Having already given fans a glimpse of the show at their War Child gig at The Dome in Tufnell Park a few days before, Bring Me The Horizon bought an incredible stage show to their headline slot at All Points East on 31st May 2019.
Following the release of their latest album ‘amo’ in 2018, the band had promised a ‘career-spanning set’ and they didn’t disappoint, mixing together tracks from all 6 albums, and treating fans to many special surprises.
The set opened with flag wavers walking onto the stage, before the band stormed on, each dressed in hazard suits, diving straight into ‘Mantra’, ignited the audience as they were showered in confetti.
As well as the band’s incredible full production show, their own personal performance was second to none and showed Bring Me The Horizon at their best, with the crowd going crazy, mosh pits taking place pretty much every moment throughout the entire crowd.
Fire pyrotechnics lit up the stage, the audience feeling the heat of the blaring flames, leaving them to wonder what it was like onstage for the band, dancers thrashed around, perfectly in sync with the pounding music and costume changes throughout the show left fans intrigued with what was coming after each short break. A funny but also slightly alarming moment took place when frontman Oli Sykes put his hand out in a ‘devils horn’ hand and only just managed to dodge out the way of a flame, the shock and amusement on his face noticed by all.
Bring Me The Horizon took the opportunity for their first outdoor festival headline and potential one of their biggest shows to date and completely owned it, creating non-stop carnage throughout the 2-hour set, even in breaks fans were left captivated by the videos playing, dancers and other extras that appeared.
Guests Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth), Jamie Mclees (Lotus Flower), and Sam Carter (Architects), each, in turn, took to the stage to perform with the band, and the audience could feel the joy that Oli Sykes was experiencing, as well as going mad for these singers on their own behalf.
An unforgettable and mesmerising show, Bring Me The Horizon left their own mark on All Points East, who knows how they’re going to top it?
(Photo: Jordan Hughes – https://twitter.com/jordhughesphoto)