British grindcore/death metal veterans Bolt Thrower has posted a message online, in which they look over the festivals and concerts they’ve performed at over the past Summer. The message reads as follows:
“We handpicked a small number of festivals to play in 2011, and the first was in June at Hellfest in France. This festival is pretty daunting in size, but has such a great atmosphere, impressive lineup and faultless organisation, you can’t really go wrong. We had a blast playing the Rock Hard tent, it gave us that familiar indoor gig feeling, and the weekend was rounded off by meeting up with old friends we hadn’t seen for years and getting to watch some killer bands. Great weekend.
“Last week was Summer Breeze in the beautiful sleepy town of Dinkelsbühl, Germany. SB is the only festival we’ve ever played twice, and if you’ve ever been you’ll know why. The 30k crowd were the most enthusiastic (and biggest) we’ve ever had the pleasure to play in front of. And amazing scenes we’ll never forget at the BT merch booth, when we had our very first crowd surfer! Why is there never a camera around when you need one..?!
“So, massive thanks to all of you who came out in numbers to help make these shows really specials for us. It’s very much appreciated!”