Reading and Leeds 2013 – Backstage, bands and blaggers

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DDMMYYYY – HEADLINE – © 2013 Jenn Five

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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Matt Healy

Matt Healy

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

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

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

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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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Spector

Fred from Spector drowns his sorrows.

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Pheonix

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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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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Drenge show some brotherly love backstage at Reading.

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Mallery Knox arrive for their NME signing tent session.

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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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Angel Haze rawks.

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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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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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