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Reading And Leeds Festivals 2012 in photos

  • Trash Talk don't fancy walking backstage after their gig at the Lock Up stage at Reading on Sunday - far better to crowdsurf and get a free journey out of the venue, eh?

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2012

  • Trash Talk play Reading's Lock Up Stage. Dave Grohl was spotted watching from the side of the stage.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2012

  • Look at this friendly chap - this is exactly the friendly, welcoming atmosphere one gets if they pop down to Reading for the weekend. Who wouldn't want to be friends with him?

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2012

  • Enter Shikari pulling a massive crowd. And, if that weren't enough, the band popped by the NME Spotify Signing Tent, too, to mingle with fans and dole out a few autographs. What nice boys.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 26 Aug 2012

  • Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2012

  • Sign on, you crazy diamonds.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2012

  • Alt-J make a surprise appearance on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading on Friday. They also played the Festival Republic Stage later on.

    Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Spector's Fred Macpherson brings a bit of Austin Powers glamour to the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Reading on Friday.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Spector fans get their Fred on at Reading.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Spector's Fred Macpherson goes for a big note on the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Reading on Friday.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Frank Turner launched his new hardcore act, Mongol Horde, on The Lock Up Stage at Leeds on Friday. The crowd went nuts for two fun covers, of The Street's 'Don't Mug Yourself' and Nirvana's 'Territorial Pissings'.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Mongol Horde outside their dressing room in Leeds on Friday. Something tells us those T-shirts didn't stay on for long...

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Iceage took to the Festival Republic Stage at Leeds on Friday just before 3pm.

    Photo: NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Leeds on Friday: the kids bring their own sunshine.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Psychedelic voyagers TOY trip out the Festival Republic Stage in Leeds on Friday.

    Photo: Jordan Hughes/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • "JUST GIVE IT A MASSIVE BASH!" Palma Violets giving it their all on the Festival Republic Stage at Reading on Friday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Let's hope your mother doesn't see what's written on your forehead, young lady.

    Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Palma Violets rocking out on the Festival Republic stage in Reading on Friday. Now this is why they're already NME Radar favourites.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Now this looks like fairly standard Reading Festival behaviour...

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Yes, he went to see 'Rock Of Ages', and yes – he bloody loved it.

    Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Hot NME Radar faves Palma Violets hit the Festival Republic Stage in Reading on Friday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • People who went to Reading: this is the way they roll up in Leeds. Will wellies and Y-fronts be the hot look of this year's festival?

    Photo: NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Leeds goers, rightly excited to be holding a copy of the world's finest music magazine. Oh, and apparently they're signed by The Vaccines too – at the NME Spotify Signing tent!

    Photo: NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Howler, Friday, NME Radio 1 Stage, Leeds

    Photo: NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • This fellow is in Reading, but something tells us he's actually from Wales.

    Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Coheed And Cambria hit the main stage at Reading.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Reading goers get the clap.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Reading's finest striker. Goal, football, football pitch and fellow players not pictured.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • These two stand out on the Reading site, but you'd never find them in the Serengeti.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • It's the NME Spotify Signing Tent! Get something weird signed and you might end up in NME.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Three Reading-goers who'll be incredibly disappointed when they find out Insane Clown Posse aren't playing.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • The ladies of Leeds.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • If knowledge is power, these men are the kings of Leeds.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Pulled Apart By Horses take to the Leeds stage. They threw cans of beer into the crowd before playing 'I Punched A Lion In The Throat'.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • World's funniest running order, apparently.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Pulled Apart By Horses on the Main Stage in Leeds. "We've given a lot of handjobs to get here," singer Tom Hudson told the crowd.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Local heroes Pulled Apart By Horses generate a rare conga-pit at Leeds.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Technically, only one of these men is a muppet.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Scene from the tropical disease treatment centre at Reading.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Man: "I don't get it, what's everyone looking at?" Girl: "I think you have a little ketchup around your mouth."

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • Punters contemplate whether to blow all their money on a souvenir shirt. Worth it, we reckon: the line-up listing on the back is helpful for whoever stands behind you.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • The Reading site, Friday. Spot the sinister masked man in a blue hoodie. Went to the shops, got lost, no idea where he is.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • The sites are open and punters are already flooding through the gates. Yes, it's Reading And Leeds Festivals 2012.

    Photo: REX

    Added: 23 Aug 2012

  • The sign could just as well read 'Welcome To Paradise'. After all, Green Day will be playing that very song on Saturday - they're playing 'Dookie' in full on the NME/Radio 1 Stage. Exciting!

    Photo: REX

    Added: 23 Aug 2012

  • Heading to Reading And Leeds Festivals? Why not drop by the NME Spotify signing tent, where the likes of The Vaccines, Paramore and You Me At Six will be appearing. Bring the most outlandish thing to be signed and you might just appear in the NME magazine review issue!

    Photo: REX

    Added: 23 Aug 2012

  • Fancy appearing in NME magazine? Tweet or Instagram your Reading And Leeds photos using the hashtag #NMEreading or #NMEleeds and your photos could form part of our review issue, which comes out Wednesday August 29.

    Photo: REX

    Added: 23 Aug 2012

  • Reading Festival 2012, and the going underfoot is relatively mud-free. Check out our guide to the must-see bands.

    Photo: REX

    Added: 23 Aug 2012

  • The action at Reading kicks off on Friday with sets from Future Of The Left and Deaf Havana. Day one down south will climax with Kasabian and The Cure. Meanwhile, the Leeds leg will be headlined by Foo Fighters.

    Photo: REX

    Added: 23 Aug 2012

  • Matt Bellamy, is that you?

    Photo: REX

    Added: 23 Aug 2012

  • Other bands on the Reading And Leeds Festivals line-up include Florence, Justice, At The Drive-In, The Black Keys and Paramore. You sure you got enough booze there, chaps?

    Photo: REX

    Added: 23 Aug 2012