Watch Brockhampton join N.E.R.D. onstage at Reading Festival

The "internet's first boy band" also joined Pharrell's group onstage in Paris yesterday

Brockhampton joined N.E.R.D. onstage at Reading Festival one day after being invited to do the same thing in Paris.

The California-based boy band performed on the BBC Radio 1 Stage at Reading earlier today (August 25) before heading over to the festival’s Main Stage to watch N.E.R.D.

During ‘Rock Star’, the Pharrell Williams-led group invited Brockhampton to join them onstage. The band did not perform with N.E.R.D. but jumped and danced around as the song played. Afterward, Williams told the crowd to “make some noise for our younger brothers.” Watch fan-shot footage of the moment below and on Reddit.


Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract tweeted about a similar occurrence in Paris yesterday (August 24). Both acts were playing at Summer Jam in the French city. “bruh Pharrell just had the whole crowd chant brockhampton what the hell,” he wrote.

That tweet was soon followed by another. “OMG PHARRELL JUST CALLED BROCKHAMPTON TO THE STAGE,” it read.


Last month, Brockhampton put out a casting call for fans in London to take part in an upcoming project, which has yet to be announced.

The band made their debut UK appearances earlier this week (August 20, 21) with two sold-out shows at London’s KOKO.

Recently, they have released a series of singles, including the songs ‘1998 Truman’ and ‘1999 Wildfire’. The tracks are set to feature on Brockhampton’s upcoming new studio project, ‘The Best Years Of Our Lives’.

  • Brockhampton’s ‘1998 Truman’ is on the NME Audio playlist. Click here for information on how to tune in to NME1 and NME2

That record will be their first full release since the departure of rapper Ameer Vann from the group in May following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse.