Sun, sea, good music and alcohol: the four key ingredients not only to a successful summer break, but also to surviving this year’s Down the Rabbit Hole. The Beuningen bash is celebrating its fifth edition this year with a sold-out edition topped by Queens of the Stone Age, Anderson .Paak and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. They’re three key examples of why the Dutch festival is slowly but surely becoming one of the country’s best, attracting audiences from all walks of life. The first day of the Nijmegen weekender took place yesterday, with standout sets from Warmdüscher and Parcels ensuring that the smallest bands made the biggest impact. Here’s how it looked.

KOKOKO!

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DE JEUGD VAN TEGENWOORDIG

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RIVAL SONS

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LEON BRIDGES

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WARMDÜSCHER

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BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB

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JORJA SMITH

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PARCELS

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Down the Rabbit Hole continues today with performances from David Byrne, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals and IDLES.