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Re: Next Announcement

Postby Black Wizard » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:31 pm

metalicbear wrote:Do they even care anymore?

I certainly don't care anymore. With each announcement the chances of my attendance drop a bit more. I might go for a day if a couple of really good bands are announced for the same day, but at the moment it looks like I'll be giving BOA 2020 a miss.
Skippy wrote:It really does look like Priest are eating the budget, but even last time they played they booked Nightwish the same year, a reasonably big band

The same Nightwish who will be headlining Wembley Arena for the third time in six years at the end of next year. Judas Priest's last non-festival headlining show in London was at Brixton Academy I believe, which is barely half the capacity of Wembley Arena. If Nightwish are "reasonably big" what are Judas Priest?

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Re: Next Announcement

Postby varangian » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:41 pm

The long term strategy is interesting, if they indeed have one(?)

Are they looking to add 5-10k on the gate in the next couple of years or remain as it is?
If they are they will alienate a good amount if it goes "Download lite" or do they just intend spending more on the same thing but more budget to improve the line up?

Whilst the Saturday experiments most notably Parkway Drive last year may have sold day tickets there is the possibility that it divided another in the way of weekend tickets

Certainly and I have said it before, as a 20th year anniversary it dosent look the strongest bill in the World given the arguments against the headliners. On a purely personal level I would have given the anniversary a more universally known headliner each night and thought of Devin/Behemoth next year. Very much the carpe dieme moment of trying to get Saxon on the 40th Anniversary or MF/KD in a good spot who are doing the circuit currently, next year if booked both those acts will not have the same lustre.

Think I would have witheld yesterday`s announcement very poor for me, needs a few good main stage announcements

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Re: Next Announcement

Postby Methuen » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:22 pm

varangian wrote:Certainly and I have said it before, as a 20th year anniversary it dosent look the strongest bill in the World given the arguments against the headliners. On a purely personal level I would have given the anniversary a more universally known headliner each night and thought of Devin/Behemoth next year. Very much the carpe dieme moment of trying to get Saxon on the 40th Anniversary or MF/KD in a good spot who are doing the circuit currently, next year if booked both those acts will not have the same lustre.


I'd actually been hoping that we'd see some of the bands that used to typify Bloodstock, got people going in the first place, and helped give them their business. Put a bill full of Sonata Arctica, Ensiferum, Stratovarius, Hammerfall, Edguy, Turisas, Epica, Gamma Ray - you might not have the big ticket facebook names there, but the member-berries would come out for the fans, who now tend to have that magic disposable income, and you'd shift the weekend tickets with all of the goodness that comes with that. Even if it was one last old-school lineup, it'd be a great party.

Instead they're chasing kids on Facebook with rubbish like Jinjer, Thy Art is Murder, and Parkway Hype.
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Re: Next Announcement

Postby Jay1993 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:53 pm

Really happy to see Cattle Decapitation finally booked, and in a well-deserved headline slot. Saturday night just got a whole lot heavier! :D

Very surprised to see Bloodywood in a headline slot, especially since they only started writing original material last year and haven't released a full length of original material thus far (according to Wiki) :? I have no doubt that they'll go down well live, especially in light of the reception Eluveitie got this year who Bloodywood has a lot of similarity with. Personally I would have preferred a more established band such as Electric Wizard or Mayhem but hey, I'm happy to give them a go live.

Been meaning to check out Green Lung for a while and this announcement has finally given me the incentive to listen to their debut twice. This is right up my alley; it's like a heavier/groovier version of Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats :D Will definitely go out of my way to catch these and pray they don't clash with anyone big!

Bossk are always great live. Nothing to get excited about as an announcement but may watch them depending on clashes. Same with Memoriam; seem to show up everywhere but I still haven't managed to see them somehow :lol: Think I've seen Ramage Inc before at the festival, will have to revisit them to jog my memory.

Think I'll be organized for once this year and get my early bird ticket on payday!

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Re: Next Announcement

Postby Jay1993 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:02 pm

Also, the next announcement is 10th December apparently.

Bands finishing tours by then:

- Gwar/Voivod
- Kataklysm/Whitechapel/Fleshgod Apocalypse/Dyscarnate
- Last in Line
- Municipal Waste/Toxic Holocaust/Enforcer/Skeletal Remains (yes please!)
- Uriah Heep/Skid Row/The Quireboys

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Re: Next Announcement

Postby Methuen » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:16 pm

Jay1993 wrote:Also, the next announcement is 10th December apparently.

Bands finishing tours by then:

- Gwar/Voivod
- Kataklysm/Whitechapel/Fleshgod Apocalypse/Dyscarnate
- Last in Line
- Municipal Waste/Toxic Holocaust/Enforcer/Skeletal Remains (yes please!)
- Uriah Heep/Skid Row/The Quireboys


Let's hope she's in the gym that day & misses that lot.
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Re: Next Announcement

Postby bloodofthekings » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:59 am

Methuen wrote:
Jay1993 wrote:Also, the next announcement is 10th December apparently.

