Vanilla Pod still riding high after 20 years of rocking in King’s Lynn

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Tickets sold out in a matter of hours for a anniversary celebration of a Lynn band who have been rocking all over the town for 20 years, proving they are more popular than ever!

Vanilla Pod were thrilled to see such a huge response to the ticket sales for Podstock, a two-day celebration of the band and a collection of top local acts who have supported them along the way.

Rob Bunting, vocalist for the band, said: “Twenty years ago, Vanilla Pod was spawned from the depths of Norfolk and by complete fluke we have survived. This is a two-day celebration with some amazing bands that we are proud to call our friends and all have meant something to the band over those years.”

Selling out within 14 hours, the event, which is to take place at The Owl Sanctuary in Norwich, left some fans disappointed as only limited tickets were available.

Rob added: “Wow the response to this has been astounding. Thank you to everyone for their interest, Podstock sold out in 14 hours!

“All the tickets are totally and utterly gone. A massive thanks to everyone that managed to get a ticket for this. We expected it do well but never expected them to go as quickly as this!”

The event, which is set to take place on April 4-5, will see Rob performing alongside bandmates including guitarist Steve Pitcher, bassist Matt Clarke, guitarist Leon Muncaster, drummer Robin Tow and bassist Wesley Wasley.

Those who have managed to secure tickets will get to see bands including Capdown, Milloy, Gobber Patrol, Random Hand, Wonk Unit, Dauntless Elite, One Car Pile Up and more on April 4.

On April 5, there will be performances by Snuff, Consumed, Faintest Idea, Bear Trade, Whizzwood, Dead Neck, Let’s Meet Jesus, Ducking Punches and Project Mork among others.

With a line-up packed with top rocker talent, those with tickets can expect a loud weekend spent celebrating the history of a band that have seen many changes in the Lynn music scene since first forming in February 1995.

Within two years of forming, Vanilla Pod toured the UK with their debut album, Trigger, after being signed to a Corby-based label, Them’s Good. The following year they released a second full length album and toured more of the UK and Ireland.

By 2000, the group completed a four-week tour of Australia and Hong Kong and shortly after their release of Dead End Town they started getting airtime on stations including BBC Radio One.

Over the years the band saw several line-up changes, but that never stopped them from touring alongside bands like Capdown and Twofold, supporting MU330 on a European tour and playing with Less Than Jake, while recording new material.

A five-year break for the band between 2003-8 saw the musicians working on other projects, but reunited they set to work on charity projects and recorded their fifth album, Poets On Payday.

Find out more about what the band have been up to lately by visiting their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pages/Vanilla-Pod/274593252007