The story of Reading & Leeds Festival 2017 – in photos

All of the action from across the two festivals

Reading and Leeds Festival is over for another year, and it has been epic.

From a storming solo set from Liam Gallagher to a triumphant return from Eminem, it’s been a massive triumph.

Here’s the story of the festival in glorious photos.

Check back at NME for the latest photos, news, interviews and more from Reading & Leeds 2017.

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A secret set from Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stone Age at Leeds Festival 2017

Queens Of The Stone Age at Leeds Festival 2017

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Josh Homme and QOTSA at Leeds

Queens Of The Stone Age at Leeds Festival 2017

Queens Of The Stone Age at Leeds Festival 2017

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Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival main stage

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What a good idea

We need to get ourselves one of these awesome beer-holsters

We need to get ourselves one of these awesome beer-holsters

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Muddy feet at Leeds

Buy some wellies, mate

Buy some wellies, mate

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Sløtface on The Pit Stage

Rising Norwegian punks Sløtface killed it on The Pit stage

Rising Norwegian punks Sløtface killed it on The Pit stage

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Haley Shea with Sløtface

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Jimmy Eat World rule Reading

Jimmy Eat World brought the sunshine to Reading with a massive set that saw them ending, of course, with ‘The Middle’.

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It just takes some time…

Jimmy Eat World's Jim Adkins gets the Reading crowd on his side

Jimmy Eat World’s Jim Adkins gets the Reading crowd on his side

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Who doesn’t love Giggs?

The crowd went wild at Giggs brought a little grime to Leeds' main stage

The crowd went wild at Giggs brought a little grime to Leeds’ main stage

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Leeds loves grime

Giggs was the first act on the main stage to really help Leeds Festival 2017 out of their minds

Giggs was the first act on the main stage to really help Leeds Festival 2017 out of their minds

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Anne Marie brings the party…

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Happy punters at Leeds

Now that's real festival chic

Now that’s real festival chic

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The pit opens up at Leeds

Leeds Festival knows how to party

Leeds Festival knows how to party

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Heads up!

Always crowdsurf responsibly

Always crowdsurf responsibly

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Chilling with Blossoms

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Blossoms triumph at Leeds

Blossoms covered John Lennon and The Smiths during their triumphant Leeds set

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Blossoms smash Leeds

Blossoms smashed the main stage at Leeds on Friday evening

Blossoms smashed the main stage at Leeds on Friday evening

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LIAM! LIAM! LIAM!

Liam Gallagher brought an epic smattering of Oasis classics to Leeds - plus a taster of his debut solo album 'As You Were'

Liam Gallagher brought an epic smattering of Oasis classics to Leeds – plus a taster of his debut solo album ‘As You Were’

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As You Were

Liam Gallagher at Leeds:

Liam Gallagher at Leeds: “It’s nice to be back in Leeds – the posh bit anyway”

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D’ya know what I mean?

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“I said maybe…”

Liam Gallagher ended by telling the crowd

Liam Gallagher ended by telling the crowd “we’re gonna do that ‘Wonderwall’ shit’. Tears followed

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All hail Bastille

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Bastille smash Reading

“I can’t believe we get to do this. Thank you for being here

“I can’t believe we get to do this. Thank you for being here”, Dan Smith told the Reading crowd.

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Charli XCX conquers Leeds

Fresh from releasing ‘Boys’, Charli XCX played a packed-out show on the Radio 1 Dance Stage at Leeds

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I was busy thinking bout…

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Bow down to Charli XCX…

Charli XCX observes her adoring crowd at Leeds

Charli XCX observes her adoring crowd at Leeds

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Queens take their throne…

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No One Knows…

Queens Of The Stone Age opened their Reading set with ‘No One Knows’. Massive.

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Este Haim looking classy as f**k

It's impossible not to have a good time at a HAIM headline set at the NME/Radio One stage

It’s impossible not to have a good time at a HAIM headline set at the NME/Radio One stage

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Now THAT’S a bass face

Here's Este Haim doing what she does best at Leeds Festival 2017

Here’s Este Haim doing what she does best at Leeds Festival 2017

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Can Haim play all the time?

“Are you ready to fucking rock or what?” – Danielle Haim at Leeds Festival 2017

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God bless this Acid House…

Serge and Tom were at their biggest and best on Friday, and even brought out Noel Fielding for 'Vlad The Impaler'

Serge and Tom were at their biggest and best on Friday, and even brought out Noel Fielding for ‘Vlad The Impaler’

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Comeback Kid…

Tom Meighan shrugged off all signs of illness as Kasabian delivered a massive headline set at Reading

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Matt Bellamy and Dom Howard rocking out

“That’s right, we’re Northerners” – joked Bellamy at Leeds Festival

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Into the supermassive…

Here's Muse's Matt Bellamy at Leeds Festival 2017 - doing what he does best

Here’s Muse’s Matt Bellamy at Leeds Festival 2017 – doing what he does best

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It’s so beautiful

No one puts on a live show quite like Muse

No one puts on a live show quite like Muse

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No one’s gonna take me alive….

Muse conquered Leeds as they finished with massive fireworks and a huge rendition of 'Knights of Cydonia'

Muse conquered Leeds as they finished with massive fireworks and a huge rendition of ‘Knights of Cydonia’

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The calm before the storm

Atmos Reading

Doesn’t it look tranquil?

