Biffy Clyro At Glastonbury 2011 – Review

Who: Biffy Clyro

Where and When: Pyramid Stage, Friday

Vibe: Simon Neil and co took to the Pyramid Stage in the fashion we’ve come to expect from the Scottish rockers – sweaty, topless, and furiously playing a set of hits and back catalogue favourites with the passion and energy of fiery Worthy Farm sun gods.

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Best bit: Kicking off with ‘The Captain’, what better way to turn a rain-soaked crowd into a sweat-soaked one?

Low point: Simon Neil’s brief attempt at the intro to Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’. We’re not sure if we wanted to hear more, or to have never heard the snippet in the first place.

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Banter: Simon Neil to the audience, “Let’s get the weekend off to a fucking flyer.”

Verdict: Unfortunately the weather wasn’t exactly what a sun god would call for, but the mud-encrusted crowds surging towards the stage didn’t mind. Neither were they annoyed when the band played ‘Many Of Horror’ – otherwise known as the song that Matt Cardle used for his X Factor win. It’s nice to see that Biffy fans don’t hold a grudge when it comes to that kind of thing – c’mon the Biff! The NME Award winners proved exactly why they deserve the ‘Best Live Band’ crown.

Rating: 9/10

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