Line of Fire, smooth as you like

Bloodstock Open Air 2013 review

published: Tue 20th Aug 2013

Line Of Fire

Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th August 2013
Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England MAP
£125 weekend incl camping
daily capacity: 12000
last updated: Thu 1st Aug 2013

The New Blood Stage is an ironic title for Line of Fire. I laugh when I say that, because they let me say it. Rockers, Metallers, whatever you want to call them, the members of Line of Fire have been around for a little while. You know what's awesome about this band tho'? They're modest.

This is a band, that in all fairness has a little bit of 'noteriety' in the music industry. Nothing massive, but I reckon they could probably have used that to get on to a bigger stage at this festival. But no, they earned their way here – and for that, I give them massive Kudos. Each band on the New Blood stage gets about half an hour. Which is awesome. Line of Fire, could have had longer & I don't think anyone would have minded at all. Southern style, whiskey fuelled southern rock with a bit of meat behind it is the perfect thing for the middle of the afternoon on the third day of a festival.

Something to take the edge off, if you will. 

'What Will You Say Tomorrow' kicked off their set, followed by 'Final Day' and 'Lifetime Alone' saw the tent filling up nicely and by the time 'Fuck Me' rolled along, heads were bobbing, feet were tapping and these lads were growing a following, fast. Handing out shots of Whiskey is a great idea. For any band reading this, if you want to win over a crowd, or at least have them remember your set, free shots is the way forward. A little plastic cup with a dash of whiskey, Line of Fire finishing up with 'Wrong Side of the Track' and the sun shining outside is possibly one Bloodstock memory I will cherish for a long time.

I know I've got the good fortune of seeing this band at least once more this year, but I want more. More this year, more next year, more every year. Get this band on more, they're good for what ails ya.


review by: Will Tudor

photos by: Will Tudor

Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th August 2013
Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN, England MAP
£125 weekend incl camping
daily capacity: 12000
last updated: Thu 1st Aug 2013


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