The arrival of Canterbury onto the Kerrang stage was eagerly awaited and they did not disappoint, playing a selection of tracks old and new that that included a number from their most recent release Dark Days.
Canterbury opened their set with the distinctive instrumental introduction reverberating across the stage of Expensive Imitations – a fast, upbeat crowd pleasing track that immediately had the crowd accompanying vocalist Luke Prebble with chants of ‘We are the broken…’ which set the bar for the entire performance.
Their polished performance including tracks Keep it Moving, Satellite and All Of My Life from Dark Days underlined how accomplished this band have become and why this album has been so successful.
They may not be the most energetic of bands but their presence certainly commands the stage and had the crowd up on their feet, hands clapping and feet stomping. Their live performance certainly enthralled the audience, and they successfully managed to bring the consummate vocals, superb harmonies, accomplished guitar riffs and solid percussion from the closed studio to the festival arena with ease.
Written by: Lindsy Stott