Pixies to play Benicassim

The band join the Spanish festival

Pixies are the latest addition to this year’s Benicassim festival.

The band join the bill for the Spanish festival along with new announcements The Futureheads, Miss Kittin, Codec & Flexor and White Rose Movement.

Other previously announced acts include The Strokes, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Babyshambles, Depeche Mode, The Rakes, Echo And The Bunnymen, Jay-Jay Johanson, The Sunday Driver, Venus, Dionysos and Teitur.

Benicassim – now in its twelfth year – will take place between July 20-23 and for ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.

Meanwhile, Pixies frontman Frank Black will release a brand new double album ‘Fastman/Raiderman’ on June 19.

Following last year’s ‘Honeycomb’ and paired again with producer Jon Tiven, the 27-song collection was recorded over a two-year period at studios in Nashville and Los Angeles.

Tracks set for inclusion on the LP include ‘Kiss My Ring’, ‘Dog Sleep’, ‘In The Time Of My Ruin’, ‘Highway To Lowdown’, ‘Sad Man’s Song’, ‘Where The Wind Is Going’, ‘Fitzgerald’, ‘Elijah’, ‘Raiderman’ and ‘My Terrible Ways’.

Black is currently planning to put together a band to tour the songs on ‘Fastman/Raiderman’ and will hit the road later this year.