Stone Roses Benicassim Footage Appears

The first professionally-shot live footage of The Stone Roses in 16 years (performing live at Benicassim) has emerged online.

Five minutes of footage shows the band performing I Wanna Be Adored at the Spanish music festival on July 14th. The song was the opening number of the band's 16-song set, with frontman Ian Brown kicking off with a few words of Spanish before grabbing a glowstick as the band begins to play. 'Pro-shot' footage of other songs from the performance have yet to appear online. The band have been followed by a film crew led by Shane Meadows, and hence have so far been reluctant to allow their sets to be included in broadcasts.

The Stone Roses are currently taking their major 'reunion' tour through Asia, where they have shows lined up in Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. They will return to Europe in August and have UK dates scheduled at V Festival on August 18th and 19th and Belfast's Vital Festival on August 22nd.

Earlier this summer, the reformed band played a trio of rapturously-received homecoming shows at Heaton Park in Manchester. A canister of "captured atmosphere" from the first date later attracted bids of over £500 on eBay.

The band also delivered a well-received set at Scotland's T in the Park on July 7th - their first performance north of the border in 17 years.