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Monday 26 July 2021.

Monday 26 July 2021. THE VACCINES + THE SNUTS play The Forum. The Vaccines and special guests The Snuts make their hugely anticipated return to live performance in an exclusive gig for Radio X and Barclaycard. Guitar band group The Vaccines have just announced their brand-new album Back In Love City which is due for release in September. They’ll be showcasing brand-new tunes and treating the audience to a few fan favourites. West Lothian band The Snuts will be appearing as special guests. In April this year, they became the first Scottish band in 14 years to top the UK album chart, with their record W.L. debuting at number one. Radio X’s Toby Tarrant will host the gig, which will also feature a DJ set from Radio X’s Dan O’Connell. This show will be the first "back to normal" gig at this venue since March 2020. ------------------ Everyone provides a negative covid test before we can enter the venue. At last we have a proper "back to normal " hot n sweaty gig that features two uptempo guitar bands, folks dancing,no social distancing, stage surfers , beers in the air and only a few wearing face coverings. There are a few cameras dotted around the venue filming tonight for future use. THE SNUTS arrived on stage at 7.30pm for their 30 mins set. The band play a good set, and sound a bit like The Arctic Monkeys in many ways. The crowd love them down the front, and sing and dance only to their short set. THE VACCINES arrived on stage at 8.45pm and played for 60 mins. The band have a full production with loads of lights and some horizontal strip lighting. From the start, the fans are singing along and dancing along to their lively guitar based set. Lots of their hits in the set including "Post Break-Up Sex" and "If You Wanna". The Vaccines are always a great band to watch, but given the covid situation that messed up live music gigs for the past 16 months, tonight was a magical return of a proper live music gig. Full Vaccines setlist played tonight...... I Can't Quit I Always Knew Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) Wanderlust Paranormal Romance (Live debut) Wetsuit Post Break-Up Sex Your Love Is My Favourite Band Back In Love City Headphones Baby Handsome Let's Jump Off the Top All My Friends Are Falling in Love If You Wanna All in White