NME.COM

Reading And Leeds Festival 2014: Best Photos From Saturday

  • Saturday is underway at Reading and Leeds and the action's happening thick and fast. DZ Deathrays were among the early bands kicking things off in Reading on the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage, bringing the cacophonous sounds of their new album 'Black Rat' to violent life.

    Photo: Daniel Topete /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The Aussie duo were in imperious form. Viva la Deathrays!

    Photo: Daniel Topete /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Gerard Way followed his triumphant Reading performance yesterday with an equally energetic show in Leeds today.

    Photo: Matt Richardson /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • "Thank you for waking up to hang out with me. I'm sorry you don't know any of these songs, but you are still going to love them," Way told the crowd, before concluding with an unlikely cover of Jesus and Mary Chain's 'Snakedriver'.

    Photo: Matt Richardson /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • MØ, aka Denmark's Karen Marie Ørsted, gave a winning performance at Reading that included a woozy pop spin on the Spice Girls' 'Say You'll Be There'.

    Photo: Derek Bremner /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • More MØ, no problems, eh lads?

    Photo: Derek Bremner /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Lo-fi punk masterminds Bloody Knees caused a wild circle pit during their Reading set earlier.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Bloody Knees' Bradley Griffiths sneering and screaming his way through his band's set.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Hudson Taylor drew a big crowd in Leeds.

    Photo: Matt Richardson /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Jake Bugg, you sneaky so-and-so... while the festival awaits his Main Stage set later, the troubadour only went and played a secret set on the BBC Introducing Stage. Just couldn't wait to get on and play, obviously.

    Photo: Andy Ford /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Jake Bugg was introduced by Huw Stephens as he surprised fans with his low key set.

    Photo: Andy Ford /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Biggest crowd of the weekend so far? The NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage was rammed for Royal Blood, whose debut album, out this week, is expected to crash land at number one in the UK charts tomorrow.

    Photo: Daniel Topete/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Well, I guess that's one way to dress for a festival.

    Photo: Daniel Topete/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Crowds taking in the sunshine (well, not quite) at Reading earlier outside the signing tent.

    Photo: Daniel Topete/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The mighty Slaves bringing the noise in Leeds.

    Photo: Andy Hughes/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Yorkshire rippers Pulled Apart By Horses bringing songs from their incoming third album 'Blood' to the Main Stage.

    Photo: NME / Andy Forde

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Highlight of Pulled Apart By Horses' set? A tie-up between a raucous cover of the Stooges' 'I Wanna Be Your Dog', the dude in the crowd who dressed in a horse costume especially, and frontman Tom Hudson's tribute to "seven foot ginger sexy bastard" Homme.

    Photo: NME / Andy Forde

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Notts singer Lauren Henson, better known as Indiana, cut a compelling figure during her Leeds set earlier today on the Radio 1 dance stage.

    Photo: NME / Matt Richardson

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • A rainbow over the Leeds site. Ain't that nice.

    Photo: NME / Matt Richardson

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Crowd chaos in Reading.

    Photo: NME / Wunmi Onibudo

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Wolf Alice's Ellie Rowsell is so talented, she can do flamingo impressions while rocking out on stage.

    Photo: NME / Dan Harris

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The frontwoman looks pretty pleased with herself.

    Photo: NME / Daniel Topete

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Wolf Alice make the most of their photo opportunity in Reading.

    Photo: NME / Dan Harris

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • One festival-goer appears to have contracted an exotic leg-vomiting bug.

    Photo: NME / Daniel Topete

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Rou Reynolds gives it his all during Enter Shikari's set at Leeds.

    Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The frontman gets intimate with his fans in front of the Main Stage.

    Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Drummer Rob Rolfe gives the crowd a big thumbs up.

    Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Peace's Harry Koisser wins in the style stakes, looking as flamboyant as ever in Reading.

    Photo: Jenn Five /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The Birmingham band previewed tracks from their second album as they played on the Main Stage for the first time.

    Photo: Jenn Five /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Comedian Bill Bailey mid-wisecrack on the Alternative Stage at Leeds.

    Photo: NME / Ben Bentley

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The comedian gives the Leeds crowd his seal of approval with a double thumbs up.

    Photo: NME / Ben Bentley

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig clearly stopped off in JD Sport on his way up to Leeds.

    Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The frontman tries his best Usain Bolt impression during Vampire Weekend's Main Stage set.

    Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Fat White Family's Lias goes on the prowl in Leeds.

    Photo: NME / Andy Hughes

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • It didn't even take frontman Lias Saoudi one song to get naked, as he took his shirt off during set opener 'Auto Neutron'.

