Stunning photos of QOTSA, Muse, Richard Ashcroft and more at Mexico’s Pa’l Norte festival

Richard Ashcroft and Justice were also part of a stellar line-up in Monterrey

105,000 music fans each day descended on Parque Fundidora in Monterrey this weekend for Pa’l Norte, one of northern Mexico’s biggest festivals. NME photographer Jenn Five was there to capture the madness…

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Richard Ashcroft dove deep into The Verve’s back catalogue on Friday afternoon

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He closed his set with a euphoric version of ‘Bittersweet Symphony’

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Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos leading a sing along on Friday evening

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Franz have a huge Mexican following, and they were out in force at Pa’l Norte

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Franz bassist Bob Hardy strikes a pose

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So, not to be outdone, Kapranos strikes one as well

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Before demonstrating his best Statue of Liberty impression

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Muse headlined the festival on Friday night, although they actually played in the early hours of Saturday morning

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Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme loves a singsong

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The Pa’l Norte crowds don’t mind a late night

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Queens of the Stone topped the bill on Saturday night

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Queens’ Dean Fertita lends some chops

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French duo Justice brought the curtain down on the festival late on Saturday night/Sunday morning

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And even in silhouette you could tell they were feeling it

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That’s all from Pa’l Norte 2018! See you next year in Monterrey!

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