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The Reading and Leeds music festival "has been going down phenomenally well" despite torrential rain turning the sites into mudbaths, the event organiser has said.
Melvin Benn hailed the Leeds crowds in particular for showing northern grit in the face of the dire weather at the West Yorkshire site.
"There's no doubt it was biblical really on Friday and it was there to test whether the crowd was truly Northern or not," he said.
"They demonstrated that they were and they put two fingers up to the weather and said 'you're not going to beat us', they stayed the course."
It's been another wet night for revellers at the Leeds Festival. But most managed to keep spirits high - with Detroit rapper Eminem taking to the main stage today.
Festival goers have been reporting alarming conditions at Reading and Leeds music festivals. Writing on the official Leeds Festival page, several ticket holders complained that the facilities were not coping with the weather.
Overnight torrential rain on Friday, and continued showers last night have turned the sites at Reading and Leeds music festivals into mud baths.
Music fans at Leeds enjoyed sets from Biffy Clyro, and Greenday, whilst Eminem played at Reading. Tonight the headliners will switch.