Saturday 23rd April 2016
As early as Thursday night, Bring Me The Horizon's dedicated fans had been camping outside London's iconic Royal Albert Hall awaiting their highly anticipated #TeenageCancerGigs performance. In their customised tent, decorated with the band's umbrella logo, the supporters counted down the hours until the Sheffield metal band took to the stage to perform live with a full orchestra and choir.
And they weren't disappointed – the Sheffield 5 piece (Oliver Sykes, Jordan Fish, Matt Nicholls, Matt Keen and Lee Malia) put on an incredible, high-octane 15 song set with the word-perfect audience singing and chanting along.
Massachusetts rock band PVRIS supported Bring Me The Horizon, getting energy levels high early on, with the crowd on their feet and jumping around.
Earlier in the day the group had visited the young people from our units around the UK who were attending our music workshop. To loud applause the young people performed 'Smashing Barriers', a song they'd written in the style of PVRIS, with one young person showcasing his guitar skills with an amazing solo. Unable to resist trying out the instruments for themselves, PVRIS tried their hand at the keyboard and drum set whilst speaking to the young people about their experience of the day so far.
Backstage at our meet and greet both PVRIS and Bring Me The Horizon chatted to the young people about what advice they'd give their teenage selves and what jobs they thought they would have now if they weren't musicians. Bring Me The Horizon, who were Stephen Sutton's favourite band, also took a moment to mark the 2 year anniversary of his "final thumbs up" photo with a picture of their own.
After a heartfelt speech about why supporting cancer charities is so important, Bring Me The Horizon closed their set with 'Drown' and 'Oh No', stopping to make the most of the perfect atmospheric photo opportunity before they left the stage. A truly epic night of metal madness!
We were overwhelmed by all your amazing comments and support on social media, check out some of the best posts from the night!
— Oliver Swift (@dayoldhateollie) April 23, 2016
Support us by texting REACH to 70500 to donate £5. Full terms and conditions can be seen at teenagecancertrust.org/text. You can also buy loads of special merchandise from the show and preorder a DVD of the gig
Onto day 5 of our shows and the return of New Order to the Royal Albert Hall after 30 years.