Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Reading and Leeds Festival saw action from My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds To Mars, Beady Eye, Muse and loads more on day one. Keep clicking to see all the action from across both sites.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

My Chemical Romance brought Friday night to a close in Reading, wowing the crowd with fireworks, glitter cannons and an appearance from Brian May.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Queen guitarist Brian May joined My Chemical Romance for their encore in Reading on Friday, playing guitar on 'We Will Rock You' and 'Welcome To The Black Parade'.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The Horrors headlined the Festival Republic Stage in Reading on Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The Horrors are joined by three extra floppy-fringed guitarists running through 'Moving Further Away', from 'Skying'.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Liam Gallagher of Beady Eye onstage in Reading, Friday. The singer told the relatively sparse crowd to "watch out for the darkness".

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Frankie Francis shows off his lovely 'Hello Kitty' balloon at Reading.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Peter Doherty hits the stage at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The crowd pull "serious faces" watching Peter Doherty (it's because he added the "r" to his name, you know...)

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Muse bring a traditionally understated show to Leeds on Friday night.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Muse controversially choose to play a version of Scott Joplin's 'The Entertainer'.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Muse, Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Weirdly the mobile phone signals around the Muse gig were really, really good...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"And this is a...'C chord'" Matt Bellamy in Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Muse, Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Muse thank their crowd by showering them with big scary eyeball balloons in Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"And this is a 'D chord'..."

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Muse, Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

White Lies' Harry McVeigh tries out for the next All Saints ad campaign.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"No, we don't have any LMFAO..." 2manydjs don't take requests....

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Bin bags are soooooo hilarious....

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Viva Brother play Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

A peek into the future career of Mona's Nick Brown perhaps?

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

A fan doing the classic "I don't really know the lyrics to this one" gurn.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Miles Kane and NME's Matt Wilkinson go round the Reading site.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Viva Brother, Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Harry from White Lies plays in the shadows at Reading.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Patrick Wolf meets his match in the 'who can wear the brightest colours' department.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

CocknBullKid hits Leeds on Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"Put your hands in the air if you think that the guy on the right looks like a monkey..."

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

White Lies sneakily stole Hurts' lighting guy for their Reading set.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"Anyone who's not wearing a bright orange jacket, keep back!"

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Fucked Up's frontman goes in for a big cheesy smile with a fan at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Bring Me The Horizon, Reading, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Interpol bring the trendy to the Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The Dance Stage gets pretty crazy at Reading.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Do you think Enter Shikari might be a bit worried about the rain?

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

SBTRKT, Reading, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

SBTRKT, Reading, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"It might look like a cheque for millions, but actually it's a blank piece of paper, promise." The Naked And Famous at Reading's signing tent.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Friendly Fires bring their dance-pop vibes to a wet Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Time for another 'special dance' from Friendly Fires' Ed, ladies?

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Ed drops his "delivering a baby" move.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Friendly Fires fans go bonkers for their Baleric beats.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Friendly Fires, Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Friendly Fires' Ed MacFarlane gives it his all at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Friendly Fires get with the dry ice at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Oops....

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"And then the vicar said to the actress..." Ed tries out some stand-up at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

30 Seconds To Mars get political at Reading.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"Who remembers a great show called My So Called Life?" 30 Seconds To Mars' Jared Leto gets nostalgic at Reading.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"Did you hear about the time I got stuck in the loo on the Black Flag tourbus?" Henry Rollins wows the crowd.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Sadly Frank had got the sleeper train back the night before...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Fucked Up's Pink Eyes give fans some face time at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Pink Eyes preaches to the converted at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Coming to Paris Fashion Week soon...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Hand gestures speak a thousand words...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Mad fer it...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Young Legionnaire rock Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

No, the audience is that way!

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

There's always time for an impromtu rendition of 'Wannabe' by The Spice Girls.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Muddy mania hits Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Death From Above 1979 - still smokin' at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Sebastien Grainger from Death From Above 1979 at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Fans at Leeds having a quiet rest after the rain.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

What's the bet the guy being hugged isn't smiling?

