This weekend, not only will we be bringing you the very best photos of the bands on stage at Reading and Leeds Festival, we’ll also be brining you all the behind-the-scenes action. The backstage stuff. The stuff you don’t normally get to see. The bands, the blaggers and celebrities. Gerard Way kicked off the whole weekend with his debut solo festival show. Here he is straight afterwards.
London’s Fat White Family brought their unique brand of chaos to the Festival Republic Stage at Reading Festival on Friday. Here they are before their set. They weren’t wearing as many clothes when the notoriously chaotic bunch came off stage later.
Drenge decided to don this pair of natty dresses for their set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Reading on Friday afternoon. And, why not?
One of the most talked about new bands of the weekend, Pennsylvania’s The Districts get one of their first tastes of the British festival experience.
Danny Brown backstage at this year’s Leeds festival. Shortly before he took to the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage, alongside the likes of Vic Mensa and Joey Bada$$.
Hello ‘ello Frank Turner.
Wolf Alice and Bloody Knees aren’t afraid of a bit of rubbish.
An interesting technique from The Orwells’ Mario…
Henry Brinner’s got a better idea of how to win this table tennis lark.
Enter Shikari are all smiles after they conquered the Main Stage at Reading.
Temples up the style stakes with glitter and tassels.
Brody Dalle chooses her poison.
Wolf Alice’s Joff Oddie and Ellie Rowsell hang out before their debut Reading performance.
Slaves get patriotic as they prepare to shelter from rain in Leeds.
Pulled Apart By Horses slayed the Main Stage at Reading earlier this afternoon. Here, they share a joke before heading out to entertain their public.
Enter Shikari take a moment to relax backstage in Leeds ahead of their second set of the weekend.
Glasgow’s Twin Atlantic enjoy a quick ride on a buggy as they bring their thundering riffs to Leeds.
An exhausted Wolf Alice refuel on bananas and cigarettes after conquering Reading.
Harry and Doug from Peace celebrate their Main Stage debut with a big bear hug.
Bill Bailey gets serious about rocking.
The Districts cosying up in Leeds.
Bombay Bicycle Club look excited to meet their fans at the Radio 1 signing tent.
Bombay Bicycle Club strikes a pose outside the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage.
Childhood take in the sunset in Leeds.
New York duo Lucius show off their matching threads, sunglasses and haircuts in Leeds.
The Bohicas strike a formidable pose in leather ahead of their Reading debut.
Lonely The Brave’s Mark Trotter and fan give their opinion on The Kooks’ new album.
The Hives come prepared for the sun in their own inimitable style, donning pith helmets in Leeds.
We Are Scientists ponder life on a grassy hill in Leeds.
The sun shines on Wolf Alice ahead of their second performance of the weekend.
Klaxons take a break from their metallic stage suits to cut a bright figure in all white.