Benicassim Headliners Announced: Prodigy, Portishead, Florence, Noel Gallagher
FIB 2015 proudly announce the first confirmations for this year’s festival: Headliners THE PRODIGY, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, PORTISHEAD and LOS PLANETAS Plus NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, BASTILLE, PUBLIC ENEMY, CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, CLEAN BANDIT and MØ
We are delighted to announce the first names for FIB Benicàssim Festival 2015, just the first taste of a new era for the festival now in its third decade.
We are thrilled to welcome a wide range of artists, from the powerful electronica of The Prodigy, the ethereal effervescence of Florence + the Machine, the sensuality of Portishead, the rock of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the hip hop power of Public Enemy, the life affirming music of Crystal Fighters, Bastille and Clean Bandit… Just the start for a bill that will entertain, move and thrill everyone in Benicàssim this July.
Festival Director, Melvin Benn, said:
“FIB. The international festival that started the concept of international festivals enters its 3rd decade and what a wonderful feeling it is for me to be part of it.
The third decade represents the real start for me and, as well as a stellar line up of Main and Second Stage acts we are announcing today -The Prodigy - among them, I'm also very keen to highlight the new areas of the festival we are developing this year, Trenchtown and Bearded Kitten. New and fresh ideas and areas to reset the bar for Spanish festivals in the same way the Moran brothers did in 1995. The FIB 2015 Benicàssim Festival is the future…”
THE PRODIGY Who hasn’t surrendered themselves to hits like ‘Voodoo People’, ‘Firestarter’, ‘Breathe’ or ‘Smack my Bitch Up’? With big tunes, screeching sounds, demented frequencies and brazen lyrics The Prodigy have won a reputation as one of the greatest live bands in the world.
Big beat, electro punk, rave or breakbeat: whatever you call it, their sound is a punch that burns the dancefloor and that’s made to be heard at full volume. Returning with a new album ‘The Day Is My Enemy’, we are delighted to announce them as headliners for Benicàssim 2015.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE We are thrilled to welcome Florence + The Machine to headline at Benicàssim 2015, an exclusive show in Spain and a chance to see this amazing artist at the height of her powers.
Her debut record, the widely-acclaimed ‘Lungs’ led to her winning the Critics’ Choice and Best British Album awards at the Brits in 2009 and 2010, then further cementing her reputation with the release of the outstanding ‘Ceremonials’ in 2011. With an eagerly anticipated new album in 2015, we can’t wait for Florence to bring her machine to the Main stage this summer.
PORTISHEAD Hypnotic, melancholic, sometimes dark, the music of Portishead is like a magnet. ‘Dummy’, ‘Portishead’ and ‘Third’ are three towering albums that climb to the stars, dive under the skin and lock into your senses. The songs on their albums keep growing thanks to their extraordinarily ability to get inside your head as if they were whirlpools of sound and when charismatic Beth Gibbons starts to sing and one melody follows another, the magic arrives.
These Bristolians have developed a musical universe that solely belongs to them and their headline show at Benicàssim 2O15 will be something very special.
LOS PLANETAS Los Planetas are undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important Spanish acts of recent years, and one we are very much looking forward to seeing where they belong, at the Main stage.
With a career that has run parallel to that of the festival, they represent the initial steps of the Spanish indie scene in the 90’s and its growth towards the healthy and popular scene today. They have managed to keep their cult status and at the same time be a commercial success: reaching wider audiences without losing the risk and the edge of their music, recently experimenting with their roots and mixing flamenco influences with their trademark psychedelic indie-pop sound.
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
The second album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, ‘Chasing Yesterday’ is due out on March 2 and finds the multi award winning artist in a clear state of evolution. The new record marks a new chapter and sound for the band, being the first album to be produced as well as written by Noel. It features a much broader array of instrumentation than ever before; drawing from a range of disparate influences - from west coast rock to classic rock’n’roll and even some space jazz (!) These new tracks along with all the favourites from their debut album, as well as a few classic Oasis tracks, are sure to sweep everyone away when Noel plays the Main Stage at FIB 2015.
BASTILLE London four-piece Bastille will return to the festival with great new material from their catalogue of hook-filled pop.
PUBLIC ENEMY Legendry act Public Enemy add hip hop attitude and hard-hitting social criticism to the festival bill.
CRYSTAL FIGHTERS A band with a magical winning formula, Crystal Fighters will bring their live show to Benicàssim 2015.
CLEAN BANDIT Clean Bandit combine electronica with a strong pop sensibility to create music to dance to.
MØ Mø’s music hits your body and soul with songs such as ‘Pilgrim’, ‘Don’t Wanna Dance’ and ‘Never Wanna Know’.
MANY MORE ACTS STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED…
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