Leeds Festival 2011 – Our Favourite Pictures

You may think it’s the NME writers who work the hardest at festivals (God knows, we get enough – ahem – sympathy on the comments and Tweets) but no, it’s actually our photographers – and picture editors – who really give it their all.

From first thing Friday to last thing Sunday, they’re all over the site, navigating mud, pissed idiots, flying bottles, lairy bands and more to bring you, well, these kinds of shots. Enjoy reliving the weekend.

Photo: Andrew Whitton

Because animal heads are great in the mud. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Dan Dennison

Best Coast onstage in Leeds. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Chapel Club at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Chapel Club at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton

Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton

Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Tom Martin

Enter Shikari. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Friendly Fires at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton

Frank Turner at Leeds 2011. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton

Frank Turner at Leeds 2011. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Danny North

Fucked Up, Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Danny North

Fucked Up, Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Danny North

Fucked Up, Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Dan Dennison

Warpaint onstage at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME

Photo: Dan Dennison

Warpaint onstage at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME

Photo: Dan Dennison

Warpaint onstage at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME

Photo: Dan Dennison

Warpaint onstage at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME

Photo: Dan Dennison

Warpaint onstage at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Pete Doherty, Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Dan Dennison

Interpol, Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton

The Streets at Leeds 2011. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Dan Dennison

Interpol, Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton

Muse, Leeds 2011. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Danny North

Muse, Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Tom Martin

Muse, Leeds 2011. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton

Muse, Leeds 2011. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Dan Dennison

Leeds at night. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME

Photo: Danny North

Punters find a patch of hay to perch upon. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Danny North

Tatt’s entertainment. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Danny North

Larking about with Frankie & The Heartstrings. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Tom Martin

Cerebral Ballzy at Leeds 2011. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME

Photo: Tom Martin

Cerebral Ballzy at Leeds 2011. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME

Photo: Tom Martin

Cerebral Ballzy at Leeds 2011. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME

Photo: Tom Martin

Cerebral Ballzy at Leeds 2011. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME

Photo: Tom Martin

Pulled Apart By Horses. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME

Photo: Tom Martin

Pulled Apart By Horses. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME

Photo: Tom Martin

Pulled Apart By Horses. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME

Photo: Tom Martin

Pulled Apart By Horses. Photo: Tom Martin/ NME

Photo: Dan Dennison
Happy punters at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton
Patrick Wolf at Leeds. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Noah & The Whale, Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

Noah & The Whale, Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Danny North

The Vaccines at Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Danny North

The Vaccines at Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Danny North

The Vaccines at Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Danny North

The Vaccines at Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Danny North

The Vaccines at Leeds 2011. Photo: Danny North/ NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton

Beady Eye. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton

Beady Eye. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton

Beady Eye. Photo: Andrew Whitton/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Dan Dennison

My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Dan Dennison/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Photo: Richard Johnson

My Chemical Romance at Leeds 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/ NME

Want more? Check out our massive galleries from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on both sites. There’s also dedicated photos from all the headline sets, including Muse, My Chemical Romance, Pulp and The Strokes.