The Raconteurs have today (April 17) been confirmed to play at this year’s Benicassim festival which takes place in Spain from July 17 – 20.
The band comprising White Stripes Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence recently rush released their second album Consolers of The Lonely, with only a month passing between recording the album and it being available in the shops.
Also confirmed for the Spanish festival are New Yorker’s Nada Surf who have also returned with a new album Lucky this year.
Other new additions are Battles and Black Lips and all join previously announced acts including the newly reformed My Bloody Valentine, Babyshambles, American Music Club and Leonard Cohen who is touring the world for the first time in fifteen years.
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Artists confirmed to play Benicassim so far are:
Micah P. Hinson
These New Puritans
American Music Club
The New Pornographers
Vive La Fête
My Bloody Valentine
The 2007 event saw bands such as Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The B-52s and Iggy and the Stooges perform.