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What % Charli XCX are you? Take our quiz and find out now

Posted:Saturday | 4:08 PM

Lock it, lock it, got the key can you unlock it?

Did you catch Charli XCX’s set today and are now sat wondering just how similar you are to the pop queen herself? It’s something we do daily. Wonder no more, friends. We’ve concocted a highly scientific quiz which determines how similar you are to the one and only Charli XCX.

Don’t spend too long thinking about your answers – go with your gut, your instinct.

Jackie Kolgraf

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Jackie Kolgraf

Please bring a reusable bottle and fill up at the free water points

Posted:Saturday | 4:07 PM

We allow empty metal and plastic reusable bottles of any size into the Arena.

reusable-bottle

You may also bring in sealed water/soft drinks which are 500ml or less.

Please familiarise yourself with our free water points in the campsite and Arena on the map below.

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Jackie Kolgraf

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Jackie Kolgraf

Meet You Me At Six, Pale Waves, Hayley Kiyoko and more at the BBC Radio 1 Signing Tent today

Posted:Saturday | 4:06 PM

Feast your eyes on this year’s schedule below and don’t forget to favourite them in the app so we can send you a handy reminder 15 minutes before. Trust us, you’ll never miss out on anything again.

Saturday

17:00 – Hobo Johnson

15:45 – The Wombats

15:00 – You Me At Six

14:15 – Pale Waves

Jackie Kolgraf

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Jackie Kolgraf

Find out what % Matty Healy you are in this accurate quiz

Posted:Saturday | 4:02 PM

Poison me daddy, it’s time to see how much you relate to The 1975’s Matt Healy ahead of their Main Stage performance tonight.

It really is a question that’s been keeping us up late at night recently. Just how similar are we to the creative genius that’s Matt Healy? We’re going to lie to you all and say is accurate (when in fact, that couldn’t be further than the truth).

So… fancy trying your luck at it? Settle Down with the quiz below. You know we want to see what results you get over on @OfficialRandL.

Jackie Kolgraf

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Jackie Kolgraf

Charli XCX’s stunning summery set lights up Main Stage

Charli XCX’s stunning summery set lights up Main Stage

Posted:Saturday | 4:00 PM

Crowd pleasers galore as Leeds Festival put its dancing shoes on for the electropop star.

“I wanna see you dance, even if you don’t know these songs,” Charli XCX told the Main Stage crowd.

Leeds Festival didn’t need a second invitation on Saturday afternoon, and the singer-songwriter’s choice of beloved songs was just the ticket as those assembled enjoyed a banging time in the sun.

Starting her set off with ‘I Blame it on Your Love’, the Essex native bounced, strutted, and bopped her way across the stage with other well-known numbers such as ‘Fancy’, ‘1999’, and ‘I Love It (I Don’t Care)’.

Even lesser-known songs like ‘Focus’ and ‘Gone’ were appreciated by the packed crowd no matter whether people were at the front or the back. ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls Night Out’ gave, well, boys and girls their chance to shine too, even if all genders enjoyed each song in equal measure.

Diplo-produced ‘Spicy’, a cover of the iconic Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ tune was also on display as Charli XCX threw things back to the 90s before she closed her set with the crowd-pleasing ‘Boom Clap’. It proved to be the perfect end to an afternoon of electropop and ensured that Charli XCX’s first time on the Main Stage was as memorable as her previous performances at Leeds Festival.

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Tom Power

No Rome are building an empire

Posted:Saturday | 3:58 PM

The perfect way to ease yourself into the long day ahead.

Funk-inspired, bubbling synths and spaced-out vocals peered through a haze of soft, fuzzy distortion as No Rome made an early mark on the Festival Republic Stage with their richly crafted poppy dreamscape.

The pulsing of the drum pads could be felt in your chest, while the tracks were adorned by the tinkling ivories that glittered over the low-slung lines of the melody. The swaying rhythms and genuine warmth emanating from the discordant piano notes on‘Saint Laurent’ were met with ethereal harmonising, giving it all the hallmarks of a top-class dreamy pop ballad.

‘Cash Money’ received a rapturous reception from the crowd, whose hands bounced with each ebb and flow of the melody: yet far and away the crowd favourite was closer ‘Narcissist’, which initiated the most unified uprise in dancing to ripple out across the tent!

Soft and gently wavering: No Rome are the perfect way to ease yourself into the long day ahead.

Charlotte Hardman

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Charlotte Hardman

Nice one indeed, Bastille

Posted:Saturday | 2:21 PM
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Jackie Kolgraf

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me find their Main Stage groove

Posted:Saturday | 2:11 PM

They self-identified as ‘the cheapest band on the festival’ (owing to their status as a duo!).

Introduced to their Main Stage debut by an eerie robotic voiceover and a myriad of phased-out synths, Utah’s I Don’t Know How But They Found Me – despite being just a two-piece – sent a wake-up call floating out across the campsites in the form of their unique, groove-inflected brand of indie rock.

Frontman Dallon Weekes (formerly a touring member of alt-pop giants Panic! At The Disco) may have been ill, but chuck on a helping hand of some reverb and he powered through masterfully. Sitting somewhere between the Arctic Monkeys and My Chemical Romance, with some spacey synths, big band undertones, and off-kilter drum beats thrown in for good measure, IDKHow are pushing the envelope of indie rock to its wonderfully experimental limits.

Sultry groove permeated tracks such as ‘Do It All The Time’, with the influence of trembling saxophone notes buried beneath the guitars and drums. Stuffy and pretentious they were not, as their self-deprecating humour made them instantly amenable. Among the ‘Opening Bands’ they may be, but easily forgotten? Absolutely no chance.

Charlotte Hardman

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Charlotte Hardman