Benicassim International Festival Starts Today

Benicassim International Festival Starts Today

The thirteenth International Festival De Benicassim is starting in Valencia, Spain today (July 19) and will be bringing you all the action live.

Headlining the nocturnal festival are Arctic Monkeys, Muse and US new-wave revolutionaries Devo.

Also playing the three day eclectic rock and dance festival are perennial Uncut favourites Wilco, playing their second festival in two weekends, after Nels Cline and Jeff Tweedy and co wowed us at Latitude last weekend.

Benicassim's main stages will also see performances from rock veterans Iggy & The Stooges, Os Mutantes and Animal Collective.

Atlanta new-wavers back from a lengthy hiatus the B-52s are also billed to appear, their first show in Europe ahead of their first UK show at London's Lovebox this Sunday (July 22). rockers Calexico, Rufus Wainwright, Bright Eyes and Antony and the Johnsons will also be appearing the Spanish festival and Uncut will bringing you up to date blogs, news, gossip and photos from as much as we can.

Check back to's special Festivals blog for all the latest

We will also be bringing you live reports from Hackney's Victoria Park this Saturday (July 21) where Sly and the Family Stone will be performing a very rare show at this weekend's Lovebox event.

Wilco pic credit: Chris Strong


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