Scottish trio Biffy Clyro first played the festivals in 2001, when they opened the second stage, and in 2013 return to celebrate their monumental ascent to Main Stage headliners. Expect to hear hits from the band’s extensive catalogue as well as tracks from their current Number One double album ‘Opposites’. The new 80 minute epic record over two discs could only be done justice at concerts of a phenomenal scale and Reading & Leeds Festivals, the biggest rock festivals in the UK, are the perfect place to witness the band in action.
For over 10 years, Biffy’s ability to make awe-inspiring, life-affirming music has won them fans across the world. Some bands arrive in a whirlwind of hype and disappear just as fast - no one could ever say that of Biffy Clyro, a band who have worked harder than any other. Formed in 1995, they spent years tirelessly touring, before getting signed in 2000. The band’s first three albums were critically acclaimed for their experimental take on rock, but it was ‘Puzzle’, released in 2007 and reaching Number Two in the charts, which saw the band achieve widespread mainstream success. Since then they’ve been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, won two NME awards, being crowned ‘Best Live Act’ at the Q Awards and had a double platinum album with 2009’s ‘Only Revolutions’. With a recent NME Award nomination for ‘Best British Band’ and ‘Best Live Band’, as well as riding high at Number One in the album chart with ‘Opposites’, 2013 is set to be an incredible year for the band.
Whether they’re stripping off at almost every gig, or setting fire to their guitars at Reading Festival in 2007, the band know how to put on a spectacular show and this performance at Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013 is one that is not to be missed.