Win a Hotel for Benicassim Festival Competition

So you have your Benicassim Tickets you have booked your flights however you have seen what the temperature is like in Spain in July and don’t fancy camping? Your might consider booking a hotel near benicassim but you can’t afford it. Well you could be in luck our friends at sunshine.co.uk have donated a hotel for benicassim festival to give away. Sunshine are jolly nice people don’t you think?

The Benicassim Festival Prize

The amazing guys at online travel agency Sunshine.co.uk have donated the following prize.

HotelCivis Jaime I, Castellon, Costa del Azahar
Check In Thu 15th Jul 2010
Check Out Mon 19th Jul 2010
No. of Rooms : 1
Meal Type : Room Only
Room Type : Double Or Twin
Duration : 4 nts
Prize is hotel only, winner has to arrange own flights / transport.

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The winner will be selected at random from all Facebook fans on the 1st July 2010 .
No cash alternative is offered.
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The Prize is for the Hotel only and no Flights or Transfers are included.
Entrants must be over 18
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Benicassim Festival line up 2010

The first confirmed bands for Benicassim 2010 have been confirmed by FIB organisers, and its going to be a belter! The Prodigy , Dizzee Rascal , Ian Brown , Kasabian, The Specials, and PiL are all to play the spanish festival on the weekend of 15th -18th July 2010.


Benicassim 2010 Line Up So Far

Thursday 15th June 2010

+ Benga , Brendan Benson , Broken Bells , Charlotte Gainsbourg , Chin Yi , Cohete , Dirty Projectors , El Hijo , Jack L , Joris Voorn , Kasabian , Love of Lesbian , Magnetic Man , The Paris Riots , Phil Kieran , Puggy , Ray Davies , Scratch Perverts , Skream , Southern Arts Society , The Temper Trap

Friday 16th June 2010

+ Alondra Bentley , Boys Noize , Calvin Harris , Cola Jet Set , Delorentos , Fionn Regan , Goldfrapp , The Haçienda Night featuring Graeme Park, DJ Pierre and Justin Robertson , Hot Chip , Ilegales , jj , Julian Casablancas , Mumford & Sons , Peter Hook performing Unknown Pleasures , Dj Shadow , Sr. Chinarro , Timo Maas , Triángulo de amor bizarro , Vampire Weekend , Yacht & The Straight Gaze

Saturday 17th June 2010

+ Alex Under , Ash , Bigott , The Clientele , The Cribs , Cuchillo , Cut Copy , Daedelus , Four Tet (live) , Gentle Music Men , Ian Brown , The Japanese Popstars , Jonston , Klaxons , Motor , PiL , The Prodigy , The Ruskins , The Specials , The Sunday Drivers +

Sunday 18th June 2010

+ The Courteeners , Dizzee Rascal , Echo & The Bunnymen , Efterklang , Ellie Goulding , Foals , Funkagenda , Gorillaz , I Blame Coco , Jack Beats , Leftfield , Lily Allen , Lindstrøm & Christabelle , Marcus Doo & The Secret Family , Midnight Juggernauts , Parade , The Pinker Tones , Prins Thomas , Standstill , Two Door Cinema Club , Yuksek

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Cheap Hotel for Benicassim for only £10

Benicassim Festival is on the weekend of 15th -18th July 2010 in the coast town of Benicassim in Spain. Benicassim Weather is hot in July with an average temperature of 30c We therefore recommend booking a hotel for the Benicassim festival 2010. The Benicassim Festival takes place in the evening from 5pm and goes on until 8am. It will therefore be handy to have a hotel room, to be able to get sleep with air con, and also enjoy the pool facilities etc during the day.

