Skippy wrote: Like Gandalf said, Bloodstock isn't special any more, and with people waiting to see the Knotfest lineup and Arctangent announcing a bunch of bands that are probably more appealing to the Bloodstock crowd than half this lineup, its probably not going to change any time soon.
I tried to say this above regarding Brutal Assault being massively more appealing and on the same weekend, but I got a brand new poster accusing me of being "hard".
If you factor in the ticket for Brutal Assault costs far less and the drinks are far cheaper, then the whole festival expense even with flights generally costs me less than Bloodstock.
And someone above said there wasn't that much that appeals to them on the Brutal Assault line up....really? Mercyful Fate, Alcest, Katatonia, Evoken, Cradle Of Filth, Asphyx, Arcuturus, Havok, Mayhem, Myrkur, Mysticum, Obituary, Suffocation, Paradise Lost, Razor, Sigh, Venom, Vader....it's completely wipes the fall with Bloodstock. Plus as a festival it's a million times the experience Bloodstock is.
I hope numbers are down at BOA, will send a clear message to the organisers.