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In pictures: Benicassim festival

Benicassim

Fans were treated to scorching weather at the Benicassim music festival, just outside the Spanish resort town of the same name.

Benicassim

Thousands of British festivalgoers were among the revellers at Benicassim, with most travelling on cheap flights to Valencia or Barcelona.

Benicassim

Franz Ferdinand, The Pixies and Depeche Mode were among the headliners. The main stage area did not open until 2000, when eager fans ran to the front.

Benicassim

The music did not get into full swing until the evening - leaving fans to enjoy the beach in the daytime.

Benicassim

Some took advantage of shady spots to catch up on sleep after enjoying music late into the night.

Benicassim

Water-spraying fans were also set up in the festival arena to give attendees respite from the heat.

Benicassim

Festivalgoers pitched their tents in three main camping areas spread across the town.

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The tent that housed the second stage sprayed fans with water to keep them cool.

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Thousands of people without tickets watched the main stage action from a hill behind the arena - with drinks served at a makeshift bar.






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