NME.COM JOINS ATHLETE AT BENICASSIM!

But fortunately the real one turns up just in time at the Spanish festival...

ATHLETE invited NME.COM to be their bass player at the BENICASSIM FESTIVAL today (August 5) after bandmember CAREY WILLETS missed his flight.

To everyone’s relief, including ours, he turned up in time – but there was still time for an unofficial press shot by the pool, as you can see from the picture!

Fortunately, for the massive crowd gathered to see the band, Willets turned up just in time!

Frontman Joel Pott had earlier told NME.COM: “We were on the M25 heading to the airport when Carey went: ‘Oh, shit’. It’s funny because he was boasting to us the other day about how he never forgets anything.”

The band then delighted the packed crowd on the Escenario Verde with a host of hits including ’Wires’, ’You Got The Style’ and ’Beautiful’.

The band got their revenge on Willets by throwing him in the backstage swimming pool later.