Biffy Clyro promise ‘unsubtle’ set at Sonisphere

Scottish rockers, You Me At Six and Weezer set to play Knebworth event today (July 9)

Biffy Clyro have said that they will tailor their headline set at Sonisphere tonight (July 9) for a big outdoor stage and avoid their “subtler songs”.

The band play the Knebworth event after a day which will see sets from You Me At Six, Weezer, The Mars Volta and Gallows.

Speaking to Kerrang!, frontman Simon Neil said of the show, which marks the band’s first time headlining a major festival: “When you get to play big places like Glastonbury and Reading And Leeds Festivals, you do learn what works and what doesn’t.”

He continued: “We’ve been fortunate enough that we’ve learned from our mistakes over the years. We know that some of our subtler songs don’t work on outdoor stages, so we’re going to come with a big set to get people going.”


Neil also said the band were not worried about the prospect of headlining a festival with a line-up that consisted largely of metal bands.

He added: “Our roots are in metal and when I was growing up it was all about Metallica and Pantera. I know there will be some metal purists who might not want us there, but we’re going to put on as big and as good as a rock show as they will have ever seen.”

Biffy Clyro headline the Apollo Stage at Sonisphere tonight. Check NME.COM for a full report after the set.

Sonisphere continues tomorrow with sets from Limp Bizkit, Motorhead, Bill Bailey and a headline set from Slipknot.

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