Just over three months to go and the bill keeps growing for FIB Benicàssim 2018 and we’re thrilled to announce RAG'n'BONE MAN, THE CHARLATANS, ERIC PRYDZ, METRONOMY and many more amazing acts. They join previously announced THE KILLERS, LIAM GALLAGHER, TRAVIS SCOTT, PET SHOP BOYS, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, JUSTICE, THE VACCINES, MADNESS and more at FIB Benicàssim, which takes place on July 19-22in Benicàssim, Spain. FIB 2018 will be turning up the heat this summer!
We’re thrilled to announce the Benicàssim debut of RAG'N'BONE MAN, AKA Rory Graham. His monster debut album ‘Human’ was released last year to mass critical acclaim and was certified platinum just three weeks later. The album has now sold more than three quarters of a million copies in the UK alone. A huge Benicàssim debut not to be missed!
Undoubtedly one of the world’s most in demand underground spinners, ERIC PRYDZ also has one of the most exhilarating and visceral live shows around. Mixmag describes it as “the most impressive spectacle in dance music right now”. Armed with an arsenal of massive tunes and a stadium rock level of breathtaking visuals, Eric Prydz will take the Benicàssim party to another level.
Twenty-seven years since they bagged their first number one album with ‘Some Friendly’, THE CHARLATANS have continued to evolve and are forever looking forwards. Expect to hear tracks from their latest album ‘Different Days’ alongside timeless festival crowd-pleasers like ‘There’s no other way’ and ‘One to Another’.
Elsewhere, we can’t wait for Joe Mount’s dance floor trail blazers METRONOMY to bring their bewitching brand of quirky electro pop and winsome funk from the English Riviera to the Spanish coast.
Manchester’s PALE WAVES, shortlisted for the BBC Sound 0f 2018 poll, will be bringing their brand of dark pop magnetism to Benicàssim. Discover for yourself why tracks like ‘Television Romance’ and ‘There’s a Honey’, produced by label mates The 1975, have been winning them fans everywhere.
Critically acclaimed ANNA CALVI also joins the FIB line up. Her passionate and brooding goth pop/rock imbibed with strokes of flamenco and smoke-filled blues makes her a welcomed addition to Benicàssim this year. New York duo SOFI TUKKER will bring their throbbing 90s house-inspired jungle pop and hits including ‘Drinkee’ and ‘Best Friend’ which have now been streamed over 30 million times.
Fast rising Estonian rapper TOMMY CASH smashes preconceptions and transcends boundaries of sexuality, genre and history with his hypnotic trap and wild live shows. Tommy Cash professes a deep admiration for Adidas, Russian carpets, and Kanye West. Expect catchy synth hooks, surf guitar, depth of thought and a punk attitude from CAROLINE ROSE whose wonderful second album ‘Loner’ nods to Blondie, Le Tigre and, er, Britney.
Norway’s multi-talented DJ / producer and artist CASHMERE CAT has collaborated with names like The Weeknd, Kanye and Ariana Grande and released his own album ‘9’ last year. We’re thrilled Cashmere Cat will be getting behind the decks at Benicàssim for an unmissable DJ set. French born, Miami based DJ, CEDRIC GERVAIS is one of the most sought-after House DJs and producers in the world today. He won a Grammy for his remix of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Summertime Sadness’, has had multi-platinum selling singles and will take a break from his Vegas residency to fly into Spain for FIB this July.
FRIEND WITHIN is the go-to guy for genre blurring underground party music. Having supported Disclosure on tour and garnered support from the likes of Annie Mac and Derrick Carter, Friend Within will hit the South Beach Dance Stage this year with a magical DJ set guaranteed. MYD also joins, signed to Ed Banger and having worked with the likes of Kanye West and Theophilus London, Myd makes the short trip from France to Spain to get behind the decks at FIB this year.
As if that wasn’t enough, expect warm and melancholic dream pop from the Barcelona based duo DESERT who sing in their native Catalan, from Bogota there’s tropical Columbian weirdness from MERIDIAN BROTHERS, whilst from Majorca we welcome the enigmatic African rhythms and pop melodies of ZULU ZULU