A big hand for everyone who made it to Optimus Alive 2013 this weekend.
Kicking off proceedings, London’s very own Gold Panda.
Deap Vally were on typically incendiary form.
The band’s riotous set featured big hitters from recent album ‘Sistrionix’, which we highly recommend.
Here’s Aluna of AlunaGeorge halfway into her ‘I’m A Little Teapot’ routine.
Lights, cameras, more lights, action… it’s only Green Day!
Hands up who’s excited to play Reading and Leeds next month?
Jessie Ware effortlessly got the crowds dancing.
Here’s Ezra Koenig, who looks like he waded to the stage through shoulder deep black ink. He didn’t, though.
What he did do was play a crowd-pleasing set with Vampire Weekend.
Here’s Disclosure throwing a party in Optimus’ dedicated clubbing arena, for dedicated clubbers.
Critically-acclaimed Disclosure aren’t used to getting this much stick. Two, in fact.
Not the most winning name for a bar we’ve ever heard.
Diiv took the plunge.
Jurassic 5, or at least four of them. (There are, of course, actually six members of J5).
Fans waiting patiently for a ride on Flume.
Depeche Mode played a career-spanning headline set on the festival’s second day. Wearing a sparkly black waistcoat, undone to reveal his bare chest, frontman Dave Gahan prowled the stage as the video screens behind him projected images of contortionists, dogs and fireworks.
Crystal Castles sparked a rave in Portugal.
Alice Glass took a trip into the audience, walking on her fans.
Bouts of dancing were liable to break out anywhere.
Tribes played a crowd-pleasing set that drew both from their debut album and this year’s ‘Wish To Scream’.
Jake Bugg kept things tight and professional for the Portugese crowd.
While Kevin Parker and Tame Impala kept things loose and psychedelic.
Hercules and Love Affair kept things classy in the dark.
Orange you glad that Biffy are playing?
Simon Neil catches his nipple on his guitar strap. That will happen if you keep playing shirtless.
Band of Horses tore through a thrilling set on the festival’s closing night.
Kings of Leon brought the festival to a spectacular close on Sunday evening.
The band of brothers drew a huge crowd to Optimus’ main stage.
They roared through hits including ‘Sex On Fire’.