A country famed for its butter cookies and mass consumption of pork, Denmark has never been renowned for churning out commercially successful rock/metal bands. As far as that genre goes, former tennis protégé and Metallica bucket banger, Lars Ulrich, remains their most famous export. But back in the 90’s, a progressive minded bunch of Danes called Royal Hunt; a band founded by ivory tickler Andre Andersen, achieved a generous amount of success with the Moving Target and Paradox albums. After a conveyor belt of changes in personal, notably in the vocal department, a welcome stability has returned to the band with singer DC Cooper flexing his tonsils on new album Devil’s Dozen, their thirteenth and his third since his return in 2011.
On a day that definitely felt more ‘Kentucky’ than ‘Kent’, the line up across the stages offered more than it’s fair share of southern rock and roll and thanks to another blisteringly sunny day, was all the more welcome for it. A mixed bag of acts that allowed us to travel around a little more and experience the real spirit of Ramblin’ Man Fair 2016.