Pictures: Paul Weller rocks Audley End
PUBLISHED: 11:54 31 July 2014 | UPDATED: 11:54 31 July 2014
The Modfather Paul Weller rocked Audley End on Saturday night as the summer concert series began with a bang.
Paul Weller at Audley End
Paul Weller rocked Audley End last Saturday. Picture: Mark Starte.
Revellers enjoy their picnics ahead of Paul Weller's gig at Audley End. Picture: Paul Linwood.
There were plenty of picnics around after organisers changed their minds about banning them. Picture: Paul Linwood.
Paul Weller on stage at Audley End. Picture: Ricky Allen email@example.com.
A fan captures The Modfather on stage. Picture: Ricky Allen firstname.lastname@example.org.
The crowds moved closer to the stage as Paul Weller began blasting out his classics. Picture: Ricky Allen email@example.com.
There was a good mixture of new and old material played on the night. Picture: Ricky Allen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maria Fuller enjoyed the concert with her sister Jo Joyce. Picture: Jo Joyce.
Paul Weller performed at Audley End on Saturday. Picture: Lowie Bingham.
The Modfather entertained crowds at Uttlesford's stately home. Picture: Tony Pitts.
Paul Weller performed at Audley End on Saturday. Picture: Jo Joyce.
Paul Weller on stage. Picture: Jo Joyce.
Taking a break: The Modfather and his band enthralled the audience. Picture: Tony Pitts.
Paul Weller's show was part of the Audley End Summer Concert series. Picture: Tony Pitts.
Revellers enjoyed a warm evening in the park as The Jam frontman showcased a mixture of classics and his new material.
Town Called Malice, Start and Friday Street boomed out from the arena, while people got to savour the day with a picnic after organisers relented on the original decision to ban them.
Tony Pitts, from Saffron Walden, said: “The sound was perfect both at stage-side and on the hill.
“Paul Weller has a large back catalogue of classic songs to draw from, however at no time were we watching a greatest hits tour – this was a concert of past present and possible future classics.”
He added: “One or two of the older section of the crowd were baying for more of The Jam but the rest of us didn’t mind what he played.
“Collectively we all wished he could have carried on a lot longer! Great voice, tremendous band, good stage lighting, full picnic basket...now that’s entertainment!”
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