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Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:06 am
by bloodofthekings
Can understand booking Priest again given the huge crowd they drew last time, probably the biggest in the festival's history (sorry Parkway Hype) and how heavily requested they are. Behemoth bore the living shit out of me so that's only 1/3 headliners for me this year and with the under-card pretty underwhelming too at the moment I can see me spending a fair amount of time in the campsite next year unless things greatly improve.

And unless Mercyful Fate ended up as special guests to Priest that will be 3 years in a row that Bloodstock miss out on a major rarity touring European festivals that would have been a great fit (Helloween in 2018, Demons & Wizards in 2019) - have they just become tone deaf to what their customers want or do they just not give a shit any more?

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:09 am
by J.Ross29
Not a bad announcement but also it is hardly an earth shattering one. Priest were great last year but it was only last year. Love Behemoth though they wouldnt have been my first choice. All in all not too shabby. Hoping for some solid SGs and Sophie headliners

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:12 am
by Black Wizard
Judas Priest will obviously excite a lot of people. They were great last year despite most of the band having little to no stage presence. I think it's a bit odd for them to come back so soon having only headlined last year.

My predictions for future Bloodstocks:

Parkway Drive to headline in 2021
Judas Priest to headline in 2022

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:13 am
by SlaytanicBacon
Well that's definitely confirmed my attendance - this is the first time I love all three headliners!

I was honestly expecting worse so happy we actually got bands that belong at Bloodstock and not some rubbish Saturday mainstream band no wants.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:19 am
by bloodfiend
Preist are Priest, popular but ridiculously soon to be back, Slayer and Megadeth had a 3 year gap, just 2 is too soon.

Behemoth are ace and insanely good live, just about headline level now, if Devin can headline so can they.

Still nothing making me gutted I won't be going.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:19 am
by Tankplanker
Saturday looks great for me, even if it is full of bands I have seen a lot recently because it'll likely be a stacked day. Currently only interested in a Saturday ticket

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:20 am
by metalicbear
So 2 bump ups and a repeat from 2 years ago.

Lazy ass booking and not what anybody wanted.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:21 am
by Jay1993
Behemoth and Priest, just as expected! :)

Pretty happy with that tbh! I only caught the last couple of Behemoth songs when they subbed in 2016 so pretty excited to see a full headline set from them next year and I'm more familiar with their stuff now.

Can't argue with seeing Priest again and hopefully the 50 years of metal thing will mean some changes in their setlist to last year. They pulled the biggest crowd I've seen at BOA since I started going in 2013 so definitely a solid booking for the organizers.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:21 am
by pinhead0303
After the worries that Bloodstock blew their budget on Priest last time they played, does the fact that Gloryhammer look to be placed 3rd to 5th, up from 8th last time they played not worry everyone this time round? :lol:

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:22 am
by metaldinosaur
Well, that puts My attendance back on the agenda. However, it doesn't sell me a ticket yet. Preist were at the fest very recently, and I still anticipate seeing them with Ozzy at some point. Behemoth are good, but not so special I can't miss them. Its still down to the other announcements for me, albeit with more optimism now.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:22 am
by robin8585
Meh. Far too soon to have Priest again and they're really not for me, and while I'd certainly watch Behemoth I'm not that arsed about them. I've still only really got 3 bands I particularly care about.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:34 am
by eyesore
Very disappointed with this announcement. 2 great bands that we can see whenever. I was hoping for Mercyful Fate but now it looks like they'll be playing everywhere else but the UK.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:06 pm
by cheesemason
Middling announcement. Haven't seen Behemoth on the I Loved You At Your Darkest tour yet so will be good to see them.

Judas Priest? Obviously a big booking for the festival, especially seeing they haven't played the UK much recently. But personally I don't like them and it does seem very soon to have them back. At least if I don't like the Sophie headliner I can make an early dart home

Had been hoping the Helloween rumour may have been true thought

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:09 pm
by fluffkitten
Really pleased about Priest even though they're a quick repeat. With it being their 50th year and the BOA 20th thing it was kind of inevitable. Behemoth I can take or leave, if I watch them I'll enjoy their set but I won't be upset to miss them.

Pleased it wasn't Mercyful Fate since I cannot stand King Diamond's voice, book them as SG and I'll escape to whoever is in the Sophie tent.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:11 pm
by CharlesDexterWard
3 out of 3 for me with the headliners for next year.

Pretty damn happy the way this is shaping up.