Gig Review

Relentless NASS Festival
Bath And West Showground
8th - 10th July 2011

Photo Of NASS Festival © Copyright Kim HorsleyRelentless NASS festival is one of the best extreme sport and music festivals in England and every year it is held at Bath and West showground and is held on the second weekend of July every year and each year thousands of people come down and camp whilst supporting their favourite bands and checking out some of the best extreme sport riders in the world and this year was no different.

Photo Of Modestep © Copyright Kim HorsleyMODESTEP 4/5
Modestep are the first act up on the main stage. With only a small crowd in the tent to start off with, frontman, Josh certainly draws in passers-by. A few songs in, the energetic boys play a cover of Cee Lo Green’s F**k You. With their combination of dubstep, electronic and rock sound; Modestep are the ideal start to the weekend.

NERO (DJ SET) 3.5/5
The penultimate act on Friday, Neroreally brings the main stage to life. As only one third of the musicians that make Nero are present, the crowd seem impressed as Joe churns out the more well know hits such as ‘Me & You’ ‘Innocence’ and ‘Guilt’.

Photo Of Nero © Copyright Kim HorsleySUB FOCUS 5/5
Nick Douwma aka Sub Focus appears on the stage in a ring of lights. Friday’s headline slot is an hour of drum and bass / dubstep madness. With a light show that would challenge any November 5th display – this set is just as good for the eyes as well as the ears. Crowd surfers are everywhere and people getting chucked over the barrier left, right and centre – Sub Focus is definitely an act to look out for in the future!

Photo Of March OF The Raptors © Copyright Kim HorsleyTITLE FIGHT 3.5/5
Title Fight come on stage to yet again a crowd of no more than twenty or so. The hardcore/pop punk band manages to keep the audience captured for their allotted set time.’27’ and ‘Symmetry’ go down the best and it’s clear that the audience are already fans Only a few blank faces getting into their music.

The Essex five piece leaped onto the stage with excitement. The boys played an hours’ worth of material including ‘Nothing Good Has Happened Yet’ and ‘What It Feels Like’. A well-deserved headline slot on the Kerrang! Stage.

Photo Of March OF The Raptors © Copyright Kim HorsleyMAVERICK SABRE 4/5
Maverick joins his backing band on stage after a soulful introduction. It’s hard to believe that Michael Stafford (Maverick) has just recently turned twenty and had a strong crowd at a festival main stage. ‘Let Me Go’ and ‘Look What I’ve Done’ seem to be the favourites by the crowd’s reaction and expression on the bands face. His Hip-Hop/Reggae music is perfect just as the day starts cooling down into the evening.

March of the Raptors appear on stage rather consciously. With only about two dozen people watching, it’s no surprise. I notice the first two bands on the Kerrang! Stage both nights have had very little in audience numbers. However the men in trademark black shirts and trousers battle through their set. The still crowd soon loosen up and get involved.

Photo Of Tine Tempah © Copyright Kim HorsleyCEREBRAL BALLZY 2/5
The hardcore punk band from Brooklyn takes the stage with aggression. It’s the usual fast paced guitars and drumming for each song. FrontmanMason - who can barely keep his eyes open, looks very disappointed with the turn out and feedback of the audience, he decides to clamber upon the backdrop railings and starts planking for a while. At this point I had to leave for an interview. A very unsatisfactory performance up to this point of the set.

As the main stage tent fills up;Tinie is definitely the one everyone came to see as the crowd chant with excitement. A DJ Set at the beginning was a bit longer than expected to warm up the crowd, then Tinie finally emerged as the intro to ‘Frisky’ kicked in. ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ took the crowd into frenzy. The set ended with ‘Pass Out’ followed by the hustle and bustle of the crowd heading to the D&B Arena and Silent Disco to continue the party.

Millencolin start their set with the well-known ‘No Cigar’. Mathias is tearingup the stage tonight, throwing his guitar in the air and bouncing all over the place. The band are clearly enjoying being back in England at a skateboarding festival, back to the roots of their band. The Kerrang! Stage is at its busiest and hottest!

Review By Kim Horsley

 Relentless NASS Festival

Relentless NASS 2011
Bath And West Showground
8th - 10th July 2011

 Friday - Main Stage

Sub Focus
CJ Beatz

 Friday - DNB Indoor Arena

Joker & Nomad
Flux Pavilion
Crissy Criss
Zeds Dead
Charlie G
Freerange DJs
MC Benny C

 Friday - Kerrang Stage

We Are The Ocean
Title Fight
Arcane Roots

 Saturday - Main Stage

Tinie Tempah
Ms Dynamite
Maverick Sabre
Dot Rotten

 Saturday - DNB Indoor Arena

DJ Hype
DJ Fresh
Camo & Krooked
DJ Crisis
Jenna G (live)
Klimax vs Premise
MC Benny C

 Saturday - Kerrang Stage

Cancer Bats
Cerebral Ballzy
March Of The Raptors

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 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?