A couple of weeks have now passed since Reading and Leeds and we at Room Thirteen have just about got over the hectic and utterly wonderful time we had at the Leeds end of the festival. Much sleep has been caught up with, much detoxing has been done and far more importantly, much deliberation has been had over who have been our festival highlights.

Despite the weather remaining pretty inclement for the duration of the festival (heavy rain, high winds) and being generally unseasonal, that did not stop hardy festival goers (Room Thirteen included) from venturing out from the relatively dry confines of their tents and braving the elements to see a broad selection of some really great bands.

From more established acts such as headliners Pulp, My Chemical Romance, The Strokes and Muse, to much newer Benjamin Francis Leftwich, The Joy Formidable and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, it was a strong year for the festival. Pretty much something for everyone, the appeal of the festival is apparent: there is a wide, eclectic range on offer here.

But one of the best things is that when you begin to tire of the music (if you ever could) there is always the chance to catch some comedy or films on the Alternative Stage. Henry Rollins and his excitable, acerbic wit was a major highlight this year and Room Thirteen even managed to steal a glimpse at the screening of Nirvana's legendary Reading performance. Even if that is not your bag, and if your insides can bare further trauma, a selection of some of the mind bogglingly, physics ignoring fairground rides you could imagine are available also.

So Leeds 2011 was a typically fun and exciting affair for those that covered it and we hope to see you all there next year with us.

To see all our reviews from Leeds, please head here: here.

Reading and Leeds Festival 2012 will take place from August 24-26 next year and a limited number of tickets are onsale now. If you book now, tickets will be available at 2011 prices.