Motorhead close Bloodstock Open Air 2011

Band finish early and don't play an encore

Motorhead close Bloodstock Open Air 2011

Photographer: Seamus ReidAli Ryland on 15 August 2011

Kicking off with ‘Iron Fist’, not much seems to have changed since not quite knocking Sonisphere’s socks off last month except the crowd: louder, tougher and infinitely more boisterous.

Bloodstock-goers have a lot more experience at going bloody mental, despite Motorhead’s lack of growling animalistic vocals.

Lemmy even dares crack a joke: “And now it’s time to be an ace for you,” he mumbles before striding into the obvious ‘Ace of Spades’.

It’s rather disappointing when the hard rockers, while doing so well, finish ten minutes early - no encore, no ‘Overkill’.

Yet what can you expect? Lemmy may have the mind of a 30 year old, but the premature body of an eighty year old can’t hold up too well under that strobe lighting.

Click here for our Bloodstock Open Air review.

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