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 21st year, the International Benicassim Festival, FIB, near Valencia, Spain is back for 2015 from Thursday 16th until Sunday 19th 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.
Latest additions are Crocodiles, Augustines, DMA's, La Bien Querida, The Death Of Pop, Loyle Carner, and DJ sessions from Sunta Templeton, Diego RJ, Miqui Brightside, and Orlando.
Blur, The Prodigy, Portishead, and Florence + The Machine, will headline. Also confirmed are FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks), Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Jamie T, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson, Stromae, A-Trak, Hinds, Hudson Taylor, Crystal Fighters, Public Enemy, Clean Bandit, Bastille, Beach Beach, Frank Turner, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Cribs, Vetusta Morla, Reverend And The Makers, Tiga, Evan Baggs, Madeon, Curtis Harding, Palma Violets, Swim Deep, Darwin Deez, Joe Crepusculo, Jonathan Toubin, Vessels, L.A., Monki, Polock , Public Access T.V., Moodoid, Elsa De Alfonso Y Los Prestigio, Holograma, Elyella DJs, Trajano!, Aldo Linares, Little Jesus, Celica XX, Debigote, Siesta!, Papaya, The Riptide Movement, Ham SandwicH, Gavin James, Nunatak, Los Planetas, Timo Maas, La M.O.D.A, Edu Imbernon, Brodinski, Belako, Mox Nox, Novedades and more.
For the line-up details as available see the International Benicassim Festival line-up page.
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.
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.
Trenchtown, a festival within a festival, will bring the Caribbean and the best of Reggae, Ska, Dub and Dancehall music. This area will give visitors the chance to wander through the streets within the Jamaican themed village, hang out in the Kingston 12 Café and smell the Blue Mountain coffee whilst listening to acoustic sessions during the day. Chill out at Treasure Beach sipping on cocktails. At night Trenchtown unleashes a party just like Kingston JA. The Roots Inna Da Woods Arena fyahs it up! Sound systems bring the bass, turn up the heat and the dance rolls on til the last man and woman can dance no more. The best Batty Shakers join the Trenchtown Twerkers for the mother of all dance offs.
Tickets are priced at £149 for 4-days.
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.
More information will be here when available.
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