Every summer, the coastal town of Benicàssim, Spain, becomes the epicentre of music culture, playing host to the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim (FIB) – a sun-soaked, beachside festival filled with unforgettable performances and activities. This year’s edition promises to be another one for the books, with an exciting line-up, a cashless payment system, and a range of attractions for all festival-goers.
The FIB 2023 line-up is as eclectic as ever, featuring a mix of international superstars, indie favourites, and emerging artists. Top headliners include Bastille, Clean Bandit, Franz Ferdinand, and Zara Larsson. A diverse array of other acts like The Wombats, Orbital, Vetusta Morla, and many more will also grace the festival stages. Each day will bring a new set of performances that span genres and languages, catering to the wide variety of musical tastes that FIB is known for.
Arriving at the Festival
The festival venue is conveniently located on the N-340 road (km 986.300) in Benicàssim. Those coming from the AP-7 motorway can take exit 45 (towards Barcelona) or exit 46 (towards Valencia). And for international travellers, airports in cities like Castellón, Valencia, Reus, Barcelona, Alicante, and Madrid are the closest to the festival.
Ticketing and Entry
FIB offers a variety of ticketing options. One of the notable features is their cashless wristband system. Upon entry, tickets are exchanged for a cashless wristband that is linked to your details. This wristband, using high-security encryption, becomes your method of payment at all the festival bars.
Note that ticket transfers can be done within 20 days of purchase for free, after which a charge of €20 is applied.
The festival venue opens at 6 p.m. on all four days. On Thursday and Sunday, the venue is open until 4:30 a.m., while on Friday and Saturday, the festival lasts until 6 a.m., embodying the true Spanish spirit of late-night festivities.
Food and Drink
FIB takes care of its attendees with a variety of food stalls and bars spread across the site. However, bringing your own food or drink into the festival concert venue is not allowed. Exceptions are made for people with food intolerances, who can bring their own food upon showing an accrediting medical report.
Age Restrictions and Rules
FIB is a family-friendly festival. Children up to 9 years old can enter the festival free of charge with their parents or legal guardian. Age groups 10-13 and 14-15 years old have certain conditions to fulfill for entry, while those from 16-17 years old just need their ID card and festival ticket. For safety, some items are prohibited, including sharp, glass, metallic, thrown, flammable, or blunt objects, and aerosols.
The Benicàssim Beach Experience
FIB isn’t just about the music; it’s also about the beach. Festival attendees often spend their days on the shores of Spain’s finest seaside spots, soaking up the sun before the evening performances kick-off. It’s this perfect blend of beach holiday and music festival that truly sets FIB apart.
FIB 2023 is shaping up to be a memorable event. Its fantastic line-up, beautiful beachside location, and vibrant atmosphere offer an unrivalled festival experience. Whether you’re a music lover, a beach lover, or both, there’s something for everyone at FIB 2023.
Plan your trip, pack your sunscreen, and get ready for a festival experience like no other!