Photos by Adrian Wharton
Photo: Michael Kirkham
THE PROBES opened the gig at The Picket and their thundering new wave sound resonated throughout the building, sounding better than ever. Their darker and melodious sound is ethereal and broody. As the guitar fed electronic jaggedness to an already troubled balance it became an emotive experience. A great band to watch out for in the coming months.
As BOLSHY prepared to stage the stage people gathered round the barrier in anticipation. As usual their energetic set had the place bouncing. Their upbeat sounds of reggae ska and a thick slice of brass was enough to get the crowd moving.
JERAMIAH FERRARI left no one in any doubt how good a band they are with this uproarious set, the smooth glossy reggae sounds reverberated around the venue from the stage to the back wall. The Picket was bouncing to the dub sounds of the mighty J.F.
THE ROUGHNECK RIOT despite their relatively tender age and youthful looks are one of the bands on everyone's lips as they continue to impress with every gig they play. This was no exception, from start to finish every song filed with passion, fire and guts. A real call to the wild and proving to be amazing headliners for this festival appearance.
More images from the night by Adrian Wharton here