Reading And Leeds Festival Review – In This Week’s NME

We’ve got the ultimate review of the Reading and Leeds festivals, with amazing photos and interviews, and our verdict on who smashed it, and who was a bag o’ shite.


It’s headed up by The Libertines, who were playing the biggest shows of the lives. We spent the week leading up to it in their camp and report on their performances and their plans for the future…



There’s a full rundown on Guns n Roses car-crash performance at Reading, a run-down of the ‘20 sets you had to see’, and an amazing interview with Josh Homme in which he gives festival virgin advice to new bands on the bill.


Also, there’s free aerial photos of the Reading and Leeds sites as well as posters of the top acts, plus all the backstage gossip, including an odd meet-up between Marina and Gogol Bordello.


It’s a hell of a packed issue, which also includes our usual reviews section (including Brandon Flowers’ solo album, and Hurts), live section (featuring Wild Beasts), and our usual huge Gig Guide.


Buy it or we’ll punch your gran.

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