Reading Festival 2011 – Our Favourite Pictures

Yesterday we shared our favourite pictures from Leeds Festival with you, and today we bring you some of the best shots from Reading Festival. If you want to see everyone from Mona scooping ice cream to Frankie And The Heartstrings playing with their pizza – and some naked punters bathing in mud – look no further. We also caught a Jane’s Addiction performance on the site (yes, really. Well, kind of).

Victor Frankowski
A punter fully (and nakedly) embraces the mud. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Mona’s Nick Brown greets his fans. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Mona’s Nick Brown takes a break from being a rockstar to serve punters ice cream. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Mona’s guitar gets a beating. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Dan Kendall
Cerebral Ballzy performing on stage. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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Cerebral Ballzy pose for a mini photoshoot backstage. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

Andy Willsher
Frankie And The Heartstrings mid-performance. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Frankie And The Heartstrings enjoy some pizza. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Frankie And The Heartstrings play with their food. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Amy Brammall
Miles Kane poses for a photo with some fans after his set. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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Miles Kane performs on the NME/Radio 1 Stage. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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30 Seconds To Mars arrive for their Main Stage set. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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The Vaccines join The Horrors on stage. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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My Chemical Romance mid-headline slot. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Andy Willsher
Julian and Jarvis pose for the NME cover shoot. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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The Joy Formidable mid-yelp. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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The Joy Formidable celebrate a job well done on stage. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Dan Kendall
Yuck performing on stage. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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We catch up with Yuck backstage. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

Amy Brammall
letlive.’s Jason Butler brings the drums into the crowd for a typically rowdy show. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

Victor Frankowski
Jane’s Addiction jam in their dressing room (before pulling out of their festival slot). Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Andy Willsher
Two Door Cinema Club play to a massive crowd on the Main Stage. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Victor Frankowski
Odd Future play on the NME/Radio 1 Stage. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Odd Future outside their dressing room.Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Amy Brammall
Cults belt out their hits. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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Bombay Bicyle Club play to an overflowing tent. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

Dan Kendall
Crystal Castles caught mid-jump. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

Amy Brammall
The Strokes perform on the Main Stage. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

Andy Willsher
Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker jumps from speaker to speaker. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Amy Brammall
The View performing on stage. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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Friendly Fires bring their dancing into the crowd. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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Matt Bellamy brings ‘Origin Of Symmetry’ to life on the Reading Stage. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

Check out the rest of our Reading & Leeds photography at NME.COM/photos