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Scottish rockers headline their first major festival

Biffy Clyro headlined Sonisphere last night (July 9), playing a hit-filled set, which included a dip into the catalogue of metal titans Slayer.

Halfway through their set, the Scottish trio thanked the crowd for the warm reception they’d given them before playing the start of ‘Raining Blood’ by the Big Four members, who performed in Knebworth yesterday.

Frontman Simon Neil told the crowd, “We’d like to thank you guys for treating us so well, we know this is a metal festival, now here’s some Slayer“.

Biffy played the opening lines of the track before launching into ‘There’s No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake’ from their 2004 album ‘Infinity Land’. In all, the trio performed 24 songs, beginning with ‘The Captain’ and including fan favourites ‘That Golden Rule’ and ‘Bubbles’, before ending with ‘Mountains’.

The band, who were playing their first ever major festival headline set, ended a day which had seen sets from the likes of Weezer, You Me At Six and The Mars Volta.

Biffy Clyro played:

‘The Captain’
‘Booooom Blast & Ruin’
’57’
‘Bubbles’
‘Born On A Horse’
‘Stress On The Sky’
‘God And Satan’
‘Whorses’
All The Way Down’
‘That Golden Rule’
‘Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies’
‘Shock Shock’
‘9/15ths’
‘The Joke’s On Us!’
‘Machines’
‘Who’s Got A Match?’
‘Saturday Superhouse’
‘Know Your Quarry’
‘There’s No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake’
‘Many Of Horror’
‘Glitter & Trauma’
‘Just Boy’
‘Could Of Stink’
‘Mountains’

Sonisphere continues today with sets from Motorhead, Limp Bizkit and a headline set from Slipknot.

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