Bands finishing tours by then:

- Gwar/Voivod
- Kataklysm/Whitechapel/Fleshgod Apocalypse/Dyscarnate
- Last in Line
- Municipal Waste/Toxic Holocaust/Enforcer/Skeletal Remains (yes please!)
- Uriah Heep/Skid Row/The Quireboys


Let's hope she's in the gym that day & misses that lot.


I dunno, there's several bands there that I'd take any day over a lot of the shite currently on the lineup

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Re: Next Announcement

Postby Dombag » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:45 pm

Jay1993 wrote:Also, the next announcement is 10th December apparently.

Bands finishing tours by then:

- Gwar/Voivod
- Kataklysm/Whitechapel/Fleshgod Apocalypse/Dyscarnate
- Last in Line
- Municipal Waste/Toxic Holocaust/Enforcer/Skeletal Remains (yes please!)
- Uriah Heep/Skid Row/The Quireboys


I for one would be find with these bands. But, mostly holding out for Toxic Holocaust, Skeletal Remains and Gwar.
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Re: Next Announcement

Postby houston4044 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:47 pm

metaldinosaur wrote:I think they are saving the budget for next year. Mötley Crüe, (the reaction to MC on the FB Live was interesting) or something else that would push the economics of the thing.


Oh dear god I hope not. They were awful at DL 2015 and I can't see them being as "good" let alone better than they were then. At least when BOA blow the budget on JP we get a great band out of it, having a downsized undercard for a shit headliner would be the worst outcome.

Can't see it happening anyway, unless BOA are ok with being 1 date of a larger UK tour; can't see MC not doing an Arena tour if are to tour here again.

Jay1993 wrote:Also, the next announcement is 10th December apparently.


Like squinting really, really, really hard; I can see the slightest hope for this scenario:

Maybe, just maybe, we'll get Mercyful Fate on the 10th as one last big band before prices go up. With them booked, it would explain why we've got as small an undercard as we did in 2018. I can't see Devin and Behemoth costing as much as Gojira and Nightwish did. Only reasons I can think of why we have as small an undercard as we did in 2018 is that JP have jacked up their fee for their 50 year tour and the value of the Pound has fallen.

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Re: Next Announcement

Postby Skippy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:37 am

houston4044 wrote:Maybe, just maybe, we'll get Mercyful Fate on the 10th as one last big band before prices go up. With them booked, it would explain why we've got as small an undercard as we did in 2018. I can't see Devin and Behemoth costing as much as Gojira and Nightwish did. Only reasons I can think of why we have as small an undercard as we did in 2018 is that JP have jacked up their fee for their 50 year tour and the value of the Pound has fallen.

I'd say its likely they are still trying to recover from spending all that money on them the first time around, as well as spending loads of money last year on Scorpions and it not selling particularly well. I wish they'd learn their lesson and actually spend within their means, but apparently not.

I think the Mercyful Fate train has completely passed. I'm sure I heard somewhere that they tried but it just didn't work out. Its just yet another major metal band Bloodstock miss out on.
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Re: Next Announcement

Postby Smerphy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:20 pm

MF will only be booked if they can get a 90 minute Special Guest spot like Avantasia in 2013, King Diamond won't play anywhere that he can't perform the whole show, he doesn't cut his setlist for anything.

Also they're bringing a KD style stage show this time around so would need extra time to set up.
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Postby phuqsticks » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:30 pm

The following announced for Wacken today: Attic, Avatarium, Bokassa, Devin Townsend, Fields Of The Nephilim, Grave Digger - 40th Anniversary Show, Michael Monroe, Nytt Land, Suicidal Angels, The Other, Unleash The Archers, Visions Of Atlantis, Wormrot.

Unleash The Archers are in Europe on Bloodstock weekend with a couple of days spare. Their presence would probably be enough to tilt me towards buying a ticket.

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Re: Next Announcement

Postby robin8585 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:03 am

phuqsticks wrote:The following announced for Wacken today: Attic, Avatarium, Bokassa, Devin Townsend, Fields Of The Nephilim, Grave Digger - 40th Anniversary Show, Michael Monroe, Nytt Land, Suicidal Angels, The Other, Unleash The Archers, Visions Of Atlantis, Wormrot.

Unleash The Archers are in Europe on Bloodstock weekend with a couple of days spare. Their presence would probably be enough to tilt me towards buying a ticket.


Nytt Land and Unleash the Archers would push me closer to getting a ticket. Not quite all the way just yet, but closer.

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Postby Haldamir319 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:16 pm

Unleash the Archers and Bokassa from that group would be nice.
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Re: Next Announcement

Postby houston4044 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:07 pm

Skippy wrote:
I think the Mercyful Fate train has completely passed. I'm sure I heard somewhere that they tried but it just didn't work out. Its just yet another major metal band Bloodstock miss out on.


well there goes the last shred of hope I had :lol:

Jay1993 wrote:Also, the next announcement is 10th December apparently.

Bands finishing tours by then:

- Gwar/Voivod
- Kataklysm/Whitechapel/Fleshgod Apocalypse/Dyscarnate
- Last in Line
- Municipal Waste/Toxic Holocaust/Enforcer/Skeletal Remains (yes please!)
- Uriah Heep/Skid Row/The Quireboys


It's going to be just Whitechapel isn't it :eyes: