The Vaccines, Foals and Two Door Cinema Club also played the Londonderry event
Biffy Clyro headlined day two of Radio One’s Big Weekend yesterday (May 25), topping the bill of the radio station’s annual festival.
The Scottish trio, who were recently crowned Best British Band at the 2013 NME Awards, took to the Londonderry stage in the rain, but still declared that they “were going to make it special”. Speaking to The Huffington Post, singer Simon Neil also joked about the band’s short set time, saying “We have only got an hour, which is a bit of a nightmare when you have six albums.” He then went on to talk about headlining the event, adding, “It is a different kind of pressure, but at least the people you are playing to are familiar with your band so that pressure is removed but you are aware that you are ending the day for people and that you need to go out on a high”.
Playing tracks from 2009 hit ‘Only Revolutions’ and this year’s ‘Opposites’, the band then finished with a crowd sing-a-long of ‘Black Chandelier’ and a final, pyrotechnic-laden finale of ‘Mountains’.
Taking to Twitter, fans were full of praise for the gig, with the band gaining almost unanimously positive reactions.
biffy clyro sound so good at the radio one big weekend, can’t believe it’s nearly 3 years since i saw them at leeds