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Reading and Leeds: Bands' gallery
27 August 2012
Last updated at 07:36
See pictures of the artists who appeared at the Reading and Leeds festivals over the bank holiday weekend.
Florence + The Machine took to the main stage on the second night of Reading Festival. She had planned out a "rather romantic" set, featuring tracks from the album Ceremonials, but ended up having to contend with the torrential rain.
Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters were one of the biggest names on the bill and played two sets full of crowd pleasing tunes like All My Life, The Pretender, My Hero and Everlong.
Tom Meighan holds his microphone out to the crowd as he performs live at Reading on the main stage. He dedicated one of their songs to his daughter Mimi. Kasabian headlined the event on the Saturday night.
Green Day put in a surprise performance at Reading on Saturday. The US band had hinted they would be making an appearance when they were on Radio 1 earlier in the week.
Azealia Banks, who has recently delayed the release of her album to February 2013, performed on Saturday night at Reading. Later that same evening, Metronomy headlined the Lock Up/Dance Stage.
Roughton 'Rou' Reynolds of Enter Shikari leaps up during his Saturday performance at Reading Festival. The band played songs from their 2012 album A Flash Flood Of Colour as well as crowd pleasers like Destabilise.
Hayley Williams made good use of her rock chick orange hair during the band's main stage performances. The Tennessee band were high up the bill, just before The Cure. Festival organiser Melvin Benn has said he thinks the band could headline the event in a few years.
Surrey band You Me At Six played on the main stage at Leeds on Saturday and at the Reading site on Friday.
Robert Smith from The Cure took to the stage in his trademark make-up when the band did their headline show. Formed at the end of the 1970s, they're best known for songs like Friday I'm In Love. The five-piece played 31 songs during their Reading show.
Lead singer of The Hives Pelle Almqvist went for a smart outfit during the Swedish band's set. The front man pulled out the mic twirling antics and lively dancing that he's well known for.
Caught in the spotlight - Foster the People played on the NME/Radio 1 stage before headliners The Maccabees. The US band's track Pumped Up Kicks won Top Rock Song at this year's Billboard Music Awards.
This one's for you - Fred Macpherson of east London band Spector looks straight into the camera during the band's Reading appearance. Spector were named in the BBC's Sound of 2012 list and played for Zane Lowe in May.
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