Rock festival of the week: Reading and Leeds Festival, Richfield Avenue, Reading & Bramham Park, Leeds


Kevin Harley
Friday 16 August 2013 17:07 BST

Something of a heavy shindig before indie bands took over, Reading and its sibling event re-emphasise the rock with this year's main-stage headliners.

Eminem aside, Nine Inch Nails, System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Green Day wouldn't shame Download. Indie big-hitters Alt-J, Jake Bugg, Phoenix and Johnny Marr now fill the other stages.

Dance and hip-hop get a good boost, however, from a new Radio 1 stage and main draws like Chase & Status, Azealia Banks and Skrillex, whose brostep beats will give the main-stage leaders a run for their money volume-wise.;, Friday to 25 August

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