Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 went off with a bang on day one, Friday. Over in Bramham Park big names like Jamie T, The Cribs, The Maccabees, Kendrick Lamar and The Libertines brought the crowds to their feet while Richfield Avenue was treated to talked-about performances from Alt-J, Bastille and Mumford & Sons. But, now we’re into day two, with a bunch of highlights, including Slaves, Royal Blood and Metallica topping the Main Stage. Catch the live action as it happens with our rolling photo gallery – keep coming back for the latest.
Reading vets Metallica put on one hell of a show for their headline set at Reading.
They sure know their way around a guitar..
We got the 212 on Azealia Banks on the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage.
Azealia was flanked by two incredible dancers for her Reading Festival 2015 show.
Let there be light for Mumford And Sons at Leeds.
One Mumford and his guitar.
We got right in the thick of it for Mumford and Sons at Leeds.
Psych-pop from Django Django at Bramham Park.
ASAP Ferg reached for the stars.
Georgia opted for the camouflage look at Leeds Festival.
It was all about the hand-raising in Leeds.
Nottingham’s Saint Raymond were on top form for their Leeds show.
Prime positioning for Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Catfish and the Bottlemen delivered a hair-raising performance at Richfield Avenue.
Bring Me The Horizon stayed true to their namesake as they played a sunset performance at Richfield Avenue.
Bring Me The Horizon’s Oliver Sykes gets intimate with his fans.
Charli XCX is a sucker for platforms.
Charli turns on the air guitar.
Peace, love and painted jackets.
Peace tore it up at Bramham Park.
Barriers to fun?
The Jewel in the crown.
The Bronx brought a bit of Mexican fare to Bramham Park
Smile for the camera…
Beautiful scenes at Bramham Park.
White see red…
With a newfound confidence, Wolf Alice return to Reading after playing the festival last year and kill it not once, but twice, on the Saturday.
Spice up your life with Wolf Alice.
Alvvays a delight..
Alt-J didn’t let disappoint the crowds at Bramham Park.
Twin Peaks attempt to defy gravity.
Jonathan Higgs’ Everything Everything played with all the confidence of a band on their third album.
Bastille storming the speakers…
Royal Blood’s frontman Mike Kerr does the ‘Stayin’ Alive’ dance during their Main Stage performance.
Drummer Ben Thatcher is in focus for this action shot of the band.
Swim Deep show Bramham Park what they’re made of.
Higgy brings the maracas out.
Circa Waves keep the crowd on their toes at Reading.
Circa Waves’ Kieran Shudall is caught mid-word.
Canadian hardcore fivesome Alexisonfire reunited for these Reading and Leeds festival shows. Frontman George Pettitt was pumped up for the occasion.
The T-shirt didn’t last that much longer.
All Time Low were having tons of fun by the look of things.
Don Broco busted out their singalong pop-rock in Leeds.
Panic! At The Disco took things right back to 2005 with their Main Stage performance.
Brendon Urie spotted someone with the same blazer in the crowd. “Yours is vintage, as well?”
All We Are took to the BBC Radio 1 Dance tent in Leeds.
Manchester MC Bugzy Malone drew an enthusiastic crowd in Leeds.
One of the buzziest new acts of the weekend, Ratboy.
Confrontational punks H09909 caused havoc at The Pit.
Not entirely sure what’s going on with H09909 here, but looks great.
Wolverhampton punks God Damn tore it up at Bramham Park.
Poker-hot London rapper Loyle Carner proved his lyrical chops on the BBC Radio 1Xtra stage at Richfield Avenue, at one point leading the crowd into a sing-a-long.
Carner poignantly informed the audience that the piece of cloth he had with him on stage belonged to a deceased relative.
Palma Violets’ Chilli Jesson dons his Sunday Best for the band’s Saturday show at Bramham Park.
Rough Trade signing and New York garage-punks Parquet Courts made one of our albums of 2014 and it sounded even greater in the flesh on the NME/BBC Radio 1 at Leeds Festival.
Drenge are in fine fettle.
The BBC Sound of 2015 nominees, Kent duo Slaves, tore through a thunderous performance on the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Richfield Avenue.
Slaves were on fighting form at Reading Festival 2015.
SoCal slackers FIDLAR had their very own spiderman at Reading 2015, in the form of frontman Zac Carper. The band played a vibrant show on the Main Stage, head of Metallica’s performance there that night.
Districts’ frontman Robby Grote thrashed around during the Pennsylvanian teens’ Saturday afternoon set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Leeds Festival.
Surprise! Foals announced they were playing a secret set with a few hours notice. They slayed their early afternoon NME/Radio 1 Stage slot.
The timing was perfect. The Oxford band released their thundering fourth album ‘What Went Down’ in the UK yesterday. They ended their set with the title track from that album, and with frontman Yannis diving into the crowd.
Metal J-pop teens Babymetal opened Reading’s Main Stage on Saturday with a choreographed extravaganza.
Pretty sure Reading has never seen anything quite like this before.
The Southend rockers – who are inspired by Muse, Kasabian and Jeff Buckley – opened the NME/Radio 1 Stage on Saturday at Richfield Avenue to a rapturous reception.
Nothing But Thieves’ Conor Mason proved he’s got what it takes to be a frontman.
Decked out in traditional dress, Mariachi El Bronx brought a slice of Mexico to Bramham Park when they opened the Main Stage on Saturday.
Winners of Relentless’ ‘Here To Be Heard’ competition, hotly-tipped London band Hunck – who describe their sound as “slacker rock and dream pop” – proved they were deserving of their prize when they opened the Festival Republic Stage at Richfield Avenue on Saturday.