White Lies hail Reading And Leeds Festivals as 'best in the world'

West London trio also dedicate 'Death' to a new father

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White Lies declared the Reading And Leeds Festivals as their 'favourite in the world' during their dusk performance tonight (August 28).

Watch a video interview with the band by clicking on the right.

The west London trio, who were delayed 25 minutes before they arrived onstage for their NME/Radio 1 Stage performance in Leeds, powered through a hit-laden set in front of a lively crowd.

The band, who made a relatively unknown debut at Bramham Park alongside Glasvegas this time last year, returned to huge cheers despite their late entrance as their fans sang every word to hit singles 'Farewell To The Fairground', 'To Lose My Life' and debut 'Unfinished Business'.

Although they kept talking to a minimum, they dedicated 'Death' to a friend whose partner had just given birth to a baby girl.

White Lies played:

'Farewell To The Fairground'
'To Lose My Life'
'Fifty On Our Foreheads'
'A Place To Hide'
'Unfinished Business'
'Price Of Love'

Check out a video interview with the band below.

NME.COM will be coming live from both the Reading And Leeds Festivals sites this weekend (August 28-30). Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals for news reports, blogs, video interviews and photos from the event.

Get next Wednesday's (September 2) issue of NME for the ultimate Reading And Leeds Festivals review.

Plus have your say on this summer - fill in the annual NME Festival survey now to cast your verdict on 2009, and tell festival chiefs who you want to see next year.

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Video: White Lies At Leeds Festival 2009

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