The top 20 bands of the 2014 festival season

Festival season is never truly over until the battle of the bands has been won. And the winner is... Arctic Monkeys, as voted for by readers of NME in their 20 Best Bands of Festival Season 2014.

1. Arctic Monkeys

2. Queens of the Stone Age

3. Outkast

4. Arcade Fire

5. Royal Blood

6. Bombay Bicycle Club

7. Haim

8. Vampire Weekend

9. Metallica

10. Jake Bugg

11. Jungle

12. Kasabian

13. Warpaint

14. Metronomy

15. Dolly Parton

16. Fat White Family

17. Future Islands

18. MIA

19. Paramore

20. Skrillex

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