Bring Me The Horizon - Leeds Festival 2011 review

'A punchy addition to the 'extreme' side of Leeds this year'

Bring Me The Horizon - Leeds Festival 2011 review

Photographer: Sara BowreyGavin McInally on 27 August 2011

Despite fighting the winds and resulting poor sound that the first three bands have battled with on the Main Stage, metal scene poster-boys Bring Me The Horizon prevail at Leeds. With the help of daddy Ian Sykes.

With as much class  as a band with a tune called 'Fuck' can muster, BMTH prove a punchy addition to the 'extreme' side of Leeds this year

Not quite grasping the D barrier concept, frontman Oli Sykes demands a circle pit around a sound desk which is separated from the metallers by two uncompromising layers of steel.

'Diamonds Are Forever' and 'Pray For Plagues' are gems among Oli's recycled chat but the singer's dad Ian proves there's strong family values by appearing on stage to round off 'Football Season Is Over'.

A sea of crowd suffers breach the barriers for a suitably chaotic rendition of 'Anthem' which even surprises hardcore band.

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