Muse voted festival band of the summer

NME readers declare them the stars of 2006

NME readers have voted Muse ‘festival champs’ of 2006 after their sets at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals last month.

The band just pipped perennial favourites Radiohead, while newcomers like The Kooks and The Automatic also scored so highly.

The full poll can be read in this week’s NME, dated September 9, onsale now in all good newsagents.

Also in this week’s NME, get your free CD featuring the best new bands from this year’s Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals, including Howling Bells, Fields and The Sunshine Underground.

Plus we spend five mad days with our cover stars Kasabian, give you the full lowdown on the new album from My Chemical Romance and give our verdict on the debut album from The Fratellis.

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