houston4044 wrote:I'd imagine they are probably quite expensive to book compared to other previous headliners ironically I think if anything they are probably the big money headliner this year, so can't see the bookers throwing most of their budget on one day when they want to spread the quality out to maximise weekend tickets
I recognise that WT are a very big band, my point is that many people don't realise this, they seem to be a waste of an expensive headliner for a festival like this, based on the reaction to their booking they don't seem very suitable or appreciated. They may be expensive but many many Bloodstockers don't view them as 'quality'.
I don't see how getting a band like Sleep / Electric Wizard / Gorguts for Saturday Sophie headliner would be 'throwing most of their budget on one day', those bands are more expensive than the usual Sophie headliner but are probably no less costly than most of the bands around the middle of the main stage. Besides, if they give people a good alternative it could reduce the number of people ruling out BOA15 based on WT alone. If they get more Bloodstock appropriate headliners for the other two days then that combined with a good Sophie headliner on Saturday may even improve weekend ticket sales, possibly.