Introduction

Festival Internacional de Benicassim

published: Sat 18th Aug 2007

Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2007
near Valencia, Spain, Spain
4-days £105, or £97 for a 3 day pass
last updated: Thu 17th Apr 2008

You may have noticed that eFestivals has gone global. Over the last two years we’ve been in Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, Poland, Ibiza, and even Texas. This is our second year at Benicassim, a popular four day festival of music situated in a small seaside town on the Eastern coast of Spain.

By day Benicassim festival is a lazy, sun soaked siesta sanctuary, with a small collection of chilled out artists offering a teasing suggestion of what’s to come, by night it’s teaming with indefatigable hedonistic party goers, wound up in an enlivened rave-like trance and determined to dance, drink and party their way until the sun caps things off in the early hours of the morning.

around the site

Whether the locals like it or not, the festival is predominantly populated by British tourists, mainly from the South of our fine music-loving, sun-seeking nation, and it seems to be mainly young middle-class white folk, all hailing from London, most of whom just seem to have finished A-levels, or university.

Also from the UK were a number of artists on this year’s bill, with Muse, The Arctic Monkeys, Jamie T, Camera Obscura, The Go! Team, The Magic Numbers, and The Horrors all flying the flag for Britain, and drawing in substantially large crowds as a result.

the town & beach - Benicassim

While Benicassim occasionally appears to cast itself off as another typical corporate festival there are faint strands of individuality – a fashion show, bizarre staggered stage times, a nearby beach, palm trees, an assortment of bands from all around the world, and water sprays to keep everyone nice and cool.

But first, getting to Benicassim is a complete nightmare for the unprepared, unseasoned, and unintelligent, and even worse when you’re a mixture of all three...

Day one (getting there)
review by: Scott Johnson

photos by: Scott Johnson

Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2007
near Valencia, Spain, Spain
4-days £105, or £97 for a 3 day pass
last updated: Thu 17th Apr 2008


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