The Festival Internacional de Benicassim, commonly abbreviated to simply FIB, is an annual music festival which takes place in the town of Benicassim, Spain. It focuses mainly on pop, rock and electronica artists, as well as having other elements including short films, fashion shows and art. Benicassim has a reputation as being among the best on the international festival circuit. FIB is notable for being located in close proximity to several beaches, having bands play later in the day (5pm - 8am) and attracting a young, party-orientated crowd. The festival begins on the second Monday of July when the camping grounds open, although music only officially commences during Thursday afternoon. In 2009, the festival capacity exceeded 50,000 people for the first time and continues to grow, being popular among many Britons due to the good weather. Past performers include Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis and Tinie Tempah.
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