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The main stage at Leeds. Curiously at Reading, the big screens surrounding the stage were resting on the ground yesterday (Friday), which meant punters could only see the top half of the performers' heads. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Eagles Of Death Metal branded Arctic Monkeys an "enigma" during their main stage set in Leeds on Friday (Aug 28th). "I'm sure feeling fucking nervous," Jesse Hughes told the crowd. "I just want to shake my dick and make you all feel happy." Photo: Emilie Bailey

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The Courteeners start "rocking the main stage" mid-afternoon on Friday (28th) in Leeds. They were sandwiched between Enter Shikari and Ian Brown. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Stewards on the Leeds site. Many music lovers choose to work at the festival in return for a free ticket. Oxfam stewards, for example, grab a free pass and special camping in return for completing three eight-hour shifts. Bless. Photo: Dan Dennison

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Gossip relax backstage in Leeds on Friday (Aug 28th). For an exclusive video interview with the band head to NME.COM/video. Photo: Emilie Bailey

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Punters at  the Leeds leg on Friday, which saw action from Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy and Maximo Park. Photo: Richard Johnson

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This year the sites are cleaner than ever, thanks to new initiatives that reward punters for returning their plastic cups. Keep clicking through the gallery for all the action, including live shots of headliners Arctic Monkeys and Kings Of Leon. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Marina And The Diamonds bring the shimmering pop goodness to Leeds' Festival Republic stage on Friday (Aug 28th). Photo: Dan Dennison

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Hockey used their set on the Festival Republic stage in Leeds to insult the crowd's fashion sense. Photo: Emilie Bailey

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Reading Festival dates right back to 1961, many years earlier than the first Glastonbury. However, back then it was called the National Jazz Festival. Photo: Richard Johnson

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The merch stand at Leeds. Festival attire has ranged from the usual band T-shirts to a man dressed as a can of Spam and also someone in full Winston Churchill get-up, including cigar. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Fans tramp through the mud near the Leeds fairground. The weather on Friday was a mixture of rain and shine on both sites. Photo: Emilie Bailey

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Some savvy festival-goers relax in their chairs covered by ponchos during a light shower. Photo: Richard Johnson

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The Maccabees play live at Leeds, backed by a three-piece brass section. Bobble hat-wearing frontman Orlando Weeks seemed grateful for the impressive turn-out, thanking the crowd for turning up, but aside from introducing songs kept other chat to a minimum. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Crowds pack out the Leeds site on Friday (Aug 28th). They were treated to The Rakes, Eagles Of Death Metal and Ian Brown during the afternoon. Photo: Richard Johnson

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The Chapman Family play Leeds on Friday (Aug 28th). The band have recently announced a new UK tour, starting in London on September 12th. Photo: Richard Johnson

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The Chapman Family at Leeds on Friday (Aug 28th). The band release their new single 'Virgins' on Oct 12th. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Chickenhawk at Leeds on Friday (Aug 28th). The band were photographed by NME photographer Danny North. They gave a shout out to him and the crowd responded with a bigger cheer that any for the band themselves. Photo: Danny North

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Chickenhawk at Leeds on Friday. They - along with everyone else from yesterday - have made the trek to the Reading site to play today (Saturday). Photo: Danny North

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Delphic played a lunchtime slot on the NME/Radio 1 stage in Leeds on Friday (Aug 28th), ending with recent singles 'This Momentary' and 'Counterpoint'. Photo: Danny North

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Detroit Social Club play a raucous Festival Republic set at Leeds on Friday. The Newcastle six piece treated a healthy crowd to recent singles 'Sunshine' and 'Rivers & Rainbow'. Photo: Dan Dennison

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Crowds shelter from the rain in front of the Main Stage at Leeds on Friday (Aug 28th). Keep clicking for all the pics from the festival, including Hockey, The Maccabees and Them Crooked Vultures. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Enter Shikari bring the rock-rave noise to Leeds' Main Stage on Friday night (Aug 28th). The band are on tour this October, starting in Belfast on the 2nd. Photo: Danny North

