Reading and Leeds Festival saw action from My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds To Mars, Beady Eye, Muse and loads more on day one. Keep clicking to see all the action from across both sites.
The Horrors are joined by three extra floppy-fringed guitarists running through ‘Moving Further Away’, from ‘Skying’.
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Peter Doherty hits the stage at Leeds.
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The crowd pull “serious faces” watching Peter Doherty (it’s because he added the “r” to his name, you know…)
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Muse bring a traditionally understated show to Leeds on Friday night.
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Muse controversially choose to play a version of Scott Joplin’s ‘The Entertainer’.
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Muse, Leeds, Friday.
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Weirdly the mobile phone signals around the Muse gig were really, really good…
“And this is a…’C chord'” Matt Bellamy in Leeds.
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Muse, Leeds, Friday.
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Muse thank their crowd by showering them with big scary eyeball balloons in Leeds.
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Muse, Leeds, Friday.
White Lies’ Harry McVeigh tries out for the next All Saints ad campaign.
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Bin bags are soooooo hilarious….
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Viva Brother play Leeds.
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A fan doing the classic “I don’t really know the lyrics to this one” gurn.
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Viva Brother, Leeds, Friday.
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CocknBullKid hits Leeds on Friday.
“Anyone who’s not wearing a bright orange jacket, keep back!”
Fucked Up’s frontman goes in for a big cheesy smile with a fan at Leeds.
Bring Me The Horizon, Reading, Friday.
The Dance Stage gets pretty crazy at Reading.
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Friendly Fires bring their dance-pop vibes to a wet Leeds.
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Time for another ‘special dance’ from Friendly Fires’ Ed, ladies?
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Ed drops his “delivering a baby” move.
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Friendly Fires fans go bonkers for their Baleric beats.
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Friendly Fires, Leeds, Friday.
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Friendly Fires’ Ed MacFarlane gives it his all at Leeds.
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Friendly Fires get with the dry ice at Leeds.
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“And then the vicar said to the actress…” Ed tries out some stand-up at Leeds.
Fucked Up’s Pink Eyes give fans some face time at Leeds.
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Young Legionnaire rock Leeds.
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No, the audience is that way!
Death From Above 1979 – still smokin’ at Leeds.
Bring Me The Horizon struggle with the spelling of “horizon” in the Reading signing tent…
Interesting sartorial choice….
“I JUST NEED ONE MORE PINT GLASS! ONE MOOOOOOORRRR!”
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Chapel Club, Leeds, Friday.
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Chapel Club hit the stage at Leeds on Friday.
Mona step to a Specialized Security Supervisor at Reading on Friday.
Crowds display a variety of facial emotions, from ‘having it’ to ‘really need the loo’ up front at Reading on Friday.
If you see a puddle, you may as well jump in it. Only three days to live in mud-splattered clothes.
Cerebral Ballzy bring their understated live show to the Festival Republic Stage in Reading on Friday.
An early crowd-surfing casualty on Friday afternoon at Reading. For all the latest action from both sites all weekend head to NME.COM/festivals.
Cerebral Ballzy get up close and personal with the crowd at Reading on Friday (August 26).
Revellers look on in various states of misunderstanding when Kyle from The View does his inter-song banter.
Bring Me The Horizon bring the noise to Reading 2011.
The DFA 1979 reunion set ends badly…
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Enter Shikari practise their ‘caught in a wind tunnel’ pose on the Main Stage at Leeds. For all the latest action across the weekend check out NME.COM/festivals.
The Mona set leaves fans underwhelmed…
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It might have been wet but the crowd enjoyed Enter Shikari’s mid-afternoon set at Leeds.
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“Nya nya nya nya, we’re dry you’re wet!” Enter Shikari rile the crowd.
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A steamy, wet first afternoon in Leeds. For all the latest action across the weekend check out NME.COM/festivals.
The View brings the hits on the Main Stage at Reading.
Frank Turner’s version of ‘Disco Inferno’ fails to impress…
Frank Turner wows the crowd at Leeds.
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The “Free Hugs” lady heads to the Gents toilets…watch out Leeds!
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Should we tell them last night they got drunk and got kerrrazee with a blue felt-tip pen?
Best Coast hit Leeds on Friday afternoon.
Bring Me The Horizon, Reading, Friday.
Bethany Best Coast looks over to bassist Bobb Bruno.
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Official Programme vendors sell their stuff.
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Cage The Elephant’s Matthew Shultz proudly shows off his new weave.
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“THERE’S my mobile!” Cage The Elephant’s Matthew Shultz goes in for the lost-phone kill.
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“THAT’s why I shouldn’t have supersized my cola…”
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Despite forgetting their deodorant, Emma and Kate weren’t self-conscious about going “au natural”.
Miles Kane reacts to a “you’re just a Tesco value Alex Turner” jibe.
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One Direction go for the “oh dear, it’s quite rainy really isn’t it?” look.
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Ok, you remembered to bring the waterproof trousers, but you don’t need to be so happy about it…
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Punters plug themselves into an air supply to get fortified for three days of rock.
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The outbreak of killer caterpillars was luckily containable…
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The S Club Jrs reunion was a mixed success…
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The new-look Sugababes weren’t very happy about having to play the makeshift “dodgems” stage but it would do…
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The fruitless search for Jen’s missing contact lens continues…
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Pete ‘n’ Carl add fuel to those ‘Libertines To Reunite’ rumours.
Frankie & The Heartstrings play Reading and try to ignore the “FRANKIE SAYS ‘RELAAAAAX'” heckle.
There’s always one isn’t there…
The ‘I’m A Little Teapot’ dance proved very LOL for the crowd.
“Come on, Vogue” Frankie & The Heartstrings choose an unusual cover…
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Taking Back Sunday play the Main Stage, 1pm, Friday in Leeds. The band drew in a decent crowd for an early slot and were followed by Frank Turner.
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Rain’s pouring on both sites today (Friday) and the forecast looks pretty grim, especially at Leeds. However, that didn’t stop fans giving their all for Taking Back Sunday at Branham Park.
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Both sites are packed with punters in ponchos and war paint. Here crowds watch Taking Back Sunday on Friday in Leeds.
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Taking Back Sunday, Friday, Leeds. Comment below with your thoughts on the festival so far.
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The “hanging the mic from your neck” trick was enjoyable until the choking sensation began…
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Crowds at Taking Back Sunday, Friday, Leeds
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We Are The Ocean open proceedings on the Main Stage at Leeds.
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It’s a bright but rainy start to things in Leeds.
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Uh-oh. Revellers go mad for Teletubbies fancy dress (and Where’s Wally).
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The crowds aren’t sure if they’re in for a sunny or wet weekend….
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The merch stand! Come on, those Beady Eye t-shirt won’t sell themselves…
“How many drops of rain have there been?” The question gets the crowd a bit confused…
“Look everybody, I can stick my whole hand into my ear,” Architects’ Sam Carter shows off.
Gothing out at Reading…
CH-CH-CH-CH Cherri Bomb hit the stage at Reading.
Punters huddle under their ponchos during an early afternoon shower at Reading.
“Ha ha, you’re wearing a ‘Where’s Wally’ hat!” Stella from Warpaint has a mid-set LOL.
“Today I decided to dress as rock’n’roll gnome…”
The Blacklisters pretend its raining beer in Leeds on Thursday.
Box o’ wine and wellies: the only things you really ever need at a festival…
Punters show up early to score the best spots to pitch their tents at Reading Festival 2011.