Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys in front of their legendarily huge crowd at Lancashire cricket ground in July. The size of the gig meant that it was compared to Oasis’ Knebworth. In February the group dressed as The Village People and characters from The Wizard Of Oz for their Brit Awards acceptances speeches.
Pic: Andy Willsher
In April, Klaxons played the Coachella festival in Palm Springs. It was the start of a run of festival shows for the band, who also played twice at Glastonbury, on the Dance Stage and The Other Stage. Their performances were so well received that organiser Michael Eavis tipped them as future headliners. Pic: Tom Oxley