Lostprophets at Leeds Festival: ‘Radiohead can kiss my arse’

Welsh metallers also preview new material during headlining slot on NME/Radio 1 Stage

Lostprophets had a pop at Radiohead during their performance at Leeds Festival tonight (August 29).

The Welsh metallers played their headlining set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage at the same time as Thom Yorke‘s band topped the bill on the Main Stage, something which was clearly on the mind of singer Ian Watkins.

Radiohead can kiss my fucking arse,” he told the crowd before a ‘A Town Called Hypocrisy’, a track which saw the singer change the lyrics to fit in “a licky bum bum down” from ’90s rapper Snow‘s ‘Informer’.


Despite the competition from the Oxford group, Lostprophets pulled in a large crowd.

He later explained guitarist Mike Lewis‘ absence from the gig, announcing that his wife had given birth to a baby.

The set saw the Pontypridd band preview tracks from forthcoming new album ‘The Betrayed’, such as
‘It’s Not The End Of The World, I Can See It From Here’
and ‘Destroyer’.

The biggest cheers of the night were reserved for fan favourites such as ‘Rooftops’.

The crowd later formed a huge moshpit for ‘Last Train Home’ and 2001 debut single ‘Shinobi Versus Dragon Ninja’.

Watkins stripped to the waist for set closer ‘Burn Burn’ before diving into the crowd and ending the set in the photo pit.


Lostprophets played:

‘Everyday Combat’
‘Can’t Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won’t Save You This Time)’
‘A Town Call Hypocrisy’
‘Last Summer’
‘It’s Not The End Of The World, I Can See It From Here’
New Song
‘Last Train Home’
‘Shinobi Versus Dragon Ninja’
‘Burn Burn’

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