Edited By Jonathan Cohen.
April 21, 2005, 11:20 AM ET
Top Acts Set For Spain's
A host of top rock and electronic acts will descend
on Spain's Benicassim Festival this summer. The event
will be held Aug. 4-7 and feature performances by
Oasis, Keane, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the
reunited Dinosaur Jr., Doves, Polyphonic Spree, the
Raveonettes, Athlete, Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian.
Underworld, Basement Jaxx, Fischerspooner, Four Tet,
Pan Sonic, LCD Soundsystem, Larry Tee, Lemon Jelly,
Mouse On Mars, Tarwater and Andrew Weatherall will
represent the electronica contingent, while Yo La
Tengo, !!!, Ladytron, Devendra Banhart, Daniel
Johnston, Radio 4, the Kills, Xiu Xiu and the Wedding
Present lead the list of indie rock performers.
Also on the Benicassim bill are Kings Of Convenience
(group member Erlend Oye will perform an additional
solo set), the Posies, the Tears, Mylo, the Glimmers,
Jeans Team, Lori Meyers and Matthew Herbert.
Highlights from the 2004 edition of the event, which
featured performances by Franz Ferdinand, Scissor
Sisters, Brian Wilson and the Chemical Brothers, are
available on DVD via Benicassim's
official Web site.