Reading and Leeds 2013 - Backstage, bands and blaggers

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Reading and Leeds 2013 - Backstage, bands and blaggers

Here's all the debauchery we've captured on camera backstage at this year's Reading and Leeds. First up, here's those nice Peace boys very much ready for their close up.

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Matthew Healy of The 1975 having a whale of a time backstage at Reading.

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Deap Vally get themselves on the cover of the NME.

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It's only a matter of time until Fidlar's cover of The Wurzel's 'I've Got A Brand New Combine Harvester'.

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Deftones face an NME grilling behind the main stage at Reading. Video coming soon...

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Peace in our time. Harry thoughtfully protects Dom from hearing any Breaking Bad spoilers.

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Harry from Peace takes a shine to our signing tent guitar.

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New Found Glory have the punk rock poses down.

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Sisterly love from 'Sistrionix' duo Deap Vally.

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Frightened Rabbit show no fear before their NME signing session.

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Fenech Solar are yet to master 'all looking at the camera at the same time'.

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Bring Me The Horizon leave their mark on the NME signing tent guitar.

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One of Bastille was, frankly, expecting it to be warmer.

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Going to Chvrches is a serious business.

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This is what you get for making fun of the one guy in California X wearing white.

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The Family Rain load in.

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Compared to her onstage outfit, Aluna from AlunaGeorge is positively overdressed here.

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Fred from Spector drowns his sorrows.

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Phoenix's ride is so sweet, they don't even have to worry about socks.

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We haven't seen a ride this pimped out since we woke up in Xzibit's garage.

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It's only a matter of time until Fidlar's cover of The Wurzel's 'I've Got A Brand New Combine Harvester'.

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Reading and Leeds 2013 - Backstage, bands and blaggers

Chino from Deftones representing for A$AP Rocky's 'Pussy, Money, Weed'.

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Deap Vally even managed to look cool despite Reading's glamorous backstage building site vibes.

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Sunderland lads Frankie & The Heartstrings strike a pose backstage.

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Charlie XCX sports some practical festival footwear.

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All the band babysitters must have been booked out this weekend. Chapel Club bring the family to Leeds Festival.

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Temples - sniffin' some foliage.

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Birmingham's Swim Deep before their early afternoon show at Reading.

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Childhood on the backstage ramp behind the NME Radio 1 Stage at Reading.

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And there they are again.

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Pure Love's balls are so big they need a separate van.

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Haim shelter from the storm.

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Alana Haim makes friends backstage.

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What could be more romantic to do on an August bank holiday?

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Dedicated fans in NME's signing tent queue.

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Reading and Leeds 2013 - Backstage, bands and blaggers

The stage is this way, mate.

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Drenge show some brotherly love backstage at Reading.

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Mo flashes a peace sign in Leeds.

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Jagwar Ma have brought back baggy beats... now they're bringing in the 'head towel'.

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There's Alana Haim again... crashing Palma Violet's NME interview.

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The Strypes have been studying Rock Band Poses 101.

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Chvrches being interviewed by celebrity fan Cat Power... or is it NME's Lucy Jones?

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Halfmoon Run like each other really.

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Inaugural press conference for the Haima Violets.

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Mallery Knox arrive for their NME signing tent session.

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Mallery Knox visit Team NME's glamorous offices.

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Chilli from Palma Violets is a discerning reader.

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Lower Than Atlantis have terrible manners.

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Jake Bugg having the time of his life.

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Shikari Sound System in full effect ahead of their signing tent session.

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George looks distinctly unimpressed by Aluna's jokes.

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Angel Haze rawks.

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We Are The In Crowd are not in the crowd.

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Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun from Twenty One Pilots warm up their vocal chords backstage.

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Gallows just can't wait to leave the festival site for a cup of tea with their mums.

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Gallows sign a guitar in the NME signing tent.

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Haim hang backstage at Leeds festival.

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Dinosaur Pile-Up chill out in the NME signing tent with NME's very own Rhian Daly.

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Dinosaur Pile-Up approve of Trent Reznor's NME cover.

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