When a band goes to a festival, they don’t just go to play some hits to a crowd of costumed drunkards in a field. They also go to have fun. So we decided to catch up with a few of the acts around the site and join them in the fun – here’s a we photo snapped of The Vaccines. Check out some more backstage action in this R+L AAA gallery.
Frankie And The Heartstrings prove that there’s no age limit to enjoying a kitten balloon.
Fucked Up hide from the rain inside their tour bus.
Julian Casablancas and Jarvis Cocker team up for the cover of this year’s Reading and Leeds issue of NME (in addition to teaming up on stage for a cover of The Cars’ ‘Just What I Needed’).
Chapel Club indulge in a bit of dodgem action.
Cerebral Ballzy are looking a bit, erm, possessed backstage.
Are Friendly Fires plotting their next big on-stage dance move?
The Joy Formidable congratulate themselves on an ace performance with a big group hug.
Unfortunately, Jane’s Addiction had to bail on their big show. Dave Navarro still found some time to jam in his dressing room, though. Click here to watch our video interview with him.
Apparently Odd Future didn’t get the memo that bikes don’t work so well around a muddy festival field.
The View’s Kyle Falconer’s diva antics are revealed with him being wheeled around the entire festival.
The Vaccines’ Freddie posing artistically before going on stage.
Bombay Bicycle Club were the winners of the annual musical statues competition.
Frankie and the Heartstrings reminding himself not to forget to rock out later.
The Tribes live up to the rumour only two of them actually own teeth.
White Lies braving the cold and going out alone after dark.
Yuck showing a mixture of emotions and an array of demin.
Cerebral Ballzy needing some privacy backstage. And maybe some help?
Black Listers getting into the spirit of things with a pre-show beer shower.
Mona hit hard by the recession do some moonlighting as an Ice Cream Van man at the festival.
Horrors and Vaccines flirt with forming a super group where black hair and clothing are not optional.
The Vaccines just leaving the toilets after going for a group bowel movement.
Chapel Club’s pre-show meeting in session. Might need someone to relight your fire though, guys.
Two Door Cinema Club promote their new range of eyewear for every festival occasion.
Frankie and the Heartstrings having some sort of twitching reaction to the festivals falafel.
Joy Formidable explaining the theory of evolution beginning with crazy drummer and ending with cool as a cucumber singer.
Midnight Beasts proving they’re just another boyband what with their colour co-ordinating clothing and choreographed poses.
Pulled Apart By Horses drummer Lee Vincent obviously didn’t get the memo about wearing a white t-shirt.
The rest of Fucked Up threatning to bundle singer Pink Eyes if he re-creates his naked stage antics again this year.