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Enter Shikari posed backstage at Leeds Festival 2009. The band played a raucous set on the Main Stage but there was none of the pants action of their Download performance. Photo: Danny North

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Music fans queue at the NME Signing Tent. Festival-goers can meet bands on both sites at the signing sessions that take place throughout the day. If you're at the festival look out for posters updated each day with the schedule times and line-ups. Photo: Emilie Bailey

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Dave Grohl of Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Probot and now, Them Crooked Vultures. The band played a surprise show on the NME/Radio 1 stage in Leeds and are rumoured to be doing the same at Reading today (August 29).
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The legendary John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin performing with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme as crunching rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures.
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The towering presence of frontman Josh Homme of Them Crooked Vultures. Homme produced much of the new album 'Humbug' from this years Reading and Leeds headliners Arctic Monkeys.
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Radar favourites The xx hit the Festival Republic stage in Leeds on Friday (Aug 28th). For full coverage of the festival, including news, pictures and video interviews, head to NME.COM/festivals. Photo: Tom Oxley

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Denver's electro-crunk goofballs 3OH!3 bring the noise to Leeds on Friday night (Aug 28th). Photo: Richard Johnson

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Reading Festival from the air. For a full-size picture from the site, be sure to buy this week's NME magazine, and head to our blog for a video dispatch from the snappers' helicopter. Photo: Andy Willsher

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Reading and Leeds festival 2009 is in full swing. Keep clicking through this gallery for all the latest photos from down the front at the best shows and backstage behind-the-scenes as the action happens. Photo: Richard Johnson

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White Lies preformed a shimmering set in Leeds on Friday night before making the trip to the NME cabin for a very random NME interview. Check out this week's mag for the full thing. Photo: Dan Dennison

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Gossip headlined the NME/Radio 1 stage on Friday night in Leeds. Check out NME.COM/video for a full video interview with the band. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Kaiser Chiefs make their UK comeback at Reading on Friday night (Aug 28th). They were in fine form on the Main Stage, with Ricky asking the crowd, "Are you in a dancing mood? Are you in a singing mood? You better fucking be!" Photo: Andy Willsher

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The Temper Trap follow up their recent NME Radio session with a fantastic set at Reading on the Festival Republic stage. Despite some technical difficulties they played a sterling set that ended with 'Science Of Fear'. Photo: Tom Martin

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Despite Placebo cancelled their entire North American tour due to illness recently, the band managed to pull out a valiant performance to a bafflingly large crowd at Reading on Friday (Aug 28th). Photo: Tom Martin

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If you're wondering where Wally is, he was caught at the front of the Fall Out Boy crowd in Reading on Friday (Aug 28th). Photo: Tom Martin

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Jamie T kept the electric atmosphere of the NME/Radio 1 tent going with a massively over-subscribed show in Reading on Friday. Photo: Tom Martin

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Deftones play the Main Stage in Reading on Friday (Aug 28th). For a blog report on the band's show check out our festival blog. Photo: Tom Martin

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A bunch of Supermen pose for the camera in Reading on Friday. Other fancy dress costumes include Strongbow Man, Dalmation Man and Spam Man. Oh and of course those horrendous pink tutus. Photo: Tom Martin

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Faith No More headline the NME/Radio 1  stage on Friday night in Reading. The band added an impromptu cover version to their set, the 'EastEnders' theme tune. Photo: Ian Dewsbury

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Kings Of Leon headline the Main Stage at Reading on Friday (Aug 28th). Photo: Andy Willsher

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Maxim from The Prodigy gears up for their Main Stage slot at Leeds on Friday night head of Arctic Monkeys. They started their set with 'World's On Fire' while the crowd set off several flares and finished with their classic rave track 'Out Of Space'. Photo: Tom Oxley

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Festival goers take to the skies at the fairground in Leeds. Keep clicking for more pictures from both sites. Photo: Danny North

