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The Crack Magazine


Risefest 22: Rockers unite for 10 hour spectacle

Rock fans crowded the doors of Northumbria SU this Saturday for the first annual Risefest. Acts including Cassyette and Vukovi local Rise Battle of the Bands winners Kidpunk, shared the floor across 2 stages providing something for everyone.

Boston Manor brought us flying people, breaking the record for most people to crowd surf in 3 minutes. Creeper brought us frying roses as they resurrected the emo side in all of us while performing hits like Suzanne, black rain, and amazing features from their newest album American Noir. Although sadly Will Gould couldn’t join us, Hannah Greenwood proved a force on lead vocals.

At the pinnacle of the night our eyes we’re blessed by Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes (pictured). Opening with My Town from their newest album Sticky; the moshs were big and heavy from the get-go. Frank Carter himself crowed walked to Tyrant Lizard King and was closely followed by Dino Richardson successfully making it across the room while still playing the guitar for Devil inside me. Ending with I hate you and encoring with crowbar showed to be the perfect end to an amazing and incredibly well organised festival. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Newcastle now Risefest is proudly in town.

By Barrah T Al-Badry