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Panic! At The Disco, Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Bring Me The Horizon struggle with the spelling of "horizon" in the Reading signing tent...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Luckily when Brandon from Panic! At The Disco got the terrible cramp in his leg, it was time for a "pop emo" musical breakdown.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Interesting sartorial choice....

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Sure they look happy but minutes after this photo was taken they fell into a huge muddy puddle...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"I JUST NEED ONE MORE PINT GLASS! ONE MOOOOOOORRRR!"

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Chapel Club, Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Chapel Club hit the stage at Leeds on Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Yes they're muddy but they've not lost the power to gurn...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Anna Calvi howls her way through another atmospheric set at Reading 2011.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Two guys celebrate bagging that all-important space by the barrier.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Anna Calvi shines at Reading.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"Sorry, Reading, I just really need to go..." Patrick Wolf shocks the crowd.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis premiere their "wacky" new image.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Patrick Wolf tries to find out who in the Reading crowd stood on his blazer.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Mona attempt the Clash pose onstage at Reading, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Look, it's not a festival unless there's a naked dude covered in mud, OK?

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Mona step to a Specialized Security Supervisor at Reading on Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Crowds display a variety of facial emotions, from 'having it' to 'really need the loo' up front at Reading on Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Mona treat the NME Stage to an early afternoon set at Reading on Friday (August 26).

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Mona ask the crowd if they're enjoying what they're hearing so far at Reading on Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

If you see a puddle, you may as well jump in it. Only three days to live in mud-splattered clothes.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Cerebral Ballzy bring their understated live show to the Festival Republic Stage in Reading on Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

An early crowd-surfing casualty on Friday afternoon at Reading. For all the latest action from both sites all weekend head to NME.COM/festivals.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Cerebral Ballzy get up close and personal with the crowd at Reading on Friday (August 26).

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The sun finally makes an appearance at Reading on day one.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"You should see the other guy..."

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

A fancy-dressed dragon navigates the muddy cesspit in the middle of the Reading site. For all the latest action from both sites all weekend head to NME.COM/festivals.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Revellers look on in various states of misunderstanding when Kyle from The View does his inter-song banter.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Bring Me The Horizon bring the noise to Reading 2011.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The DFA 1979 reunion set ends badly...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Enter Shikari practise their 'caught in a wind tunnel' pose on the Main Stage at Leeds. For all the latest action across the weekend check out NME.COM/festivals.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The Mona set leaves fans underwhelmed...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

It might have been wet but the crowd enjoyed Enter Shikari's mid-afternoon set at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"Nya nya nya nya, we're dry you're wet!" Enter Shikari rile the crowd.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

A steamy, wet first afternoon in Leeds. For all the latest action across the weekend check out NME.COM/festivals.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Fans not letting the rain stop their fun.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The View brings the hits on the Main Stage at Reading.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Frank Turner's version of 'Disco Inferno' fails to impress...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Frank Turner wows the crowd at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"...and it was a baby in a microwave!" Frank Turner's foray into stand-up comedy gets off to a shakey start.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The Black Out, Reading, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"The guy who stole my brolly went that way!"

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

It's those bloody Teletubbies again...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The "Free Hugs" lady heads to the Gents toilets...watch out Leeds!

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Should we tell them last night they got drunk and got kerrrazee with a blue felt-tip pen?

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Best Coast hit Leeds on Friday afternoon.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Bring Me The Horizon, Reading, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Bethany Best Coast looks over to bassist Bobb Bruno.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Official Programme vendors sell their stuff.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Not actually "foam hands" but, in fact, a very developed synthetic hand for the handless.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Cage The Elephant's Matthew Shultz proudly shows off his new weave.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"THERE'S my mobile!" Cage The Elephant's Matthew Shultz goes in for the lost-phone kill.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

One of the lesser known members of The Bay City Rollers makes an appearance.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"THAT's why I shouldn't have supersized my cola..."

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Frontman of Dananananaykroyd pulls an unfortunate "posh guy at a wedding" face in Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Just a minute later, his knees buckled and he had to make a living as part of Tracy Emin's "Living Furniture" collection (chair Number Two).

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Leeds, Friday

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Despite forgetting their deodorant, Emma and Kate weren't self-conscious about going "au natural".

