Foals wreak destruction at Leeds Festival

Oxford band pack out the NME/Radio 1 Stage

FoalsYannis Philippakis threw equipment round the stage and kicked over an amp at Leeds Festival tonight (August 24) when his band were forced to cut their set short.

During the extended outro of ‘Electric Bloom’, the volume of the band’s sound dropped significantly and Philippakis‘ microphone appeared to cut out.

After attempting to change the socket his mic was plugged into, the singer picked up the floor tom he had been playing and hurled it across the stage, before kicking over his amplifier and ripping up his effects pedal board.

Drummer Jack Bevan continued playing the drum part for the song until he was tapped on the back by a stage official and motioned to stop.

Prior to the incident, Foals performed their usual set to a packed crowd on the NME/Radio 1 Stage.

Playing tracks from their debut album ‘Antidotes’, the band also performed stand-alone single and fan favourite ‘Hummer’.

The best receptions came when the group played singles ‘Cassius’ and ‘Balloons’.

Earlier today, Mystery Jets trashed the same stage when their set was cut short.

Foals played:

‘The French Open’


‘Olympic Airways’


‘Heavy Water’

‘Two Steps Twice’


‘Red Socks Pugie’

‘Electric Bloom’

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