The Big Picture – Super Massive Photos From Reading 2010

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With the likes of Arcade Fire and Guns N’ Roses headlining Reading Festival this year, and LCD Soundsystem, Klaxons and Mumford And Sons taking to the other stages – it was going to be a year to remember. Below are some of our favourite photos from Reading Festival.

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The Reading Festival 2010 site from the NME helicopter. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Festival punters battle through the mud at Reading Festival. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Frankie And The Heartstrings prepare for their Reading Festival set. Photo: Dan Dennison/NEM

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Fans pack out the Festival Republic Stage at Reading Festival to watch Frankie And The Heartstrings. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Music fans enjoy the rock at Reading Festival 2010, including the likes of Guns N’ Roses and Blink-182. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Inside Warpaint’s dressing room at Reading Festival 2010. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Warpaint prepare to walk onstage. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Crowds gather for The Cribs’ Main Stage show at Reading Festival 2010. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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New Young Pony Club play the NME/Radio One Stage. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon and Eva Spence from Rolo Tomassi hang out backstage. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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The Maccabees play the Reading Festival Main Stage. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Biffy Clyro reveal their blond ambition. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Simon Neil leaves the Main Stage after Biffy Clyro’s Reading Festival set. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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The crowd sing along at Reading Festival 2010. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Festival punters decide what to watch next. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Warpaint’s Jenny Lee and Adam Green hang out backstage at Reading Festival 2010. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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A stall at Reading Festival 2010 sells Pete Doherty t-shirts. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Cancer Bats rock the Lock Up Stage. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Josh Homme hangs out backstage at Reading Festival. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Darwin Deez hangs out backstage before his show. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Mumford And Sons relax before their set on the NME/Radio One Stage. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

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Mumford And Sons play a triumphant gig at Reading Festival 2010. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

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Guns N’ Roses arrive onstage an hour late. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Axl Rose and co play the Main Stage. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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The Libertines prepare to walk onstage at Reading Festival for their reunion show. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Pete And Carl do what they do best at Reading Festival 2010. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

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Fans celebrate The Libertines reunion. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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The Libertines warm the crowd up for Arcade Fire. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Pete and Carl celebrate their return. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

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The sun sets over the Reading Festival site. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

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