Band also create a huge circle pit at Lock-Up Stage

Gallows were joined onstage by Rolo Tomassi, Cerebral Ballzy, Cancer Bats and Trash Talk as they played a secret gig at Leeds Festival this afternoon (August 27).

The band, who were billed as The Rats on the line-up, teamed up with the other acts on the Lock-Up Stage as they closed their set with ‘Orchestra Of Wolves’.

Kicking off the gig, frontman Frank Carter confirmed their appearance, declaring: “Leeds, we are Gallows“, before launching into ‘Misery’. “This is probably the worst kept secret of the festival,” he later added.

He then spent the next two songs – ‘London Is The Reason’ and ‘Leeches’ – propped up by audience members before he dived into the throng and reappeared with his clothes torn off his back.

Later Carter asked fans to create what he called a “circle of death” – with a gang of audience members sprinting around the outside of the tent and back inside before the band launched into ‘Gold Dust’. “That was fucking amazing,” he commented after the fans returned. “That is a circle pit.”

Later he also urged the crowd to “throw shit” at Trash Talk‘s bassist Spencer Pollard after he revealed to them it was his birthday today.

“These matinee shows, man, I’m normally on Xbox by now,” Carter joked near the end of the show, before the other bands burst on to join him onstage and sing along.

Gallows played:

‘Misery’
‘London Is The Reason’
‘Leeches’
‘Come Friendly Bombs’
‘Abandon Ship’
‘Black Eyes’
‘Gold Dust’
‘Grey Britain’
‘In The Belly Of The Shark’
‘Orchestra Of Wolves’

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