Spain’s Benicàssim takes the next step from being a fantastic music festival to the whole summer holiday package. Located on the coast between the two beautiful cities of Barcelona and València, Benicàssim has sun, sea, sand and a fantastic lineup! Whether you’re after a dip in the turquoise waters of the Balearic, a sunset stroll along the beach or four days of top-quality music, this festival has it all!
Top Acts: Past and Present
Benicàssim has pulled some legendary acts to play for them over the years and 2018 is no exception. Past acts include massive headliners like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers and Radiohead, so you always know that the lineup will be of the highest quality. This year, renowned acts like Eric Prydz, the Pet Shop Boys and Chase & Status top the bill, along with other big names like Metronomy and Justice. Fans of electronic music are well catered to here, as there’s a fantastic mix of musical genres, with Oasis front man Liam Gallagher headlining on Sunday and Kylie Jenner’s rapper beau Travis Scott playing on Thursday night. Whatever you’re into musically, you’ll find something at Benicàssim — you might even stumble across a new favorite!
Nearby Barcelona is a hot spot for live events, playing host to all sorts of activities beyond music festivals. In 2017, the city entertained the PokerStars Championship with much success, and this year saw the Formula 1 World Championship come to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in nearby Montmeló. Down the coast from Benicàssim, València plays host to Las Fallas, the festival of fire, every March and the Night of San Juan every June. Both cities have the ideal laidback vibe during the day but can transform into real party towns at night, so there’s plenty to explore outside of the festival. Why not stay a few extra days and get to know the area?
It’s hard to beat Benicàssim when it comes to finding the best festival atmosphere. Maybe it’s the guaranteed perfect weather or the equally reliable flawless lineup each year, but everybody seems to be in a perpetual good mood! The music gets going late in the day, so you have time to recover from the excesses of the night before and protect yourself from the sunshine. However, don’t think that this means you’re missing out on the many hours of dancing time! It’s not unusual for the party to keep going until the sun comes up again.
Running from July 19th– 22nd this year, Benicàssim promises to once again show festival goers the time of their lives. Get ready for soaring temperatures and irresistible beats to carry you through the night as the festival transforms this resort town into an extravaganza of music and joy! Be sure to stay hydrated, stay among the action and be prepared for the sunniest festival ever!