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Glasvegas play the NME/Radio 1 stage ahead of headliners Gossip in Leeds on Friday night. They played a cover of The Korgis' 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime' during the set. Photo: Danny North

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Maximo Park teamed up with a brass band for their Friday night Leeds set (Aug 28th). The band have just cancelled their entire Northern American tour due to illness. Photo: Danny North

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The View play a mid-afternoon set on the Main Stage at Leeds on Saturday (Aug 29th). Today saw both sites bask in sunshine after a wet Friday. Photo: Danny North

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White Lies play the Leeds leg of Reading And Leeds festival 2009. The band also DJed at a special Club NME night in Reading on Thursday night (Aug 27th) for thousands of festival punters. Photo: Danny North

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"Leeds, I love you" Glasvegas' James Allen declared when they played the NME / Radio 1 stage on Friday night, before closing on 'Daddy's Gone'. Photo: Danny North

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Glasvegas at Leeds on Friday night (Aug 28th). For video interviews with Glasvegas, Gossip, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more head over to our festivals section. Photo: Danny North

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Fall Out Boy play Reading's Main Stage on Friday night (Aug 28th). The band's bassist was arrested for driving without a licence earlier this week. Photo: Tom Martin

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The Prodigy open their Friday night Leeds' slot on the Main Stage with 'World's On Fire', 'Breathe' and 'Omen' from their recent album 'Invaders Must Die'. Photo: Tom Oxley

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The XX play Leeds' Festival Republic stage on Friday night. Keep clicking for loads more pictures from both sites across the weekend. Photo: Tom Oxley

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Florence And The Machine at Reading on Friday night. It was her birthday and she opened a parcel on stage, which contained a massive air horn. Photo: Andy Whitton

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Supergrass spin-off The Hot Rats bring their covers set to Leedss Festival Republic stage on Saturday (Aug 29th), including a rendition of The Beatles' 'Drive My Car'. Photo: Dan Dennison

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The Old Romantic Killer Band were among the new acts gracing the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds this year. Photo: Dan Dennison

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Kids In Glass Houses opened up the Main Stage at Leeds on Saturday (Aug 29th) before heading to the NME signing tent to meet the fans - and sign one guy's leg. Photo: Dan Dennison

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Saturday at Reading brought bright sunshine and kept the site dry, causing big dust clouds every time a circle pit started up. Photo: Andy Whitton

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Ian Brown ticked off the crowd for not dancing enthusiastically enough during his Main Stage set at Reading on Saturday (Aug 29th), before launching into a slow version of The Stone Roses' 'Fools Gold'. Photo: Andy Whitton

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Brand New play Leeds' Main Stage on Saturday (Aug 29th), Keep clicking for more pictures from the festival, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party and Radiohead. Photo: Danny North

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Metronomy dedicated 'Radio Ladio' to all the females in the crowd during their NME / Radio 1 set in Leeds on Saturday (Aug 29th). Photo: Richard Johnson

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Vampire Weekend used their Main Stage debut in Leeds on Saturday to play two new songs, 'White Sky' and a currently untitled track. Photo: Richard Johnson

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By the third song, 'Reckless', Crystal Castles' Alice Glass jumped into the crowd - and stayed their for much of the rest of the set. Photo: Danny North

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Bloc Party used their Main Stage slot to mock the Oasis split, with Kele asking "how are we dealing with the news? One of the great British institutions is no more. The final series  of Big Brother. Did you think I meant Oasis?" Photo: Richard Johnson

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O dedicated 'Maps' to all the "lovers" in the crowd during their Main Stage slot.  Photo: Tom Oxley

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs ended their well-received set in Leeds with a frenetic version of 'Date With The Night'. Photo: Tom Oxley

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Radiohead played a stunning set in Leeds on Saturday (Aug 29th), showcasing a mixture of new tracks and fan favourites including 'Paranoid Android' and 'Just'. Photo: Richard Johnson

