Relentless 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.
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’
SUB 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!
TITLE 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.
WE ARE THE OCEAN 4.5/5
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!
MAVERICK 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 3.5/5
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.
CEREBRAL 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
TINIE TEMPAH 5/5
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