Book a Hotel for Benicassim for a tenner

Hotels near Benicassim are selling out very fast so we recommend you book your hotel room as soon as possible. The following resorts are close to Benicassim. Alcoceber ,Castellon ,Oropesa Del Mar , and Peniscola. You can book a hotel now for a deposit of just £10, with leading holiday website sunshine.co.uk

Benicassim Map

Check location of resorts in relation to Benicassim who have hotels and appartments for Benicassim. Just click on the beds, to see the different locations. Click on Get Directions, then type in Benicassim to get the route plan


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Castellon Hotels

Castellon is the nearest resort to Benicassim only 6 miles and a 10 minute drive from Benicassim. Hotels in Castellon include
AC Castellon Hotel / Civis Castellon Center / Civis Jaime I / Civis Luz Castellon
Dona Lola Hotel / Intur Castellon Hotel / NH Mindoro Hotel / Zaymar Hotel

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Opopesa Hotels

Opopesa is only 5 mile or 10 minutes drive from Benicassim they have a great selection of hotels including
Galeones Aparthotel / Gran Duque Hotel / Marina D’or 3 Hotel / Marina D’or 5 Hotel / Marina D’or Beach Hotel

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Alcoceber Hotels

Alocober is 30 minutes drive away about 20 miles, it has great beaches and is a quiet resort, the leading hotels include:
Al Andalus Hotel / Alcala Blau Hotel / Alcocebre Suites Hotel / Anamar Hotel
Arcos II Apartments /Complejo Bellamar Hotel / Eco Alcoceber Hotel / El Puerto Hotel / Eurhostal Apartments

CHECK OUT ALL ALOCOBER HOTELS AT SUNSHINE

Remember check out Sunshine.co.uk , Hotels are selling Fast so Don’t Delay



Benicassim 2010 Tickets on Sale Now

Benicassim Festival 2010 takes place on the weekend of 15th July 2010 to 18th July 2010. Early Bird Benicassim 4 Day Festival Tickets are on sale now from Lastminute.com. These Benicassim Tickets allow for 9 days camping. The campsite opens on Monday July 12 at 10.00am and the The campsites will close on Tuesday July 20 at midday (12.00)
The festival music takes place through the night, starting at 5pm each day until 8 am in the morning.
In an exceptional setting, nestled between the beach and the hills, the four days of concerts and the nine days of camping included in the 4-day pass, along with the weeks extra-musical activities make for a one-of-a-kind experience on the shores of the Mediterranean.

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SEATWAVE

Seatwave are a Fan to Fan Ticket Exchange site. The basically provide a service for fans to sell tickets to other fans. We understand tickets have sold out via primary agents like see tickets and lastminute.com. . The Fans selling the tickets set the price to be sold at, so sometimes tickets are sold for above the face value. So be aware of this before you buy,
When you purchase tickets you will receive an email from the ticket supplier ( seatwave) with confirmation of your ticket purchase and details on how to contact them with any queries.

Seatwave advise that all tickets are supplied with proof of purchase and Id, but we recommend if you have queries about tickets purchased from seatwave that you contact seatwave directy well before you travel either Phone: ( UK) 020 7101 5199 office hours 09:15-20:00 Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00 Sat-Sun or you can email seatwave via their website.

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Benicassim 2009 hit by bad weather kings of leon cancel #benicassim

Benicassim enters its third day tonight but day 2 was cacelled due to bad weather. Kings Of Leon and Maximo Park were forced to not perfrom last night ( friday July 17th 2009) due to bad weather.

Benicassim organisers pulled both the main acts as they said the weather was too bad for it to carry on.
The decision caused a lot of angry fans to boo as they left the building.

It is hoped that the King of Leon headline show can be performed tonight ( July 18th 2009) together with Maximo Park.
The day had already had dramas with a fire near the festival site, the show continued during this with Paul Weller performing on the Escenario Verde stage with no interruptions.

Benicassim has 2 more days to run. We would like to hear your Benicassim Reviews, and your eye witness accounts.

If your at the festival please leave a message on our benicassim twitter account or leave us a comment below with your benicassim 2009 reviews . We hope everyone is safe and well and the rest of the event goes without any more incidents.

