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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.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Matt Richardson/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2013

  • Deap Vally get themselves on the cover of the NME.

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    Added: 23 Aug 2013

  • 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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    Added: 23 Aug 2013

  • 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.

    Photo: Caitlin Mogridge/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2013

  • The Family Rain load in.

    Photo: Andy Hughes/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Jordan Hughes/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2013

  • Fred from Spector drowns his sorrows.

    Photo: Jordan Hughes/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Jordan Hughes/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Jordan Hughes/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 23 Aug 2013

  • Sunderland lads Frankie & The Heartstrings strike a pose backstage.

    Photo: Caitlin Mogridge/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Charlie XCX sports some practical festival footwear.

    Photo: Caitlin Mogridge/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Caitlin Mogridge/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Temples - sniffin' some foliage.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

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

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    Added: 24 Aug 2013

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

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    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • And there they are again.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

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

    Photo: Caitlin Mogridge/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Haim shelter from the storm.

    Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Alana Haim makes friends backstage.

    Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Dedicated fans in NME's signing tent queue.

    Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • The stage is this way, mate.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Drenge show some brotherly love backstage at Reading.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Mo flashes a peace sign in Leeds.

    Photo: Caitlin Mogridge/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Matt Richardson/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Matt Richardson/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • The Strypes have been studying Rock Band Poses 101.

    Photo: Jordan Hughes/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Caitlin Mogridge/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Halfmoon Run like each other really.

    Photo: Caitlin Mogridge/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2013

  • Inaugural press conference for the Haima Violets.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Mallery Knox arrive for their NME signing tent session.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Mallery Knox visit Team NME's glamorous offices.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Chilli from Palma Violets is a discerning reader.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Lower Than Atlantis have terrible manners.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Jake Bugg having the time of his life.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • George looks distinctly unimpressed by Aluna's jokes.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Angel Haze rawks.

    Photo: Caitlin Mogridge/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • We Are The In Crowd are not in the crowd.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2013

  • Gallows sign a guitar in the NME signing tent.

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2013

  • Haim hang backstage at Leeds festival.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2013

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

    Photo: Hugo May/NME

    Added: 27 Aug 2013