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Open'er Festival 2013: Live Gallery

  • Poland's Open'er Festival (3-6 July) kicked off on Wednesday in the seaport of Gdynia with a line-up that represents the best in alternative music from Alt-J (pictured here) to Savages. Here are some great shots from the four-day shindig.

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  • Alt-J's Gwil Sainsbury spots a tasty bit of his guitar, considers doing the full Hendrix.

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  • The ladies swoon before Alt-J. It's like the early days of Beatlemania all over again.

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  • You can tell they've hit the big time - Joe Newman's perfecting his 'stadium hair'.

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  • The band played the pre-midnight slot on the Tent Stage, just prior to Crystal Castles' headline appearance.

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  • Just an ordinary, pleasantly lit crowd shot until your realise no one's holding a cameraphone aloft. Even in their absence, Yeah Yeah Yeahs have scared audiences silly.

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  • It really did. And - wait up - we have the pictures to prove it.

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  • Harbinger of a new Blur direction. Damon Albarn unveils his 'rave shapes'.

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  • Graham Coxon displayed his usual enthusiasm for taking the mic.

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  • WARNING: Don't examine this shot too closely or you'll spot Alex James's knees. Once seen, can't be unseen.

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  • "Yeah! We really really really have played Poland!"

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  • The fightback begins. There are at least two cameraphones in this shot.

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  • Blur hit the Open'er crowd with the swift one-two of 'Girls And Boys' and 'Popscene'.

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  • After a hit-soaked set and encores, they finished with a cleansing blast of 'Song 2'.

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  • Blur's set on the Open'er Stage was followed by a turn from Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar.

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  • Glastonbury punters bring Wolverhampton Wanderers flags, Open'er festivalgoers bring towers of multicoloured prisms from hostile alien worlds.

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  • Kendrick Lamar closed the first day on the Open'er Stage, dishing up 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D City' favourites plus A$AP Rocky and Young Jeezy covers.

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  • That's never going to get down the street.

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  • Somewhere, in there, is Crystal Castles' Alice Glass.

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  • Well, someone's had an accident.

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  • Crystal Castles were last on the Tent Stage on Wednesday night, taking the festival into the early hours.

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  • Oh alright, the tower of alien prisms was there already. Giving off vibes.

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  • On Thursday night, Arctic Monkeys played the Open'er Stage, delivering the same set they headlined Glastonbury the week before - and Alex Turner even rolled out the same cabaret accent. It's the new thing.

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  • Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds brought Thursday to a close on the Open'er Stage with an extended version of the show they played last weekend.

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  • No freaky routine with a girl in a white dress for 'Stagger Lee' though.

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  • Tame Impala propped up Arctic Monkeys on the Thursday, playing as the sun went down.

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  • Kevin Parker was ecstatic about it too.

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  • Here's one for the factfile: their Open'er slot was the first time Tame Impala had ever played in Poland.

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  • Silent Disco gets everywhere, doesn't it? You'd never know though. Can't hear it.

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  • Disclosure playing the Tent Stage on Friday. Honest.

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  • Nas took the Alterklub Stage into the witching hour on Friday night.

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  • A Silent Disco clinch. They're probably dancing to different tunes.

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  • Taking a breather in the dappled sunshine.

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  • The stellar line-up showed no sign of letting up, with The National taking to the stage on Friday night.

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  • The National headlined the Open'er Stage, bringing some brooding calm to a crowd that had just witnessed Queens Of The Stone Age.

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  • You're blocking the path.

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  • Earlier in the day, Palma Violet jolted the Alterklub Stage into life.

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  • A raucous Palma Violets set saw Chili Jesson and Will Doyle indulge in a spot of crowdsurfing and pogoing around the stage.

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  • Well, that's unorthodox.

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  • Queens Of The Stone Age brought '...Like Clockwork' to the Gdynia masses, playing second-top on Friday night.

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  • The Tent Stage was enraptured by These New Puritans' quasi-classical, neo-ambient suite.

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  • Chances are, that tattoo's going to come off in the wash.

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  • Yes, Kings Of Leon were there, barrelling through their back catalogue in a hit-strewn set on the Saturday night.

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  • The Followills kept new stuff to a minimum though, only playing 'It Don't Matter' from forthcoming sixth album 'Mechanical Bull'.

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  • Mount Kimbie beamed in to the Tent Stage on Saturday night with some jazzy dubstep vibes.

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  • New R&B/soul star Miguel further enhanced his reputation, playing a set witnessed by Rihanna.

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  • Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood headlined on Saturday night, playing minimalist legend Steve Reich's 'Electric Counterpoint'. Guess you had to be there. If that's your bag.

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  • Manchester's leading exponents of angular, complicated electropop, Everything Everything have a quick conference in the middle of the Open'er Stage.

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  • "Courtney Love" was billed to appear on Theatre Stage II, but it turned out to be a surreal play featuring characters representing Love, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and Axl Rose. Thank the Polski Theatre for that one.

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    Added: 08 Jul 2013