Late Of The Pier kick off Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival

New band open the weekend despite mid-set disaster

Late Of The Pier kicked off Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival today (August 24) despite their instruments breaking mid-set.

During ’The Bears Are Coming’ the group’s wooden percussion fell to pieces but the band continued playing.

Singer Samuel Dust said: “Oh God, our wood broke. Don’t you just hate it when that happens?”


Dust then told the crowd that the band were a little worse for wear.

He said: “How are you doing Leeds? We’re all kind of heroes because we’re all fucked. We didn’t get any sleep last night.”

Read NME.COM’s review of Late Of The Pier’s performance now.

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