Well, this time last week we were revelling in the sunshine of the Costa Azahar. From yesterday’s review you’ll have understood the sheer strength in depth of Beni 2017’s lineup, every single day offered so much good music.
We therefore decided to give ourselves the the almost impossible task of choosing just 5 songs that best summed up our Benicassim experience. Here goes:
The Courteeners – Summer
This Concrete Love tune has an intro that is synonymous with gigs at British summer festivals, it seems to have been the pick of the bunch for Instagrammers. It was just one moment in a set that began the weekend with a bang.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Zephyr Song
When The Chilis played Leeds Festival last August, they omitted The Zephyr Song from their setlist. It’s a fan favourite and anticipation was halted when they again omitted it at Super Bock in Portugal on Thursday night. They decided against playing it in Switzerland last night, too, so we’re a lucky bunch.
Biffy Clyro – Machines
Biffy Clyro’s set as the third instalment of a show-stopping Las Palmas lineup on Saturday was full of incredible moments. Between sweaty, half-naked songs such as ‘Biblical’ and ‘Bubbles’ there were moments of intense emotion, ‘Machines’ were one of those.
Liam Gallagher – Wall of Glass
The return of LG has been, in true fashion, explosive. His hard-hitting new tune from upcoming album As You Were features after a double-header of Oasis classics.
Kasabian – Fire
“You know what it is…” Tom Meighan introduced one of the most anticipated tunes of the festival at the end of their set on Sunday night/Monday morning… chaos ensued.
You can watch all of Kasabian’s set here, too: