Lori Meyers and Izal launch suburban FIB

The FIB kicked off its most anticipated edition yesterday, Thursday, after two years without a festival due to the pandemic, suspended to sold-out crowds, with all tickets sold; and the forecast of welcoming 180,000 spectators over the four days of the macro-event at the Benicàssim festival site.

With the new promoter at the helm, The Music Republic, and this year’s poster that seizes the Spanish public, with 74% of total spectators, winning back the national audience against 26% of foreigners, who remain mainly English-speaking , the fiber profile that dominated the legendary festival.

Attendees enjoyed the first day of concerts yesterday, which began with music by Declan McKenna and featured performances by Spanish indie rock band Lori Meyers and Madrid indie pop band Izal, so stalwart in the country festivals.

The poster was completed by Tom Grennan and Lost Frequencies, who were to offer their show at the end of the evening, on the main stage. Meanwhile, at the South Beach Club, the party was guaranteed with Angel Pop!, Jes Set, Toxicosmos and Isaac Corrales.

Among the most anticipated performances by the public for today are those of Dorian, The Kooks and Two Door Cinema Club, as well as that of DJ Steve Aoki.

The Music Republic, which also organizes other festivals such as Burriana’s Arenal Sound, has opted for a lineup that includes international artists such as Kasabian, Justice, Two Door Cinema Club or Becky Hill, but is strongly committed to the national indie, with artists such as Love of Lesbian, Izal, Viva Sweden, Lori Meyers, Miss Caffeine, Zahara, Ed Maverick, Arde Bogotá, as well as many emerging international and national groups, which will be spread over the four stages of the large FIB room.

Thousands of fibers have chosen to stay in the designated rest areas, where nearly 3,000 Glamping tents are set up for the greater comfort of the participants.

More than 10,000 people will use the proposed bus service to help participants move around Benicàssim and between the towns of Castelló and Orpesa, which also welcome young people who want to enjoy the festival without having to drive their vehicle during these dates.

The fibers are also invited in the city and on the local beaches, taking the opportunity to spend musical and playful holidays in the Mediterranean. Benicàssim is already an icon for them, as the city has been hosting fibers since 1995.

From the organization they argue that the event generates more than 2,300 direct and indirect jobs, while its economic impact is estimated at more than 42 million euros, both for the city of Benicassim and for the province of Castelló. And it is that the fibers move during the day in urban areas, consuming in bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets.

Some also choose apartments, hostels or hotels as accommodation, to make their stay more comfortable, away from busier areas like the official festival campsites, one located at the northern entrance to the city center and the other closer to the concert hall.

With all subscriptions sold out, those wishing to enjoy FIB shows still have the option of purchasing day tickets, priced at 39.99 euros plus management fees.

Kooks and Guitarricadelafuente

The music will continue today at the Benicàssim festival site with a line-up that will kick off with a live performance by Guitarricadelafuente (7.30pm), the artist from Benicàssim who is garnering as much success as one of Spain’s most successful independent artists. more listened to. musicians on Spotify. Also in attendance will be Dorian (9:40 p.m.), The Kooks (12:00 a.m.), Two Door Cinema Club (2:20 a.m.) and renowned Japanese-American DJ and producer Steve Aoki (4:30 a.m.).

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