STARTING SOMETHING

The fans did have to wait a year, after all...

LOSTPROPHETS were greeted with crowd hysteria today as they finally made it back to the CARLING WEEKEND LEEDS festival today (August 21).

The Welsh heroes were forced to pull out of the festival last year in order to finish what went on to be their smash second album ‘Start Something’.

This year they were back with a vengeance. Before going onstage, singer Ian Watkins told NME.COM: “It feels awesome. This is the best festival in the UK I think, it’s mostly where our fans and stuff go. It’s a cool mixture of everything, and it’s good to be back considering we had to cancel last year.”

And the ecstatic crowd made it worth the wait, chanting for the band long before they took the stage, and crowdsurfers were being pulled over the barrier for the entire set.

The heroes’ welcome is in marked contrast to their last UK festival was Glastonbury, where they memorably won over a reluctant crowd with a cover of ‘Reptilia’ by The Strokes. “Us and Muse were the only hard rock bands there really,” remembered Ian, “so it’s always good being the black sheep. But this is more metal and punk, so we fit in better.”

And they’ll be making sure to hang around to catch the headliners. “I’m looking forward to seeing Green Day. I’ve not heard their album but I’ve been told it’s amazing.”