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Reading And Leeds Festival 2010 - Guns N' Roses, The Libertines and more

  • Trash Talk find a novel way of getting between the crowd and the Lock Up Stage. The band played at Leeds on Friday (August 27).

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Pendulum drew a massive crowd to the NME/Radio 1 Stage on Friday (August 27) as they closed the first day of the Leeds Festival. The drum'n'bass collective performed a host of hits from their 2008 album 'In Silico' and this year's follow-up 'Immersion'.

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    Added: 29 Aug 2010

  • Kids In Glass Houses take their turn to meet and greet fans at the 2010 NME Signing Tent.

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    Added: 28 Aug 2010

  • The Like - a striking sight on stage at Leeds. Stay on NME.COM for more photos from the event as they happen.

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    Added: 29 Aug 2010

  • The Sunshine Underground return home to Leeds for their set on the Festival Republic Stage on the closing day of the festival (August 29). They warmed the crowd up for Marina And The Diamonds.

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    Added: 31 Aug 2010

  • Darwin Deez signs a poster. Bands will be at the Reading and Leeds NME Signing Tents all weekend - see every single photo next week on NME.COM. If you were there, your picture will appear online after the Bank Holiday at NME.COM/festivals/signingtent.

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    Added: 28 Aug 2010

  • Gold Heart Assembly. NME called their first album, released earlier this year, "an indecently lush-sounding debut".

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    Added: 29 Aug 2010

  • Cerebral Ballzy kick up a storm on the Lock Up Stage at Leeds Festival on Friday (August 27). The band took to the tent before Off With Their Heads played their set.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Fans try and cool down during Biffy Clyro's set on the Reading Festival Main Stage on Friday (August 27). The set was up to the band's usual sweaty standards.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Cerebral Ballzy hang out backstage after their set on the Lock Up Stage at Leeds Festival on Friday (August 27). The band joined the likes of Bag Religion and The Get Up Kids on the bill.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Pendulum drew a massive crowd to the NME/Radio 1 Stage tonight (August 27) as they closed the first day of Leeds Festival. The drum'n'bass collective performed a host of hits from their 2008 album 'In Silico' and this year's colossal follow-up 'Immersion'. Some fans couldn't get into the tent as the band played, with many forced to watch the gig on the TV screens outside the stage.

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    Added: 28 Aug 2010

  • The Neat lark about in Leeds on Thursday (Aug 26th). The fry up stand wouldn't let them have any eggs for the egg 'n' spoon race. Download the NME iPhone app for all the latest news, photos and videos from the site all weekend.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Reading and Leeds Festival 2010 takes place across the August 27-29 weekend. Headliners include Guns N’ Roses, The Libertines, Arcade Fire and Blink 182. Stay on NME.COM for more photos from the event as they happen.

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    Added: 28 Aug 2010

  • A surging crowd go wild for Crystal Castles in Leeds. For more news, photos and videos download the NME iPhone app.

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    Added: 28 Aug 2010

  • Hotly-tipped newcomers Avi Buffalo impressed with songs from their stunning debut album, including 'Summer Cum', on the Festival Republic stage.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Lostprophets play the Main Stage at reading on Friday, shortly after signing autographs for hundreds of eager fans at the NME Signing Tent. For more news, photos and videos download the NME iPhone app.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Festival goers start to arrive at Reading Festival 2010. Parts of the normally grassy site have already turned to mud thanks to heavy rain preceding the event.

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    Added: 26 Aug 2010

  • The Cribs and Johnny Marr meet rockers Trash Talk for a very special feature to appear in the next issue of NME magazine. Stay on NME.COM for more photos from the event as they happen.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey - aka Summer Camp - treated the Festival Republic Stage to their lo-fi summer anthems on Friday in Reading.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Dr Martens boots becoming fashionable again couldn't have happened at a better time. NME reporters already onsite in Reading are confirming it's become something of a mudbath. Not that the weather can stop the fun.

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    Added: 26 Aug 2010

  • Festival punters walk towards the entrance to the Main Arena at Leeds to enjoy the likes of The Cribs, Modest Mouse and The Futureheads on Friday (August 27).

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  • Frankie And The Heartstrings at Reading Festival on Friday (Aug 27th). "Are you ready to kick out the jams?" Frankie asked before 'Want You Back'.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Girls were on early on the NME / Radio 1 Stage in Reading on Friday. They used the occasion to air new material and deck the stage with flowers.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Punters in fancy dress stand under a gloomy looking skyline in Leeds on Saturday (August 28). Apart from a few showers, Leeds has mainly avoided the rain - with Reading taking the brunt of the bad weather.

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    Added: 28 Aug 2010

  • Going to Reading this weekend? Be sure to pack wellies and waterproofs for wet weather, as these revellers have. Headliners at the huge events include Guns N' Roses and the newly reformed Libertines.

