Leeds Festival // NME // 2011

14 September 11

Posted at 10:47

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Shot Leeds Festival with Team NME a few weeks ago. Fun times were had in our little cabin. Tough to shoot because of the horrendous rain on the Friday but got to shoot loads of very lively bands.

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Also got my first NME poster page in last weeks issue with this shot of Muse I took from the sound tower, which I am very proud of, always remember looking at these before I shot for the mag and seeing some famous names on them - big milestone for me to have my name on one!

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So to start Leeds' silliest boys... Pulled Apart By Horses....

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Tom Horse.

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3 horses crowdsurfing...

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T-Hud doing crowd-backstroke...

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Wouldn't be PABH without the classic  James Brown jump shot...

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Pulled Apart By Horses

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Pulled Apart By Horses

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Post gig wetness. 

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I briefly ventured into the campsite...

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Not quite sure whats going on here...

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Lots of waiting in the rain...

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This was the first band to open up the mainstage on the Fri, it was all very damp...

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Enter Shikari on the Mainstage, Friday afternoon.

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Enter Shikari

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Clouds of sweat!

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Enter Shikari

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Yet more dampness...

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Enter Shikari

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Enter Shikari

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Free hugs...

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Hugs.

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Tropical japes. 

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Cosy Campers.

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Deftones. Best band in the world. Ever. 

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New bassist Sergio.

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I thought it was a brilliant set and performance. No-one else seemed to like it though.

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Lovely stuff.

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Programs £10? No thanks.

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Whackys...

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Cerebral Ballzy. Actually really lovely guys...

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Cerebral Ballzy

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Cerebral Ballzy

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Cerebral Ballzy

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Cerebral Ballzy

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O.K. So I was really bored of shooting 'Whacky' people dressed up for my atmosphere so I thought I'd go on a little walk and get some shots that told the story of the festival that were less obvious. This is the recycling plant behind the Silent Disco tent...

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Theres also a little area behind the guest bar and between our NME office that all the bands park their huge tour buses. I once saw all the coach drivers having a little party, I was going to take a picture but then they looked mad at me, probably thought I was trying to snap a celeb on one of the buses so I ran off... 

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Taking Back Sunday

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Taking Back Sunday

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Taking a relaxed attitude to security. If only they were all this happy...

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Even more wetness...

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Horrors fans waiting...

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The Horrors.

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Aaaah the Silent Disco. I went on an adventure to the Silent Disco one night...

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I didn't have headphones so it was totally surreal!!

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All I could hear was people breathing heavily and every now and then singing really badly, apart from that I had no idea what they where listening to...

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I want to know what he was listening to...

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I had lots of fun doing this in the end.

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And thats most of my best bits really!

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Big love to all cabin buddies Danny, Andy WH, Dan Dinosaur, RJ, Pattie B, Emily McK, Laura, Abby, Damo, Jaime F, Sam, erm probably some others too so big Hi! to everyone!

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