The Story Of Open’er 2016 – From Skepta To Red Hot Chili Peppers

We went down to Poland’s Open’er Festival 2016 which boasted an incredible lineup of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bastille, The 1975, The Last Shadow Puppets, Nothing But Thieves, Hana and more. Here’s the story of the festival in glorious photos.

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Alex Turner and Miles Kane continued to boggle minds with their new, erratic performance style. Their Open’er set began with a cover of The Fall’s ‘Totally Wired’ and that about summed it up.

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Notorious weed lover made several statements about how much he just loves blazing up during his main stage set, which included two giant inflatable joints being pushed out over the crowd, like a stoner’s version of the perennial beach ball.

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Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker warned the crowd they might have to help him sing because he was under the weather, but didn’t seem affected by his sickness as he and his gang brought the kaleidoscopic likes of ‘Let It Happen’ and ‘The Less I Know The Better’ to life.

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Mac DeMarco was all smiles as he put on a typically endearing set in the Alter Tent.

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While Nothing But Thieves brought something for fans of heavy riffs to the Tent Stage on Friday.

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Murphy seemed like he was having the time of his life as the New York group played the likes of ‘Daft Punk Is Playing At My House’, ‘Get Innocuous!’ and ‘All My Friends’.

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Fans made the most of the sunny moments to bust out their finest moves.

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“You guys are a badass crowd. We’ve played a few times at Open’er. We played after Pulp and the rain was apocalyptic, but you guys were still great,” Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis told the crowd during the Oxford group’s main stage set, before deciding to get a little closer to them.

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A big statement indeed. We just hope Dan appreciated this lot in particular, especially the amount of glitter lovingly used on this sign.

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“Thank you for standing in the rain,” Bastille’s Dan Smith said as the band took to the stage after The 1975. “It means so much.”

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