Saturday At Reading And Leeds 2011 – 5 Things To Do

How was your first day of music at Reading and Leeds 2011 then? Which headliner did it for you? Let us know by commenting below and then check out our five things to do today from the more alternative areas of the festival.

1. See Seann Walsh at Leeds

The ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Grouchy Young Men’ and ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ star comedian is performing on the Alternative Stage at 1.45pm.

2. Get free beer at Reading

It’s Saturday, you must have a bin bag full of empty cans by now, right? Swap it for a free can of beer at the Litter Exchange.

3. Watch ‘Mixtape’ and ‘Disco’ at Leeds

A double bill of films by multi-award winning Luke Snellin, with ‘Mixtape’ – the tale of a boy who tries to impress the girl next door with his compilation-making skills – and love triangle-based flick ‘Disco’. 6.40pm on the Alternative Stage (catch the films at Reading on Sunday at 2pm).

4. Get ‘something’ scribbled on in the NME signing tent

Fancy meeting your favourite bands and getting their autographs? Whether that’s on a piece of paper or something a little more unique – the NME signing tent is where to get it done. Check out the boards for times and bands.

Joy Formidable

5. Watch comedy headliners The Midnight Beast at Reading

Tongue firmly in cheek, this music troupe pulled in a massive crowd last year and have been repaid with a headline slot on the Festival Republic Stage. Watch them today at 10.30pm in Reading or tomorrow at 10.10pm in Leeds.

Midnight Beast

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