Posted by Danni Le Toullec on July 27, 2010
With the sun clinging to the horizon, the speakers started to shake and just like any young ’un celebrating their 16th birthday, FIB Heineken’s Benicassim was anything but sweet.
As crowds scoffed paella and guzzled Heinekens over four days, the young bloods of the festival (Kasbian, Temper Trap, Vampire Weekend, Foals, Hot Chip, Calvin Harris, Two Door Cinema Club) worked their magic. Yet the more enthralling acts were from those that have been kicking it for more than 10 or 20 years.
The Prodigy prevailed with one of the best performances of the festival. Boundless energy and manic antics left the crowd eating out of their hands. Instructed to “Get the f*** down”, more than 60,000 people crouched down before jumping into an explosive wave.
English rock legend Ian Brown’s hollow-cheeked swagger and marching dance moves were as seductive now as they were in the ‘80s, as he belted out The Stone Roses classic track ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ along with tracks from his 2009 album My Way. Goldfrapp lured people in with their synthy beats and anthem inspiring tracks like ‘Rocket’. Relentless in his delivery, Boys Noize flaunted a gritty, raw manipulation of sound that had people dancing for hours.More...
Posted by Danni Le Toullec on July 1, 2010
With a venue that stretches to 130 000 square meters, Benicassim will lure you in with its seductive Spanish charm, and draw-dropping coastline.
For the most part of the year, Benicassim is a small, quiet Spanish town but for a week every July hordes of festival goers make their pilgrimage to Spain's most loved music festival.
Celebrating 16 years of supplying music lovers with a beach-side haven, this years line up includes Kasabian, Vampire Weekend, The Temper Trap, Hot Chip, Gorillaz, The Prodigy, Dizzee Rascal, Lily Allen, The Klaxons, Cut Copy, Goldfrapp, Mumford & Sons...drooling yet?
Completing the circle of cultural enrichment, there will be areas dedicated to theatre, fashion, dance and art. A particular highlight this year is The Short Film Festival, which will include activities that work in unison with the musical line up.
The festival will take place from 15th – 18th July, with camping open from 13th - 20th July.