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Metallica and The Libertines to headline final day of Reading and Leeds Festival 2015

Metallica and The Libertines to headline final day of Reading and Leeds Festival 2015

Bring Me The Horizon and Royal Blood will also play Leeds with Jamie T and Kendrick Lamar hitting Reading

  • Aug 30, 2015
Leeds Festival 2015: Mumford & Sons, alt-J and Run The Jewels play live on day two

Leeds Festival 2015: Mumford & Sons, alt-J and Run The Jewels play live on day two

Festival continues with second day of live performances

  • Aug 30, 2015
Metallica bring lasers, gunfire and balloons on their return to Reading Festival

Metallica bring lasers, gunfire and balloons on their return to Reading Festival

Metal veterans deliver two hour set on their return to Richfield Avenue

  • Aug 30, 2015
Alt-J pay tribute to city where they formed as they play Main Stage set at Leeds Festival 2015

Alt-J pay tribute to city where they formed as they play Main Stage set at Leeds Festival 2015

Band began at Leeds University in 2007

  • Aug 30, 2015
Fans rip Marcus Mumford's shirt open as Mumford & Sons headline Leeds Festival 2015

Fans rip Marcus Mumford's shirt open as Mumford & Sons headline Leeds Festival 2015

Band say they have a "new love for the UK" after playing Reading & Leeds

  • Aug 29, 2015
Foals on Tyler, The Creator's UK ban: 'It just highlights how stupid the government is'

Foals on Tyler, The Creator's UK ban: 'It just highlights how stupid the government is'

Band talk to NME about the Odd Future rapper's ousting from the UK

  • Aug 29, 2015
Metallica return to Reading Festival after seven years away, kick off with crowd on stage

Metallica return to Reading Festival after seven years away, kick off with crowd on stage

The metal legends open their set with 'Fuel'

  • Aug 29, 2015
Bring Me The Horizon premiere new album 'That's The Spirit' at Reading Festival

Bring Me The Horizon premiere new album 'That's The Spirit' at Reading Festival

Sheffield band kick up huge circle pits on the Main Stage

  • Aug 29, 2015
Royal Blood debut brand new song 'Hook Line And Sinker' at Reading Festival

Royal Blood debut brand new song 'Hook Line And Sinker' at Reading Festival

Frontman Mike Kerr said he might 'shit himself' over size of crowd

  • Aug 29, 2015
Alt-J 'feeling excited' to begin work on third album – watch

Alt-J 'feeling excited' to begin work on third album – watch

Band reveal to NME that they are in very early stages of making new music

  • Aug 29, 2015
Wolf Alice incite circle pits at secret Reading Festival set

Wolf Alice incite circle pits at secret Reading Festival set

The London band also played a second set on the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage

  • Aug 29, 2015
Foals showcase new album 'What Went Down' during surprise Reading Festival set - full report

Foals showcase new album 'What Went Down' during surprise Reading Festival set - full report

Oxford band played an intense six song set

  • Aug 29, 2015
Mariachi El Bronx and Neck Deep kick off day two of Leeds Festival 2015

Mariachi El Bronx and Neck Deep kick off day two of Leeds Festival 2015

Hardcore band The Bronx's mariachi side project begin second day of festival

  • Aug 29, 2015
Japanese teens Babymetal open day two of Reading 2015 with choreographed spectacular

Japanese teens Babymetal open day two of Reading 2015 with choreographed spectacular

Metallica headline Saturday at the event

  • Aug 29, 2015
Relentless Here To Be Heard competition winners Hunck play Reading Festival set

Relentless Here To Be Heard competition winners Hunck play Reading Festival set

The London quintet performed first on the Festival Republic stage on Saturday (August 29)

  • Aug 29, 2015
Glastonbury wellies and ponchos shipped to Calais migrants

Glastonbury wellies and ponchos shipped to Calais migrants

More than 2,500 items shipped from the festival via French charity

  • Aug 29, 2015
Foals to play surprise set at Reading Festival today

Foals to play surprise set at Reading Festival today

Band will play afternoon set on the NME/ Radio 1 Stage

  • Aug 29, 2015
DJ Evian Christ cancels Reading appearance after being 'caged' at Leeds Festival for 'gatecrashing'

DJ Evian Christ cancels Reading appearance after being 'caged' at Leeds Festival for 'gatecrashing'

Security thought the producer was trying to break into the VIP section

  • Aug 29, 2015
Second day of Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 due to bring sets from Metallica and Mumford and Sons

Second day of Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 due to bring sets from Metallica and Mumford and Sons

alt-J and All Time Low will also perform at Leeds, while Bring The Horizon and Royal Blood hit Reading

  • Aug 29, 2015
Leeds Festival 2015: The Libertines, Jamie T, Kendrick Lamar and Years & Years play first day sets

Leeds Festival 2015: The Libertines, Jamie T, Kendrick Lamar and Years & Years play first day sets

The Maccabees, The Cribs, Feed The Rhino and more begin 2015 festival

  • Aug 29, 2015

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