Rock and metal fans alike attended Temple Newsam on Saturday at the new home of the North’s largest alternative music rock, punk, metal and ska festival. Seven stages featured major bands from around the world. The new open air festival set in the greenery of Temple Newsam certainly gave the festival a more edgy and intimate feel than being situated back in the concrete jungle of Millenium Square and spread across Leeds City. And fans as well as the team from Selby Everyday loved the new layout of the Festival.
First up at the main stage we saw American rock band Waterparks whose front man had the crowd singing along to the American triplets with his new look of green hair.
Another fans favourite saw Simple Plan rolling back the years with tracks such as Welcome to my life, whilst New Found Glory pulled in the crowds at the main stage.
Charlie Simpson and the lads from Busted played a secret set which wowed fans and was the talk of the day backstage.
A major set from Atreyu saw thousands of metal fans singing along to tracks such as, “Right side of the bed” and with an eclectic version of their infamous cover track, “You give love a bad name. “
As the rain poured fans geared up for an evening of top headliners that included Story of the Year, The Gallows, Plain White Ts, All Time Low, NOFX and New Found Glory amongst many others.
Our highlight of the evening was the headline set from Welsh metal Bullet For My Valentine who’s rousing lyrical rock riff filled set saw a packed Jägermeister tent full to the brim, As “Tears don’t fall,” played, pyrotecnics and confetti donned the arena and jet filled smoke cannons fuelled the incredible atmosphere. Tracks such as Don’t need you, piece of me and scream aim fire had fans singing along in their thousands and many in a fury of circle pits.
Yorkshire Everyday gives a huge thumbs up to this years festival. Tickets will soon go on sale for 2020.. See you all next year..