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Benicassim 2011 - Essential Playlist

By NME Blog

Posted on 29 Jun 11

 
 

It's almost here, music's most popular summer holiday, when thousands of fans descend on Valencia for Benicassim. Headline sets from Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire, as well as the best new bands around including Spectrals and Violens, are setting this year's bash up to be one of the best yet.

Watch all of our videos from the festival here:




With The Streets, Elbow and The Strokes all flying over for some Spanish sunshine and some great music at Benicassim - we thought it was high-time we compiled our essential playlist for the weekend.

Take a listen below:



Alternatively you can listen on Spotify here.

We will be reporting direct from Latitude and Benicassim this weekend. Head over to NME.COM/festivals and download our NME Festival App - Powered By BlackBerry for line-up news, photo galleries, instant reviews and backstage video interviews from all the UK's best-loved festivals. Plus you can add us as a BBM contact using the pin 26E588A4 (for Benicassim) or 22E955A0 (for Latitude) and follow us on Twitter @NME_Festivals.

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