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Reading and Leeds – day two in photos

  • My Chemical Romance headlined Leeds Festival on Saturday night.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • During their performance at Reading Festival, My Chemical Romance brought Queen's Brian May on stage with them for the encore.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • MCR fans squished against the barricade to get a good look at Gerard Way's bright orange 'do.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Strokes headlined the Main Stage at Reading Festival on Saturday, following a performance from Pulp on the same stage.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Pulp's Jarvis Cocker later joined The Strokes onstage to perform a cover of The Cars' 'Just What I Needed'.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas introduced him onstage by saying: "We love and respect them, give it up for Pulp. And here he is, the Jarv, please welcome Mr Jarvis Cocker."

    Photo: PA

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • The Strokes close out the second day of Reading Festival.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • The Strokes, who headlined the event in 2002, delivered a set that leaned heavily on their classic 2001 debut album 'Is This It', with eight tracks aired from the LP.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • The Strokes headlined the Main Stage of Reading Festival on Saturday night.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Beady Eye headlined the NME/Radio 1 Stage on Saturday night at Leeds Festival.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Liam was uncharacteristically quiet throughout the band's Reading Festival set the night before, despite joking that his brother Noel, who has recently launched his solo career, was "somewhere over there playing a fucking acoustic guitar".

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Beady Eye played tracks from their debut album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' at Reading Festival.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Jane's Addiction pulled out of their Reading slot on Saturday night. Member Dave Navarro arrived on stage, telling the crowd that the set was off due to the severe swelling of singer Perry Farrell's vocal chords.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Pulp returned to Reading Festival for the first time since 2002 on Saturday night, playing a co-headline slot on the Main Stage before The Strokes.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Frontman Jarvis Cocker 'dedicated' 'Joyriders' to the people who have been rioting recently in the UK.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Before playing the song the singer said: "This is dedicated to those people who were rioting. They weren't rioting, they were just playing Grand Theft Auto outdoors."

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Pulp band were joined by their old touring guitarist Richard Hawley on stage.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Pulp had earlier entered the stage to the sound of an electronic voice chanting the message written on the back of the band's classic 1995 album 'Different Class': "We don't want no trouble, we just want the right to be different, that's all," and launched straight into 'Do You Remember The First Time?'.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Cocker told the crowd about the first time the band played the festival, declaring before 'Pencil Skirt': "The first time we played here was exactly 17 years ago to the date, we played this song that day, it's a dirty little number."

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Of set closer 'Common People' Jarvis declared: "If this is the only song Pulp are remembered for, I don't care."

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Vaccines, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Vaccines, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Vaccines, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Crystal Castles performed a typically rowdy set at the NME/Radio 1 Stage on Saturday night at Reading Festival.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Closing out the night with a bit of silent disco?

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Noah & The Whale, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Crystal Castles, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Crystal Castles, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Horrors, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Horrors, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Horrors, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Tom Vek, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • The Midnight Beast, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • The Vaccines, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Frankie & The Heartstrings, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Bombay Bicycle Club, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Bombay Bicycle Club, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Leeds, Saturdays.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Bombay Bicycle Club, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Noah & The Whale, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • General Fiasco, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Glassjaw, Reading, Sunday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Smith Westerns, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Smith Westerns, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Noah & The Whale, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Metronomy, Leeds, Thursday.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Metronomy, Leeds, Thursday.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • The Minutes, Leeds, Saturdays.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Lee Nelson, Reading, Sunday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Pete & The Pirates, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Offspring, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Patrick Wolf, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Patrick Wolf, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Vaccines, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Jimmy Eats World, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Vaccines, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • We're pretty sure that's The Kills' Alison Mosshart under all that hair.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Kills performed at the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Reading Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Kills played to a packed tent at Reading Festival.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Bombay Bicycle Club, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Another shot of The Kills performing at the NME/Radio 1 Stage on Saturday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Leeds, Thursday.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Patrick Wolf, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Deftones played a late afternoon slot on the Main Stage at Leeds Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Chino and gang take to the Main Stage.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Camden band Tribes played at the Festival Republic Stage at Reading Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • By day two of the festival, punters were starting to look a bit rough...

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Pete & The Pirates, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • The Joy Formidable, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Boy-girl duo Cults came from NYC to play a slot at the Festival Republic Stage at Reading Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Leeds, Saturdays.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Cults brought out hits like 'Go Outside' during their set (which, ironically, was inside a tent).

