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  1. Well I'm guessing it's cuz they have Download UK (and maybe Knotfest?) next year. Also possible factor - I was chatting to a guy I know the other day (bumped into him in a well known metal bar) whose in a UK based metal band. He was saying a lot of bands have struggled with logistics particularly tour buses this year. Said the prices for tour buses this summer were double standard price. So I think that's why alot of bands have postponed till next year. I know Karnivool posted that they wouldn't be able to take the financial hit if any of their dates got postponed cuz of covid too, so again decided to wait
  2. Looking at Metallica's European 2022 dates it deffo feels like they are gonna come over 2023 and Download would make sense for them. As well as UK date, maybe 2 or 3 including Glasgow and Belfast, you'd expect to see Ireland, Sweden, Poland, maybe Austria and probably more German and Eastern European dates. I think they might do Download UK, Nova Rock, Rock AM/IM, Graspop as well as a few others.
  3. Could see that. And would be ok with it. But it does feel time is right for Metallica to come back.
  4. I would love if it was those 3. In terms of Halestorm I was surprised as well but it does make sense to try and win new fans. Alter Bridge are one of those bands I think have a big following amongst the more casual rock fans so I guess Halestorm figure they can target them.
  5. Real shame Rammstein doing stadiums but oh well. I think Download is gonna be SOAD, Slipknot and Metallica. With Ghost, Disturbed and Halestorm subbing. But maybe Alter Bridge as a sub and one of those headlining 2nd.
  6. Yup...and given the tour they have booked for this summer was actually booked for the last album they will effectively be touring 2 albums at once. Logical step after this arena tour is a festival tour.
  7. Placebo are, in terms of a British crowd, on par with The Smashing Pumpkin's, so if they could do it then Placebo could. It would be a very similar booking. Yeah they would be good as second stage headliner too. My list was more a wishlist than prediction tbh.
  8. Friday: Rage Against The Machine, Halestorm, Alice In Chains, NOFX, L7, Bloodywood, Anti-Flag Saturday: Metallica, Gojira, Machine Head, Lamb Of God, Devin Townsend, Jinjer, Alien Weaponry, Venom Prison Sunday: Rammstein, Placebo, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Spiritbox, The Hu, Monuments, VOLA
  9. So Spiritbox very likely to clash with Baroness now and the rest of the announcement does nothing for me.
  10. That would be a great spot for them.
  11. RATM's rescheduled USA dates would support the idea of them doing European festivals next year I think: RATM, SOAD, Metallica W/ Disturbed, Halestorm, Alice In Chains, Gojira, The Offspring,
  12. Download have said on Instagram and Twitter there will be news about Spiritbox being moved to a bigger stage 'soon'. Hopefully we get the rest of the line up then too.
  13. New Korn and Venom Prison albums are both fantastic! Korn demonstrating why they should be headliners by now.
  14. Knotfest UK still feels possible but would expect to hear something soon. Metallica I think 2023. There are quite a few European countries they would normally hit up on a tour that have no 2022 date scheduled.
  15. Like I said I'm not defending Download's booking policy. But surely you must agree R+L has a much wider pool of artists to book as headliners?
  16. Hmmmm maybe not Leeds then but Reading I know has been selling out for sure. Just googled and found results for Reading selling out in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.
  17. Nope and R+L always sells out regardless of its line up. 😉
  18. Reading and Leeds and are right of passage for younger people, many of whom with no real connection to the rock scene. Download is for the dedicated rock and metal fans. I'm not defending Download's booking strategy just saying it's much easier for R+L to sell tickets.
  19. My top 10 of 2021: Gojira - Fortitude Alien Weaponry - Tangaroa Green Lung - Black Harvest Spiritbox - Eternal Blue Jinjer - Wallflowers VOLA - Witness Rob Zombie - The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy Soen - Imperial Iron Maiden - Senjutsu Tetrarch - Unstable
  20. Can't see them being that high up. They were never that big in the UK tbh. Maybe one of the other main stage slits though there is a couple left on the Sunday, though as I mentioned before if Download have any sense they'd move Spiritbox to one of those. Clashfinder also thinks the second stage slot on Saturday before Mastodon is free and I could see them doing that.
  21. Yeah it's very frustrating. I know I disagree with you over some potential headliners but yeah deffo agree they don't do anywhere near enough to promote new bands.
  22. Your probably right. They did in 2019 with Alien Weaponry though. But the slot bookings are questionable for sure.
  23. Download should do themselves a favour and move Spiritbox to a mainstage spot. They are getting alot of attention and tucked away on 4th is a wasted opportunity.
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