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Benicassim 2012 - 30 Awesome Photos

By Luke Lewis

Posted on 16 Jul 12

 
 

The four-day festival in Benicassim, Spain had a couple of setbacks. From Florence pulling out of her headline slot, to Bat For Lashes being forced to cancel due to transport issues, Beni had to think on its feet. Luckily, appearances from At The Drive-In - who played their first European show in over a decade at Benicassim on Thursday, Little Boots and Katy B- who both debuted new material, as well as headline sets from The Stone Roses, Bob Dylan and New Order all made 2012 one of the best Benicassims ever. Here's our favourite shots from the weekend.
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Punters arrive for the four-day Spanish festival, awaiting headline slots from Bob Dylan, the Stone Roses and New Order. Photo: NME





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At The Drive-In on the main Maravillas stage on Thursday July 12. It was the reformed band's first European show in over a decade.Photo: NME



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Alice Glass performs during Crystal Castles set on Friday 13 July. Details about the duo's third LP are still scarce, but it's coming this year. Photo: NME



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We're not sure how useful those blue glasses are for shortsightedness. Photo: NME



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Dizzee Rascal introduced new track 'Bassline Junkie' in one of the festival's highlight sets. Photo: NME



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Django Django play the Club FIB stage on Friday. Photo: NME



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Headliner Bob Dylan played tracks, including a smoothed-out, easy-going version of 'Tangled Up In Blue' Photo: NME



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David Guetta brought his act to the Benicassim stage Photo: NME



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Howler enjoyed introducing themselves as 'The Vaccines' during their set. Photo: NME



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Howler played debut album 'America Give Up' in its entirety. Photo: NME



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Jessie J tried out her limbo skills on Saturday. Photo: NME



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Everyone's, erm, favourite warbler/talent show judge, Jessie J, sporting some interesting headgear and belting it out onstage. Photo: NME



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How do you know you're at a Spanish festival? Simple: you carry around a natty fan instead of a rain-soaked brolly. Photo: NME



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Katy B played new tracks, including 'Hot Like Fire' and 'What You Waiting For' Photo: NME



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Katy's performance on Friday night was one of the weekend's best. Photo: NME



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Punters soak up the festival vibes Photo: NME



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The Maccabees on the Maravillas stage, providing the perfect late-night entertainment for the second evening of Benicassim. Photo: NME



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How many bands can claim to have had as good a year as The Maccabees? True to form, they were excellent once again at Benicassim - they're bona-fide headliners in the making, surely Photo: NME



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Miles Kane soaks up the Spanish atmosphere (and sun) on Friday afternoon (July 13).
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Miles in full-flight onstage.



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Little Boots debuted new material from upcoming second album Photo: NME



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Headliners New Order played classics such as 'Blue Monday' and 'Regret', Photo: NME



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New Order also paid tribute to their former Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis, who would have celebrated his birthday on the day of their headline slot (July 15), by including 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and 'Isolation' in their setlist Photo: NME



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As well as dusting off tracks from his debut solo album, Noel played a handful of Oasis tracks, too, including 'Talk Tonight', 'Whatever' and 'Half The World Away' Photo: NME



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The High Flying Birds man made a point of dedicating 'AKA... What A Life' to "all the people that have come from Manchester" Photo: NME



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Spector played the Club FIB stage on Sunday Photo: NME



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Fred's delight soon turned to horror when he realised his belt didn't match his shoes. Photo: NME



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The Stone Roses headline Saturday 14 July Photo: NME



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We've had a few Stone Roses gigs this summer, now, and the novelty still hasn't worn off. Here's Ian Brown giving it his all as the band's triumphant reformation carries on being brilliantPhoto: NME



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School of Seven Bells play tracks from latest album 'Ghostory' Photo: NME



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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs won the costume prizePhoto: NME



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The Horrors bring 'Skying' to Spain Photo: NME




 
 
 
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