FIB Benicássim Festival
The FIB Benicássim Festival is one of the largest music festivals in Europe. It plays host to some of the world’s top musical artists headlining on the main stage. Held in July each year in the Spanish town of Benicássim, it is also one of Europe’s most scorching festivals. So, forget the umbrellas and welly boots and slap on the sunscreen for a long weekend of music mayhem.
FIB Benicássim Festival
To give it its full title, Festival Internacional de Benicássim (FIB) has been attracting revellers from around the globe for many years. The 2017 festival was held from 13th – 16th July and boasted some fantastic acts. The lineup included the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kasabian, The Weeknd, Foals, Liam Gallagher, Peter Doherty, Biffy Clyro, Stormzy and Bonobo. We can only hope the line up for 2018 will be just as exciting. The festival organisers do a superb job setting up all the stages and equipment, food & drink stalls, chill out areas and campsites.
FIB Benicássim Festival Stages
When it comes to music, FIB Benicássim Festival has something for everyone. There are three stages in the main arena. Las Palmas is the main stage where the majority of headliners play. There is also the VISA Stage and smaller FIB Club that hosts mainly new musicians hoping for that big break. South Beach Dance Stage is, as the name suggests, near the beach. This is also the area for the South Beach Pool Party. This is the perfect setup for the more chilled out festival goer. A hedonistic mix of massive party tunes, RnB, pop, house and indie keep the crowds pumped all weekend. There are snack & drink stalls and plunge pools to cool off in.
FIB Benicássim Festival Facilities
Such are the facilities at FIB Benicássim Festival, it can be likened to a small village. There are ample parking areas. These are supervised by volunteers who do their best to accommodate everyone, so be nice. There is a market selling all sorts of festival gear and even an on-site tattoo artist. The FIB Official Shop offers a great selection of branded clothing and accessories. Bars, restaurants and food stalls do a roaring trade. They sell soft and alcoholic drinks, jugs of sangria and snacks and food from around the world, including a choice of vegetarian options.
Being a July festival it can get sweltering hot, so stay hydrated (and I don’t mean beer!). Near the entrance to the main arena is a free to use drinking fountain. There are also several first aid points should you fall ill or sustain an injury. Security at the festival is taken seriously so they have a professional team of security personnel to make sure you stay safe. You will also find information points, lost property and numerous ablution facilities.
FIB Benicássim Festival Camping
There are two main festival campsites. Further campsites, hotels, holiday apartments and B&B’s can be found in and around the town. Campfest is the main site next to the festival arena. This is free of charge to holders of a 4 day ticket that includes camping. The other site is Villacamp. This is a VIP camping area situated in the town and close to the beach. Both sites offer ample tent pitches and ablution blocks. They also feature 24 hour bars & food, small supermarket, mobile charging points, first aid points, shaded chill out areas and bike hire.