Bring Me The Horizon keyboardist Jordan Fish spoke to Kerrang about their upcoming Reading and Leeds Festival. Also, Fish expressed his ideas about a possible competition between them and Rage Against The Machine.

Reading and Leeds Festival, featuring Dave, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against the Machine, Megan Thee Stallion, Bring Me the Horizon, and Halsey as the headliners, will take place between August 26 and August 28, 2022. Its line-up drew great attention, and first release tickets have already been sold out.

During his interview, Jordan Fish stated that headlining in a festival like Reading and Leeds along with his idols, Rage Against The Machine and Arctic Monkeys, has been a lifelong dream for the musician. Also, he revealed whether there is a completion between Bring Me The Horizon and the other bands.

Fish clarified the situation, saying that it’s not about competing with Rage Against The Machine or Arctic Monkeys. He highlighted that Bring Me The Horizon has always aimed to do their best for their fans and themselves.

In Fish’s words, he said:

“Yes and no. A lot of these bands heavily influenced us. Rage Against The Machine was obviously a huge influence, so it’s not about going toe-to-toe with them or competing with them. It’s about having the confidence to do your own thing.

Arctic Monkeys have been a really big influence on us at various stages in our careers, too, to be honest. I’m not going to come out and say we’re as good a band like Rage Against The Machine or Arctic Monkeys, but, at the same time, I know personally what we can do. If not us, then who?”

In addition, Jordan Fish said that both bands, especially Arctic Monkeys, have greatly influenced them, and although it would be weird to say that they’re on the same level, he knows their capabilities, and if not them, ‘then who?’