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"Radiohead can kiss my arse" Lostprophets' Ian Watkins told the crowd before launching into 'A Town Called Hypocrisy'. The Welsh metallers were headlining the NME / Radio 1 stage at the same time. Photo: Dan Dennison

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Some of the fans who strangely chose Lostprophets over Radiohead in Leeds on Saturday night. Photo: Dan Dennison

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Maximo Park brought a brass band to their Reading show. Watch them walk onstage here. Photo: Ian Dewsbury

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La Roux headlined the Festival Republic stage at the same time as Radiohead in Leeds. She treated the crowds to 'In For The Kill', 'Bulletproof' and new single 'As If By Magic'. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Gallows backstage in Leeds. The band gave a sarcastic shout-out to Manchester United's supporters during their set on the NME / Radio 1 tent Photo: Danny North

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Gallows played a typically raucous set in the NME / Radio 1 tent this weekend. For a video interview with the band, check out our news story.  Photo: Danny North

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The Gaslight Anthem play the NME / Radio 1 stage on Saturday in Leeds. Photo: Danny North

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Marina & The Diamonds covered Late Of The Pier during her Reading set, treating the crowd to a stripped-down version of 'Space And The Woods'. Photo: Andy Whitton

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Gossip played a typically understated show in Reading this weekend, before storming the NME portacabin and demanding we explain our planned mag coverage. Photo: Tom Martin

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Arctic Monkeys' headline set received mixed reaction from the crowds and critics. Read the full report here. Photo: Andy Whitton

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The Big Pink play a short, sharp set at Reading festival to showcase their debut album 'A Brief History Of Love' Photo: Andy Willsher

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AFI play Leeds' NME / Radio 1 stage. The band bigged up Gallows during a set that included hits from 1991 onwards. Photo: Dan Dennison

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Lightspeed Champion hits the Festival Republic stage in Leeds. For full coverage of the weekend, grab next week's NME magazine on Wednesday. Photo: Emilie Bailey

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Little Boots brings her electro-pop goodness to Leeds on Sunday (Aug 30th). She played a packed-out NME / Radio 1 tent. Photo: Danny North

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Little Boots and her Tenor-Ion in Leeds. For video footage of her performance head over to the festival blog. Photo: Danny North

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The Chapman Family at Reading. For a free MP3 from the band, head over to the Daily Download blog. Photo: Andy Willsher

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Stewards at Reading amongst some rubbish. This year festival goers get 10p for every cup they bring back, so the site is looking a lot cleaner than usual. Photo: Tom Martin

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Reading is much more of a family affair this year, but that hasn't stopped the usual entourage of lunatics storming the site. Photo: Tom Martin

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Batman and The Joker make up at Reading festival 2009. Photo: Tom Martin

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Reading's normally lawless campsite has been more sedate this year, although we still have Sunday night - the traditional evening for chaos - to get through. Photo: Tom Martin

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Deadmau5 headlines the dance stage in Leeds on Saturday night (Aug 29th). Head over to NME.COM/festivals for news, pictures, blogs and video from the sites as it happens. Photo: Andy Whitton

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Deadmau5 at Leeds festival 2009. He headlined the dance stage above Vitalic and MSTRKRFT. Photo: Andy Whitton

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Passion Pit packed the tent to capacity at Reading today (Aug 30th). Photo: Tom Martin

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Alice Glass of Crystal Castles at Reading, shortly before being rescued by security after diving into the crowd. Crowd surfing during 'Air War', the singer struggled to get back on stage as the audience thronged around her. Photo: Tom Martin

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Later on during Crystal Castles' Reading set, frontwoman Alice Glass again went into the crowd to meet her fans. Similar scenes took place the day before at the Leeds leg of the festival. Photo: Tom Martin

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Deftones play the main stage at Leeds. The California rockers played in between Funeral For A Friend and Fall Out Boy. Photo: Danny North

