Benicassim has something to offer across the whole musical spectrum, as indie and rock bands rub shoulders with DJs and more experimental music projects. Celebrating it's 20th year, the International Benicassim Festival, FIB, near Valencia, Spain is back for 2014 from Thursday 17th until Sunday 20th July. With camping thrown in from 9th until 16th July with the ticket price, all night music over 4 days, and sited just walking distance from the beach and a huge water park.
The Libertines, Kasabian, Paolo Nutini, and Tinie Tempah top the bill. Also confirmed for this year's festival are Travis, Razorlight, Example, Above & Beyond, Tom Odell , Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Paul Weller, Katy B, Jake Bugg, Chase & Status, M.I.A., Tame Impala, Manic Street Preachers, James, Klaxons, Sub Focus, Hozier, Chloe Howl, La Femme, Of Montreal, Courteeners, The Charlatans, Presidents of the United States of America, The 1975, Kodaline, Telegram, Jero Romero, Triangulo de Amor Bizarro, Mucho, Kokoshca, El Ultimo Vecino, The Parrots, and Skizophonic.
Completing the line-up are Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, Cat Power, Albert Hammond Jr, Automatics, Drenge, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Nina Nesbitt, Slow Magic, Tachenko, Aeroplane, Aldo Linares, Alixander III, Amable, Aurora, Blank Realm, Charli XCX, DJ Rojiblanco, El Pardo, Evian Christ, Gaf Y La Estrella De La Muerte , Hominidae, Jessica Sweetman, John Gray, Juventud Juche, Los Claveles, Los Nastys, Luiliminili, Maronda, Persons, Petar Dundov, Rafa Cervera, Smart, Sunta Templeton, Toxicosmos, Uner, and Wolf Alice.
As well as a diverse array of musical performers, the festival has an extensive bill of non-musical entertainment, including dance, art, theatre, fashion, silent disco and short films.
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There's the usual markets, bars, and food outlets. Several other celebrations of the arts take place within the Benicassim festival, including a short film festival, a fashion weekend, art exhibition, and a festival of dance and choreography, with educational arts courses on top of all this provided by local university, Universidad Jaume I.
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The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are available priced at £149 for a four day ticket.
Minors under the age of 18 may enter FIB Heineken accompanied by their parents or legal guardians. In order for the Organisation to grant entrance to minors under the age of 18, a National ID Cards or passports of the minor and the accompanying adult must be presented, plus proof of legal guardianship issued in their countries of origin must be presented.
The parent or legal guardian of the minor will be required to sign a document assuming all responsibility, direct or indirect, for the entrance of the minor to FIB. In the event that a parent or legal guardian refuses to sign this document, the Organisation reserves the right to deny entry of the minor to the concert venue.
The failure of a parent or legal guardian to comply with the obligations relating to the responsible protection and custodianship of a minor will authorise the Organisation to expel said adult and the accompanying minor from the venue.
Get travel insurance and check what it covers. Apply for a European Health Insurance Card. Leave a photocopy of your passport with your family in the UK. Fill in the last page of your passport with your emergency contacts. When you arrive, make sure you lock your valuables in one of the lockers available on site. If camping, don't leave anything valuable in your tent. Carry a photocopy of your passport with you and leave the original locked away. Have one of your cash cards and some cash separate from the rest of your valuables just in case. Be extra careful in large crowds, keep your cash in a zipped pocked or bag. Follow the instructions of the event organisers and Spanish Police whenever necessary.
After it's over, be extra vigilant, you will be tired, which makes you more vulnerable. Don't fall asleep on the beach if you have your valuables on you Public transport can be busy so give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport or to get your train.
If something goes wrong, your local Consulate is available to offer help and support if you have been hospitalised, arrested or are a victim of crime.Â
More information will be here when available.
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