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    Added: 26 Aug 2010

  • Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello on the Reading Main Stage on Friday (Aug 27th). He brought gallons of red wine with him to help the band get in the spirit. For more news, photos and videos download the NME iPhone app.

    Photo: Emilie Bailey

    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • The crowd for Gogol Bordello. The self-styled gypsy punks pulled in a huge audience as they played in bright sunshine in Reading on Friday afternoon.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Cerebral Ballzy take to the Lock Up Stage at Leeds Festival on Friday (August 27). They joined the likes of Trash Talk and Cancer Bats on the bill.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Darwin Deez hangs out backstage before hit set in the Festival Republic tent at Leeds on Friday (August 27). The quirky singer drew a big crowd for his gig.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Fans enjoy the music at Reading Festival on Sunday (August 29).

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    Added: 29 Aug 2010

  • It's a fact that inclement weather has never ruined a British music festival, thanks to something called 'Blitz Spirit'. That, and copious amounts of alcohol.

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    Added: 26 Aug 2010

  • Yuck were one of the first bands to play the Festival Republic Stage on Friday (August 27) at Leeds. The likes of Ash and Atari Teenage Riot are set to play the tent over the weekend.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Tent? Check. Cagoul? Check. Wellies? Check! Festival goers continue to brave the wet weather as they arrive on the southern site today (Thursday August 26). NME photographers are arriving at Leeds shortly, where the site is supposed to be nice and dry - watch this space.

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    Added: 26 Aug 2010

  • Freelance Whales play the Festival Republic Stage at Leeds Festival on Friday (August 27). The band played a mid afternoon set on the opening day of the festival.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • The Cribs hang out backstage at Leeds Festival before their set on Friday (August 27). They join the likes of the Maccabees and Modest Mouse on the Main Stage.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Everything Everything play 'Schoolin'' on the NME/Radio One Stage at Leeds Festival on Friday (August 27). The band previewed their new album 'Man Alive', which is out on Monday (August 30).

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Surfer Blood on Reading's NME Stage on Friday (August 27th). The tent sees all kinds of action over the three days, including Pendulum, Klaxons, Crystal Castles and The Big Pink.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Frankie And The Heartstrings opened up the NME / Radio 1 Stage on Friday in Reading. The bill included Girls, The Big Pink, Yeasayer and headliners LCD Soundsystem.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Surfer Blood were one of the early bands in the NME / Radio 1 tent on Friday in Reading, playing their highly-acclaimed 2009 single 'Swim'. For more news, photos and videos download the NME iPhone app.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Music fans enjoy the sun at Leeds Festival. Arcade Fire, The Libertines and Dizzee Rascal are all playing the first day of the weekend (Friday August 27). For more news, photos and videos download the NME iPhone app.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • High Wycombe's Young Guns open proceedings on Reading's Main Stage on Friday (Aug 27th), playing tracks off their new album 'Crystal Clear'.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • The Neat play the Dance To The Radio night in Leeds on Thursday (Aug 26th) ahead of the weekend. For a free EP of bands playing that night, check out the latest Daily Download post. Keep clicking for more Reading and Leeds photos.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Crowds at the Main Stage barrier in Reading on Friday. They turned up to the muddy site nice and early for Young Guns.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Young Guns used their early afternoon Main Stage set at Reading to give tracks from their new album 'All Our Kings Are Dead' an airing.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Leeds label Dance To The Radio curated a stage on Thursday night in Leeds (Aug 26th) to give campers something to do other than burn portabogs down. Chickenhawk played and presumable the guy on the right snapped out of his 'Last Exorcism' trance before they performed.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • In an outfit similar to the Klaxons' on stage garb, a reveller arrives at Reading. Bands paying the weekend include Foals, Paramore, Pendulum, LCD Soundsystem, Crystal Castles, Weezer, Magnetic Man, Dizzee Rascal and Biffy Clyro.

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    Added: 26 Aug 2010

  • The Walkmen open the Main Stage at Leeds Festival on Friday (Aug 27th). To watch a special video of the band walking onstage head here. Keep clicking for more Reading and Leeds photos.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • Fools Gold play Reading Festival on Sunday (August 29). They were on the Festival Republic Stage bill with the likes of British Sea Power, Caribou and One Night Only.

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    Added: 29 Aug 2010

  • Fans take an early look at the Leeds arena on Thursday (August 28). Reading and Leeds Festival 2010 takes place across the August 27-29 weekend. For more news, photos and videos download the NME iPhone app.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2010

  • I Blame Coco fans scream for the singer during her set on the Festival Republic Stage on Friday at Leeds Festival (August 27). Check out our Big Picture galleries from Reading and Leeds and our access all areas pictures too.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2010