‘If you have recreational drugs, please take them before the show begins. If you are not injured during the show, we apologise’.
That was the message Sheffield-based metal masters Bring Me The Horizon brought to their Leeds Festival main stage crowd as they introduced themselves by way of a tongue-in-cheek health and safety video.
The group encouraged the huge crowd to mosh as often as they could - and the audience, one of the biggest of the entire day, duly obliged.
Opening with the upbeat, chant-friendly Happy Song, the band launched a blistering tirade of guitar riffs and drum beats with a screaming energy (quite literally, in the case of the vocals) that never let up.
The setlist packed plenty of fan favourites including House Of Wolves and Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake, with moshpits, crowd surfing and general madness abound.
Lead singer Oli Sykes was visibly moved by the audience’s reaction as he told the crowd how the band’s fanbase had saved him from drug addiction.
Not to let the tempo drop, the band closed with new single Drown, set for inclusion on upcoming album That’s The Spirit.
A worthy appetiser to the mighty Metallica, this is a band at the top of its game and a must-see for metal and rock fans everywhere who seem to be only getting better.