Yungblud joins Bring Me The Horizon on stage at Leeds Festival

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Yungblud and Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon
Yungblud and Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon (Pictures: Press/ Lindsey Byrnes).

Bring Me The Horizon brought Yungblud out on stage during their Leeds Festival 2022 set yesterday (28 August) to perform ‘Obey’ – watch the footage below.

The band closed out this year’s festival, where Arctic Monkeys also headlined, and introduced Yungblud on stage to perform their 2020 collaborative single.

Watch footage of the raucous guest appearance below.

On Saturday night (27 August) at Reading Festival, BMTH brought out Ed Sheeran to perform their rock version of Sheeran’s ‘Bad Habits’.

Rapper Dave’s headline set also featured surprise guests, with Stormzy joining him to perform ‘Clash’, while AJ Tracey rapped on ‘Thiago Silva’.

Other acts who took to the stage over the bank holiday weekend included Halsey, Megan Thee Stallion and The 1975, who stepped in to replace Rage Against the Machine as a last minute swap earlier this month, due to frontman Zack de la Rocha suffering an injury.

Jack Harlow and Måneskin also pulled out of the festival to perform at the MTV VMAs instead. The festival later released a statement that said they were “saddened” that the artists “decided to perform at an award show the same weekend they were confirmed to play Reading & Leeds”.

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy paid tribute to Rage Against the Machine during their set. “We fucking love Rage Against The Machine,” he said (via NME). “Give it up for Rage Against The Machine. If we had the time, we would have done a cover of Rage Against The Machine. If it was the other way around, they definitely wouldn’t do that!”

In December last year, Saturday and Sunday tickets for Reading & Leeds Festival sold out within an hour.

Bring Me’s frontman Oli Sykes said in a statement of his debut at the festival:  “To be headlining Reading & Leeds was never even a dream of mine as it’s something I could never imagine happening. I just never saw our band as a festival headline act.”

“But now it’s happening I promise you we are going to put on the best show of our lives for you lot.”