Skippy wrote:metalicbear wrote:The fact that Download are now doing a dedicated Metal stage. Festivals such as Arctangent and Amplified are getting bigger each year. There are metal festivals popping up all over the country. If Hammerfest and its smaller festivals continue to expand. BOA could be in trouble in a few years if it doesn't expand its smaller stages.
Basically this. Bloodstock seem more interested in spending the budget on a big headliner
So to play devil's advocate, as both Amplified and HRH both stack their undercards with small/free bands along with BOA; are BOA keeping themselves ahead of the competition because their biggest bands are far larger?
Personally don't like it myself but the logic seems to add up.
Gandalf the Red wrote:Seriously, people don't know these bands?
Given how much music is out there nowerdays I can easily understand how these bands get overlooked. Add in the fact that people won't have their finger on the pulse of every sub-genre then yeah, I see why half these bands are called unknowns.