Further News from Benicassim can be found here

http://thisisvalencia.blogspot.com/2009/07/huge-fire-and-high-winds-force-lights.html

Flights from Leeds Bradford to Barcelona

We have read the comments on the forum, and I have noticed that people are struggling to find cheap flights to Benicassim Festival, I have done a bit of research and have found cheap flights to Barcelona from Leeds Bradford Airport. Leeds Bradford Flights would be more convient than having to make a trip down south to fly from London for Benicassim Festival.

Cheap Flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Barcelona

Jet2.com fly from Leeds Bradford Airport to Barcelona. They seem an ideal airline for cheap flights to Benicassim.
Example Flight for when Campsite opens and returning monday after Benicassim Festival
Costs ( as at 15th March 2009).

Outbound: LEEDS BRADFORD to BARCELONA £39.99 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 Dep 15:20 Arr 18:50
Inbound: BARCELONA to LEEDS BRADFORD £69.99 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 Dep 19:40 Arr 21:05

Total Cost £109.98 + Taxes


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How to get from Barcelona Airport to Benicassim

We suggest you hire a car, we recommend Alpharooms Hire Cars, you can pick one up from Barcelona Airport

Barcelona to Benicassim Route Planner


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Driving directions to Benicàssim, Spain 257 km – about 2 hours 30 mins
1. Head northeast toward Carretera del Prat de Llobregat 24 m
2. Slight right at Carretera del Prat de Llobregat 0.4 km
3. Slight left toward C-32B/Carretera a l’Aeroport 0.8 km
4. Slight right at C-32B/Carretera a l’Aeroport
Continue to follow Carretera a l’Aeroport 2.4 km
5. Merge onto Autopista de Pau Casals/C-32 via the ramp to Sitges/Tarragona/B-20/Castelldefels
Partial toll road 56.1 km
6. Take the exit onto E-15/AP-7 toward Valencia/Tarragona
Partial toll road 187 km
7. Take exit 45 for N-340 toward Benicàssim/Oropesa
Partial toll road 1.1 km
8. Turn right at N-340 8.8 km
9. Turn left at Calle del Mosén Oliver 0.1 km
10. Turn right to stay on Calle del Mosén Oliver 30 m
11. Turn left at Calle de Santo Tomás 0.1 km

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How to get to the festival of dreams aka benicassim travel top tips

Hello Beni Fans!

If like myself, you are wistfully counting down the months to the greatest festival of all time and you have bought your ticket and are now wondering how to get there then please read on! Look out for the ‘Beni Bites’ for tips and hints!

The preferred method of travel is by plane. Although you can’t fly directly to Benicassim, the 3 most preffered destinations are Alicante, Valencia and Barcelona. Valencia is the closest. You can also fly to Madrid. Last year, me and some mates flew to Barcelona from Gatwick and stayed there for a few days as a pre-Beni warm up then got a train to Benicassim.

Beni Bite – book your flight as soon as you can. We just booked ours from Gatwick to Valencia and with all taxes etc it was just over £100. I know some mates who booked theirs from Bristol to Alicante for around the same price.

You can get a train to Beni from Valencia, Barcelona or Madrid quite easily or hire a car when you get there. If you haven’t been to Beni before then there is parking around the town and I have seen many people having a cheeky sleep with the air con on when it gets a bit warm!

Beni Bite – book your train ticket from one of the Spanish train sites in advance otherwise I can guarantee you won’t get a seat on the train. The train sites have tickets about 3 months in advance so when they come up, I shall update you all!

Beni Bite – we are having a few days holiday either side of Beni to prepare and recover. If you are planning on the whole Beni experience (camping from the Monday) then I would strongly suggest staying in a local Beni hotel on the Sunday night so you are ready to get to the campsite early. We got to the campsite about 11am and were all set up by 1pm. When we trotted down to the beach, people were in a 2 hour queue waiting to be pitched (you get shown where to pitch your tent) so the earlier the better! And it means one final decent night’s sleep before the carnage!

So that’s the flying and trains covered.

There is also the option of having a little roadtrip! I know a couple of people who have done this over the time frame of a couple of days and if you are brave enough then give it a go! Personally, I’d rather be in the confines of a comfy plane chatting up the stewards!

