The third and final day of Reading and Leeds 2014 is under way and there’s still plenty of action to come. The Wytches gave Reading a sneak preview of the psych licks of their debut album ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ as they opened the NME/Radio 1 Stage in Reading.
Kristian Bell and Dan Rumsey have a headbanging competition during their ferocious set.
Mø was backed by an all-male three-piece band for her Leeds set. She played a number of singles from her 2014 debut album ‘No Mythologies To Follow’, including ‘Glass’ and ‘Pilgrim’.
The Danish singer finished her set with a cover of Spice Girls’ ‘Say You’ll Be There’, as she did in Reading.
Pulled Apart By Horses cancelled their Leeds performance at the last minute after bassist Rob Lee collapsed backstage.
You Me At Six made a surprise appearance on the BBC Introducing Stage in Reading. Joined by a string ensemble, they ran through five tracks for the eager fans who’d waited for them.
Josh Franceschi told the audience: “Right, this is fun. I guess the secret wasn’t a secret at all.” The Surrey group will play for a second time on the Main Stage this evening.
Jungle’s Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson bring the slinky funk-pop of their debut album to Reading.
The London duo were joined by their backing band as they played an early slot on the NME/Radio 1 Stage.
Royal Blood shook Leeds as Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher showcased the brutal riffs of their self-titled debut album to the NME/Radio 1 Stage.
Mike Kerr shows off the moves he picked up from supporting Arctic Monkeys earlier in the year.
Peace rock up to Leeds wearing the same clothes as the day before as they played new material to an appreciative crowd.
Doug Castle works his guitar overtime in a bid to match Sam Koisser’s bouncy bass solo.
Peace fans get inspired by the group’s recent video for new single ‘Lost On Me’, which features the band performing a choreographed routine.
Baby Godzilla get lifted up by their fans in Reading.
Not everyday you see a guitarist being carried through the crowd on the shoulders of a masked man…
A novel way to get through the masses…
Essex’s The Bohicas provide some symmetry on Reading’s Festival Republic stage.
Dominic McGuinness growls at his audience.
Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell screams her heart out in Leeds.
The London band played sped up versions of ‘Bros’ and ‘Fluffy’ before Theo Ellis jumped into the audience for a final crowd surf.
Harry Koisser’s outfit gets a mixed reaction from the crowd.
The Birmingham band played with a giant peace sign hung behind them as they aired fan favourites ‘California Daze’ and ‘Follow Baby’.
Die Antwoord cuts a spooky figure in Leeds.
More animalistic spookery from the brilliant Die Antwoord.
After a triumphant set at Reading, Chvrches take their sugary electro-pop and retina-burning light show to Leeds.
It was Leeds’ turn for Bombay Bicycle Club today, with Jamie MacColl leading his band through a charismastic, career-spanning set.
More Bombay. Fun fact – Jamie wasn’t the only MacColl on the NME/Radio 1 stage this weekend – his cousin, Fraser performed as part of Jungle’s ensemble today on guitar in Reading.
Swish jacket there, Jake Bugg.
A formidable crowd turned out for Bugg’s Leeds Main Stage show, with 2012 ballad ‘Broken’ a standout from his set according to our man on the scene.
The 1975 took to the NME/BBC Radio 1 tent for another of the weekend’s biggest crowd-driving sets.
Bidding goodbye to ‘AM’ tonight were Arctic Monkeys, Leeds Main Stage headliners.
Alex Turner wore roses on his jacket for the occasion, as the band plowed through the same set as at their winning Reading performance a night previous.
This might look like drummer Travis Barker spontaneously combusting, but don’t worry, it’s all part of the plan for Reading closers Blink 182, who brought a fierce pyrotechnic show to their headline slot.
Blink’s set was a up-tempo melee of pop-punk hits, from 1997’s ‘Dammit’ to the international smash ‘All The Small Things’. Their set ended with colourful explosions and confetti, as Reading closed for another year. See you next year…