Benicassim Festival 2012 is only a Happy Monday or a Gallagher brother short of being a Manchester special. Recently reformed headliners New Order and The Stone Roses are joined at this 4 day music festival by fellow Mancunian’s Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and the Buzzcocks in a line-up that also includes Florence + The Machine, Bob Dylan and Justice.
It’s hard to remember back to early 2008, when Florence Welch was peddling Girls Aloud and Cold War Kids covers and testing out early ramshackle versions of her own material during those first formative shows. Fast forward to 2010, and she’s officially the UK’s biggest female solo star: she’s won a BRIT, collaborated with Lord Dizzee, contributed a song to the new ‘Twilight’ flick, and debut album ‘Lungs’ hasn’t been lodged from the Top 10 for nearly a year. Pretty good for a ginger from Camberwell.