Arctic Monkeys are to headline Benicassim festival 2013


Alex Turner

The Arctic Monkeys have been named as this year's headline act at Benicassim in Spain.

The festival takes place between 18 and 21 July near Valencia and will be the second time The Arctic Monkeys have played the main stage.

They performed in 2011 along with Arcade Fire and Mumford and Sons.

Queens of the Stone Age and The Killers are also headlining with additional performances from Jake Bugg, Azealia Banks and Palma Violets.

The Killers also played in 2009 when the site was hit by bad weather.

There were worries over whether the festival would go ahead this year.

It was under the control of administrators after promoter Vince Power's company Music Festivals PLC went under last September.

Organisers say the festival's future has been secured after he bought it back.

Music Festivals PLC also owned Kent's Hop Farm Festival.

Last summer's Benicassim saw performances from The Stone Roses, Ed Sheeran and David Guetta.