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  1. Download 2018

    Looking at who is around I wouldnt be surprised if Marilyn Manson, Rise Against, Bullet For My Valentine, Limp Bizkit, Stone Sour and Alice in Chains round out the top nine. With A Perfect Circle headlining second.
  2. Download 2018

    Yeah but I mean they are getting on the level of a Kasabian and there is still a price gap between them and other arena artists.
  3. Download 2018

    How are they on the way down? They're charging more for this tour than ever before by quite a margin and they're still selling.
  4. Download 2018

    30stm are huge. How many successful arena tours have they done now. Already sold out most of Standing on their current tour. They've done more successful arena tours than a lot of bands we discuss to headline Download. Not as big as MCR were but they have been in the spotlight a lot longer. Plus they have a movie star as the lead singer. It all screams eventual headliner.
  5. Rock am Ring 2018

    It's looking good. Think Rise Against will sub to 30stm and Avenged to the Foos. Marilyn Manson as late night special on alterna and Casper as alterna headliner or sub to Gorillaz. The rest will be spread out mostly on main and alterna I reckon.
  6. Download 2018

    My Chem headlined. Would it really be that different? Except My Chem are a lot bette. 30stm have a longer history with Download though. Done the whole mid main, headline second and sub main thing.
  7. Download 2018

    Guessing we are getting 30stm again at Download. They headlined Rock Am last time they subbed Download so could sub again but guess they are on route to headline so maybe headline.
  8. Download 2018

    I really want them for Download. Just feels like what Evanescence did this year though. Think I'm gonna get Manchester tickets just in case. Can make it part of my come down from Download.
  9. Download 2018

    I get what you mean and Copping keeps flip flopping on his thoughts on NIN but I think if it is ever gonna happen it'll be this year. Otherwise I think NIN are resigned to not headlining a major UK festival. I would say they definitely have anthems and very well known songs and they could be considered metal. March of the Pigs in particular is very heavy. On the theatrical side I think it is theatrical. You wouldn't expect Rocky Horror to be the same as Les Miserables after all. However, yes not conventionally theatrical in the vein of an Iron Maiden but only bands like that can pull that off. Biffy headlined and I can't imagine Biffy ever having a mascot on stage. Foos would go down a storm also and they have no stage show to speak of. Yes Dave is a more forward front man so that makes up for it but I think the atmosphere of NIN wouldn't include Trent screaming out "You alright?" or "SCREEAAM" to the crowd. They're undeniably a successful headliner abroad and I think if they did it it would be good for Download. I do have my doubts though. Starting to think they would be more suited for the Friday and then have bigger commercial acts like Avenged Sevenfold/Ozzy Osbourne do the Saturday and Sunday. NIN would sell day tickets but I would say their fanbase would be more willing to buy weekend tickets to see them as opposed to the other two who would guarantee more day tickets if that makes sense.
  10. Download 2018

    NIN have no big stage show? They are known for consistently having one of the best. Pretty much pioneers in the visual side of live performance. Already said Metallica are out and I get the feeling Guns may be too expensive. Hence why I went with Ozzy first who does feel like a weird booking since he hasn't done it till now.
  11. Download 2018

    I'm currently thinking we will get the following on main: Avenged Sevenfold, Nine Inch Nails and either Ozzy Osbourne or Guns N Roses headlining. Then have Alice in Chains, Arcane Roots, Black Label Society (if Ozzy turns up), Brand New, The Darkness, Enter Shikari, Evanescence, Hollywood Undead, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, Marmozets, Parkway Drive, Saxon and Stone Sour appearing over the weekend on main. I figure we'll get a classic rock/Ozzfest style day, a more what reading used to be day and a more traditional Download day.
  12. Download 2018

    If so then Placebo into Marilyn Manson into Nine Inch Nails would be a dream.
  13. Download 2018

    I have a feeling with Metallica out this may be a weaker year. Something like: Avenged Sevenfold Marilyn Manson Nine Inch Nails Enter Shikari Ozzy Osbourne Stone Sour I'd be happy with that though and I prefer it when it's quieter. It's been a while since we have had a weaker year also.
  14. Download 2018

    They'd balance out Metallica and Guns like Tool did. I was more meaning six bands who could arguably sub headline below the headliners.
  15. Download 2018

    Would probably be too strong but this would definitely get me there next year: Nine Inch Nails Marilyn Manson Enter Shikari - would prob swap them and Manson nowadays Metallica A Perfect Circle Stone Sour Guns N Roses Evanescence Alice in Chains Can't be that far out of the realms of possibility. Don't see Ozzy doing Download UK at the moment as he has toured Europe loads of times and never done Download UK and Black Sabbath were so recent.