Fucked Up frontman strips naked onstage at Leeds Festival

Extra security drafted in to control crowd-surfing

Fucked Up frontman Pink Eyes stripped naked onstage during the band’s set at Leeds Festival this afternoon (August 24).

The Canadian hardcore band performed a nine-song set early in the day on the Lock-Up Stage in front of a rabid crowd-surfing audience.

During ‘Vivian Girls’, taken from the band’s 2006 debut ‘Hidden World’, Pink Eyes, already stripped to the waist, took down his shorts and boxer shorts, tucked his genitals between his legs and faced the audience.


The singer then showed his naked buttocks to the cheering crowd.

Performing the rest of the set in his boxer shorts, Pink Eyes remained offstage in the photopit singing to audience members, who continually hugged the singer and sang into his microphone.

Pointing to the hardcore fans at the front and centre of the crowd, the singer said: “I love all these fucking kids here, I love you guys [the rest of the crowd] too, but these guys fucking rule! Thanks kids!”

Extra security guards were drafted in to control the rowdy fans, many of whom crowdsurfed repeatedly – one fan’s trousers even fell down as he was carried over the crowd.

Following the closing track, the frontman disappeared into the audience and remained chatting to fans while his band packed up their equipment.

Fucked Up played:


‘Blaze Of Glory’

‘Days Of Last’

‘Vivian Girls’

‘Baiting The Public’

‘Neat Parts’


‘David Comes To Life’


‘Crooked Head’

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