Bring Me The Horizon reveal huge plans for festival headline debut
he Bring Me The Horizon are gearing up for their first-ever festival headline set, and apparently, the show is going to be extremely epic.
The band is headlining All Points East in London next month, and have revealed some huge plans for the show to GigWise.
BMTH keyboardist Jordan Fish says the set will be two hours long and the band will play a few old fan-favorites that they haven’t done live in awhile.
“The show is going to be completely different to what we’re doing at any other festival and not only in terms of the setlist,” Fish said. “We’re going to do some songs that we haven’t played for a long time and it allows us to fit in some newer stuff as well, I guess it means we really don’t have to compromise on the set or drop anything, so it’s going to be a bit of a beats for us.”
The band’s bassist Matt Kean said the band sees the show as a challenge. However, he added that they are ready to take it on.
“We’re seeing it as a bit of a challenge, we want to put on the best show we can and I think it’s going to be super exciting for us to show people that we can headline a festival,” he said.
Fish also gave some more clues about the setlist during the interview.
“With All Points East there’s going to be something for every one of our fans there," he said. "We’re going to do some older stuff just because of the history of the band and we’re probably going to be playing some new songs that we’ve never played before off of the new album and obviously everything in between is going to get a good run too.”
“It’s going to be the most comprehensive set for a Bring Me The Horizon fan that we’ve ever played.”
The band will play at the 10-day festival on May 31. It will be far from BMTH’s only festival appearance, as they were just announced as part of this year’s Lollapalooza lineup alongside huge names such as Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Kacey Musgraves, the Chainsmokers and more.
All of this comes after frontman Oli Sykes experienced a ruptured vocal chord that led the band to cancel their final two U.S. tour dates. However, Sykes told fans his voice was fully-healed, so he should be ready for the huge festival run.
You can check out a video of that below.
Bring Me The Horizon will also be touring in the U.S. this spring. You can check out a list of those dates below.
05/05 — Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville*
05/07 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
05/08 — Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom
05/10 — Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House
05/11 — Baltimore, MD @ Mecu Pavilion
05/12 — Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter Festival
05/14 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
05/15 — Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
05/17 — Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
05/18 — Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
05/19 — Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival
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