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Festival Internacional de Benicassim 2014 edition.
The dates for the FIber Fib - Music Festival
2014 edition are between 17th-20th of July in the concert venue located in Benicàssim (Catellón). Located at 10 km. from Marina D'or.
The Rototom Sunsplash - European Reggae Festival
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Festival Internacional de Benicassim
|Benicassim, Spain Benicassim Festival is an annual music festival which is held in Spain around July time and incorporates a wide spectrum of music such as dance, indie, alternative and pop. The Festival Internacional de Benicàssim "Benicàssim International Festival", commonly abbreviated as FIB) is an annual music festival which takes place in the village of Benicàssim, province of Castelló, Valencian Community in Spain. It focuses mainly on pop, rock and electronic artists, as well as having other elements besides music like short films, theatre, fashion and art. The festival has been noted for being beside a summer resort of artificial beaches, and having bands play later in the day (5pm - 8am) than most festivals.The event is considered a true celebration of freedom and the application of any restrictive and coercive measures is suspended during its celebration. Crowds at Benicassim have a reputation as being among the best on the international festival.|
Benicassim between Valencia and Barcelona, Spain Rototom Sunsplash is a large European reggae festival, it takes place every summer at Benicassim, Spain. Until 2009 the festvial took place at Osoppo, in the province of Udine, Italy. The festival imitates the traditional Jamaican Reggae Sunsplash and since 1994 calls from various European countries thousands of reggae passionated people, thanks to concerts of international musicians, often many Jamaicans. Rototom Sunsplash is one of the largest reggae festival in Europe.
Other Festivals in the area:
The annual calendar of Castellón offers a wide variety of diverse folklore, activities and entertainment.
The San Antonio Abad festival is celebrated in some way or other in every town in Castellón. The animal parade happens everywhere, with the blessing of the horses, the sharing of the blessed bread and fun. An essential aspect is fire, with large bonfires being lit in the square of each town (the la Santantonada is Vilanova d'Alcolea is one of the most spectacular).
At carnival time a visit to the Vinaròs Carnivals is essential; it is now famous throughout the country and attracts visitors from the whole of Spain.
The Fiestas de la Magdalena takes place on the third Sunday of Lent and is the main festival of the Castellón capital. For the whole week, Castellón enjoys its Festa Plena, which has a variety of popular activities and festivities: the first bullfighting event of the year, religious processions, etc.
Around the 19th March, the day of Saint Joseph, some of the towns in the province celebrate the Fallas festivals. Burriana was the first, but other towns have joined it, like Vall d'Uixò and Benicarló. A series of festivities mark this occasion like the Cabalgata del Ninot, la Plantà de la falla, la Ofrenda Floral and la Cremà.
The arrival of Holy Week brings to the province popular representations of the Passion, such as in Borriol, Torreblanca and Chilches.
The onset of spring in May brings a large number of rogations and pilgrimages to shrines and pilgrimages in the province (Els Pelegrins pilgrimages of les Useres, the Catí procession to Sant Pere de Castellfort, the Vallivana rogation, etc.). Other popular festivals which attract tourists are also held, like those of Almassora and Vila-real. In Almassora it is traditional to share out calderes of rice (special local stew) between neighbors, in memory of when this was done for the poor. Other towns like Cabanes, Castellfort, Forcall and Lucena also have festivals in May.
In Morella they celebrate the Corpus Christi festival with the traditional giants and large-headed figures of biblical characters, and along with this, spectacular traditional medieval dances.
In the province the festivals of San Juan and San Pedro are celebrated a lot, mainly in Vinaròs and Grao de Castellón. The San Juan celebrations are particularly strong in towns with pagan origins. It's traditional to have a swim in the sea at midnight and dance around the bonfires all along the Azahar coast.
At the Grao de Moncofa beach the landing and then procession of Saint Mary Magadalene takes place, which is fascinating for visitors.
Many festivals take place in the towns along the Costa Azahar, mostly dedicated to the August Virgin and to San Roque. One of the most interesting festivals is the Sexenni de Morella, so-called because it takes place every six years, in honor of the Virgin of Vallivana. The town is decorated with carpets and architecture to produce one of the most festivals with most character, variety and folklore in the province. The Virgin procession from the shrine to the village is a medieval-style parade.
Zorita, in the region of Els Ports has the incomparable Virgen de la Balma shrine, which makes a live exhibit, with a mixture of old-fashioned costumes and Marian faith. In Peñiscola, the traditional Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) festival, also of medieval origin, has the impressive Papa Luna castle as a backdrop to the festivities. The Segorbe festival is also unusual, where the entry of bulls with horse has been declared of Tourist Interest.
The Tordo de Onda festival, coinciding with the close of the hunting season. These are excellent popular festivals and in many cases unique in their design and originality, adding another attraction for the visitor to the Costa Azahar.