FIB 2013 engines are now running and ready to rock! Today starts one of the most important rock music festivals in Europe that will run through the whole weekend in the summery town of Benicàssim (Castellón). The highlights for this year’s edition are totally rock-oriented: The Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, The Killers, Primal Scream, Beady Eye, Kaiser Chiefs and Miles Kane among others.
This year’s edition has been quite polemic by the constant rumours of cancellation. Finally, last week, the festival organization released a statement quashing the cancellation rumours. But the truth is that Maraworld, managed by Vince Power, has been hitting financial problems. Vince Power has been forced to sell part of Maraworld to Dennis Desmond and SJM Concerts. In his own words: “The difficult economic climate, coupled with the bad year suffered by Music Festivals PLC has motivated my decision to sell a significant stake Benicàssim Festival.”
Luckily, the festival goes on and we’ve prepared a special Spotify playlist with some of the best tunes of these year’s edition. Enjoy it!
Listen to “FIB 2013 – Wifivox’s selection”