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I'm thinking of going for the first time next year, possibly on my own since none of my friends are that into metal.

What's the atmosphere like? How friendly is it? How does it compare to other festivals you've been to in general?

Thinking I'd probably stay in a cheap hotel nearby, rather than camping like a weirdo. Don't like camping anyway.

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46 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

I don't poo in fields! I only stay in 4 star hotels and steal soaps, biscuits and teas.  I am the very definition of middle class metal!

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BTW that is a picture of a partially fossilized human shit dating to the Viking occupation of York. I think it's a real shame that they stopped having metal festivals for so many centuries afterwards.

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Its my favorite festival. I'd highly recommend camping though, a huge amount of stuff happens in the evenings in the campsites which add to the whole experience. With it being quite a small scale festival its about a minutes walk to the camp from the arena, which is great if there's nothing you want to see on and you just want to go and sit down and have a drink without spending extortionate amounts of money on the drinks in the arena. Even if you're on your bill its very easy to make friends there, its one of the most chilled out metal festivals going, most camps will adopt you if you ask nicely and aren't a d*ck. 

I've been going for five years, every year we take a few more people and every one of them has come back every year since.

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Me and my friend used to always go to bloodstock (He started in 2008 I started in 2010). But after I think 2012 it just went a bit stale. I feel as though a bit less than half of the people that attend are just elitist look to boast on how much your patches aint trVe and how you should only listen to obscure BM bands that can only be found on encyclopedia Metalium. 
Also the amount of fights that almost occurred around pits and front stage just because they didn't want to be pushed or have some one crowed surf over them. I mean wtf man! Listen to Toxic waltz by Exodus you prick!
Also man it's rather pricey for the ticket, I swear that bastard goes up £50 every year.
Before I go on a 20 page essay about it I'll just finish of now ha!
I usually use the money I spend at that festival and just go to a festival in europe some where, cost the same if not cheaper!
I hope I didn't put you too off the festival, still interesting to check out just aint for me no more.
Peace and love x

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Me and my friend used to always go to bloodstock (He started in 2008 I started in 2010). But after I think 2012 it just went a bit stale. I feel as though a bit less than half of the people that attend are just elitist look to boast on how much your patches aint trVe and how you should only listen to obscure BM bands that can only be found on encyclopedia Metalium. 
Also the amount of fights that almost occurred around pits and front stage just because they didn't want to be pushed or have some one crowed surf over them. I mean wtf man! Listen to Toxic waltz by Exodus you prick!
Also man it's rather pricey for the ticket, I swear that bastard goes up £50 every year.
Before I go on a 20 page essay about it I'll just finish of now ha!
I usually use the money I spend at that festival and just go to a festival in europe some where, cost the same if not cheaper!
I hope I didn't put you too off the festival, still interesting to check out just aint for me no more.
Peace and love x
Elitists gather at Bloodstock? I don't think I've ever seen much in the way of underground metal on their lineups.

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On 03/12/2017 at 12:35 AM, Dergus said:

Also the amount of fights that almost occurred around pits and front stage just because they didn't want to be pushed or have some one crowed surf over them. I mean wtf man! Listen to Toxic waltz by Exodus you prick!

Yeah. They should be aiming for their heads to stain the floor red.

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On 8/31/2016 at 9:38 PM, MacabreEternal said:

I don't poo in fields! I only stay in 4 star hotels and steal soaps, biscuits and teas.  I am the very definition of middle class metal!

Last time I went. We stayed in the motel. Well premier Inn. Looks like I'm in that club too ? main reason is I'm not fan of camping if I can help it. But when the kids are crying all night I sleep on the floor downstairs with no complaints. Peace and quiet.   Re festival  People were definitely respectful. I was sat on my portable chair fairly close to the stage with no issues and it was busy at the time. Would recommend it. Obviously down side is they have more mainstream bands. Still worth going to. See the big guns. 

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