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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

  • Miles Kane reacts to a "you're just a Tesco value Alex Turner" jibe.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • "WOO!" Seconds later they fell into a bottomless mud hole...

    Photo: PA

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Miles Kane, Reading, Friday.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Ok, you remembered to bring the waterproof trousers, but you don't need to be so happy about it...

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Reading, Friday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Punters plug themselves into an air supply to get fortified for three days of rock.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The outbreak of killer caterpillars was luckily containable...

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The S Club Jrs reunion was a mixed success...

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The new-look Sugababes weren't very happy about having to play the makeshift "dodgems" stage but it would do...

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The fruitless search for Jen's missing contact lens continues...

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Pete 'n' Carl add fuel to those 'Libertines To Reunite' rumours.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Frankie & The Heartstrings play Reading and try to ignore the "FRANKIE SAYS 'RELAAAAAX'" heckle.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • There's always one isn't there...

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The 'I'm A Little Teapot' dance proved very LOL for the crowd.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • "Come on, Vogue" Frankie & The Heartstrings choose an unusual cover...

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Reading and Leeds 2011 is go! Crowds arrive in the drizzle at Reading on Friday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Taking Back Sunday play the Main Stage, 1pm, Friday in Leeds. The band drew in a decent crowd for an early slot and were followed by Frank Turner.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Rain's pouring on both sites today (Friday) and the forecast looks pretty grim, especially at Leeds. However, that didn't stop fans giving their all for Taking Back Sunday at Branham Park.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Both sites are packed with punters in ponchos and war paint. Here crowds watch Taking Back Sunday on Friday in Leeds.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Taking Back Sunday, Friday, Leeds. Comment below with your thoughts on the festival so far.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The "hanging the mic from your neck" trick was enjoyable until the choking sensation began...

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Crowds at Taking Back Sunday, Friday, Leeds

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Umbrella hats. They might make you look like a tool but these guys are having the last laugh today at Reading.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • We Are The Ocean open proceedings on the Main Stage at Leeds.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • It's a bright but rainy start to things in Leeds.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Uh-oh. Revellers go mad for Teletubbies fancy dress (and Where's Wally).

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The crowds aren't sure if they're in for a sunny or wet weekend....

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The merch stand! Come on, those Beady Eye t-shirt won't sell themselves...

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Anyone who's wearing a silly yellow mac say 'Ahhhha!' now.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The Architects rock out the Main Stage at Reading on Friday.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • "How many drops of rain have there been?" The question gets the crowd a bit confused...

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Fans brave the rain to catch Architects on the Main Stage at Reading.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • "Look everybody, I can stick my whole hand into my ear," Architects' Sam Carter shows off.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Gothing out at Reading...

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • CH-CH-CH-CH Cherri Bomb hit the stage at Reading.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Clearly their manager (former Hole drummer Samantha Maloney) gave them tips on rocking out.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The girl on the right has mistaken a 'daisy chain head band' for 'a sensible rain protecting hat'. Doh!

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Punters huddle under their ponchos during an early afternoon shower at Reading.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • "Ha ha, you're wearing a 'Where's Wally' hat!" Stella from Warpaint has a mid-set LOL.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • "Today I decided to dress as rock'n'roll gnome..."

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Those Interpol T-shirts are selling like...what's the opposite of hot cakes?

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Everyone had fun doing their best Liam Gallagher impressions.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Is he in fancy dress as the Stranglers?

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The Blacklisters pretend its raining beer in Leeds on Thursday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • The festival season is nearly over. It's time to give those wellies one last leg of life as they trudge through muddy festival fields. Reading and Leeds Festivals 2011 are underway and punters are already beginning to arrive on site to set up camp.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 25 Aug 2011

  • Although it looks like rain is likely to show up at Reading and Leeds Festivals, the ground looks dry as festivalgoers arrive on site on Thursday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 25 Aug 2011

  • The festival hasn't even officially kicked off yet, but the fancy dress and creepy masks have already surfaced.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 25 Aug 2011

  • This is probably the most action Reading Station sees all year.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 25 Aug 2011

  • Punters show up early to score the best spots to pitch their tents at Reading Festival 2011.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 25 Aug 2011