The story of Open’er Festival 2018 in photos

Open’er Festival is over for another year, and it’s been predictably brilliant.

After a stunning headline set from Arctic Monkeys on Day one, we were treated to all-conquering shows from the likes of Depeche Mode, Gorillaz and Bruno Mars.

Here’s the story of the festival in photos.

 

1
Noel gets the party started

Noel Gallagher kicked off the first day of Open’er with an energetic set that flirted between Oasis classics and his newer material

2
Nick Cave brings the doom and gloom

It was then up to Nick Cave to bring the atmospheric gloom to Open’er, triumphing with a huge hour long set.

3
Monkeys time….

The first headline set of the festival came from Arctic Monkeys. A huge 90 minute set saw the band leaning heavily on ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’

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4
Monkeys time

Here’s the Monkeys at the height of their power

5
Stir fryin’ fun

Day one concluded with a Migos show that saw all three of the Georgia trio bringing their a-game

6
Chvrches bring the party

Chvrches closed the first day on the Tent Stage, stunning Polish fans with their sublime synth-pop

7
Chvrches chill backstage

Earlier in the day, we caught up with Chvrches as they chilled backstage

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8
Alma

Here’s Alma looking cool backstage….

9
Kicking back in the sun…

For many fans, Open’er meant the chance to kick back in the glorious Polish sunshine

10
What’s on David’s brain?

11
Yonaka rock out…

Yonaka destroyed the Alter Art stage with one of the best sets of the weekend…

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12
Reach out and touch me…

Depeche Mode stormed the second day of Open’er with a massive headline set

13
Big Fish Theory…

Day three began to Vince Staples, with the Big Fish theory star delivering a massive tent stage set.

14
Don’t kill her vibe…

15
Damon takes control…

Gorillaz closed day three with a headline set that spanned their entire career

16
Planet of the Apes

Damon Albarn and co delivered one of the festival’s most well received sets of the weekend.

17
Off to Palo Santo..

Before performing on the tent stage, NME caught up with Years & Years backstage.

18
Locked out of heaven…

As the festival drew to a close, Bruno Mars headlined the final night.

19
Years and Years

The party might have almost been over, but Olly Alexander knew how to get the crowd going….

20
Posty…

And as Open’er closed for the year, it was up to Post Malone to bring down the curtain….

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