|Rockingham went mad as Vince Neil belted out the Motley Crue classics live in Nottingham|
Maverick from Ireland kicked off the event arriving on stage full of energy and clearly pleased to be a part of the weekend. Next up were the terrific Blanc Faces who were visibly moved by the positive reception they received from the crowd.They proved their versatility when frontman Robbie LeBlanc along with bassist (and brother), Brian effortlessly kept the crowd entertained whilst guitarist Philip Lindstrand rushed off stage to repair a broken string - true professionalism!
|Maverick did a great job kicking off the weekend.|
|It was great to meet John Parr|
|Kix brought the first night to a close.|
Saturday saw a few bleary eyes from those lucky enough to gain entry to the exclusive opening night aftershow party. This featured acts from across the weekend (and others) performing fun, short acoustic sets which was enjoyed by those lucky enough to get tickets.
|Dennis from Cruzh|
The Amorettes followed, rocking their way through a set of some of their best tracks. It is always a pleasure to see this powerhouse trio doing their thing. There's a new album on its way too!
|Great to see The Amorettes in action again.|
|VEGA are always outstanding!|
|I always have great fun hanging out with the guys from VEGA|
|I was lucky enough to meet Dave Bickler!|
|It was an honour to bump into the phenomenal Harry Hess!|
|Pete Lesperance and I after our interview.|
|Vince Neil conducting the crowd.|
|I was lucky to catch a few words with Zoltan Chaney, a very special musician indeed!|
Sunday kicked off with Bailey (Nigel Bailey) followed by Moritz. Both bands were thoroughly enjoyed by the crowd.
|Great to catch Laurie from Airrace.|
|Brother Firetribe's set really took me back in time!|
|Vinny and Dare working their magic|
|I was so lucky to get to meet and interview Mike Reno from Loverboy!|
This was such a great festival to attend, and I am so pleased that it was open to under 18s, meaning I could be a part of it. Besides the phenomenal bands which filled the bill and the friendly atmosphere, I have to say how well organised and run the event was. Everyone wearing an item of clothing emblazoned with 'Crew' was seen working their socks off, and forever had a smile on their face - a true credit to the festival. Everything ran like clockwork, and it was a pleasure to attend.
Congratulations to the organisers for pulling off such a fabulous festival, and special thanks to Rich, Martin and Steve for all of their help over the weekend. I can't wait to see what's in store for us all next year!