Saturday Wrap & What's In Store For Sunday
The Weeks kicked things off on the main stage, wasting no time in breaking out big choruses and trademark southern cries. The Mississippi guitar slingers warmed the crowd with hits ‘Buttons’ and ‘Hold it, Kid (Your Heart Skipped a Beat)’.
As the crowd rolled in, Irish chart toppers Kodaline had people on shoulders with their melodic sing-a-longs ‘High Hopes’, ‘Love Like This’ and closer ‘Take my body’.
On the Main Stage, Twin Atlantic’s catapulted the masses into action with ‘Free’, whilst Camden lads Tribes eased into their set with ‘When My Day Comes’ and ‘Corner of an English Field’ before rocking the Pepsi Max Stage with their new track ‘Dancehall’.
The Cribs rocked effortlessly and sang their rasping lungs out to the tunes of ‘Cheat On Me’ and ‘Hey Scenesters!’ And as the temperature started to swell, Miles Kane was scorching! The Mod Prince didn’t hold back on ‘Inhaler’, following right up with ‘Give Up’, and topping it all off with ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’. All together now, “La la la, la la la la la la”.
Paul Weller rolled out classic after classic, and in a master-class of British rock, the Modfather had crowds bouncing and singing along when he broke out into ‘That’s Entertainment’.
The crowning moment was yet to come. Kasabian rocked up, rocked out and rocked HARD. Entering the stage to the BBC Grandstand them music, they launched into new track ‘Days are Forgetten’ and the crowd was instantly theirs’. When they followed up with ‘Shoot The Runner’ they had had everyone in raptures.
Bouyed by the energy in the arena, Serge puts it quite eloquently when he states “I’m buzzing off my tits”. The interaction with crowd continued with Kasabian rejoicing in the ecstasy. They crammed all their hits and also managed to keep people moving with their cover of ‘Praise You’.
A rousing encore of ‘Switchblade Smiles’, ‘Vlad the Impaler’ and ‘Fire’ put the finishing touches on a massive day of great rock.
The bar has certainly been set – and we have plenty more in store on Sunday!
The Hard Rock Rising and Bandstand stages will be action-packed all day, whilst festival junkies Lawson, the enigmatic Illinois songstress Lisse and musical troubadour Passenger will be rocking the masses in the Pepsi Max stage.
On the Main Stage, Grammy award winners Alabama Shakes and thoroughbred American rockers The Black Crowes will set the mood before we welcome Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band back to Hard Rock Calling.
The enigmatic showman promises to deliver an epic 3 hour marathon of legendary hits. Bring on The Boss.
The sun is shining and the stage is set. Let the good times rock’n’roll!