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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • 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'.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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

    Photo: PA

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

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • Peter Doherty hits the stage at Leeds.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Muse, Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • Muse, Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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  • "And this is a 'D chord'..."

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • Muse, Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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  • Bin bags are soooooo hilarious....

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • Viva Brother play Leeds.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Richard Johsnon/NME

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

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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  • Viva Brother, Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • Harry from White Lies plays in the shadows at Reading.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

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  • CocknBullKid hits Leeds on Friday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

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  • Bring Me The Horizon, Reading, Friday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

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  • Interpol bring the trendy to the Leeds.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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  • The Dance Stage gets pretty crazy at Reading.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

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  • SBTRKT, Reading, Friday.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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  • SBTRKT, Reading, Friday.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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  • "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.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • Ed drops his "delivering a baby" move.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • Friendly Fires fans go bonkers for their Baleric beats.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • Friendly Fires, Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • Friendly Fires get with the dry ice at Leeds.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • Oops....

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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  • 30 Seconds To Mars get political at Reading.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: PA

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

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

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

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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  • Pink Eyes preaches to the converted at Leeds.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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  • Coming to Paris Fashion Week soon...

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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  • Hand gestures speak a thousand words...

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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  • Mad fer it...

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • Young Legionnaire rock Leeds.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • No, the audience is that way!

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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  • Muddy mania hits Leeds.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • Death From Above 1979 - still smokin' at Leeds.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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  • Sebastien Grainger from Death From Above 1979 at Leeds.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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  • Fans at Leeds having a quiet rest after the rain.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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  • Panic! At The Disco, Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

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

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

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

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • Interesting sartorial choice....

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

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

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • Chapel Club, Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • Chapel Club hit the stage at Leeds on Friday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Anna Calvi shines at Reading.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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

    Photo: PA

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

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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

    Photo: PA

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  • Mona attempt the Clash pose onstage at Reading, Friday.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • 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.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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  • "You should see the other guy..."

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • 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.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Bring Me The Horizon bring the noise to Reading 2011.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • The DFA 1979 reunion set ends badly...

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • 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.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • The Mona set leaves fans underwhelmed...

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Fans not letting the rain stop their fun.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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  • Frank Turner wows the crowd at Leeds.

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • The Black Out, Reading, Friday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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  • It's those bloody Teletubbies again...

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Best Coast hit Leeds on Friday afternoon.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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  • Bring Me The Horizon, Reading, Friday.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

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  • Bethany Best Coast looks over to bassist Bobb Bruno.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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  • Official Programme vendors sell their stuff.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • 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).

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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  • Leeds, Friday

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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

    Photo: PA

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  • Miles Kane, Reading, Friday.

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  • Reading, Friday.

    Photo: PA

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • Leeds, Friday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • Reading, Friday.

    Photo: PA

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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  • The outbreak of killer caterpillars was luckily containable...

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • There's always one isn't there...

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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

    Photo: PA

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  • 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.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • 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.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Crowds at Taking Back Sunday, Friday, Leeds

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: PA

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • Gothing out at Reading...

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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  • Everyone had fun doing their best Liam Gallagher impressions.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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  • Is he in fancy dress as the Stranglers?

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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  • The Blacklisters pretend its raining beer in Leeds on Thursday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

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  • 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.

    Photo: PA

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  • 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.

    Photo: PA

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

    Photo: PA

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

    Photo: PA

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

    Photo: PA

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

    Photo: PA

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