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30 Greatest Performances At Reading & Leeds - As Voted By You

  • The votes are in! We asked NME readers to rate performances at Reading & Leeds festival last weekend. Here's the best from 30 - 1, starting with Angel Haze, who played a storming set that whetted appetites for her upcoming album.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • EarlWolf - Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt - showed why they've found significant success outside Odd Future.

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    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Next up is Savages who played songs from their belting debut, 'Silence Yourself'.

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    Added: 26 Aug 2013

  • You voted Jagwar Ma in 27th place, who brought their brilliant baggy psych to the festival.

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    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Major Lazer know how to put on a show complete with streamer guns, whistles and twerkers. Who knew a suit and wellies could look so good?

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Chvrches went down a treat with songs from their debut album 'The Bones of What You Believe', out September 23rd.

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    Added: 23 Aug 2013

  • Next up is Skrillex, who slaughtered the crowd with his relentless, OTT dubthumping.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Alunageorge performed a well-received set including the Rustie collaboration 'After Light'. "It's time to get sexy," said Francis, before playing the slow jam 'Body Music'.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • A$AP Rocky closed his set by inviting "bad bitches" on stage. "I want you all to know I love you all. Thank you for coming to see my today, I had a good time. I can’t leave without showing love to my bad bitches."

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Merchandise showed why 'Anxiety's Door' is one of the greatest songs of the year.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • You voted Azealia Banks in 20th place. She performed with two Vogueing dancers, a load of sass and an incredible barnet.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Scott Hutchison led Frightened Rabbit through a selection of epic folk tunes. 'Holy' and the spritely 'Swim Until You Can't See Land' cheered the sodden crowd as Hutchison led them in a one-note sing-along he dubbed "the human accordion".

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    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Disclosure rammed the NME Radio One tent for a set packed full of guest appearances. A crowd stretching far outside the tent saw Sam Smith arrive to sing 'Latch', Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge join the band for 'White Noise' and Ed McFarlane of Friendly Fires guest on 'Defeated No More'.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • The recently returned Nine Inch Nails performed a set that was made up for its lack of hits with impressive, but minimalist, stage craft. Performing in front of a bank of white lights, the band began with 'Wish'. A high octane set from the start, the pace slowed for 1994’s ‘March Of The Pigs’, which came in waves of softer and harder sounds.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Festival-goers were running to get to Chase & Status on the Main Stage, where they proved to be by far one of the biggest draws of the weekend. Opening with 'No Problem' 'Eastern Jam' and 'Hypest Hype', they performed atop a flashing 'C' and 'S', as MC Rage worked the crowd.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Bastille played to a packed out tent on the Radio 1/NME stage.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Frank Turner reenacted Kurt Cobain's iconic wheelchair entrance at Reading festival. The singer has suffered a back injury and wanted to pay homage to the Nirvana singer.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • A huge singalong to 'Falling' ensued as Haim played to a huge audience at Leeds. Shortly afterwards the band played played 'Don't Save Me' and 'The Wire' to a similar reaction. Taking time out to scope the local "babes", guitarist Alana and Este singled out one audience member in a Hawaiian shirt for a spot of mid-set flirting.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Drenge played to a packed out tent at both Reading & Leeds.

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    Added: 28 Aug 2013

  • The Strypes pulled in a respectable crowd as they rattled through tracks from their forthcoming debut album including singles 'Hometown Girls', 'Blue Collar Jane' and 'What A Shame'. They also performed their trademark Bo Diddley cover of 'You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover'.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • System Of A Down returned to Reading & Leeds for the first time since 2003, playing a set that spanned all five of their albums. Opening with their 2002 single 'Aerials', frontman Serj Tankian later weaved sections of the vocal melody of Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love' into the breakdown of 'Psycho'.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • reen Day headlined the Main Stage, playing classic album 'Dookie' in full.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • You voted Phoenix into the top 10 best performances at Reading and Leeds. They also took the time to teach Hai some French.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2013

  • Eminem returned to Reading & Leeds to headline the festival. You guys were obviously impressed.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • You voted Foals 6th, who stormed the show with songs from their latest album 'Holy Fire'.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Jake Bugg returned to the festival exactly a year happened since everything kicked off, proving he's not going anywhere soon.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Tame Impala, winners of NME's album of 2012, brought their psych magic to the festival.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Down to the last three! In third place, you voted Alt-J, winners of last year's Mercury Prize and writers of the great debut album 'An Awesome Wave'.

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    Added: 26 Aug 2013

  • You voted Palma Violets second place. Here's Chilli Jesson giving the crowd exactly what they want.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • And the winner is... Biffy Clyro! The band headlined for the first time and blew everyone else out the water.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2013