Kathamndu- Ed Sheeran made a surprise appearance at Reading festival on Saturday night.
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 group returned the favour by welcoming the 31-year-old singer to join them during their co-headlining slot on the Southern leg of the dual-site festival.
Towards the end of their 15-song set, after delighting fans with tracks including ‘Can You Feel My Heart who shared top billing with Arctic Monkeys – introduced their special guest to the stage, and amid cheers and pyrotechnics, they once again performed ‘Bad Habits’ together.
It is currently unclear if Ed will be joining the group when they perform at sister event Leeds Festival on Sunday evening
“Ed and Bring Me’s Brit performance 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.
He also admitted their BRITs performance worked out better than anyone could have hoped for, and he was thrilled 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 to do the cover and it worked a lot better than what we thought. You never know when people say that they’re a big fan whether it’s true. We’d heard through the grapevine that he was into us. We thought, ‘Is he just saying that?’ But when we met him we could feel that his enthusiasm was real.”