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)
Black Veil Brides
The Word Alive
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Memphis May Fire
The Rocket Summer
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!