Reading And Leeds Festival 2014: How Arctic Monkeys Went From Sheffield Indie Kids To Music Festival Headliners (PICS)

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Since their formation in 2002, the Arctic Monkeys have come a long way, going from playing in Sheffield pubs to headlining festivals including Glastonbury, T In The Park and Reading and Leeds, where they'll perform this weekend.

Alex Turner and his bandmates Matt Helders, Jamie Cook and Nick O’Malley (who replaced Andy Nicholson in 2006) have undergone quite the transformation since storming the British music scene with their debut single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ in 2005.

Now, their scruffy polo tops and baggy jeans are long gone, and in their place sit leather jackets, gelled hair and skinny jeans.

Alex’s awkward stage presence is also a thing of the past and the frontman now charms his audiences with humorous banter and cheeky one-liners.

Instead of arriving at the Brit Awards in joke farmer costumes, Arctic Monkeys confidently stride along the red carpet, before smoothly delivering bewildering acceptance speeches.

With their huge return to Reading and Leeds taking this place this weekend, there's no better time to take a look back through the photo album, and see how everyone's favourite Sheffield band have evolved...

The Evolution Of The Arctic Monkeys
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