    Photo: NME / Andy Hughes

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • During 'Bomb Disneyland' Saoudi charged along the front row of the stage in a typically unpredictable moment of the band's show.

    Photo: NME / Andy Hughes

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Eagulls' George Mitchell looks so pleased to be back in his hometown as the band play in Leeds.

    Photo: Laura Palmer /NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2014

  • Guitarist Liam Matthews makes like his bandmate and keeps his shades on for Eagulls' Festival Republic appearance.

    Photo: Laura Palmer /NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2014

  • Brody Dalle lets it all out in Leeds.

    Photo: NME / Matt Richardson

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The former Distillers frontwoman brought some punk attitude to the Lock Up Stage.

    Photo: NME / Matt Richardson

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The Orwells' Mario Cuomo dresses up in leopard print for the Chicago band's second set of the weekend.

    Photo: NME / Matt Richardson

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The band were on their usual wild form, with Mario tripping over and lacing their set with sarcasm and confrontational stage presence.

    Photo: NME / Matt Richardson

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • South African group Die Antwoord brought their rap-rave to the NME/Radio 1 Stage in Reading.

    Photo: Wunmi Onibudo/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Watkin Tudor-Jones shows off his tattoos to the Reading crowd.

    Photo: Wunmi Onibudo/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Things get otherworldly and intense with Die Antwoord...

    Photo: NME / Daniel Topete

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • This man's prepared for any sudden downpours.

    Photo: NME / Daniel Topete

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Circa Waves whip their hair back and forth at Reading.

    Photo: Andy Ford /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The Liverpool band played to a sizeable crowd on the Festival Republic stage.

    Photo: Andy Ford /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Childhood set the mood to dreamy as they air debut album 'Lacuna' in Leeds.

    Photo: Ben Bentley /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The Brixton boys dedicated a song to their friends and Festival Republic headliners Palma Violets as the quartet made their first appearance at the festival.

    Photo: Ben Bentley /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The Amazing Snakeheads' Dale Barclay does his best Lias Saoudi impression as he unveils his band's new lineup.

    Photo: Andy Ford /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The Glaswegian band played one of their first shows since the departure of Jordan Hutchinson and William Coombe.

    Photo: Andy Ford /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry sparkles on the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Reading.

    Photo: Derek Bremner /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Mayberry and her band ran through versions of 'The Mother We Share' and 'Gun'.

    Photo: Derek Bremner /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Jake Bugg warms up for Arctic Monkeys in Reading.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The singer-songwriter followed his stellar headline set on Glastonbury's headline set with a turn on Reading's Main Stage.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Steadman shrouded in light in Reading.

    Photo: Daniel Harris /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The London indie band gave a taste of what to expect on their December tour as they played tracks from new album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'.

    Photo: Daniel Harris /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Palma Violets' Chilli Jesson shows off his silky shirt to the crowd.

    Photo: Andy Hughes /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Meanwhile, Palmas' fans had some interesting requests for the band...

    Photo: Andy Hughes /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • A muddy stage invader tries to join the Lambeth lads on stage in Leeds.

    Photo: Andy Hughes /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Childhood's Ben Romans-Hopcraft unexpectedly joined his friends on stage to contribute guest vocals to 'We Found Love'.

    Photo: Andy Hughes /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Nero's Alana Watson busts a move in Reading.

    Photo: Wunmi Onibudo /NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2014

  • Her bandmates Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray orchestrate things from behind their LED platform.

    Photo: Wumini Onibudo /NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2014

  • Josh Homme dons a scarf for Queens' Leeds set.

    Photo: Jordan Hughes /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • A bit of hip-shaking from the QOTSA man mountain himself.

    Photo: Jordan Hughes /NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • "We're honoured to play here at all, never mind so high up the bill", Hayley Williams told the Leeds crowd as Paramore topped the bill for the first time.

    Photo: Laura Palmer /NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2014

  • Hayley's sister Erica joined the band on stage for set closer 'Ain't It Fun'.

    Photo: Jordan Hughes/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • Security man the pit as Hayley dances on in the background.

    Photo: Laura Palmer /NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2014

  • Alex Turner pulled out all his best rock star poses during Arctic Monkeys' headline set at Reading.

    Photo: Andy Ford/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2014

  • The Sheffield band will bring their 'AM' campaign to a close in Leeds tomorrow night. The northern crowd will have a lot to live up to though, as Turner told Reading: "You're a fucking good crowd Reading. I like you very much."

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 14 Jul 2014