Winters End - Saturday

The second day opened top with Glitter Machine. With a sound that was unfamiliar to us, they certainly woke up the early crowd. Definitely a set designed to eliminate the hangovers! 

The Rocket Dolls are taking a hold of the rock scene by the scruff of its neck, and the South Coast trio had a lot of fans in the audience as they gave us a fantastic set. These guys are definitely worth catching up with when you can. 

When a band sets up the stage to include hobby horses and inflatable cacti, you know that they are going to be entertaining. Bootyard Bandits have a country rock sound to them and bringing on a ‘heavy metal banjo’ they are certainly appreciated by the audience. Their single ‘Hoedown Showdown’ it a real foot tapper, and its no surprise that this is getting some airplay on Planet Rock.

Another band that we’ve heard loads of great things about, but never managed to catch live came next. Gorilla Riot delivered a great set of blues based rock, with three guitars, fab harmonies their set really had the growing crowd on their side.

Naked Six were a big surprise. First, they are a trio, secondly, they were all fully dressed. Aside from that, the biggest surprise was how much `we enjoyed their unique punky sound. Their new album is well worth getting hold of, and we are looking forward to seeing these guys again.

Before Piston took to the stage, the audience were warded about the strobe lighting effects. This added to the anticipation of a band whose reputation goes before them. High octane heavy rock with guitar riff that turn heads, this is a band that has a huge future ahead of them. Tonights performance was brilliant, including a great cover of ‘Proud Mary’.

Gin Annie are one of our favourite bands. They have recently recruited a new drummer to the fold, and this would be his first live show with the guys. If Carlos was anxious about this, it didn’t show as he took his place behind the kit. As always, the band were fabulous, and are clearly a tight group of mates as well as working really well on stage. We are really looking forward to hearing new music from them, and they have some fab shows lined up for this year.

Slowing down the pace, Danny Bryant then gave us some classic blues to follow. Chatting easily about his songs (I particularly loved ‘Nine Lives!) his smooth vocals washed like waves through the crowd and his prowess with his well worn guitar is second to none.

As the night went on, the party was ready to start, and what better way than with The Treatment. They have come a long way since we first saw them back in 2016, and they have a great following. They have been likened to a young AC/DC and their style, sound and performance justifies that comparison. They connect with the crowd, have catchy tracks, and the twin guitars of the Grey brothers complete a line up that delivers fantastic rock.

Finally, the headline band, Bradford’s Terrorvision took to the stage. As they started, the room was jammed with a crowd still wanting to party. Terrorvision have a long history in British rock, and have not only had some fantastic support slots over the years, but also released several albums and have a loyal fanbase of followers. 

With the bars closing, once again, music fans resorted to carrying on the party in the various caravans, ready to do it all again tomorrow.