NME Festival News

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
Pete Doherty dedicates song to QPR striker Charlie Austin as The Libertines headline Leeds Festival

Pete Doherty dedicates song to QPR striker Charlie Austin as The Libertines headline Leeds Festival

Band filled headline set with old material and tracks from new album 'Anthems For Doomed Youth'

  • Aug 28, 2015
Limp Bizkit are responsible for 'Axl and Slash being back together', Fred Durst tells Reading crowd

Limp Bizkit are responsible for 'Axl and Slash being back together', Fred Durst tells Reading crowd

The nu metal band also covered Rage Against The Machine during their performance

  • Aug 28, 2015
Mumford & Sons tell Reading crowd it's 'the one place we wanted to play more than any other'

Mumford & Sons tell Reading crowd it's 'the one place we wanted to play more than any other'

Band are closing first night of festival

  • Aug 28, 2015
The Libertines open with classic material as Leeds Festival 2015 headline set begins

The Libertines open with classic material as Leeds Festival 2015 headline set begins

Pete Doherty and Carl Barât step up to headliner status following last appearance at festival in 2010

  • Aug 28, 2015
Kendrick Lamar makes Leeds Festival debut as he delivers triumphant Main Stage set

Kendrick Lamar makes Leeds Festival debut as he delivers triumphant Main Stage set

Compton rapper appeared in second slot behind headliners The Libertines

  • Aug 28, 2015
Leeds Festival 2015: The Cribs, Jamie T and The Maccabees show love for one another on Main Stage

Leeds Festival 2015: The Cribs, Jamie T and The Maccabees show love for one another on Main Stage

All three acts performed mid-afternoon sets at Bramham Park

  • Aug 28, 2015
Feed The Rhino open Leeds Festival with energetic Main Stage set

Feed The Rhino open Leeds Festival with energetic Main Stage set

Early sets also come from The Skints, Petite Meller and The Six

  • Aug 28, 2015
Mariachi El Bronx kick off Reading Festival 2015

Mariachi El Bronx kick off Reading Festival 2015

Alter ego of The Bronx greet early revellers to the Main Stage

  • Aug 28, 2015
Royal Blood promise special surprise for Reading And Leeds Festivals

Royal Blood promise special surprise for Reading And Leeds Festivals

The duo play Reading on Saturday and Leeds on Sunday, the same day as new friends Metallica

  • Aug 28, 2015

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