What would happen if we handed out disposable cameras to some of the acts touring the country’s festivals this summer and asked them to click away from every angle possible (backstage, on stage, whatever)? This is exactly what we did, starting with Belgian festival Les Ardentes, where Jamie Lidell and his girlfriend (Lindsey Rome, director of the wicked videos for The Ring and I Wanna Be Your Telephone) were only too happy to oblige (she spent the better part of her man’s showcase hiding beneath his table, capturing all the action). Shots include backstage posing, pre-gig hugs and even a close-up of Jamie’s beat-down funky golden shoes. More to come very soon…

Below are your usual festival pictures taken from the front stage area:

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© Ulrike Biets

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© Ulrike Biets

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© Ulrike Biets

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© Ulrike Biets

And here’s your exclusive peak at what was happening backstage:

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© Lindsey Rome

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© Lindsey Rome

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© Lindsey Rome

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© Lindsey Rome

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© Lindsey Rome

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© Lindsey Rome

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© Lindsey Rome