Biffy Clyro: ‘There’s nothing wrong with going back down the Reading and Leeds bill’

Scottish band say they would not expect to close festival if their new material isn't worthy

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil has said he does not necessarily expect the band to headline Reading and Leeds Festival next time they play.

Neil, who promised the band would return during the Leeds leg of the festival, revealed his thoughts on Biffy Clyro’s future festival status while speaking to NME.

As NME writer Barry Nicolson, who followed the band to Hungary prior to their appearance at Reading and Leeds, reveals in his behind the cover feature blog, Biffy Clyro say they would be happy to play lower down the bill in the future having reached the pinnacle position in 2013.


“We’ve been talking about this, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with going back down the bill. If we made an odd record next time around, we wouldn’t expect to be headlining a festival with it, so that’s not something we’re terrified of,” says Neil. “We know how fickle the world can be, but we’re lucky that we have people with their ears cocked to our music, and we don’t wanna let them down.”

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