah it is nice to have a bit of variety. I think Mr Big are a good booking because even people who don't necessarily like that softer style of music will be able to appreciate how good they are as musicians. I expect them to get a good reception

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:08 pm
by someone else
Yeah - every few years there's a band that seems to play all the metal festivals - Europe, Quo, Journey, Thunder, Quireboys have all done the rounds. We've had bands like them before and Eric Martin performed here with Avantasia. I don't think there's a massive difference between Mr Big and say UFO, who I doubt few would have a problem with - both hard rock bands but ones biggest hit us an accoustic ballad and the others is Maidens intro song. Euro fests seem to mix metal and hard rock without triggering some kind of identity crisis.

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:30 am
by bloodofthekings
someone else wrote:Euro fests seem to mix metal and hard rock without triggering some kind of identity crisis.


Shame Bloodstock can't do that without the outburst of butthurt from all the metaller-than-thou folk

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:33 am
by houston4044
Monument, Fire Red Empress, Fozzy, Doomsday Outlaw, Heretic Order, Gemma Fox, Luke Appleton, A Ritual Spirit

They aren't perfect matches but they're more on the rockier side of things and might be of interest to ya

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:26 pm
by Tet
I'd try Equinox and Fahran. And maybe Voodoo Sioux.

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:52 pm
by dclizardking
someone else wrote:Yeah - every few years there's a band that seems to play all the metal festivals - Europe, Quo, Journey, Thunder, Quireboys have all done the rounds. We've had bands like them before and Eric Martin performed here with Avantasia. I don't think there's a massive difference between Mr Big and say UFO, who I doubt few would have a problem with - both hard rock bands but ones biggest hit us an accoustic ballad and the others is Maidens intro song. Euro fests seem to mix metal and hard rock without triggering some kind of identity crisis.


Europe played a great set as Sunday night headliners in 2009. They went down a treat.

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:19 pm
by north sea storm
A lot better than cradle of filth did !

Re: Types of Bands like Mr. Big

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:55 pm
by Alternative Clothing
Ah have a huge hit with one ballad and people forget they were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist when they first formed!! Was surprised to see them on the list, but I was sure they'd been booked just for Paul Gilbert's guitar skills (and his drill) and obviously booked for the Sunday for the usually older Nightwish crowd. To me they sounded just as good as when Eric jumped off the stage to sing to me in 1990, they really delivered and glad that BS had booked them as they've just announced another hiatus. As I was running my clothing stall at BS they were the only band I went to see all weekend

(Saw a couple of songs from Priest (seen 'em 4 times and they still are amazing) and Nightwish (watched the whole set the last time they played BS though preferred new singer).)