You may think it's the NME writers who work the hardest at festivals (God knows, we get enough - ahem - sympathy on the comments and Tweets) but no, it's actually our photographers - and picture editors - who really give it their all.

From first thing Friday to last thing Sunday, they're all over the site, navigating mud, pissed idiots, flying bottles, lairy bands and more to bring you, well, these kinds of shots. Enjoy reliving the weekend.

Photo: Andrew Whitton

[caption]Because animal heads are great in the mud. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]


Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Dan Dennison

[caption]Best Coast onstage in Leeds. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Chapel Club at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Chapel Club at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Andrew Whitton

[caption]Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Andrew Whitton

[caption]Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Tom Martin

[caption]Enter Shikari. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Andrew Whitton

[caption]Frank Turner at Leeds 2011. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Andrew Whitton

[caption]Frank Turner at Leeds 2011. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Danny North

[caption]Fucked Up, Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Danny North

[caption]Fucked Up, Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Danny North

[caption]Fucked Up, Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Dan Dennison

[caption]Warpaint onstage at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Dan Dennison

[caption]Warpaint onstage at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Dan Dennison

[caption]Warpaint onstage at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Dan Dennison

[caption]Warpaint onstage at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Dan Dennison

[caption]Warpaint onstage at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Pete Doherty, Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Dan Dennison

[caption]Interpol, Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Andrew Whitton

[caption]The Streets at Leeds 2011. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Dan Dennison

[caption]Interpol, Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Andrew Whitton

[caption]Muse, Leeds 2011. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Danny North

[caption]Muse, Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Tom Martin

[caption]Muse, Leeds 2011. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Andrew Whitton

[caption]Muse, Leeds 2011. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Dan Dennison

[caption]Leeds at night. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Danny North

[caption]Punters find a patch of hay to perch upon. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Danny North

[caption]Tatt's entertainment. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Danny North

[caption]Larking about with Frankie & The Heartstrings. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Tom Martin

[caption]Cerebral Ballzy at Leeds 2011. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Tom Martin

[caption]Cerebral Ballzy at Leeds 2011. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Tom Martin

[caption]Cerebral Ballzy at Leeds 2011. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Tom Martin

[caption]Cerebral Ballzy at Leeds 2011. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Tom Martin

[caption]Pulled Apart By Horses. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Tom Martin

[caption]Pulled Apart By Horses. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Tom Martin

[caption]Pulled Apart By Horses. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Tom Martin

[caption]Pulled Apart By Horses. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Dan Dennison
[caption]Happy punters at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Andrew Whitton
[caption]Patrick Wolf at Leeds. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Noah & The Whale, Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]Noah & The Whale, Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Danny North

[caption]The Vaccines at Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Danny North

[caption]The Vaccines at Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Danny North

[caption]The Vaccines at Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Danny North

[caption]The Vaccines at Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]


Photo: Danny North

[caption]The Vaccines at Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Andrew Whitton

[caption]Beady Eye. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Andrew Whitton

[caption]Beady Eye. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Andrew Whitton

[caption]Beady Eye. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Dan Dennison

[caption]My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Photo: Richard Johnson

[caption]My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME[/caption]

Want more? Check out our massive galleries from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on both sites. There's also dedicated photos from all the headline sets, including Muse, My Chemical Romance, Pulp and The Strokes.

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