19.04.2018 18:45


FIB of Benicàssim bets strong for the next edition

Autor: Iris Cubells Asencio | Kurz: English section | Kategorie: News

The International Festival of Benicàssim (FIB), one of the most popular competitions in Spain, hopes to increase the international public during its twenty-third edition

The popular pop, rock and indie music festival aims to gather thousands of attendees from 19 to 22 of the next month of July in Benicàssim (Castellón), a beach resort on the Spanish coast between Valencia and Barcelona. This event is also one of the most internationally-renowned.

According to one of its organizers, Tomás Abril, the event is "a wonderful experience, rather than a festival", he says. Guests have a common camping area with showers, bars and bicycle rental. Tomás assures that during the FIB, a total of four days, are created "bonds of friendship between the assistants who share the coexistence in the camping area and the beach, in addition to the concerts".

The festival runs from 6pm to 6am along the extensive Mediterranean beach and has up to five different musical stages. It is there, where since 1995 this festival takes place and broke the record its last edition with 177,000 attendees. 

It has become one of the most famous and the most acclaimed festivals of the continent by its artists and its ability to attract thousands of music lovers summer after summer. "The public profile we have is 60% foreign and 40% national. We are working to overcome the international figure in the next edition”, point out a worker from the Department of Communication of the FIB, Carlos Noguera. 

In respect to the international public, the United Kingdom is postulated as the largest segment of the festival-goers. Last year, 48% of attendees were English and Irish; 46% came from Spain and 6% arrived from other European counties, assures Noguera.  

One young Belgian girl who went to the festival of 2017 says “I am from Belgium and my first time was last year; We decided to go to the FIB because it is a reference as a festival. This year I will go again”.

This year, the organization will began again to count with artists such as Red Hot Chili peppers and the Kooks to share a line-up with the WEEKND, Bastille and Madness with national references such as Izal or Dorian. Although another artists are still missing to post, tickets to access are now available online for everyone.

Klíčová slova: Festival, Spain, artists, music

Fotogalerie

Hodnocení příspěvku

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 (1 - nejhorší, 5 - nejlepší)

Vkladání nových komentářů skončilo.