Bring Me The Horizon: ‘We could do the Reading And Leeds headline slot justice’

'If we got offered that slot we'd make sure it was one to remember,' says frontman Oli Sykes

Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has said that he wants to headline Reading And Leeds festivals in the future.

The Sheffield band played on the Main Stage at last week’s event (August 28 – 30), where they were situated just below metal titans Metallica on the bill.

Speaking to NME about the band’s chances of taking top billing at the festival in the future, he said: “We’ve been doing this for over 10 years now and we’ve put the graft in. In the beginning our parents were driving us to some gigs,.

“Touring every step of the way has made us appreciate all of this way more. Do we want to headline here someday? It would be amazing. We feel like we could do it justice. If we got offered that slot we’d make sure it was one to remember.”

You can watch NME‘s video with Bring Me The Horizon from this year’s Leeds festival, in which we followed the band from dressing room to stage and spoke about the future plans, below.

Bring Me The Horizon will release their fifth studio album, ‘That’s The Spirit’, on September 11. The record follows on from their 2013 LP ‘Sempiternal’, which has sold over half a million copies worldwide to date. The group recently released a live DVD of their performance at Wembley Arena, titled Bring Me The Horizon: Live At Wembley.