ROUGHNECK Riot's big 10th anniversary was always going to be ambitious with 12 acts in six hours over two stages.

However with some of their favourite punk and ska bands warming up the crowd, everything was set for Warrington's finest to take to centre stage.

They put in a performance which will be the talk of the town for months to come.

With their first show at the former Highwayman pub on Manchester Road in 2005, all that was missing from these birthday celebrations was the cake.

The Pyramid centre was decked out in bunting and balloons by the side of each stage to celebrate the journey the band has taken.

Opening the event was Northwich's duo Arms and Hearts, the first of four acoustic acts on the second stage, which also included a new contemporary folk band from Warrington, 'Vala', who delighted with original tracks and folk covers with violin and mandolin.

Each band was asked to put their own take on a Roughneck Riot track which most learned especially for the night.

One of those was Kingston's 'The Lagan', who travelled the furthest to play, but still put on an energetic show.

It was their first time back in the town since playing Friars Court on St Patricks Day weekend back in 2013.

Thankfully, one band who plays in the town much more regularly as part of the 'Spannered' events was Bolshy, a seven-piece aka band from Liverpool who picked up many fans on the night.

It was a night where many acts shined, however the room was filled with excitement for Roughneck Riot arriving on stage at 11pm as the room swelled with the hundreds in attendance.

With the band's sound developing over the years, and members coming and going, the band explored tracks from all three of their albums, playing a few rare tracks, as well as those from the new album, Out of Anger.

And as the punk rockers played, candid photos were projected onto the backdrop of the stage.

Starting off with latest single 'Parasites', they romped through 15 tracks then an encore, with nobody wanting the night to end.