So there you go! I shall update you with where to book train tickets from the various airports as and when they are released!

Charlie (Beni Legendette) x

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How to stay alive at FIB with a short story

Me and my friend Mark drive from the sleepy town of Calpe to –what we think- is yet another sleepy town. We see loads of young festival goers wearing their floral prints and aviators walking up and down the main street, looking totally at ease with what they’re doing and where they’re going. We’re just driving round with my parents looking for the festival itself. This was our first festival, and we’d been counting down the days since we’d got the tickets. So anyway, we find the road signs and drive up to camp FIB, our home for the next five days. The sun was covered by clouds, a real god send when you’re trying to set up a tent. So anyway, tip one – get to the camp sites in good time, when we arrived on Wednesday, the organisers tried to place me and mark at the back of the site, on rocks. We had other ideas! We separated from the group and pitched our tent on this little grass ledge, next to the shaded area. Although not ideal, I do wish that we’d gotten under some shade, because believe me, waking up in sauna for a tent when you’re horribly hungover is a bit hot. Tip two-when pitching your tent, get under shade. Our neighbours where two lads, Tom and Tom from Leeds, who couldn’t have been nicer.
So…fast forward to the night time. It’s about 10 o clock, me and mark bought ourselves 24 small Amstell cans, it’s still hot, we’ve had hardly anything to eat, but we’ve managed to consume about 75% of these cans, with help from neighbours. Me, being a horrible lightweight end up being horribly sick. NOT GOOD. Tip three- drink to what your body can handle. I literally had about 5 cans, but because of the lack of water and food, it really got to me.

I think the only bad time in the festival was on the night when Gnarls Barkly and The Raconteurs played. There i was dancing away, then BANG! I experienced the worst pain of my life. My stomach was killing, not like anything I’d felt before. I did the clever thing of diagnosing myself with appendicitis. I had all the symptoms. However, when I went to sleep and drunk lots of water, in the morning it was gone. I should mention that i was saved by my knight in shining armour. The pain, I later found out, was due to overindulgence (obviously), lack of water and food, and exhaustion. The last one, I couldn’t get. See, I got about 2 hours sleep a night. It was too hot to sleep in the day-Mark did it somehow- and got covered in shaving foam. Ah pranks. Anyway. The only time to get sleep was in the night, it was cool enough, but when you woke up, it was so hot. So in Beni 09, I know I’ll be drinking more water and eating more. However, sleep is out the question. I don’t want to miss one waking moment of this festival.

Ok so…key things to remember- basically the rest of my numbered tips-

  1. Drink shed loads of water; you don’t understand appreciate water so much as when you’re actually there.
  2. Wear a high factor sun cream- see; I’m sounding like your mother already.
  3. Make friends, Beni was the friendliest place I’ve ever been in my life.
  4. Eat FOOD. I advise Nutrigrain bars. I got through 8 boxes. Lovely.
  5. Spend at least one hour in the shower a day! You’ll see what i mean what you get there.  Cold showers have never been so nice.

 Where to Eat

Eat at a restaurant called Terra Magica. ( i want to buy that place, it was amazing) Two Beers and a pizze is 7.50 euros and a baguette and a beer is 4 euros. Thats the cheapest place we found and the nicest. Pool table, table tennis, little indoor football, and a GAINT ball pool- the ultimate come down after a good night. I saw about 8 random extremities coming out of that pool. Plus it had ‘FIB music’ playing as it advertised. It did as stated, with the odd smiths song thrown in (Morrissey would not be pleased)

My Beni best bits:

Pete Doherty sitting down and reading hand written lyrics of a scrap piece of paper.

Not sleeping from Sunday morning till Monday night.

In a nutshell the whole festival, every waking moment was fantastic.

But the ultimate highlight was when –during intimate time with a girl in his tent- our neighbour Tom asked me what time it was. To his disgust it was 3am and Mika had already started. ‘SHITE!’ he said ‘Mika’s already on? Sorry love, get your skirt, you’ll have to go.’

Crackin.

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