We filmed Bring Me The Horizon taking to the stage to tear up Reading Festival

From being pelted with bananas to becoming future headliners...

Bring Me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes has recalled how the band went from having ‘bananas and gravel’ thrown at them at Reading & Leeds, to being one of highlights of this year’s festival.

Watch our ‘Walk On Stage’ video with the band above

Last month saw the band follow weeks of rumour by storming back to the scene with a secret set to launch new single ‘Mantra‘ ahead of new album ‘Amo‘. It also marked a decade since their first ever appearance.


“It’s 10 years today since we played it for the first time,” frontman Oli Sykes told NME. “It’s come a long way for us since then, when we were opening on the main stage. I think Slipknot pulled out or something and we filled in. It was horrific. We literally got camera phones, bananas, gravel, ketchup thrown at us. It was madness.”

While they’ve certainly paid their dues now, that did little to damped the band’s nerves…

“I was really nervous,” Sykes continued. “I wasn’t before. Going on you’re like ‘Yeah, I’ll be fine’. It’s just getting on stage and getting used to all the adrenaline. We’d been rehearsing all week and it was sound, then you get on stage and it’s ten times faster than it feels.”

Watch above as we follow the band from backstage to their raucous comeback gig – featuring circle pits and a whole lotta noise.

Bring Me The Horizon Reading

‘Amo’ is released on January 11, 2019.

Bring Me The Horizon tour dates and tickets


The band’s full upcoming UK tour dates are below. Visit here for tickets and more information.

November 2018
23 – Birmingham Arena, Birmingham
24  – First Direct Arena, Leeds
25  – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
27  – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
29  – Alexandra Palace, London