After a great set from Fury UK and a wickedly wild one from Wolfsbane. Wolfsbane had whipped the crowd up into a frenzy and left us more than ready for Saxon to come on.
After Wolfsbane had left the stage, I headed across to their Meet & Greet at the merch stall. I bought their cd˜Did It for the Money’ EP and got it signed by the band. I managed this just in time for Saxon coming on.
Saxon starts off the night with Hammer of the Gods then straight into Heavy Metal Thunder. Biff and the guys are on great form tonight and are sounding amazing. Biff takes control of the crowd straight from the start and working his magic on us all.
While Saxon rips through the set the crowd needs no encouragement to sing along and have a superb time enjoying everything that is on offer. While the majority of the crowd are more mature, well Saxon have been around since 1976, it was good to see a lot of younger people there, headbanging & singing along to the classics. Dallas 1pm and then Call To Arms went down superbly with the crowd.
When Saxon goes off stage and comes back on for the encore the crowd goes wild, all bouncing and signing along to Crusader and 747 Strangers.
The band leaves the stage again and we wait to see if they will come back on! They do and treat us to Strong Arm and finish up on the Wheels Of Steel.
It was a great night and we were treated to nearly 2 hours of Saxon playing a great mix of new songs and old favourites.
Tonight’s set list
Hammer Of The Gods
Heavy Metal Thunder
Back In ’79
Got To Rock
Call To arms
Solid Ball Of Rock
Bands Played On
Man & Machine
Play It Loud
To Hell & Back Again
Denim & Leather
Princess Of The Night
Wheels Of Steel
Photos supplied by Neil Henderson