Scottish heroes Biffy Clyro showed they are more than ready for the big time with a phenomenal performance that withstood sound problems and a patchy setlist.
Relying heavily on newer, radio-friendly recent albums 'Puzzle' and'Only Revolutions' rather than delving into their stunning and complex back catalogue, Biffy ran the risk of dividing old fans skeptical of their new direction and fame from new Radio 1 -listening fans. Indeed,'There's No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake' from 2004 was met by complete indifference rather than the sing-a-long every new song received.
But newly-blonde Simon Neil and the ginger brothers Johnston won out, putting on a mammoth rock show of undeniable genius that proves they are ready to move even further up the bill at summer festivals of 2011.
Opening with the frantic 'That Golden Rule', they ploughed through other singles 'God & Satan' and 'Bubbles' while throwing in 'There's No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake' and 'Glitter & Trauma' as if just to please their older followers.
Sound problems on the epic 'Many Of Horror' looked a mere inconvenience for Neil as he quickly tossed the offending monitor to the ground and rocked on as if nothing had happened, to cheers from their massive crowd.
Leeds Festival 2010 closes tonight with Guns N' Roses set to headline despite claiming they would pull their show following delays and clashes with organisers at Reading Festival on Friday (27 Aug) night.