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Cerebal Ballzy, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Odd Future, who were bottled when they played T In The Park in July, played a surprisingly drama-free set at the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Reading Festival.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Even though Two Door Cinema Club played an early afternoon set on the Main Stage, the crowd looked nearly as large as a headline act would attract.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Because Odd Future were nominated for an MTV VMA Award, they only performed at Reading Festival this year (not Leeds).

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Odd Future had to stop the set at one point after Tyler climbed into the crowd and could not fight his way out. After he climbed over the barrier he joked: "I hope it was a girl who grabbed my dick, it probably wasn't, I feel like I've been molested."

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Two Door Cinema Club, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • The Vaccines, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Joy Formidable, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Two Door Cinema Club returned to Reading And Leeds Festivals this year, this time upgrading to a Main Stage slot.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Two Door Cinema Club, who played Reading and Leeds Festivals last year, told the Reading Fest crowd that their 2011 performance trumped the previous year's.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Some TDCC superfans are snapped by the NME photogs.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Two Door Cinema Club performed on the Main Stage at Reading Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Joy Formidable, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • The NME/Radio 1 Stage saw a performance by Yuck on Saturday.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Balloons, face paint and ridiculous animal caps - yep, it's definitely a festival.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Yuck swung by Reading Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Time for an afternoon beer back at the campsite.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Here's another snap of Yuck performing at the NME/Radio 1 Stage.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Vaccines, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • That's quite a lot of people in one tiny tent.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Midnight Beast, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Even on a muddy field, there's always time to pose for a camera.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Cerebral Ballzy played the Festival Republic Stage at Leeds Fest - and they definitely used all of the available stage space.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Gig-goers enjoy a sunny festival day.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Cerebral Ballzy were sandwiched between Dry The River and Foster The People at the Festival Republic Stage on Saturday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Signing Tent, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Cerebral Ballzy get up close and personal with the crowd.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Punters take advantage of a non-muddy field at Leeds Fest.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • letlive.'s Jason Aalon brought his drumming into the crowd at the Lock Up Stage.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • letlive. proved his rockstar status at Reading Festival, spending more time in the crowd than on stage.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Cerebral Ballzy were looking rather moody backstage.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Ever wish you were in a band? It's not all glamour. These are their homes away from home while on the road.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • That's one way to keep warm at a festival.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Bring Me Home, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Every crowd needs a monkey with a banana.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • letlive. perform at Reading Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • A few of the festival's cosy campers.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Joy Formidable played a secret set on the BBC Introducing Stage.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • That's quite a lot of rubbish.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Apparently this guy would like to be spanked.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Hungry for a Yorkie pud?

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Leeds, Thursday.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Cerebal Ballzy, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Seasick Steve played on the Main Stage at Reading Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Jimmy Eats World, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Leeds, Saturdays.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones joined Seasick Steve onstage at Reading Festival on Saturday afternoon.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Pigeon Detectives, Saturday, Reading.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Seasick Steve perfomed on the Main Stage on Saturday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Day two of Reading Festival saw a bit more sunshine (and still a lot of mud) as The Joy Formidable kicked things off on the Main Stage.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Punters at Reading Festival soak in the sunshine on Saturday.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Joy Formidable were the first band to play on the Main Stage at Reading Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Ritzy and co were joined by a large ram on the Main Stage.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • The Joy Formidable performed on the Main Stage on Saturday at Reading Festival - they later made a secret appearance on the BBC Introducing Stage.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Never short of some bizarre fancy dress, this year's Reading Festival saw a large, human-sized rat at the front of the crowd.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Even though the rain cleared up on Saturday, it left lots of muddy puddles behind.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Festivalgoers enjoy a morning rest before venturing onto the Reading Festival site.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Punters rushed over to catch The Pigeon Detectives perform on the Main Stage at Reading Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Pulled Apart By Horses got the crowd going during their Saturday afternoon set at Leeds Festival.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Bring Me Home, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Pulled Apart By Horses brought their usual rowdy antics to the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Leeds Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Pulled Apart By Horses get close to the crowd at the NME/Radio 1 Stage.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • General Fiasco, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Black Out, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

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  • Pulled Apart By Horses get some fresh air after playing to a packed tent at Leeds Festival on Saturday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Blackout played an early afternoon slot on the Main Stage at Leeds Festival.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • A few die-hard fans of The Blackout enjoy the band's performance from the front of the crowd.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • While punters chucked cups of urine around the crowd, The Blackout spread their spit on stage.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Two Door Cinema Club, Reading, Saturday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Reading Festival 2011 saw quite a few people dressed as tigers. They look nice and warm until they need to use the port-a-loo.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • The Vaccines, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Henry Rollins, Leeds, Saturdays.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • The Naked And Famous, Leeds, Saturday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Leeds, Thursday.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011