Benicàssim Festival

Benicàssim Festival, SpainBenicàssim Festival takes place in Benicassim, Spain

Benicàssim Festival 2012 dates – 12th to 16th July

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Florence + The Machine, At The Drive-In, Bat For Lashes, Dave Clarke, De La Soul, Example, The Horrors, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Pony Bravo, Yuksek, Arveene & Misk, Lisa Hannigan, Los Tiki Phantoms, TUYA

Bob Dylan, Bombay Bicycle Club, Chase & Status, Jero Romero, Joe Crepúsculo, Katy B, Klaus & Kinski, Little Dragon, The Maccabees, Miles Kane, Oscar Mulero, SebastiAn, Arp Attack, Disappears, Django Django, Sons Phonetic

The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Buzzcocks, Crystal Castles, Dizzee Rascal, Jessie J, The New Raemon, Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3, Delorentos, Department S, Ham Sandwich, Ligers, Maverick Sabre, Modulok, School Of Seven Bells

New Order, David Guetta, Agoria presents Forms, Cooper, Ed Sheeran, La Casa Azul, The Vaccines, Howler, Juanita Y Los Feos, Maya Jane Coles, The Secret Society, Spector, Thee Brandy Hips, Todd Terje, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

The History of Benicàssim Festival
The Festival Internacional de Benicàssim (Benicàssim International Festival, commonly abbreviated as FIB) is an annual music festival which takes place in the port town of Benicasim, Spain. It focuses mainly on alternative rock and electronica artists, as well as having other elements besides music like short films, theatre, fashion and art. The festival has been noted for being beside a beach resort, and having bands play later in the day (5pm – 8am) than most festivals

The first ‘FIB’ took place in 1995, and since then Benicàssim has been dedicated to indie rock, pop and electronic music as well as featuring artists who are a reference on the world stage

Organisers allow festival-goers to stay in the free campsite for up to nine days (three days before and two days after the festival) and enjoy the local beach and usually scorching sunshine. As Spanish times apply, an apartment is recommended as the music doesn’t start until evening and continues through the night, which means the sun rises as you fall!

Benicàssim Festival line up – 2011
The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream, Portishead, Arcade Fire, Beirut, Elbow, Friendly Fires and Tinie Tempah, Mumford & Sons, The Streets, Julieta Venegas, Lori Meyers, Catpeople, The Coronas, Veronica Falls, Grupo Salvaje, The Marzipan Man, Smile, Paolo Nutini, Pendulum, The Stranglers , The 1945, And So I Watch You From Afar, Spectrals, O Emperor, Zombie Zombie, Jack Beats, Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club, The Morning Benders, Professor Green, Atom Rhumba, Congotronics Vs Rockers = Konono No.1, Deerhoof, Kasai Allstars, Juana Molina, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Skeletons, The Juan MacLean, The Go! Team, Delorean, CatPeople, Smile, Aldo Linares, Brandon Flowers,  Crystal Fighters, Anna Calvi, Tame Impala, Violens, Logo, Nudozurdo, Big Audio Dynamite, Noah & The Whale, Dorian, Bombay Bicycle Club, Anika, Hidrogenesse, Henry Saiz, McEnroe, Layabouts, Herman Dune, Chase & Status, Astrud & Col.lectiu Brossa, Amable, Ainara LeGardon, Aldo Linares, Nadadora, The Paris Riots, Plan B, James Murphy, The Joy Formidable, Antònia Font, Indienella!, Roska & Jamie George, Pigbag, Derrick Carter, Mary Anne Hobbs, Gesaffelstein, Chris Geddes (Belle & Sebastian), Guille Milkyway, Star Slinger, Rojiblanco, Sunta Templeton, Aldo Linares, Los Eterno, Los Ginkas, Ramon Noguera + Optigan 1, Jane Joyd, The Spires, Gasteiz Gang, Russian Red, Fake Blood, The Undertones


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