Ed Sheeran made a surprise appearance at the Reading Festival on Saturday night (27.08.22).
The ‘Perfect’ hitmaker had invited Bring Me The Horizon to join him on stage at the BRIT Awards in February for a rendition of ‘Bad Habits’, and the band returned the favor by welcoming the 31-year-old singer to join them during their co-headliner on the southern part of the two-site festival.
Towards the end of their 15-song set, after delighting fans with tracks such as “Can You Feel My Heart”, “The Best Is Yet to Come” and “DiE4u”, BMTH – who shared the headliner with Arctic Monkeys – introduced their special guests to the stage, and amid cheers and pyrotechnics, they once again performed “Bad Habits” together.
It is currently unclear whether Ed will join the band when they perform at sister event Leeds Festival on Sunday evening (28.08.22).
Ed’s appearance was teased ahead of the band’s appearance at the festival.
A source previously said: “Bring Me’s set is shaping up to be one of the most electric of the weekend and full of surprises.
“They’ve spoken with Ed and they’re hoping he can come out.
“The plan as it stands is to get him out to Reading. It will be an amazing time if they can pull it off.
“The UK performance of Ed and Bring Me was amazing and they want to emulate it again at the festival.”
Frontman Oli Sykes previously revealed the band were working on new music with Ed.
Oli told BANG Showbiz, “We’re talking about it. We emailed each other and figured out what it might look like and what it would be. I think Ed is really excited about it and so are we.”
He also admitted that their performance at the BRITs turned out better than anyone could have hoped for, and he was delighted to discover that pop megastar Ed is a genuine fan of Bring Me The Horizon and heavy metal music in general. .
He said: “It was really fun doing the cover and it worked out a lot better than we thought. You never know when people say they’re a big fan if that’s true. We had heard by the vine that he was in us. We thought, ‘Is he just saying that?’ But when we met him, we could feel that his enthusiasm was real.”