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Reading & Leeds Festival

Walk Onstage With Eagles Of Death Metal

At Leeds 2012, we capture Eagles Of Death Metal before they walk onstage. The routine involves cigarettes, drinking and a golf cart.

The Cribs – ‘Backstage At Festivals Is Boring’

At Reading 2012, Ryan and Gary Jarman tell us about Ryan's new side project, why the campsite is the best place to be at...

The Mystery Jets – ‘Green Day Were Our Support Band’

Kapil and Blaine of The Mystery Jets tell us why Reading festival feels like a homecoming, why latest album has "American spirit" and why...

Frank Carter – ‘People Are Still Wary Of My New Band’

Backstage at Reading, Pure Love's Frank Carter and Jim Carroll tell us how they feel their new project is coming along, and why they're...

Enter Shikari – “I’d Happily Bottle Chris Brown Off Stage”

Behind the scenes at Reading 2012, Enter Shikari's Rory Clewlow and Rou Reynolds tell us about their brilliant year, their crowd surfing-packed Reading and...

Lucy Rose – “I Never Thought I’d Smash A Chair On Someone”

Backstage at Reading 2012, Lucy Rose tells us about filming the video for her new single 'Bikes', in which she rides a Harley and...

Anti-Flag – “Pussy Riot Are Our Sisters”

Backstage at Reading 2012, US punks Anti-Flag tell us why it's "our favourite festival to be a part of," and why they're backing the...

Eagles Of Death Metal – ‘Dave Grohl Is My Idol’

We chat to Jesse Hughes at Reading 2012 about the majesty of Grohl, and what to expect from the next Queens Of The Stone...

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Reading And Leeds Was Insane’

We chat to Two Door Cinema Club (minus Alex) just after their secret acoustic set on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading 2012.

Watch Green Day play new song ‘Stay The Night’ at Reading Festival – video

Band showcase new track from '¡Uno!' at this year's bash

Reading And Leeds 2012 – How Was It For You?

We quiz artists and fans alike about their highlights of the weekend.

Kasabian pay tribute to late astronaut Neil Armstrong as they round off Leeds Festival 2012

The Vaccines, The Cribs and Florence And The Machine wrap up Bramham Park

Azealia Banks brings ‘212’ to Leeds festival

Grimes, Katy B and Metronomy also hit up the dance tent

Foo Fighters play their ‘last show for a long time’ as they close Reading Festival 2012

Dave Grohl also dedicates a track to Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic as his band brings down the curtain on 2012's event

Reading And Leeds 2012 – as it happened

Watch an action replay of all the festival action from both legs

Walk Onstage With Bombay Bicycle Club – Leeds 2012

The pulse-quickening journey from dressing room to stage.

The Vaccines – ‘We’re Not Teenage Icons’

We chat to The Vaccines at Reading 2012 about the magic of Reading And Leeds, why they'll never be 'teenage icons', and the plight...

Walk Onstage With Justice – Leeds 2012

Justice get set to rock the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Leeds.

‘The Cure At Leeds? Incredible!’

Here's what fans made of The Cure's epic headline set at Leeds 2012.

Crime levels at Reading Festival 2012 down on last year

Thames Valley Police report a significant reduction in crime at the event compared with last year