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  1. 2000 Trees

    Fantastic announcement. I'd be very happy to see every single band announced.
  2. Download 2018

    Main stage looks very weak this year. Second is alright. Third looks good.
  3. Download 2018

    They've dropped off in popularity a lot recently. Don't think they would come back now.
  4. Download 2018

    Are Volbeat really big enough to sub here though? Would have thought third from top would be the absolute maximum with someone like BSC above them. Edit: My mate got me to watch some vids of them live a while back and they look great so would be fun if they do play though.
  5. Download 2018

    I know Tool have headlined but think they would have done it prior to 2006 as well.
  6. Download 2018

    Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if NIN headlined now so they definitely could have done it on the Fragile tour.
  7. Download 2018

    Bikit's popularity when they reunited is hugely different to their popularity at their peak. It doesn't matter if half their career is "novelty" they were massive at their peak. They easily would have headlined Download and they were going to. Doesn't matter if it was just starting out. They would have been big enough to headline if it was established. As far as Manson surely the fact he subbed a festival twice that caters to a wide array of styles, where he would have more competition, would mean that headlining a more niche festival would be very much in the equation. We have seen many instances of bands playing lower at more varied festivals but headlining Download. Both bands would have been very strong contenders to headline Download if it had started earlier and I would argue they both would have.
  8. Download 2018

    Manson didn't play 4th down at Reading 1997 he got promoted to sub. If he had been playing a fest like Download he would have headlined between 1998 and 2001. Yes Reading was heavier in the past but 1997 still had Suede and Manic Street Preachers headline. While 2001 had Eminem, Travis and Manic Street Preachers. Hardly like they were going for a Download style audience with those headliners.
  9. Download 2018

    I'd be happy with Korn headlining as like a lifetime achievement award. They could do a greatest hits set (which they generally do anyway) and smash it out the park. I sort of doubt it will happen but I'd love it.
  10. Download 2018

    FFDP feel like they should have been sub last time but shouldn't go any higher any time soon. Although the next album could do them the world of good. It's amazing how much difference one album can make. However, I am still doubtful about them ever being a headliner. They just seem to have very little mainstream appeal and I don't see that changing. Pretty much every Download headliner has been known in the mainstream. Except for maybe Tool but then they are legends and have a massive following. Plus it's very rare to get a chance to see them. Also Faith No More but they were coming back on a big reunion tour and have since dropped down the lineup. Even the 2008 headliners had more mainstream appeal.
  11. 2000 Trees

    Way too strong but on the other hand I would be very happy with this.
  12. Rock am Ring 2018

    Yeah most likely. I had a lot of bad clashes but they were for very different bands i.e. Editors vs Kings of Leon. Queens of the Stone Age vs Kings of Leon and Mastodon. Avenged Sevenfold vs Against Me! etc. So you should generally be ok. It's only really third stage that can cause similar genre clashes.
  13. Slam Dunk 2018

    A run of FYS, Creeper, Thursday, TBS, ETID and Jimmy Eat World would be beyond awesome.
  14. Download 2018

    Yeah but they are different enough to FFDP they should have been able to pull a decent crowd. I don't really think they are so much a festival band though. I would like to see them give main a go and hope they would get a decent crowd just not so sure they would.
  15. Download 2018

    They were great on second but they had such a tiny crowd. It'd be awful on Main.