The Benicassim Internacional Festival is an independent music festival that Benicassim (Castellón) holds for more than fifteen years, in the middle of July, although in the beginning took place during the first week of that month. This festival is as well known as FIB Heineken, being the beer brand it sponsored for several years.
Nine days of sun, beaches, friends, and good music going with other activities like cinema, theater plays, and fashion shows.
It has a far-reaching international repercussion with great European renown and attracts hundreds of neighboring countries visitors, quantity that is being improved every year.
Things have changed a lot since, in 1995, 8,000 people were attending the concerts of The Charlatans, Supergrass or The Planetas, among others, in the Benicassim Velódromo. The next edition had electronic music too and afterward, it was extended from 3 to 5 days, adding a cinema and music cycle. Due to the more than 18,000 visitors, it was decided to move to the outskirts, where is being held from then. With such a huge place, each year more awnings could be provided. The number of attendants was raising at the same time that new artists were playing there and on its 10th anniversary in 2004, the FIB had artists Duch as The Cure, Radiohead, Placebo, and Oasis.
After the last year’s success, where the Festival had more than 200.000 people, this new edition the organizers have excelled themselves with the introduction of the mythical singer-songwriter Bob Dylan as the headline for this year’s edition that will take place in July (12 to 15) as well as Stone Roses ( they will join again after more than 15 years), Noel Gallagher, Florence + the Machine, or David Guetta and many others. But Bob Dylan´s presence is a luxury, being considered one of the most influential songwriters and singers in the XX century, with such outstanding songs as Like a Rolling Stone or Blowin’ in the Wind.
David Guetta’s incorporation has carried some controversy and many faithful FIBers have expressed their disagreement. Guetta´s incorporation was some time after knowing that the Primavera Sound ( hold this time in Barcelona, first days of May) will include Rufus Wainwright for this edition.
But the FIB has everything and for everyone, so it will have such different bands As La Casa Azul, Jero Romero, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, and many others. Are you going to miss it?
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Hoel for FIB Benicas
Hôme Backpackers and Hôme Youth Hostel
If you´re still thinking of going to the FIB next July, don´t doubt: Home Hostels, in the middle of the Barrio del Carmen, are a few meters walk to the Estacion del Norte (Railway Station) where you´ll be able to take the train to Benicassim and for those days the train frequency-time passes increases.
As Home Backpackers as Home Youth Hostel are vintage hostels that offer you lodging for the best price. These low-cost hostels allow you to enjoy everything in the town, being so close to the most emblematic monuments and located in a place where you can find live music bars or simple recover from a sunny and good music day