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Reading And Leeds Festivals 2011 In Video

By Rebecca Schiller

Posted on 30 Aug 11

 
 

And so festival season 2011 is nearly finished. Muse, The Strokes and My Chemical Romance stormed the Main Stage with some killer headline slots - were you there to see them live? Tell us what you thought of their sets. Missed them? Catch up with a few clips live from the night, courtesy of the BBC.

My Chemical Romance -'Na Na Na', Main Stage:





The Strokes -'Machu Pichu', Main Stage:


Beady Eye - 'The Roller', NME/Radio 1 Stage:


But if you're more interested in what went on behind the scenes of the big shows, we've got you covered. We caught up with numerous acts across the weekend to find out how their sets went, what they've got planned post-Reading and Leeds, and which animals they think are sexy. All the important things, really.

Muse's Chris Wolstenholme told us about why his fans are the best fans out there, how the 'Origin Of Symmetry'-heavy set was going and chatted new material:


30 Seconds To Mars dished on hanging out with sweaty men and told us why Nirvana are so great:


Panic! At The Disco took us on stage with them, as they returned to the bash after that bottling incident back in 2006:


Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro talked new album and new sound - right before the band cancelled their set due to frontman Perry's throat issues:


My Chemical Romance told us why Reading Fest was the best show they've ever played:


And festival organiser Melvin Benn gave his verdict on the headline acts and revealed who his favourite performer of the weekend was:


Watch all the rest of our exclusive video content below:


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