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Following a triumphant set in Reading on Friday, Paramore headlined Leeds Festival last night (August 23), playing a hit-filled set that, in a sentimental touch, saw singer Hayley Williams bring her younger sister onstage. We crept onstage with the Tennessee group as they closed day two at the Yorkshire site to bring you these shots of the band in high octane power-pop action on the Main Stage. Enjoy...

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A view from the stage of the pop-punk trio in full flow. Photo: NME / Laura Palmer



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The set began in triumphant fasion with yellow and blue streamers exploding from the stage during opener 'Still Into You'. Photo: NME / Laura Palmer



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Taking her first opportunity to speak to the huge audience watching on, frontwoman Hayley Williams - sporting blue hair and a black leather jacket – jokingly said, "You look warm." Photo: NME / Laura Palmer



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Williams later informed the crowd, "We're honoured to play here at all, never mind so high up the bill" before shouting the band's "We. Are. Paramore!" catchphrase. Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes



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"We tried to play this last night and it went horribly wrong. I don't know if you heard, it was all over the internet," said Williams, referenced a power cut that derailed their set before 'Only Exception' at Reading the previous night. "Well, we're going to do it the proper way now." Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes



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Bassist Jeremy Davis jumped over guitarist Taylor York as they played 'Pressure'. Photo: NME / Laura Palmer



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Williams also took the opportunity to praise co-headliners Queens of the Stone Age as "the best live band that I've ever witnessed." Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes



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Williams' younger sister Erika has just finished high school and "loves music more than I do" according to the singer. Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes



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The band later finished with a raucous rendition of 'Ain't It Fun', waving goodbye to fans as they disappeared backstage in a blaze of confetti and lights. Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes


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