Jocktoberfest 2015, Day 1. Photographs of the acts.
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The weather was kind for the opening evening and the arena slowly but surely filled with fine Jfest Folk ready to sample the best that the Black Isle Brewery has to offer along with fine food and a great line up of bands ahead. Welcoming the early crowd were Almost Folk, sadly this was their farewell gig as the various members have commitments ahead that puts a lot of distance between them. For the third time in as many months I find myself face to face with Catholic Action and I’m absolutely not sick of the sight of them. One of my favourite bands of the the moment and if I hadn’t got to hear that bass driven intro for L.U.V that kicks off the set I would have been devastated. Delta Mainline brought a change in tone and intensity that kept the crowd hooked before a big shift in genre had Ho Ro ripping the roof right off the barn (and the first encore of the night was in demand). With just enough time to catch a breath and I suspect a beer, festival jazz funk and soul favourites The Leonard Jones Potential filled the stage quite nicely with Ross Smith olosening the crowd up with the final DJ set of the night. Tomorrow the weather forecast is good and the festival is set to be a belter. Rememember to check out our pictures of folk at the festival and see all of our coverage of the festival.