Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Photo: Andy Ford/NME

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

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.

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

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.

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

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?

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Photo: Derek Bremner /NME

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

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.

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Added: 22 Aug 2014

Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

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$$.

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Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Hello 'ello Frank Turner.

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Wolf Alice and Bloody Knees aren't afraid of a bit of rubbish.

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Added: 22 Aug 2014

Photo: Daniel Topete /NME

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

An interesting technique from The Orwells' Mario...

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Added: 22 Aug 2014

Photo: Daniel Topete /NME

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Henry Brinner's got a better idea of how to win this table tennis lark.

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Added: 22 Aug 2014

Photo: Daniel Topete /NME

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Enter Shikari are all smiles after they conquered the Main Stage at Reading.

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Temples up the style stakes with glitter and tassels.

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Added: 23 Aug 2014

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Brody Dalle chooses her poison.

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Added: 23 Aug 2014

Photo: Jenn Five /NME

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Wolf Alice's Joff Oddie and Ellie Rowsell hang out before their debut Reading performance.

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Added: 23 Aug 2014

Photo: Andy Hughes/NME

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Slaves get patriotic as they prepare to shelter from rain in Leeds.

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Added: 23 Aug 2014

Photo: NME / Andy Forde

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

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.

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Enter Shikari take a moment to relax backstage in Leeds ahead of their second set of the weekend.

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Photo: Ben Bentley/NME

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Glasgow's Twin Atlantic enjoy a quick ride on a buggy as they bring their thundering riffs to Leeds.

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Photo: NME / Dan Harris

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

An exhausted Wolf Alice refuel on bananas and cigarettes after conquering Reading.

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Photo: Jenn Five /NME

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Harry and Doug from Peace celebrate their Main Stage debut with a big bear hug.

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Added: 23 Aug 2014

Photo: NME / Ben Bentley

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Bill Bailey gets serious about rocking.

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Added: 23 Aug 2014

Photo: NME / Jordan Hughes

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

The Districts cosying up in Leeds.

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Added: 23 Aug 2014

Photo: NME / Daniel Topete

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Bombay Bicycle Club look excited to meet their fans at the Radio 1 signing tent.

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Added: 23 Aug 2014

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Bombay Bicycle Club strikes a pose outside the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage.

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Added: 23 Aug 2014

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Childhood take in the sunset in Leeds.

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Added: 23 Aug 2014

Photo: Daniel Topete/NME

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

New York duo Lucius show off their matching threads, sunglasses and haircuts in Leeds.

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Added: 24 Aug 2014

Photo: Daniel Topete/NME

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

The Bohicas strike a formidable pose in leather ahead of their Reading debut.

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Added: 24 Aug 2014

Photo: NME / Ben Bentley

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Lonely The Brave's Mark Trotter and fan give their opinion on The Kooks' new album.

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

The Hives come prepared for the sun in their own inimitable style, donning pith helmets in Leeds.

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Added: 24 Aug 2014

Photo: NME / Ben Bentley

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

We Are Scientists ponder life on a grassy hill in Leeds.

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Added: 24 Aug 2014

Photo: NME / Ben Bentley

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

The sun shines on Wolf Alice ahead of their second performance of the weekend.

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Added: 24 Aug 2014

Photo: NME / Jenn Five

Reading & Leeds Festival 2014: Backstage Bands, Blaggers And Celebrities

Klaxons take a break from their metallic stage suits to cut a bright figure in all white.

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Added: 24 Aug 2014

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