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Fall Out Boy treated the Leeds crowd to a cover of Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing' during their set on the main stage. Pete Wentz from the band introduced the track as "our national anthem". Photo: Danny North

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Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs during the band's set at Reading. The trio played before Bloc Party. Photo: Tom Martin

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During their Reading set Bloc Party hinted they were to take a lengthy hiatus, as Kele Okereke told the crowd: "We won't be back here next year... or for the next few years after that." Drummer Matt Tong then joked that he had seen Thom Yorke of Radiohead doing chin-ups backstage. Photo: Tom Martin

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Crowds gather at Reading's main stage. This year there were 78,500 ticket holders at the Southern leg of the festival - this will increase next year to 82,000 and in 2010 will be 85,000. Photo: PA Photos

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As Kings Of Leon played Leeds frontman Caleb Followill annouced to the crowd that it was to be their last English gig "for a long, long time." He also told the Leeds crowd that they were much more receptive than their Reading counterparts, saying "We're only five songs in and you've blown Reading to hell." Photo: Danny North

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Lostprophets headline the NME/Radio 1 stage on the last night of the Reading Festival (August 30th). The rockers were up against Radiohead, who were playing on main stage. Photo: Tom Martin

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Radiohead opened their headline show at Reading with 'Creep' after Thom Yorke greeted the crowd with a simple "Wassup!". The Oxford band played the final night of the festival, with 'Karma Police', 'Just' and 'Paranoid Android' included in the set. Photo: Tom Martin

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St Albans trio Friendly Fires play the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Leeds. The band treated the audience to 'Jump In The Pool', 'Paris' and forthcoming single 'Kiss of Life'.
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Placebo thanked the Leeds crowd for braving the "shitty elements" as rain lashed the crowd during their performance. The band played a career-spanning set, which included early fan favourites 'Special K' and 'Every You Every Me'. Photo: Danny North

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Kaiser Chiefs laid into the Reading crowd during their Leeds set, with frontman Ricky Wilson saying "You're making Reading look like playschool," before playing 'Ruby'. He then went on to accuse Reading of being "miserable bastards" after a raucous 'I Predict A Riot'. Photo: Danny North

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Kaiser Chiefs took time out from their 'homecoming' show at Leeds Festival to reassure fans that recent rumours they are to split are not true.
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Brody Dalle of Spinnerette gets cosy with a fan in the NME signing tent in Leeds. Brody is married to Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, who was performing at the festival with his supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. Photo: Ben Cannon

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The Rakes striking a pose at the Leeds site. The band's third album 'Klang' was released in the UK back in March, but will finally be released digitally in the USA in October. Photo: Ben Cannon

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Beth Ditto from Gossip with some rather chuffed fans in the NME signing tent in Leeds. During her band's Leeds show, Ditto treated the crowd to an acapella rendition of Kings of Leon's 'Sex On Fire'. Photo: Ben Cannon

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Marmaduke Duke livened up Reading by performing in leather gimp masks and medieval fancy dress. The duo - made up of Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil and Sucioperro's JP Reid - said little to the crowd, but were joined onstage by their Bez-like mascot The Duke. Photo: Tom Martin

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The Joy Formidable in Leeds. During a chat with NME before the band went onstage, frontwoman Ritzy Bryan revealed that she was looking forward to checking out Passion Pit, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Radiohead. Photo: Emilie Bailey

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Little Boots proves she's as handy with a pen as she is with a pop tune over in the NME Signing Tent at Reading. During her gig at the Leeds site Ms Boots sang 'Happy Birthday' to her brother Henry. Photo: Hugo May

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The Virgins hanging out in the NME signing tent at Reading. The band revealed that the weekend's shows are going to be some of their last for a while. Photo: Hugo May

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As always the Leeds punters were in high spirits - the wags. Photo: Emilie Bailey

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Onsite at Leeds. There has been a Leeds leg of the festival since 1999. Photo: Emilie Bailey

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The Horrors in the NME Signing Tent at Reading.
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