Jack White triumphs at Benicassim Festival

And Gnarls Barkley cover Radiohead

Jack White‘s ‘other’ band The Raconteurs were the highlight of the third day of Spain’s Benicassim Festival (July 19).

The star, who has never performed at the bash before, proved to be a star attraction as his ‘other’ group drew a huge crowd to the Escenario Verde, the Spanish bash’s Main Stage.

As with their recent performances at Glastonbury and T In The Park, the set was drawn in the main from the group’s recently-released second album ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’, though it was their 2006 debut single ‘Steady, As She Goes’ that resulted in the biggest sing-along.


The Raconteurs played:

‘Consoler Of The Lonely’

‘Hold Up’

‘You Don’t Understand Me’

‘Top Yourself’

‘Old Enough’



‘Rich Kid Blues’

‘Steady, As She Goes’

‘Broken Boy Soldier’

‘Many Shades Of Black’

‘Blue Veins’

‘Salute Your Solution’

Gnarls Barkley were the last band on at the Escenario Verde, the bash’s Main Stage. The duo surprised the crowd with a straight cover of Radiohead‘s ‘Reckoner’ from their last album ‘In Rainbows’.

And, predictably, the punters went mad for their 2006 Number One single ‘Crazy’, topping the ‘Steady, As She Goes’ sing-along earlier.

Elsewhere, Tricky played a series of tracks from new album ‘Knowle West Boy’ in the Fiberfib.com tent, as well as back catalogue classics ‘Overcome’ and his cover of Public Enemy‘s ‘Black Steel’.

Despite sound problems, The Ting Tings continued their domination of the summer festivals with an early evening slot in a rammed Fiberfib.com tent, with a predictably frenzied response to set closer and recent UK Number One single ‘That’s Not My Name’.


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