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Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:25 pm
by Skippy
Svalbard are pretty good, I'm assuming they'll open the stage and that's a pretty good opener. Seen them a few times at Arctangent, and while I would describe them as "post-hardcore" they are more experimental than that suggests. Probably would be better on the Sophie though.

Soen are band of the announcement, decent prog metal.

Idle Hands are watchable, they seem a bit too goth for Bloodstock, they just sound like The Cure to me. Again, they'd probably go down better on the Sophie.

Acid Reign, Dog Tired, Viscera and Bailers are all not my thing at all.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:29 pm
by cheesemason
henryburch4 wrote:wonder how the sophie special guest is going to work ? assuming clash with main stage sub like normal ( band before main stge headliner ) ie bleed from within emperor in 18


Works for me, I can watch Soen and try to pretend Skindred dont exist

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:41 pm
by phuqsticks
Don't know much about most of that bunch, but even Stevie Wonder could see that Acid Reign would be announced for mainstage and I am so bloody happy that Soen have been added. How the hell are they below Bloodywood on the bill though?

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:48 pm
by Jay1993
HanowarTrueMetal wrote:Idle Hands released my favourite album of 2019, this is a fantastic addition to the line up.

They're like trad metal but also inspired by the Cure.

Anyone who sleeps on them is missing out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ7zio1w0Vg


Same here bud! I'm absolutely ecstatic to see them on the bill, wasn't expecting to get to see them any time soon but Bloodstock have caught me off guard! :D Mana was pretty much on repeat for me most of last year! Id say it's a perfect blend of trad metal, goth, and new romantic. Got a feeling they could really blow up at some point given how catchy their songs are.

Acid Reign will be fun on main and Svalbard were great when I saw them at Damnation before. The rest I need to check out.

So far this lineup is looking stacked for me, really glad I got my early bird ticket!

IDLE HANDS!! :D :lol:

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:14 pm
by Tankplanker
Another Idle Hands fan, worth checking out their last album if you haven't already. Soen are also another good signing. Its like the bookers finally looked at some of the best of '19 and '18 lists to get some ideas for new bands to book rather than Loudwire.

Shame there are too many big quality gaps on the line up for me to change my plans now and go this year as there are a handful of bands I would really like to see.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:25 pm
by bloodofthekings
There's still only 1 band across the whole of Friday and Saturday that I'd go out my way to watch (Paradise Lost). Good grief this is looking pretty dire. Hope the weather is nice for campsite drinking otherwise I'm gonna be screwed.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:43 pm
by bloodfiend
bloodofthekings wrote:There's still only 1 band across the whole of Friday and Saturday that I'd go out my way to watch (Paradise Lost). Good grief this is looking pretty dire. Hope the weather is nice for campsite drinking otherwise I'm gonna be screwed.


Over the whole weekend I'd only actively see Behemoth, Paradise Lost, Winterfylleth and Gloryhammer; 4 bands out of 44 isn't the best return.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:56 pm
by Methuen
bloodofthekings wrote:There's still only 1 band across the whole of Friday and Saturday that I'd go out my way to watch (Paradise Lost). Good grief this is looking pretty dire. Hope the weather is nice for campsite drinking otherwise I'm gonna be screwed.


If you want to spend upwards of 200 quid to sit in a field drinking, I've got a nice big plot in Wales ? no neighbours, so you can blast all the music you like ? You can even park next to your tent ! I'll do 2-for-1 if you want to bring your mates. VIP (extra) gets you access to the indoor plumbing.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:54 pm
by metaldinosaur
Idle hands are a nice addition., but that's it. Sunday only is now pretty much locked down.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:32 pm
by kernow666
2010 there were 30 main stage bands

2011 - 27
2012 - 2015 - 26
2016-2017 - 25
2018 - 28
2019 - 27

So far for 2020 there’s 24

So probably 2 or 3 more to add

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:01 pm
by bloodofthekings
Methuen wrote:
bloodofthekings wrote:There's still only 1 band across the whole of Friday and Saturday that I'd go out my way to watch (Paradise Lost). Good grief this is looking pretty dire. Hope the weather is nice for campsite drinking otherwise I'm gonna be screwed.


If you want to spend upwards of 200 quid to sit in a field drinking, I've got a nice big plot in Wales ? no neighbours, so you can blast all the music you like ? You can even park next to your tent ! I'll do 2-for-1 if you want to bring your mates. VIP (extra) gets you access to the indoor plumbing.


Nar, I'd rather spend the days watching a quality lineup of bands but Bloodstock don't seem to want to oblige.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:05 pm
by bloodfiend
kernow666 wrote:2010 there were 30 main stage bands

2011 - 27
2012 - 2015 - 26
2016-2017 - 25
2018 - 28
2019 - 27

So far for 2020 there’s 24

So probably 2 or 3 more to add


What??

It doesn't go up and down, since 2011 it's always been 27, ie 9 bands per day!!

Are you trying to suggest that in the last few years they've been different numbers of bands on each day?! Cos they're haven't.

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:43 am
by fluffkitten
i0th wrote:The only time it changed recently is last year and that's because of the weather on Saturday. There was still 27 acts billed for the main stage though.


Might just be the amount of bands he wanted to see rather than the actual number of bands playing, least that is how I read it. :)

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:28 am
by bloodfiend
fluffkitten wrote:
i0th wrote:The only time it changed recently is last year and that's because of the weather on Saturday. There was still 27 acts billed for the main stage though.


Might just be the amount of bands he wanted to see rather than the actual number of bands playing, least that is how I read it. :)


No that can't be right, unless he literally wants to see every single band that's been booked this year, and wanted to see every single main stage band in previous years, including wanted to see even more bands that were actually there in 2018 :/

Re: Next Announcement

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:48 pm
by slayerslays
I'm happy with Viscera, Dog Tired and Bailer. Should be able to fill the days now.