Benicassim 2011 – Essential Playlist

It’s almost here, music’s most popular summer holiday, when thousands of fans descend on Valencia for Benicassim. Headline sets from Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire, as well as the best new bands around including Spectrals and Violens, are setting this year’s bash up to be one of the best yet.

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With The Streets, Elbow and The Strokes all flying over for some Spanish sunshine and some great music at Benicassim – we thought it was high-time we compiled our essential playlist for the weekend.

Take a listen below:

Alternatively you can listen on Spotify here.

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