Didn’t think you had an AAA pass this weekend? Well, yes you do. NME’s team of photographers are all over Reading and Leeds Festival 2015. We’ll be bringing you all the action: the bands spotted backstage, all the famous hangers-on in the guest area and all the best behind-the-scenes shots of the standout acts on the bill.
Sundara Karma getting cheeky.
The Jarman brothers from The Cribs, on their eighth Reading Festival and stading strong.
A very dapper Mini Mansions – probably the only band to don a dicky bow at Reading.
Against Me, post-set: sweaty but happy.
Against Me having a team cheers before their set.
Hey dude, where’s my basketball?
We’re all gazing at the stars.
Charli XCX may be older than she looks…
Don’t mess with these guys…
Hungry like the Wolf Alice.
The Wombats duck for cover.
In Leeds, Swim Deep are the latest band to jump in the comedy-sized deck chair.
H09909 take a walk on the wild side.
Drenge soak up the rays in sunny Leeds.
Twin Peaks share a can or two.
Folksters Bear’s Den just love arsing about.
Rich O’Flynn from All We Are flexes his muscles.
Ratboy just love clowning around..
We catch God Damn and Swim Deep in conversation.
God Damn are all about peace and love.
Life’s a pizz-a cake for Districts.
Tunbridge Wells duo are a barrel of laughs backstage at Reading Festival.
Hyped London four-piece Wolf Alice make their return to Reading – with a No.2 album for ‘My Love Is Cool’ now under their belts – after making their festival debut last year.
It’s the boys in the band in blue.
Frank Turner looks like butter wouldn’t melt backstage at Leeds.
If they get any closer to the camera Mariachi El Bronx may break the lens…
Swae, one half of platinum selling hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, gazes off into the distance at Reading Festival.
Newcomers Hyena behind the BBC Introducing Stage in sunny Leeds.
It’s a rare moment of Peace and quiet for the popular London band.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the coolest of them all? It’s Georgia at Reading, of course.
Alvvays play your cards right backstage at Reading Festival.
A suited and booted Mini Mansions looking like they could give the new James Bond a run for his money as they pose behind the scenes at Bramham Park.
Minnesotans Hippo Campus – who are signed to Transgressive Records – find a novel way to get round Bramham Park.
Gengahr are heads and shoulders above the rest at Bramham Park.
Alt-J look all serious for the camera ahead of their anticipated Friday night set at Reading Festival.
Birmingham indie-poppers du jour Swim Deep prove their photographic mettle for this backstage snap taken at Reading Festival.
Palma Violets take a break from causing havoc at Reading Festival.
Emerging Brighton four-piece Black Honey check out the birds at Leeds Festival.
One of our tips for the weekend – and the first band to be played on Apple’s Beat 1 – Manchester newcomers Spring King cosy up on the sofa before taking to the Festival Republic stage at Bramham Park.
Oxford indie quartet Glass Animals, who released their debut album ‘Zaba’ last year, get all reflective in this psychedelic shot taken at Leeds Festival.
Obaro Ejimiwe AKA Ghostpoet strikes a moody pose backstage at Leeds Festival.
The Gaslight Anthem – Reading and Leeds Festival veterans – before their Main Stage set. The band recently announced they’re going to be taking a break from touring later this year.
Three people to one deck chair… Drenge soaked up the early afternoon sun before their Main Stage set at Reading.
Shura taking a break atop a flight case before her appearance on the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading.
Lead singer Matt Caughthran and the band. Excellent formation.
The very first band hitting the Main Stage at this year’s Reading Festival were Mariachi El Bronx. Photographed on the wings of the stage before they went on, there were no signs of any nerves.