The backstage area at Glastonbury is always a mixture of bands, their famous friends, journalists (like us) and absolute chancers. Here’s all the bits you didn’t see from behind the scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2016.
Glaswegian trio CHVRCHES get prepped to warm up for New Order on The Other Stage.
Rat Boy get rowdy before their secret Thursday night set at William’s Green.
20-year-old Jordan Cardy AKA Rat Boy strikes a pose before jumping on stage.
Madrid garage band The Parrots get silly backstage. Listen to their track ‘I am not alone’
Snooker legend-turned-DJ, Steve Davis is dead chuffed to be at Glastonbury 2016.
Two Door Cinema Club are back with brand new music. We caught them before their Pyramid Stage slot.
Glastonbury wouldn’t be Glastonbury without a karaoke slot from Mr Michael Eavis. This year, crowds were treated to renditions of classic Elvis tunes.
Fresh from supporting The Stone Roses at their opening Etihad Stadium show, Blossoms chatted to us about what it was like to play with their idols.
Here’s Declan McKenna, winner of 2015’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition. He’s either got glitter on his face or he grows a really weird beard.
Pixx aka Hannah Rodgers flashes a big grin and her freshly-dyed pink hair backstage.
The Lumineers sitting pretty minutes before they took to the Other Stage.
Texas natives White Denim twiddle their thumbs backstage before their performance on the West Holts stage.
The Bastille boys have a chuckle before taking to The Other Stage for an explosive set.
Singer-songwriter Frances checks out Glastonbury’s interior design at the hospitality tent.
Stormzy contemplates which party to represent as Prime Minister. #StormzyForPrimeMinister
ZZ Top looking majestic underneath a threatening sky.
Noel Gallagher stares off into the distance backstage.
Shura, fresh from her set on the Other Stage, pops in to the NME camp.
Shura rocks out with her boots out.
Model and musician Dua Lipa serves it in a bodysuit. I wonder how she managed the Glasto toilets?
Kurt Vile keeps it cool backstage at The Park before his set
We chatted to Kurt Vile about new music, being a squirrel in HBO’s ‘Animals’ and Donald Trump.
Cat’s Eyes rock matching jackets after their set at The Park.
Grungey quartet Wolf Alice muck around behind scenes at the Pyramid Stage.
Chvrches again, looking very chilled while we chatted to them about life on tour.
Wolf Alice seek some dry land to perch in Glastonbury’s sea of mud.
Daisy Lowe manages to out-cool everyone in a polka-dot jumpsuit.
Portia Freeman gives side-eye in the sun.
Ellie Goulding enjoying the Glastonbury vibes
Super Hans is at Glastonbury. I repeat: Super Hans is at Glastonbury.
This is Mø, the ‘Lean On’ singer. Mø is coming for you.
The 1975 kick back.
Ellie from Wolf Alice and Isaac from Slaves hang out in the mud with a nice lager.
“Don’t be scared to follow your dreams. Do the things you love and you’ll find that the right people and circumstances are drawn to you. It all starts with making a choice and then committing to it.”
Craig David, garage don and positive thinking pro
Spanish indie group Hinds chill out backstage after their Sunday afternoon show at The Park.