It was a vintage year at Reading and Leeds festival this year, with Biffy Clyro taking the step up to headline in their stride as well as Green Day and Eminem returning like conquering heroes. Away from the mainstage, it was on the NME/R1 stage that some of the best action took place, with bands like Peace, Palma Violets and Haim drawing huge crowds. Here’s some of the best of what our photographers snapped over the weekend:

Photo: Ed Miles/NMEPeace play Reading’s NME/R1 Stage. Photo: Ed Miles/NME

Photo: Jenn Five/NMEPalma Violets strike a pose. Photo: Jenn Five/NME

Photo: Jenn Five/NMEDrenge get involved while playing the Festival Republic tent. Photo: Jenn Five/NME

Photo: Andy Ford/NMEBiffy show their headliner quality. Photo: Andy Ford/NME

Photo: Amy Brammall/NMEGreen Day finish off the weekend in style in Leeds. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

Photo: Amy Brammall/NMEHaim backstage in Leeds. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

Photo: Ed Miles/NMEJohnny Marr strikes a Godlike Genius guitar hero pose. Photo: Ed Miles/NME

Photo: Jenn Five/NMEDeap Vally put Reading in the shade. Photo: Jenn Five/NME

Photo: Caitlin Mogridge/NMEPure Love go crowdsurfing in Leeds. Photo: Caitlin Mogridge/NME

Photo: Jordan Hughes/NMEWaka Flocka Flame sticks his fingers up while getting into the Leeds spirit in a football shirt. Photo: Jordan Hughes/NME

Photo: Andy Hughes/NMEFIDLAR all rocked out. Photo: Andy Hughes/NME

Photo: Ed Miles/NMESwim Deep wow Reading. Photo: Ed Miles/NME