The Benicassim Festival or Festival Internacional de Benicassim ( FIB) Benicàssim = FIB Heineken fiberfib is more than just another music festival. It is a UK music festival with sunshine, has been touted as the “Spanish Glastonbury” or “Glasto del Sol” for UK festival goers it became the must goto festival in 2006, with the absence of the mother of all festivals Glastonbury a reputed 12,000 Brits made the trip to Spain. Benicassim Festival 2007 followed 2006 by selling out. Benicassim 2008 will take place between 17th and 20th July 2008. This English language guide to Benicassim aims to help you plan your trip in 2008. Hotels book up quickly so we recommend you book them early. The Campsite opens 14th July 2008 and closes on 22nd July 2008
What is Benicassim Festival like?
Benicassim is situated between Barcelona and Valencia. The Festival runs for 8 days ( well the camp site opens 3 days before the event starts) and plays host to over 100 bands, and ends with a massive free beach party. The sleep town of Benicassim has welcomed some of the world greatest artists including last year the Pixies, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand and Depeche Mode and Morrissey. The appeal to UK festival goers is the guaranteed sunshine although they may be praying to be in the more mild climate of Mr Eavis, cow field while they melt in the Spanish sun!! That said you can always find a quiet shady spot for a siesta or cool down in the Mediterranean sea. The music does not actually start till late afternoon tand goes on through the night till around 8am in the morning, the headliners go on stage around 2am.