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Miles Kane reacts to a "you're just a Tesco value Alex Turner" jibe.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"WOO!" Seconds later they fell into a bottomless mud hole...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Miles Kane, Reading, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Reading, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

One Direction go for the "oh dear, it's quite rainy really isn't it?" look.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Ok, you remembered to bring the waterproof trousers, but you don't need to be so happy about it...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Leeds, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Reading, Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Punters plug themselves into an air supply to get fortified for three days of rock.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The outbreak of killer caterpillars was luckily containable...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The S Club Jrs reunion was a mixed success...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The new-look Sugababes weren't very happy about having to play the makeshift "dodgems" stage but it would do...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The fruitless search for Jen's missing contact lens continues...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Pete 'n' Carl add fuel to those 'Libertines To Reunite' rumours.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Frankie & The Heartstrings play Reading and try to ignore the "FRANKIE SAYS 'RELAAAAAX'" heckle.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

There's always one isn't there...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The 'I'm A Little Teapot' dance proved very LOL for the crowd.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"Come on, Vogue" Frankie & The Heartstrings choose an unusual cover...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Reading and Leeds 2011 is go! Crowds arrive in the drizzle at Reading on Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Taking Back Sunday play the Main Stage, 1pm, Friday in Leeds. The band drew in a decent crowd for an early slot and were followed by Frank Turner.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Rain's pouring on both sites today (Friday) and the forecast looks pretty grim, especially at Leeds. However, that didn't stop fans giving their all for Taking Back Sunday at Branham Park.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Both sites are packed with punters in ponchos and war paint. Here crowds watch Taking Back Sunday on Friday in Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Taking Back Sunday, Friday, Leeds. Comment below with your thoughts on the festival so far.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The "hanging the mic from your neck" trick was enjoyable until the choking sensation began...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Crowds at Taking Back Sunday, Friday, Leeds

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Umbrella hats. They might make you look like a tool but these guys are having the last laugh today at Reading.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

We Are The Ocean open proceedings on the Main Stage at Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

It's a bright but rainy start to things in Leeds.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Uh-oh. Revellers go mad for Teletubbies fancy dress (and Where's Wally).

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The crowds aren't sure if they're in for a sunny or wet weekend....

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The merch stand! Come on, those Beady Eye t-shirt won't sell themselves...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Anyone who's wearing a silly yellow mac say 'Ahhhha!' now.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The Architects rock out the Main Stage at Reading on Friday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"How many drops of rain have there been?" The question gets the crowd a bit confused...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Fans brave the rain to catch Architects on the Main Stage at Reading.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"Look everybody, I can stick my whole hand into my ear," Architects' Sam Carter shows off.

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Gothing out at Reading...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

CH-CH-CH-CH Cherri Bomb hit the stage at Reading.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Clearly their manager (former Hole drummer Samantha Maloney) gave them tips on rocking out.

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The girl on the right has mistaken a 'daisy chain head band' for 'a sensible rain protecting hat'. Doh!

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Punters huddle under their ponchos during an early afternoon shower at Reading.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"Ha ha, you're wearing a 'Where's Wally' hat!" Stella from Warpaint has a mid-set LOL.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

"Today I decided to dress as rock'n'roll gnome..."

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Those Interpol T-shirts are selling like...what's the opposite of hot cakes?

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Everyone had fun doing their best Liam Gallagher impressions.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Is he in fancy dress as the Stranglers?

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The Blacklisters pretend its raining beer in Leeds on Thursday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The festival season is nearly over. It's time to give those wellies one last leg of life as they trudge through muddy festival fields. Reading and Leeds Festivals 2011 are underway and punters are already beginning to arrive on site to set up camp.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Although it looks like rain is likely to show up at Reading and Leeds Festivals, the ground looks dry as festivalgoers arrive on site on Thursday.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

The festival hasn't even officially kicked off yet, but the fancy dress and creepy masks have already surfaced.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

This is probably the most action Reading Station sees all year.

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Box o' wine and wellies: the only things you really ever need at a festival...

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Reading and Leeds Festival - Friday in photos

Punters show up early to score the best spots to pitch their tents at Reading Festival 2011.

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