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Backstage at Glastonbury 2014: Bands, Celebrities & Blaggers

  • Glastonbury 2014 is over for another year. We were backstage snapping all the bands, celebs and blaggers. Here's a selection of NME's best shots, from Noel Gallagher to Lily Allen. One of the highlights of Thursday night was Kate Tempest, shown here having a cuddle with her pal Dan from Bastille.

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  • Despite persistent sound problems during her set, but the poet-turned-rapper kept the momentum going by freestyling a capella. She referred to her recent debut album ‘Everybody Down’, from which her set was taken. "This record has changed my life, I'm so fucking happy," she said. She looks it, too.

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  • Kaiser Chiefs pose just after their secret set on The Other Stage. Taking to the stage at 11am on the dot, the band launched straight into 'I Predict A Riot', and Ricky Wilson made his way into the crowd - singing the first verse while hanging over the barrier.

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  • Drenge take shelter from a downpour with a cardboard box. Creative.

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  • Did Ricky not get the blue memo? Kaiser Chiefs will close the John Peel stage on Saturday.

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  • Haim's bass player Este Haim wins in the style stakes before her band's set on Friday. Last year Este's Pyramid Stage debut was eventful. "I almost died," Este said. "We were in the middle of a song and I'm diabetic and I didn't eat before my set like a smart, good diabetic does, and I remember not being able to feel my arms, and I was like 'This is not a normal feeling when I'm playing music'."

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  • Followed by Alana Haim and a mystery friend. Haim play The Other Stage at 4.25pm.

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  • Joey Barton pictured in the VIP area backstage. Who does he think'll win the World Cup? "I was going for Argentina but they haven't filled me with much confidence."

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  • East India Youth, the nattiest dresser in music.

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  • Mark Foster and Isom Innis hang out at the NME bus in a brief moment of sunshine. Watch the video interview on NME.com soon.

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  • 90s legend Zoe Ball spotted backstage. Could her husband Fatboy Slim play a secret set perchance? Oh, shoot, no, that's BBC legend Jo Whiley.

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  • BBC Radio Presenter Huw Stephens brought his solar panels with him.

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  • Comedian John Bishop tweeted earlier that he got some brand new sunglasses for the festival. It's a sideways-thumb from us ya bish.

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  • Rita Ora on theme with a cow-print dress.

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  • A real celebrity in our midst! It's Noel Gallagher doing an impression of a medium flying bird with his wife, Sara MacDonald

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  • Spot the Vampire Weekend frontman... turns out Ezra Keonig is in Somerset. Here he is (back right)watching his friends Haim on the Pyramid Stage.

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  • Cerys Matthews of Catatonia and being-on-the-radio fame.

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  • We also spotted Alexa Chung braving the rain. Here she is with a cup of coffee from the press tent. So that's who took the last bit of milk...

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  • Lily Allen, pulling a man in a trolley. No, we don't know either.

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  • Little Dragon, big poses.

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  • John Newman stopped by to pose for NME's cameras too, after his Other Stage performance. Nice to see ya, John.

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  • Spotted backstage: Florence Welch with Sam Smith. Great to see you out and about Flo, but how's about a new Florence + the Machine album?

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  • Good to see Swim Deep repping their 'bros', Wolf Alice.

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  • Wolf Alice in a tense game of table tennis.

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  • Hi Edith Bowman!

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  • Chloe Howl was another found moseying around in the backstage area.

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  • Kelis brings all the boys to the yard. Well, her boy. And by yard, I of course mean, 'muddy slop behind the Pyramid Stage'.

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  • Yesterday it was Noel. Saturday it's Liam. Welcome to Glastonbury.

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  • Lily Allen hangs out in the backstage bar area.

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  • Michael Eavis celebrates the billing of Dolly Parton with a lovely grin.

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  • Darlia pictured backstage after frontman Nathan Day smashed up his guitar on stage.

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  • Ellie Goulding was another knocking about backstage on Sunday.

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  • Now that's an outfit. The Kooks, fresh from their secret set on the John Peel Stage.

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  • Eavis approves.

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