As well as bands we know and love, there were lots of acts that we hadn’t seen or listened to before. Bad Nerves have been building steam on the scene and have been gaining attention much further afield as well. As soon as they kicked off their set it was easy to see why. 

The Essex rock outfit had enough energy to power the whole festival, let alone just the Idea13 Stage. With loud guitars, crashing drums and highly commercial songs, their set was madness, but in the very best way.

In terms of musical style, Bad Nerves fall somewhere between the likes of Green Day and Catfish and the Bottlemen. They kept things simple with their set up and let the frontman lead the way on vocals. It was a classy set from a band that has a rough around the edges sound. It was highly impressive. 

Bad Nerves are definitely now on our radar and they should be on yours too. Listen to their latest release below and be sure to follow them online here

We would also like to say a huge thanks to Olly Clements for the incredible photos. Be sure to follow him on Instagram here.