So you've packed your sun glasses, shorts and flip flops instead of your coat, waterproof trousers and wellies. You're catching a plane full of people ready to watch some bands while chilling out in the sun, not a train full of festival goers preparing for a Navy SEAL-esque mission through the mud. It's time for Benicassim, and here's five things you should do on the Thursday...
1. Listen to our essential playlist
Get ready for four days of great music by listening to this.
2. Go to the beach
You don't get a stretch of some of the best beach in Spain in the sunshine at a UK festival. So get down there and enjoy it before the music kicks off.
3. Catch Anna Calvi
Anna Calvi’s entrancing stage presence and dark vocals will lead the way for the new British talent at Beni this summer. At the Fib Club.
4. Get arty
FIBArt'11 will be bringing work by some of the best new Spanish artists around to the beaches and festival site at Benicassim this year. Six creative types are picked to exhibit their pieces throughout the area, so take a break from the music and get arty.
5. Watch headliners The Streets
With chances to see the band live for the last time rapidly decreasing, don't miss yours at Benicassim.
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