Lethal Bizzle bottled at Download Festival

'We got set up' moans grime star

Lethal Bizzle was pelted with bottles at Download today (June 15).

The UK grime star appeared at the metal festival’s Tuborg Stage at 13.20 (BST), and there was a large crowd waiting for him. However a large number of them were not there for the music.

As soon as the backing tape started, a torrent of bottles – and tubs of Muller Rice which were being given away free onsite – were thrown in the rapper’s direction.

Though he ploughed through with the set, Bizzle was visibly wrong-footed by the abuse, saying to the crowd: “We got set up didn’t we? We got set-up, motherfuckers! But we’re still gonna play!”

When the bottling did not stop, Bizzle became more agitated. At one point, he stood on the speaker stack, picked a bottle of vodka from his pocket and joked: “my bottle’s glass.”

However, at no point did it look like he was going to actually throw it, and the set concluded without further incident.

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Watch an interview with Lethal about the bottling, below: