The FIB yesterday launched its most anticipated edition, after two years without a festival due to the pandemic, suspended sold out, with all subscriptions exhausted, and the forecast of injecting more than 42 million euros, both in the city of Benicàssim and in the province of Castellón. The organization calculates that it will receive, adding the four days of the macro-event, 180,000 spectators in the hall.
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 event campsites, one located at the northern entrance to the city center and the another closer to the concert hall. . In addition, from the organization they advance that this edition generates more than 2,300 direct and indirect jobs.
With the new promoter at the helm, The Music Republic, and this year’s lineup, Spanish audiences take center stage, with 74% of total viewers, recovering domestic audiences against 26% foreigners, who remain predominantly English, the fiber profile that predominated in the legendary festival.
The audience disfrutaron ayer del primer día de conciertos, que empezó con la música de Declan McKenna y déstacó par la actuaciones de l’grupo de indie rock español Lori Meyers y la banda madrileña de indie pop Izal, unconditional in los grande festivals that are organized in el Country.
The line-up was completed by Tom Grennan and Lost Frequencies, who performed 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. 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 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 Benicense venue.
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. And more than 10,000 people will take advantage of the bus service offered to help spectators move around Benicàssim and between the towns of Castelló and Orpesa, which also welcome young people on these dates who want to enjoy the festival without having to drive their own vehicles. .
Fibers also invite themselves into the city and on the 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.
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.
The music will continue to play today at the Benicàssim festival site with a line-up that will begin with a live performance by Guitarricadelafuente (7:30 p.m.), the artist from Benicàssim who is enjoying great success as one of Spain’s independent artists. the most listened to. musicians on Spotify. 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.) will also perform.