Nu rave icons return

Nu rave icons Klaxons are to make their live return at Poland's Open'er festival this summer.

Klaxons caused a sensation with their debut album 'Myths Of The Near Future'. Released in a British music scene choked with landfill indie, its breathtaking mixture of dance and rock split audiences.

To some, they were a novelty - dance sell outs almost two decades on. To others, however, Klaxons were a harbinger of a new era in which dance music could, and would, be made with guitars.

Scooping the Mercury Music Prize the band played a celebratory British tour and then vanished. Three years on Klaxons are close to completing their second album, and have begun to make plans for a live return.

The nu rave dons are set to play Poland's Open'er festival which is already packed to the rafters with stunning acts.

Kasabian are due to perform, with Seattle grunge giants Pearl Jam also set to drop by. Meanwhile the likes of Massive Attack and The Hives are due to perform, with reformed alt rock dons Pavement also scheduled to make an appearance.

Meanwhile other new additions include American songwriter Ben Harper and Matisyahu the brilliant Jewish reggae act.

Rapidly emerging as an inventive new festival, Open'er is one of the cheapest events in Europe. With more than 50,000 fans set to crowd into the dis-used airport in Gdynia this year's Open'er will see the event make a firm impression on the European festival circuit.

Open'er takes place between July 1st - 4th.

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