Reading and Leeds 2013 - Day 1 In Pictures

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Reading and Leeds 2013 - Day 1 In Pictures

Roll up, roll up... Reading and Leeds Festival 2013 kicks off! As you can see thankfully the rain has passed in time for the gates to open in Leeds.

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In fact, even after yesterday's downpour, today is definitely shades weather.

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Dinosaur Pile Up get things off to a rocking start on the NME/R1 Stage at Leeds.

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Matt Bigland shows off a seriously good-looking guitar.

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Why not throw in a little light head-banging on a Friday afternoon?

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Leeds' green and pleasant land.

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These guys aren't following an important festival rule: never sit up against a fence. You never know what people have been doing there.

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Wavves take to the stage in Leeds' NME/R1 tent.

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The head-banging is getting serious now.

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Top fashion tip from Wavves: display your Artist laminate for maximum festival chic.

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A post-modern comment on over-sharing online? Perhaps. Let's just hope he found a toilet.

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Where's David Attenborough when you need him?

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David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson have really let themselves go.

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Ben Affleck begins his preparations for taking over the Batman role.

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Welsh posse representing at Leeds Festival.

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Reading is underway, so wave your shirts in the air like you just don't care (about sunburn).

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Can you hear us, While She Sleeps?

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As the old shepherd's saying going: Pink hair in the crowd, must be Hadouken.

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Does that count as a duckface?

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Why can't every weekend be like 'Every Weekend'?

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Deap Valley prove a point at Reading's NME/R1 Stage.

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There isn't much more rock'n'roll than Lolita shades, as Lindsey Troy proves.

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How massive was Deap Vally's Reading set? This big.

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The mighty Family Rain work up a sweat on Leeds' Festival Republic stage.

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The Family Rain's Tim Walter never misses a beat.

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It's all a bit much for these AlunaGeorge fans. Pace yourselves, it's only Friday!

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Aluna from AlunaGeorge works the dressing gown look at Leeds. If it's good enough for the Wu Tang Clan...

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Aluna looks at home in the spotlight.

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Back in Reading - the crowd are more than up for it at the Main Stage.

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Oli Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon. On Thursday the band played to 80 people in a London tattoo parlour. Today: A mid-afternoon set at Reading's Main Stage in front of thousands.

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During their 30-minute set Sykes jumped off stage and visited the front rows.

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Do you think the girls in the front are waiting for the next band?

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A thoughtful security staff member helps keep Oli's shorts held up.

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Reading festival crowd: Never less than up for it.

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Cerebral Ballzy played a manic set over on the Lock Up/Rock Stage at Reading.

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Speaking from the stage front man Honer Titus said: "We haven't slept for three days, but it doesn't matter because we're here to party."

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The Brooklyn-based punk band blasted through a typically explosive set.

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Frank Turner paid tribute to Nirvana’s famous 1992 performance at Reading Festival during the afternoon, re-enacting Kurt Cobain’s iconic entrance where he was wheeled onstage in a wheelchair.

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Turner recently had to cancel some performances after suffering from a bad back.

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He jumped out of the wheelchair and launched into opener 'If I Every Stray'. During the set he encouraged the crowd to sing along to a host of tracks from his recent album 'Tape Deck Heart'.

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Into the evening, the atmosphere in the tents started to heat up.

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The Strypes played a well-received set on the Festival Republic Stage.

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We can't believe he kept his tie on... although he could still be in school uniform.

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Over in Leeds Fall Out Boy took to the Main Stage ahead of performances from Nine Inch Nails and Biffy Clyro.

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They played tracks from their number one hit album 'Save Rock And Roll' which included the dance-punk of 'The Phoenix' and 'Just One Yesterday', which saw British pop darling Foxes join for guest vocals.

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California X hit a purple patch in Leeds.

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California dreamin', on a day like this?

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The NME/R1 tent in Leeds was packed to capacity for the three Haim sisters.

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That poor guy looks knackered, but at least she's enjoying an unparalleled view of Haim.

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Haim's set wouldn't be complete without a big drum ending.

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This is why bands can't have nice things.

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The finest guitar face you'll see this year, courtesy of The Strypes.

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A$AP Rocky told the crowd on the NME/Radio 1 Stage he "came to tear this stage down in front of y'all" as he performed before headliner Skrillex.

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Performing with members of the A$AP Mob, including DJ J Scott, he opened with 'Long Live A$AP' before launching into 'Wassup'.

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Playing tracks from his debut album 'Long. Live. A$AP' such as 'PMW (All I Really Need)' and 'Wild For The Night', Rocky closed his set by inviting "bad bitches" on stage.

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System Of A Down's Serj Tankian playing second top of the bill on Reading's Main Stage.

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10 years on from their 2003 Reading set, the band had lost none of their fire.

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There were even a few singalong moments.

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Aluna, of course, returned to the stage to join Disclosure for tune of the summer 'White Noise'.

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Disclosure's set was predictably rapturously received.

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The Disclosure brothers delved into chart-topping record 'Settle'.

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Why choose one instrument when you can play them all?

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The argument that Reading and Leeds don't appreciate dance music is now well and truly dead in the water.

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At Reading, Parquet Courts drew one of the Festival Republic stage's biggest crowds.

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It seems that everyone's been getting seriously into Parquet Court's 'Light Up Gold'.

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A Roxy Music t-shirt is never out of fashion.

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You get the impression that if and when Parquet Courts return they'll be playing a significantly bigger stage.

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Biffy Clyro played a set packed with hit singles and fan favourites as they headlined Leeds Festival for the first time.

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The crowd's reaction for the Scottish band was huge.

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In drizzling rain, the Scottish band opened with 'Different People', after which a topless Simon Neil said, "Let's fucking go!"

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The band finished their two-hour set with a trio of fan-favourites, 'Skylight', 'Stingin' Belle' and 'Mountains'.

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Meanwhile Green Day came on to huge applause after they were introduced by a giant, dancing pink rabbit, which had drummer Tre Cool's name emblazoned on the back at Reading.

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Kicking off with '99 Revolutions', frontman Billie Joe Armstrong declared, "Reading, are you ready?" before they launched into the track.

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During their set Green Day played their 1994 album 'Dookie' in full. It brought the Main Stage to a close day one of Reading Festival 2013.

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