Sunday saw the return of the Vans Warped Tour UK. Taking place at the striking Alexandra Palace in London, the festival saw a roster of hand picked bands from the rock & metal world. Headlining the weekend was British Metalcore act Asking Alexandria and American hard rockers Black Veil Brides.

Highlights of the weekend included Metro Station’s first show in 6 years, Eastbourne punk crew Roam’s tune filled set, festival mainstage openers The Word Alive and a personal favourite of mine was dutch rockers John Coffey! Despite the main stages running up to 20 minutes late, most acts had sizeable crowds, despite the festival not being a sell out.

 

(Photos by Matt Bromage)

Asking Alexandria

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Black Veil Brides

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Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes

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Metro Station

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Young Guns

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John Coffey

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Memphis May Fire

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Rob Lynch

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The Rocket Summer

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Roam 

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With the festival over for another year, here’s 4 of the things we found out this weekend –

1: Frank Carter is definitely back and he is definitely angry again!

2: Despite a change of singer, Asking Alexandria are still at the top of their game!

3: Metro Station still know how to shake it!

4: With a new album out, Anti-Flag still have a bee in their political bonnet. “We’re not about fighting. Either you kiss and make up or you leave now!” – Justin Sane shouts at two punks trying to knock chunks out of each other in the pit. 

 

See you next year, Warped out!

 

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