Bring Me The Horizon deny that smashing Coldplay’s table was a ‘protest’

Oli Sykes smashed the band's table at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas last night

Bring Me The Horizon have explained an incident at last night’s NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas which saw frontman Oli Sykes jumping on Coldplay‘s table as his band played live. Scroll below to watch footage of the incident.

While performing ‘Happy Song’, Sykes ventured out into the audience and clambered onto the table Godlike Genius recipients Coldplay were sitting at. Sykes kicked over glasses and bottles with Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland moving to avoid the spillage.

Speaking to NME after the incident, keyboardist Jordan Fish said: “I don’t think [Oli] was aiming for Coldplay. It was just whoever was nearest, it [just] happened to be Coldplay”.


Sykes himself explained: “I had no sound in my ears so I thought ‘Well, there might be sound out there.’ There weren’t sound out there so when I came back there was a table, which I got on. There wasn’t any sound on there, but it was a bit more energetic up there. It was in no way a protest against Coldplay. “,AAAAABumiUU~,CmZu1qzq0Nydx8DqfQUoDJv2_kpwyWWq&bctid=4761101809001

Bring Me The Horizon won the NME Innovation Award on the night, with drummer Matt Nicholls describing it as the “best award we’ve ever got”, and saying that he would “shove it up my arse”.


Coldplay’s Chris Martin, meanwhile, said he had never heard of Bring Me The Horizon before the performance but that “it was great, very rock n roll.”

See the incident below.

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