Saturday saw three absolute killer bands together on the same bill. Alien Ant Farm, P.O.D. and Hoobastank. On paper it sounded incredible – and it more than lived up to the billing.
It almost went tits up though with Alien Ant Farm getting stuck in Cardiff and looking like they wouldn’t make the show. They ended up headlining with a short but chaotic set that left everyone with a smile. Before them P.O.D. had played a brutal set. Is there a better ‘let’s all go mental’ song than Here Comes the Boom??? You’d be hard pushed to find one I think. Hoobstank were impressive too, and Doug Robb hasn’t aged at all.
Why aren’t there more killer line-ups like this one?
Check out the pics from the night after the jump:
One of the best British bands of all-time The Wildhearts are playing one of their best albums P.H.U.Q in it’s entirety – and we might have just soiled ourselves!
Tickets go on sale this Friday here
We’re a bit excited about this.
FNM have announced dates in Glasgow and London after their Saturday night slot at Download. Pre-sale tickets are available from Wednesday with general on-sale on Friday. We will see you down the front.
The original line up of Primus are set to return to the UK for 3 very special ‘An Evening with Primus’ shows, consisting of 2 full sets and encores.
‘Primus & The Chocolate Factory’ will be performed in it’s entirely, an album born out of a New Years Eve Willy Wonka-themed Primus show. Claypool says “…it felt good… I don’t think we’ve ever had a better combination of elements,” it felt so good, in fact, that he decided to take Primus into the studio to prepare the soundtrack for an album release. Claypool admits that he’s always, “in some way, wanted to be Willy Wonka,” and, also, that he’s always wanted to work a cover of “The Candyman” — a memorable number from the film’s soundtrack — into Primus sets.
The dates are;
23rd June – Brixton Academy
24th June – Manchester Apollo
25th June – Birmingham Academy
Tickets are available from 10.00am on March 6th
In the meantime, enjoy Winonas Big Brown Beaver