A vital part of UK's music festival scene, other than Glastonbury the lineups of Reading & Leeds have pulled in international music fans from all genres for years, spawning countless famous moments for both the festivals and performers alike.
2015 sees yet another colourful mix where the legendary sounds of Metallica will clash with the electronic intensity of Deadmau5, along with the unstoppable force of Kendrick Lamar and more, with so much to choose from here's some recommendations of who to see from the Festicket Team:
This year's lineup definitely has a great diverse selection of metal and punk, Metallica is obviously going to be classic fun, but if you want to jump into some raucous pits or launch yourself into energetic and loud crowds then head to Cancer Bats or Against Me!.
Absorb stoner and progressive sounds aplenty during the sets of Baroness & Mastodon, and to experience something fast becoming an accepted guilty pleasure, go and enjoy the manufactured pop-metal Japanese treat known as Babymetal, Don't act like you wouldn't find this hilarious:
It's not just about music at Reading & Leeds as there is also comedy to enjoy, so I'd highly recommend seeing the uncompromising and controversial Reginald D Hunter. Equal shock-factor moments are to be expected during the sets of Azealia Banks and Kendrick Lamar and I'm sure many will be going to watch The Libertines just to see what happens!
Hopefully there won't be any mud this year but you can still get plenty of dirty riffs with the likes of Drenge and Palma Violets, Royal Blood, Slaves and Marmozets either side of the critically acclaimed Wolf Alice, and then a more refined affair to finish things off on Sunday with the multi-talented Jack Garratt.
For me, the first artist on my list has to be alt-J. Having been taken in by their two albums, I've been equally enthralled when I've caught them live, and what's more, with only two albums in the bank, there'll be no need to worry about them not playing your favourite songs.
Looking beyond those Leeds' Uni hipsters, the raw energy of The Cribs will no doubt knock you back, and likewise will the pulsating beats and cut-throat rhymes of hip-hop duo Run the Jewels.
Or, if you're into your tamer indie, Swim Deep and Peace are two that will both delight and get you moving.