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Jarvis Cocker runs through his moves at Leeds on Sunday. The band headlined over The Strokes having supported them the night before. Grab this week’s magazine, which has Jarvis and Julian on the cover, for the full report from the weekend.
Pulp opened their set in Leeds with ‘Do You Remember The First Time?’ before playing all manner of greatest hits, from ‘Disco 2000’ to ‘This Is Hardcore’ and finishing on ‘Common People’.
Muse, Reading, Sunday. Muse treat the Reading crowd to a full performance of their sophomore album ‘Origin of Symmetry’. The album is rarely played live- due to the use of a pipe organ on ‘Megalomania’.
Muse, Reading, Sunday. Of the specially-built set, Matt Bellamy told NME.com “We’re going to have the chance to produce the album in a production that we never had the chance to do at the time. It’s really exciting.”
Muse, Reading, Sunday. Introducing ‘Citizen Erased’, drummer Dominic Howard explained the reasoning behind the setlist: “We are celebrating 10 years of ‘Origin Of Symmetry’ so we fancied playing the whole fucking thing. We’ve never done that before.”
Muse, Reading, Sunday. The lengthy set also incorporated tracks from later albums ‘The Resistance’, ‘Black Holes and Revelations’ and ‘Absolution’. The final track of the night was a triumphant ‘Knights of Cydonia’.
The Strokes live in Leeds on Sunday night. Grab this week’s magazine, which has Jarvis and Julian on the cover, for the full report from the weekend.
Pulp, Leeds, Sunday. Jarvis and Co close Leeds festival- along with a little help from former touring guitarist Richard Hawley.
The Strokes, Leeds, Sunday. Julian Casablancas rocks tanning booth chic with UV lights and sunglasses as the Strokes co-headline Leeds festival alongside Pulp.
The Strokes, Leeds, Sunday. The Strokes’ set celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘Is This It’. Eight cuts from the album worked their way into the setlist including ‘Last Nite’ and ‘Hard to Explain’
The Strokes, Leeds, Sunday. Unfortunately none of Julian’s master-work with Lonely Island featured on the setlist for either Reading or Leeds. In this photo he’s off to find his Boombox to compensate.
The Strokes, Leeds, Sunday. Fab Moretti plaintively looks into the distance. Perhaps he’s watching his ex’s- Drew Barrymore- ‘West Side Story’-influenced video for Best Coast’s ‘Our Deal’.
Elbow, Reading, Sunday. Guy Garvey invites the crowd to raise a glass and ‘throw their curtains wide’.
Elbow, Reading, Sunday. The group have warned that follow-up to ‘Let’s Build a Rocket Boys’ will be ‘grander and ‘heavier’. Bassist Pete Turner notes “you start having an idea and when you look at it at the end you think, that’s nothing like what we’d planned.”
The Streets, Reading, Sunday. Mike Skinner continues his farewell tour. The final London Streets show will be at Freeze Festival (October 28-29), held at Battersea Power Station.
The Streets, Reading, Sunday. If you’re hankering for new Streets material, have a listen to the soundtrack to the Inbetweeners movie. Skinner wrote 10 new songs for the OST, including ‘Clunge in a Barrel’ and ‘Pussay Patrol’.
Reading, Sunday. Shout-out to the dude in the middle right (behind the guy with the marroon t-shirt) who looks like he’s searching for his mum in the supermarket.
Letlive, Leeds, Sunday. Vocalist Jason Aalon Butler backstage. “Leeds has surpassed any expectation we’ve had- performance-wise… It’s been intimidating. We didn’t approach it like an opponent- more like something to conquer.”
Letlive, Leeds, Sunday. Butler told NME that “today was wonderful. Everyone was very receptive and willing and knowledgable about what was going on- either directly or literally.”
The Streets, Reading, Sunday. Mike Skinner looks for where he left his lighter. Here’s a tip, mate- look behind you.
He’s thinking about getting one those silly big Razorlight hats.
Girl in the rainbow hoodie realises her sartorial error…
If you look very carefully you can spot Waldo of ‘Where’s Waldo’ fame by the umbrella…
Enter Shikari’s Rou spots the guy who bullied him when he was 12 at Reading.
Is it just us or is Interpol’s Paul Banks morphing into Ricky Wilson?
Fucked Up’s Pink Eyes goes in for the gurn at Reading.
Attempting the scare off the pigeons…
Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds attempts an old school tooth extraction at Reading.
The “Mick Jagger has a funny turn” dance.
Viva Brother take a breather backstage at Reading.
“You’ve just got something on your lip”
“It’s my moustache”
Frank Turner in Reading.
There’s really no excuse for that move Mr. Friendly Fires.
Ed Macfarlane’s shirt screamed ‘SUMMER’ even if the weather didn’t.
The Pigeon Detectives take to the Leeds stage.
Which one out of Enter Shikari has the best t-shirt?
Just before Alison Mosshart’s giant yo-yo hit Jamie Hince in the face.
Things get hairy for The Kills’ Alison Mosshart at Leeds.
Pete Doherty, Sunday, Reading.
“Ok, whoever stole my shirt could I have it back now please?” Letlive at Leeds.
letlive.’s Jason lets out one hell of a yawn at Leeds.
“Can’t Liiiiiive/ If living is without yooooooo.”
Letlive do some fancy microphone lassoing at Leeds.
Kyle from The View’s had the same jeans on for…Oh, you know the rest.
Cage The Elephant and Viva Brother, Reading, Sunday.
Kyle and Kieren from The View rock Reading.
“Smell my pits!”
Kieren from The View tried in vain to understand what Kyle was saying….
Warpaint hit Reading on Sunday.
Warpaint, Reading, Sunday.
Taking Back Sunday play on, um, Sunday at Reading.
Do you know someone has done a wee there Mr Cage The Elephant?
“Yar thar be a Pirate Treasure Chest me Harties,” Frank Turner does his best pirate impression.
The rain mac was made out of short-crust pastry, but Bob thought he’d wear it anyway.
Reading gets ready for the final day of revelry.
La Roux made a surprise appearance during The Joy Formidable’s set.
Stop it, guy on the left, you know you’re not suppose to look directly into the camera!
Goat-to-love The Joy Formidable.
Billy no mates at Reading.
Bethany and Ali from Best Coast play Reading.
Enter Shikari’s Rou and fan at Reading.
Best Coast under the blue light at Reading.
Dananananaykroyd’s frontman searches for his lost contact lens.
The NME Signing Tent at Reading.
A fan gets ready to play Dananananaykroyd’s mid-set ‘Catch The Baguette’ game.
Dananananaykroyd’s ‘air biscuit’ was pretty lethal…
Fans give a mixed reaction to Taking Back Sunday’s version of N-Dubz ‘Sexercise’.
Pink Eyes went in for the kiss before realising his young fan had covered his ear with off-camembert.
Dananananaykroyd, Reading, Sunday.
Leeds looks on bitterly at Reading’s dry site.
The conjoined Muse fans were legendary on the fan forum.
It’s always good to be prepared in case any pesky popstars begin crowd surfing…
Dananananaykroyd channel The Chuckle Brothers at Reading.
Smiling despite the agony of poisonous caterpillar’s tearing at his top lip.