NME Festivals

Reading & Leeds Festival 2015

NME readers want Arctic Monkeys and Florence + The Machine to headline Reading and Leeds 2016

NME readers want Arctic Monkeys and Florence + The Machine to headline Reading and Leeds 2016

Radiohead, Bring Me The Horizon, Muse, Foals and The Strokes also tipped for next year's festivals

  • Sep 1, 2015
Metallica praise their fans and say they are 'truly blessed' as they close Leeds Festival 2015

Metallica praise their fans and say they are 'truly blessed' as they close Leeds Festival 2015

Band returned to Yorkshire festival for first time since 2008 to play Main Stage set

  • Aug 31, 2015
Leeds Festival 2015: Metallica end festival following sets from Foals and Bring Me The Horizon

Leeds Festival 2015: Metallica end festival following sets from Foals and Bring Me The Horizon

Third day of festival also had appearances from Babymetal, Wolf Alice, Royal Blood and more

  • Aug 31, 2015
The Libertines' Pete Doherty lifts drummer Gary Powell onto his shoulders as band close Reading Fest

The Libertines' Pete Doherty lifts drummer Gary Powell onto his shoulders as band close Reading Fest

Ed Harcourt also helps out on 'You're My Waterloo'

  • Aug 31, 2015
Reading and Leeds Festival boss: 'Foals are an amazing band and they will be a future headliner'

Reading and Leeds Festival boss: 'Foals are an amazing band and they will be a future headliner'

Melvin Benn reveals one headline band has already been booked for 2016 event

  • Aug 30, 2015
Kendrick Lamar compares Reading to Compton

Kendrick Lamar compares Reading to Compton

Rapper says the 'live, live, live' individuals in the Berkshire festival remind him of hometown

  • Aug 30, 2015
Reading 2015: Kendrick, Cribs, Jamie T and all the action from across the stages on Sunday

Reading 2015: Kendrick, Cribs, Jamie T and all the action from across the stages on Sunday

Kendrick Lamar compares Reading to Compton

  • Aug 30, 2015
Reading and Leeds boss says Evian Christ 'not in a very good state' when detained by security

Reading and Leeds boss says Evian Christ 'not in a very good state' when detained by security

Melvin Benn confirms DJ and producer was held but denies festival pulled Reading performance

  • Aug 30, 2015
Bring Me The Horizon and Royal Blood preview new music as they warm up for Metallica at Leeds

Bring Me The Horizon and Royal Blood preview new music as they warm up for Metallica at Leeds

Band's play Main Stage sets prior to US metal band's headline show

  • Aug 30, 2015
Wolf Alice laugh off technical issues as they play Leeds Festival 2015

Wolf Alice laugh off technical issues as they play Leeds Festival 2015

Band played early evening set on the NME/ Radio 1 Stage

  • Aug 30, 2015
The Gaslight Anthem play final show before 'indefinite hiatus' at Reading Festival

The Gaslight Anthem play final show before 'indefinite hiatus' at Reading Festival

Band made no mention of split from stage

  • Aug 30, 2015
Babymetal bring 'true metal' to Leeds Festival 2015 with Main Stage opening set

Babymetal bring 'true metal' to Leeds Festival 2015 with Main Stage opening set

Japanese band opened the final day of this year's festival

  • Aug 30, 2015
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

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