With the venue full and the lights fading, Noah and the Whale hit the stage and were met by a tidal wave of noise as the capacity crowd gave them an incredible welcome.
As NATW started their set, the crowd had become pretty flat and still. But that soon changed when the boys played Blue Skies, which brought them back to life. Give It All Back and Love of an Orchestra raised the tempo, before frontman Charlie Fink announced we were about to enter ‘the romantic section of the set’.
Gentle ballads followed as the crowd revelled in NATW’s chilled out indie-bluegrass style.
On to the ‘high energy part of the set’ which began with Rocks and Daggers, before the classic, 5 Years’ Time, which really got pulses racing.
Noah and the Whale left the stage to deafening screams and shouts of ‘more’ and ‘encore’, which they, of course, obliged. The already pumped-up crowd went wild as they heard the opening chords of the band’s last hit, which brought an end to an incredible night of music.