This year, the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim crew has started to build their house from the roof downwards, revealing the most impressive acts –no doubt to make people buy their tickets straight away– in the first announcements. There will be plenty of time later to fill in the supporting spots. And so, to the list that already featured The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Portishead and Primal Scream, the name of Arcade Fire is now added. Few bands in contemporary rock are more popular than the makers of “Funeral” (Merge, 2004). Win Butler, Régine Chassagne and company will be playing at FIB 2011, with a set heavily featuring “The Suburbs” (Merge, 2010), one of those records that will end up on many a “best of” list of this year.
FIB 2011 will take place between 14th and 17th July in Benicàssim on the Costa Azahar. You can get your tickets (155 € for four days or 125 € for three) here.