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Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:44 pm
by Powerslave
to be fair, there's always rumblings about bands like Parkway Drive and Bullet For My Valentine headlining and it never happens.

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:58 pm
by Methuen
Maybe a Sonata Arctica / Stratovarius / Gamma Ray "big cheesy bastards" power metal band ?

Sabaton are fun enough, but there are only so many times you can rehash 'tanks and bombers and armour roar' (beer on me if that's not a real lyric)

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:26 pm
by reverend bizarre
Dee Snider......... Behemoth....... Within Temptation

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:12 am
by Haldamir319
Methuen wrote:Maybe a Sonata Arctica / Stratovarius / Gamma Ray "big cheesy bastards" power metal band ?

Sabaton are fun enough, but there are only so many times you can rehash 'tanks and bombers and armour roar' (beer on me if that's not a real lyric)


Sabaton are bigger currently than all of those tbf. I would quite like to see Stratovarius be the next 'old school BOA band brought back after a bloody eternity'. This year was my 10th BOA in a row, and I've still not seen them, haha.

For what it's worth, I think we'll get something like:

Behemoth - Killswitch Engage/Parkway Drive - Sabaton
Epica - Dimmu Borgir - Skindred
Children of Bodom -Powerwolf - Meshuggah

With the sophie stage being something like:
Avatar - Demons & Wizards - 1349

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:58 am
by tmcgoay
Hypocrisy and Vader have been announced for a European festival (can't remember which one). Both bands are overdue at BOA.

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:07 am
by bloodblind
tmcgoay wrote:Hypocrisy and Vader have been announced for a European festival (can't remember which one). Both bands are overdue at BOA.


I'd love to see that! Also Amorphis and Dream Theatre would be great

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:33 am
by kurrupo
I love Dream Theater but last time I saw them LaBrie's voice was completely shot and I can away pretty disappointed. Not sure if I'd like to see them at Bloodstock or not

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:13 pm
by JPMC
Arcturus!!! Could you imagine a more majestic 45 minutes?

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:17 pm
by JPMC
Actually, Pain would make an awesome Sophie stage headliner....

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:05 pm
by Black Wizard
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We might get some of these, although probably not Alien Weaponry two years running. Hammerfall would be a very welcome addition!

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:17 pm
by SpecialForces
Would be great to see My Dying Bride on the line up for next year!

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:40 pm
by MadManiac
Either way we will see repeat bands in 2019 so i am not fussed.

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:42 pm
by houston4044
I'd like to see a few more "special performances" i.e. reunions or album in full slots or even bands rarely in the UK, always makes the festival feel more like a unique event which was lacking this year for me

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:16 am
by Black Wizard
Sabaton Open Air is tomorrow, so assuming that Sabaton are headlining BOA19 plus other festivals I assume that after tomorrow things will become clearer.

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:09 am
by bloodfiend
JPMC wrote:Arcturus!!! Could you imagine a more majestic 45 minutes?


I can imagine a far more majestic 45 minutes, they've been horrendous both live and on record since Hastnaes has been on vocals. The Garm albums are amazing though.

Methuen wrote:Maybe a Sonata Arctica / Stratovarius / Gamma Ray "big cheesy bastards" power metal band ?


Nah, will get tiny crowds and demand huge fees (especially Gamma Ray), Sabaton are the only "big" power metal band who would justify their fee with a big crowd.