Open’er Festival 2013: Live Gallery

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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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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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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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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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Disclosure playing the Tent Stage on Friday. Honest.

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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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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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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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