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Reading & Leeds Festival 2014

Oasis top NME readers' wishlist of bands to headline Reading & Leeds 2015

Oasis top NME readers' wishlist of bands to headline Reading & Leeds 2015

Foo Fighters and The Strokes also figure

  • Aug 26, 2014
Arctic Monkeys pay tribute to Yorkshire roots with white roses as Leeds Festival headline set begins

Arctic Monkeys pay tribute to Yorkshire roots with white roses as Leeds Festival headline set begins

Alex Turner tells crowd: 'Yorkshire, we'll have a right laugh with you today."

  • Aug 24, 2014
Sunday at Leeds Festival 2014 – the full report

Sunday at Leeds Festival 2014 – the full report

Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg play Bramham Park on final day of festival

  • Aug 24, 2014
Pulled Apart By Horses pull Leeds Festival set at last minute due to bassist collapsing backstage

Pulled Apart By Horses pull Leeds Festival set at last minute due to bassist collapsing backstage

The band missed their 12.55pm set

  • Aug 24, 2014
Arctic Monkeys headline Reading Festival 2014, hailing 'f-ing good crowd'

Arctic Monkeys headline Reading Festival 2014, hailing 'f-ing good crowd'

Sheffield four-piece return to the three-day bash for the second time in five years with hits from 'AM' and their back catalogue

  • Aug 24, 2014
Paramore's Hayley Williams joined on-stage by sister Erica as band headline Leeds Festival

Paramore's Hayley Williams joined on-stage by sister Erica as band headline Leeds Festival

Band play hit-filled set and avoid technical difficulties as they close second day of event

  • Aug 23, 2014
Saturday at Leeds Festival 2014 – the full report

Saturday at Leeds Festival 2014 – the full report

Paramore, Gerard Way, Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend and Metronomy played

  • Aug 23, 2014
Jake Bugg plays secret show at Reading Festival

Jake Bugg plays secret show at Reading Festival

Troubadour performs a six song acoustic set on the BBC Introducing stage

  • Aug 23, 2014
Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way opens second day of Leeds Festival 2014

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way opens second day of Leeds Festival 2014

Former My Chemical Romance frontman concludes set with cover of Jesus & Mary Chain song

  • Aug 23, 2014
Blink-182 close first day of Leeds festival with hits, flames, belching and toilet humour

Blink-182 close first day of Leeds festival with hits, flames, belching and toilet humour

Band played in front of a flaming sign reading 'Fuck'

  • Aug 22, 2014
Queens Of The Stone Age headline Reading Festival for the first time with lights and lasers

Queens Of The Stone Age headline Reading Festival for the first time with lights and lasers

Josh Homme and co bring hit packed set to the Main Stage

  • Aug 22, 2014
Blink-182 bring flames and Union Jack flag to Leeds Festival headline set

Blink-182 bring flames and Union Jack flag to Leeds Festival headline set

US pop-punk trio begin Friday night performance with 'Feelin' This' and 'What's My Age Again'

  • Aug 22, 2014
Paramore's Reading Festival set hit by power failure

Paramore's Reading Festival set hit by power failure

Band are left standing for 15 minutes as stage engineers struggle to restore the sound

  • Aug 22, 2014
Two arrested at Reading Festival on suspicion of rape

Two arrested at Reading Festival on suspicion of rape

A 31-year-old man and 14-year-old boy have been taken into custody

  • Aug 22, 2014
Friday at Leeds Festival 2014 – the full report

Friday at Leeds Festival 2014 – the full report

Blink-182 headlined the first day at Bramham Park

  • Aug 22, 2014
Gerard Way makes debut solo festival appearance at Reading

Gerard Way makes debut solo festival appearance at Reading

'Thank you for waking so early' the Former My Chemical Romance frontman told the crowd as he showcased material from his forthcoming debut solo album

  • Aug 22, 2014
Reading Festival 2014: Friday as it happened

Reading Festival 2014: Friday as it happened

Queens Of The Stone Age, Gerard Way, Jamie T, Paramore, Vampire Weekend and Warpaint are among the artists to appear on the first day of the event

  • Aug 22, 2014
Toy and Superfood battle adverse weather conditions on first night of music at Leeds Festival

Toy and Superfood battle adverse weather conditions on first night of music at Leeds Festival

Honeyblood and Fryars also performed on Thursday night of festival (August 20)

  • Aug 22, 2014
Blink-182 promise they have 'something special' in store for Reading & Leeds headline set

Blink-182 promise they have 'something special' in store for Reading & Leeds headline set

The band will headline the Main Stage for second time this coming weekend (August 22-24)

  • Aug 20, 2014
Hayley Williams says Reading & Leeds Festivals give Paramore chance to 'prove people wrong'

Hayley Williams says Reading & Leeds Festivals give Paramore chance to 'prove people wrong'

"No matter if you thought you didn't like our music, you actually probably do," the band's singer says

  • Aug 20, 2014

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