Rotterdam, September 20, 2014

by: Chérie, Metalphoto

Baroeg Open Air is an annual, one day, free Music Festival, held in the Zuiderpark in Rotterdam and organized by the famous poppodium Baroeg. Their line up is always amazingly good. This year the main stage counted several metal bands in various styles. The atmosphere at the festival was very nice; the vast community parc provided a peaceful and romatic ambiance, which was enhanced by the surprisingly good ‘indian summer’type of weather so late in the year. 7500 cheerful visitors had come to the festival and enjoyed music, played on three stages. A vast array of booths provided a lively market where records and band stuff could be bought.
We exclusively went to see and photograph the UK Death Metal band Bolt Thrower on the main stage: the main act of this festival.

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This band has been around for close to three decades, but keeps expressing the same young spirit and enthusiasm as back in the eighties.

The band, with their sympathetic frontman Karl Willets, attracted a full house at the main stage. In a show that lasted over an hour they satisfied the fans that had come from all over the country to listen to the well know repertoire that stood as a rock.