As a pair of 21-year-old music lovers, we are genuinely buzzing at the thought of immersing ourselves in the exhilarating atmosphere of Benicassim 2023. There’s no better place to lose oneself in the enthralling music, the wild energy, and the sheer excitement that only a music festival can offer.
Jack: From the pulse-pounding beats of 2ManyDJs to the gritty rock vibes of Kaiser Chiefs, the lineup is honestly a dream. Top of my list is Franz Ferdinand, their tracks “Take Me Out” and “This Fire” have been on my playlist for ages. The blend of their post-punk revival style with dance-punk has always resonated with me, and seeing them perform live? That’s a bucket list item right there.
Lisa: I’m crazy excited for Zara Larsson! Her music, the power of her voice, the range, she’s absolutely unreal. Songs like “Lush Life” and “Ruin My Life” feel like they’ve been the soundtrack to my life. And then there’s Tom Odell. His haunting melodies, especially in “Another Love,” stir something in my soul. Seeing him live will be a dream come true.
Beyond the music, we are both stoked about the overall festival experience. The thrill of meeting new people from all over the globe, united by a shared love for music is simply incomparable. It’s going to be four days of freedom, where the rhythms become our heartbeat, and lyrics become our language.
Jack: I’m also super eager to see Twin Atlantic and The Wombats. Their indie rock style hits differently, full of emotion and energy. It’s the kind of music that makes you feel alive, that shakes you up and gets your adrenaline pumping.
Lisa: Bastille and Clean Bandit are two acts I’ve been dying to see live. I’ve always admired Bastille’s poetic lyrics and experimental sound. “Pompeii” is such a masterpiece! And Clean Bandit? Their fusion of classical and dance music is unlike anything else. “Rather Be” and “Solo” are total bops!
Jack: We both agree on looking forward to seeing Crystal Fighters. Their blend of folk and electronic music is so unique, and their songs like “Plage” and “Love Natural” perfectly encapsulate the spirit of a summer music festival.
Lisa: We can’t wait to dance under the Spanish sun, losing ourselves in the music, the culture, and the sheer joy that is Benicassim. With our favourite artists on stage and a crowd full of music lovers, we’re ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.
At the end of the day, the euphoria of a music festival is a surreal experience. The anticipation, the journey, the atmosphere, the live music, the lasting friendships, the shared smiles, and the dancing till dawn – it should all add up to an unforgettable adventure.
Jack & Lisa: Benicassim 2023, we’re ready for you, and we’re counting the days until we’re there, soaking up the magic and making memories we’ll be replaying for years to come. This summer, we’re ready to dance, sing, laugh, and lose ourselves in the shared rhythm of festival vibes. Bring it on!