Solo artist Beluga Whale kicked off the night and got the crowd going with some well-loved covers by bands such as The Eels, The Pixies and The Cure.
Next up was Chapters of Eden, a hardcore band with heart-stopping drums and a sound to burst your eardrums [I was standing next to the speakers while they played; I could feel it on my face]. These guys are great at what they do, combining screaming vocals with melodic interludes, and they whipped the crowd into a frenzy. I saw someone actually having to crawl out of the moshpit; I think that's something of a compliment to the band.
Finally, headlining were No Half Measures, a pop-punk ensemble whose repertoire was a lot of fun and compulsively danceable. A definite highlight was their cover of Down by Jay Sean, while performing Fat Lip by Sum 41 had the whole crowd shouting along and enjoying the nostalgia of being a teenager in the early noughties. The Palladium was packed out with a big crowd throughout the night - well done to Black Hole for another great night of live music.