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.
1Noel 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
2Nick 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.
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’
Here’s the Monkeys at the height of their power
5Stir fryin’ fun
Day one concluded with a Migos show that saw all three of the Georgia trio bringing their a-game
6Chvrches bring the party
Chvrches closed the first day on the Tent Stage, stunning Polish fans with their sublime synth-pop
7Chvrches chill backstage
Earlier in the day, we caught up with Chvrches as they chilled backstage
Here’s Alma looking cool backstage….
9Kicking back in the sun…
For many fans, Open’er meant the chance to kick back in the glorious Polish sunshine
10What’s on David’s brain?
11Yonaka rock out…
Yonaka destroyed the Alter Art stage with one of the best sets of the weekend…
12Reach out and touch me…
Depeche Mode stormed the second day of Open’er with a massive headline set
13Big Fish Theory…
Day three began to Vince Staples, with the Big Fish theory star delivering a massive tent stage set.
14Don’t kill her vibe…
15Damon takes control…
Gorillaz closed day three with a headline set that spanned their entire career
16Planet of the Apes
Damon Albarn and co delivered one of the festival’s most well received sets of the weekend.
17Off to Palo Santo..
Before performing on the tent stage, NME caught up with Years & Years backstage.
18Locked out of heaven…
As the festival drew to a close, Bruno Mars headlined the final night.
19Years and Years
The party might have almost been over, but Olly Alexander knew how to get the crowd going….
And as Open’er closed for the year, it was up to Post Malone to bring down the curtain….