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Postby bloodofthekings » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:52 am

metalicbear wrote:Not to mention the Gama Bomb debacle.


I think Gama Bomb were just as much to blame for that.

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Postby Cassius » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:11 pm

Smerphy wrote:It also doesn't help that BOA is one of the latest festivals in the year, and can only really poach bands from Wacken who mainly cater to older fans, and who also have a tendency to make really questionable bookings.


I dont personally know anything about booking bands but a few months ago the organiser of Metaldays put up a poll on the official Facebook group asking what people thought about moving the festival from July to August as it would make it easier for them to book a more varied/bigger bands which suggests that the time of the year is an advantage not disadvantage

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Postby houston4044 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:08 pm

jwh20 wrote:
There are interesting bands about that would be an event: candlemass reunited with their first singer, Tom G Warrior playing Hellhammer only sets, and the above mentioned final/special shows....Sleep, Demolition Hammer, Deicide, King Diamond, Demons and Wizards

The festival also seems to forget what a stacked lineup can do for the day. You don't NEED to have a huge headliner if you have loads of really good bands on the same day.


:yes: Nail on the head

Been saying it for ages, a strong undercard trumps a strong headliner. A headliner only plays for 1hr 30min, what about the other 9 hours of the day? I don't mind the first slot on main each day going to a small band as it's a chance to support up and coming bands; but sometimes the bands they have further up the card just seem to be money saving bookings.

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Postby metalicbear » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:30 am

Beast in Black are number 2 in the UK rock album charts, not even on the BOA lineup this year. Could easily be in a midcard slot on Main stage.

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Postby jwh20 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:17 am

Were they that horrendous cheese laden band that supported Nightwish? Sounded like a boyband with guitars.

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Postby bloodofthekings » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:23 am

jwh20 wrote:Were they that horrendous cheese laden band that supported Nightwish? Sounded like a boyband with guitars.


Correction: They were that fucking excellent cheese laden band that supported Nightwish.

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Postby Baldy77 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:55 pm

What do we have, another week til some more announcements do we reckon?

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Postby houston4044 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:38 pm

Baldy77 wrote:What do we have, another week til another shitstorm do we reckon?


Fixed that for you :yes:

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Postby RhysyG » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:26 am

Baldy77 wrote:What do we have, another week til some more announcements do we reckon?


I’m hoping they’ll want to get rid of recent booking controversies with a swift announcement involving some old school death and thrash :D

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Postby houston4044 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:45 pm

i0th wrote:Considering how much Saturday is clearly focused on shipping day tickets I'm surprised they've not decided to release them early. Enthusiasm will have waned by July and the hardcore crowd are unlikely to buy a full weekend ticket when everything they like is on one day.


Raises the question, do you think they'll make a proper attempt at appealing to the non-hardcore crowd or just the odd crumb here or there?

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Postby houston4044 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:26 pm

i0th wrote:
I was hoping that the Sophie would save us but Generation Kill & Shvpes wasn't a very good start :lol: who knows, maybe the Hobgoblin stage will be awesome.


Well I'll enjoy Generation Kill at least :lol:

The headliners gave me a sense of hope but the likes of Speedhorn and Shvpes make me think it'll be back to the usual

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Postby J.Ross29 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:33 pm

The only really important question now is ‘Is there space on the bill for Overkill?’ and if not, listen to the new album then ask again!!

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Postby CharlesDexterWard » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:59 pm

J.Ross29 wrote:The only really important question now is ‘Is there space on the bill for Overkill?’ and if not, listen to the new album then ask again!!


Overkill were outstanding in 2015, would be delighted to see them again.
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Postby fluffkitten » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:04 pm

J.Ross29 wrote:The only really important question now is ‘Is there space on the bill for Overkill?’ and if not, listen to the new album then ask again!!


Not sure if there is a space but it'd be brilliant to see them back. The album is wonderful, love it.
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Re: Next Announcement

Postby kurrupo » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:40 pm

Vicky just said on twitter that there isn't an announcement tomorrow :(