Indie stars party backstage at Leeds

A Premiership footballer puts in a guest appearance too

Kaiser Chiefs and Yeah Yeah Yeahs partied into the early hours with Franz Ferdinand at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival backstage party last night (August 26).

Premiership footballer Joey Barton got into the groove alongside a multitude of indie stars for the aftershow bash, which was held to celebrate Franz Ferdinand’s two headlining sets at this year’s events.

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson danced with Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whilst Alex Kapranos and Kaiser Chiefs bassist Simon Rix enjoyed several glasses of champagne.

Meanwhile, Manchester City midfielder Barton strutted round, apparently wearing make-up, just hours after scoring a match-winning penalty against Arsenal.

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