BENICASSIM FESTIVAL GETS OFF TO FLYING START

NME.COM is in Spain with scores of other Brits enjoying the sunshine, bands - and bringing you all the news...

The 2005 BENICASSIM FESTIVAL in Spain is off to a flyer – with THE POLYPHONIC SPREE, THE TEARS and UNDERWORLD among the first night’s entertainment (August 4).

NME.COM is also on site, and we are delighted to report it is very hot! But, unlike Franz Ferdinand last year, no one has ventured into the backstage pool yet.

We’ll be bringing you all the news from the weekend first here, so be sure to keep clicking back.

Other bands on the bill this weekend include The Cure, Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian.

There is a large British contingent present, with one fan, Chris Liddle from Leeds, telling us; “I’m here for Oasis!”