Bencassim 2011 – Our Favourite Pictures

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This year’s Benicassim Festival saw thousands of revellers scorch in Valencia’s summer sun. The Streets, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire all headlined the non-stop, partying-through-the-night festival. Here’s some of our favourite pics – watch video interviews and walk-ons from the site at NME.COM/festivals.

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“WE’RE HERE TO PARRTTTTTY!” Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Aerial shot of the festival. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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A reveller backflips into a pool. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Anna Calvi plays. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Not very good ‘air guitars’ guys. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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The Streets say goodbye. Again. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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That all important 4am burger dash. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Brandon Flowers performs. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Friendly Fires drop some trademark ‘moves’. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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“Anyone fancy a pint?” Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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The search for shade was getting desperate. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Mumford & Sons play. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Was something lost in translation? Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Primal Scream take it home. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Arctic Monkeys gurn for Britain. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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The Joy Formidable play. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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The Go! Team drop some beats. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Pendulum go neon. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Professor Green’s hearing aid conks out. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Arcade Fire play. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Just time for a quick snooze… Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME