New Order dedicate their set to Ian Curtis as they close Benicassim 2012

The Vaccines, Spector and David Guetta also played well-received sets at the Spanish event last night (July 15)

New Order dedicate their set to Ian Curtis as they close Benicassim 2012

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New Order headlined the final night of Benicassim festival in Spain last night, with frontman Bernard Sumner dedicating the band's set to Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, whose birthday would have been yesterday (July 15).

The band opened their set with 'Elegia' and 'Crystal' before playing classic 1993 single 'Regret', in a setlist that ranged across the highlights of their career. "Are you having a good time?" Sumner asked the crowd. "This is just the beginning. You're going to need to be put in a hospital by the time you go home. I could have phrased that better. You're going to need hospitalised when you go home."

The band also played an updated version of Joy Division's 'Isolation', while 'Bizarre Love Triangle' and 'Blue Monday' elicited ecstatic responses from the crowd, before the band closed on 'Temptation' and Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'.

New Order played:

'Love Vigilantes'
'Age Of Consent'
'Bizarre Love Triangle'
'True Faith'
'The Perfect Kiss'
'Blue Monday'
'Love Will Tear Us Apart'

Earlier in the day, New Yorkers The Antlers played a well-attended set of ghostly, grandiose indie rock, opening with 'Rolled Together' and included 'Parentheses' and 'I Don't Want Love'.

Spector, playing on the Trident Senses stage, kept the crowd entertained with a string of quips as well as tunes, singer Fred Macpherson dedicating 'Friday Night' to Florence Welch (who cancelled her Friday headline slot due to acute vocal strain), and opening the song with a snatch of Florence And The Machine's 'Shake It Out'.

Howler, on the FibClub stage, were also on comic form, with frontman Jordan Gatesmith repeatedly introducing the Minneapolis band as The Vaccines as he swigged from a bottle of spirits.

The actual Vaccines, meanwhile, on the main Maravillas stage, played to a massive crowd, airing material from their forthcoming album such as 'No Hope', 'Tiger Blood', 'Weirdo' and 'Bad Mood'.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs frontman Orlando Higginbottom was dressed in a lizard-like costume with a neck frill and stegosaurus-style plates down the spine. Accompanied by a pair of black-leotarded, silver-horned dancers armed with confetti bazookas, Higginbottom played the likes of 'Tapes And Money' and 'Trouble'.

The festival was closed by a Main Stage set from David Guetta.

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