Skindred: from the big stage to Vault

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VAULT may have landed the biggest band to play in Rugby since the Rolling Stones made an appearance in the 1960s.

Skindred are used to entertaining major festival audiences - but on December 17 they’ll be playing to just 300 people in Vault.

It will give rock fans a unique opportunity to get up close to a band that usually commands spots on the main stages of festivals like Download and Sonisphere.

Vault have already sold all the tickets, but before they went on general release they sold 150 to people who were fans of the venue on Facebook. The rest were snapped up quickly by fans elsewhere in the Midlands.

Skindred, who formed in Newport, Wales, around 12 years ago, fuse metal, punk and reggae. They’ve found chart success in the USA and all over Europe with four studio albums, the last being released in 2011.

Frontman Benji Webbe joined Korn in 2006 as a temporary replacement for Jonathon Davies while he was ill, and has also performed with major names Bullet for my Valentine, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and Soulfly.