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Wolf Alice blast away the hangovers at Reading

Wolf Alice delivered a secret set at Reading on Saturday morning that acted as the ultimate hangover cure

Wolf Alice delivered a secret set at Reading on Saturday morning that acted as the ultimate hangover cure

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Yuk Foo

Wolf Alice delivered a secret set at Reading on Saturday morning that acted as the ultimate hangover cure

Wolf Alice delivered a secret set at Reading on Saturday morning that acted as the ultimate hangover cure

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Didn’t take long for Reading to get going

Atmos Reading

These lads are bloody loving it.

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Pvris storm the main stage at Reading

Pvris' Lynn Gunn rocks the main stage at Reading on Saturday afternoon

Pvris’ Lynn Gunn rocks the main stage at Reading on Saturday afternoon

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Lynn Gunn, guitar hero

PVRIS Reading

Look no further for your big riffing and hook-heavy anthems.

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We love The Big Moon

The Big Moon brought some sweet summertime vibes to Leeds festival

The Big Moon brought some sweet summertime vibes to Leeds festival

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I REALLY NEED YOU TONIGHT

They even threw in a cover of 'Total Eclipse oF The Heart'

The Big Moon at Leeds Festival

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YORRRRKSHIRE!

The sun shines down on Leeds Festival

The sun shines down on Leeds Festival

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Rat Boy goes for a walk

Making his main stage debut, Rat Boy treated Leeds to an electric performance

Making his main stage debut, Rat Boy treated Leeds to an electric performance

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There ain’t no party like a Rat Boy party

So. Much. Fun.

So. Much. Fun.

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Not Rich, Not Poor, What You Living For?

Rat Boy got up close and personal during a storming set on the Leeds main stage

Rat Boy got up close and personal during a storming set on the Leeds main stage

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Glitter Your Shitter

Some quality advice at Leeds

Some quality advice at Leeds

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Deap Vally

A scorching start to Leeds Festival day two

A scorching start to Leeds Festival day two

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Deap Vally, killing it

Seriously, can they do that again?

Deap Vally

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Magic Gang on the NME/Radio One Stage

Brighton comes to Leeds

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I’m gonna make the Earth shake tonight

The Big Moon smashed Leeds on Saturday with a massive set on the Festival Republic stage

The Big Moon smashed Leeds on Saturday with a massive set on the Festival Republic stage

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Avelino on BBC 1Xtra Stage

Meet the new generation of urban music

Meet the new generation of urban music

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“FUCK YOUR OPINION”

An epic crowd chant, courtesy of Avelino

An epic crowd chant, courtesy of Avelino

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Circa Waves bring the T Shirt Weather to Leeds

This was massive - Circa Waves played their biggest show at Leeds to date with a set on the main stage

This was massive – Circa Waves played their biggest show at Leeds to date with a set on the main stage

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Some quality Liam Gallagher merch

All hail R KID

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CUT AWAY! CUT AWAY!

At The Drive In – making Reading post-hardcore again

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Cut away, Cut away…

At The Drive In brought the noise to Reading with their teatime set

At The Drive In brought the noise to Reading with their teatime set

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Feeling like a freak on a leash…

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT: This was KoRn's first ever Reading & Leeds?

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT: This was KoRn’s first ever Reading & Leeds?

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Here to Stay

Korn covered Queen and played the bagpipes during their return to Leeds Festival

Korn covered Queen and played the bagpipes during their return to Leeds Festival

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Who wants some Bad And Boujee?

That's Migos

That’s Migos

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Reading’s in desperate need of some suncream

Atmos Reading

Put your hands in the air if you’re really, painfully sunburnt…

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Please stand up…

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Guess who’s back?

eminem reading 2017

Eminem returned to Reading on Saturday night for a unbeatable rap masterclass

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I’m On Fire…

Back at Leeds, Kasabian played their second headline slot with a crowd that was, by their own admission, better than Reading

Back at Leeds, Kasabian played their second headline slot with a crowd that was, by their own admission, better than Reading

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Sigrid

Sigrid brought the moves to the Dance Stage at Leeds on Sunday afternoon

Sigrid brought the moves to the Dance Stage at Leeds on Sunday afternoon

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Marmozets

Marmozets were treated like hometown heroes as they returned to Leeds

Marmozets were treated like hometown heroes as they returned to Leeds

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Look What The Cat Dragged In….

Giggs' biggest performance at Reading yet saw him being joined by Drake. Huge.

Giggs’ biggest performance at Reading yet saw him being joined by Drake. Huge.

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Korn

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Game of Gallagher…

Game of Thrones' Samwell Tarly, AKA John Bradley West, was spotted enjoying Liam at Reading

Game of Thrones’ Samwell Tarly, AKA John Bradley West, was spotted enjoying Liam at Reading

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Feeling Supersonic…

Liam returned to Reading with a main stage set that was reportedly blighted by sound issues

Liam returned to Reading with a main stage set that was reportedly blighted by sound issues

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Here’s Marshall

Eminem closed Leeds Festival 2017 with an all-conquering set that received the biggest crowd of the weekend

Eminem closed Leeds Festival 2017 with an all-conquering set that received the biggest crowd of the weekend

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Take a stand…

Eminem was on powerful form at Leeds, with a 90-minute career spanning setlist

Eminem was on powerful form at Leeds, with a 90-minute career spanning setlist

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